It's a Wrap! Free Crochet Pattern

Well, I've done it.  I have released my first crochet pattern into the world!

I seem to be drawn towards making blankets and big cozy projects. Who doesn't love a cozy wrap? When I first started crocheting a few short years ago, I of course started with scarves and hats and cowls... I was getting the monthly yarn subscription from Darn Good Yarn. Go check them out, they have lovely items for sale and do a lot of good.

But I have never liked making cowls, and a majority of the projects that came with the yarn was crochet and knitting patterns for cowls. :(  I hadn't found my "want-to" to make granny squares yet, though I have since found that want-to. So enter blanket patterns into my life!

Oh, the blankets. That story is for another post. What can be both cozy and easy to work on, without being another hat or scarf? A wrap! I stumbled onto the lovely Ruana and have fallen in LOVE with them!

Skill Level

Very beginner friendly! If you can chain and double crochet, you can do this.

  • US J/10 6mm Crochet Hook (I grabbed this set on amazon)
  • 5 skeins I Love This Yarn 100% acrylic in Stones Throw (252yds/230m)  approx 1260 yds. 
  • 2 skeins I Love This Yarn 100% acrylic in Greybeard (355yds/325m) i only used 1 1/2 skeins, so it was approx 535 yds.
  • Total combined yardage I used was about 1795 yds of category 4 weight yarn
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle
  • Stitch markers (I have this basic sewing kit from amazon that includes the scissors, needle, and a few markers)

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Material Costs/Time to Make
Without coupons or sale items, this project cost me approximately :
  • $35 in yarn
The time to make was about 30 minutes per block, without stopping :
  • 6 hours without joining/seaming, 12 blocks x 30 mins each
  • add about 1 to 2 hours joining time... I was distracted by tv shows when I did this part.

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Finished Size

These are approximate measurements, as I forgot to measure before wearing and washing it. 
  • Width: 48” / 121.92cm
  • Length: 60” / 152.4cm


4” = approx 6 rows tall + 14 sts wide, in V stitch, yet gauge isn't extremely important.

Stitch Abbreviations

  • Ch – Chain
  • St(s) – Stitch(es)
  • Sl st – slip stitch 
  • Sp – space/chain space 
  • Dc – double crochet 
  • Vst – v stitch
  • Pm – place marker
Stitch Notes

V Stitch (Vst)

90% of this pattern is the simple V Stitch – dc, ch 1, dc {into the same st or sp}.

Pattern Notes

  • Written in US Terms
  • The beginning of each row has dc, dc, ch 1
  • The ending of each row has ch 1,sk 1, dc, dc, ch3, turn
  • Ch 3 at the end of each row does count as the first dc of the next row.
  • Repeat everything in-between ***  ***

Make 9 blocks with Stones Throw colorway and make 3 blocks with Greybeard colorway. 12 blocks total.

Ch 67

Row 1: (this is the hardest row. No, really, it is) Dc in the 4th ch from you hook, ch 1, sk ch, Vst, ***sk 2 ch, Vst***, ch 1, sk ch, dc, dc, ch 3, turn.

Row 2: Dc into 2nd dc of previous row, ch 1, ***Vst into sp***, ch 1,(you may need to sk 1), dc, dc, ch3, turn.

Rows 3-17: Repeat row 2.

Row 18:  Dc into 2nd dc of previous row, ch 1, *Vst into sp*, ch 1,sk 1, dc, dc. Tie off. 

Cut yarn.  

Let's Put it All Together

Step 1: Make Columns

Use a tapestry needle to seam together 3 of the blocks together at the short ends.  This makes one column.

Make 3 columns using the Stones Throw blocks, and one column of the Greybeard blocks.

The mattress stitch is recommended for a seamless look, but you can also use the whip stitch or your favorite seaming method. (I used an weird method that resulted in a grey stripe, in hind-sight, I should have used the mattress stitch.)

Step 2: Join Columns

Use a tapestry needle to seam 2 of the Stones Throw columns together along the long sides of the columns. Then seam together the Greybeard column to the remaining Stones Throw column.

Again, the mattress stitch is recommended for a seamless look, but you can also use the whip stitch or your favorite seaming method.

Step 3: Place Stitch Marker

Fold one side in half and place the stitch marker in the center.  I suggest placing the side over your shoulder at this point to make sure this is where you want it to hang.

Step 4: Join Sides

Use a tapestry needle to seam the two sections together until you reach the stitch marker. Because this is where the wrap will be at the nape of your neck, I stitched mine a few times extra for strength. 

And one more time, so the people in the back can hear... The mattress stitch is recommended for a seamless look, but you can also use the whip stitch or your favorite seaming method. (No idea why I thought to word it like that, other then I thought it was funny... )

Step 5: Finish Edging/Border (Optional)

I did not finish the edges or add a border, I liked how mine looked the way it is.  I do think my next one will have a crab stitch (reverse sc) done all around the edges. If you do this, please make sure you tag me in all the social medias so I can see how yours looks! (Tag me even if you don't edge it, I want to see what you've done!)

Cut yarn and weave in ends.

Customizing the Size

Although gauge doesn't matter with this pattern, you may wish to make it wider to cover more of your arms. Or longer, I'm pretty short at 5'2" and a good fit on me may be too short for you. 

So, to add width, add rows to each block. Remember, this is basically 4 blocks wide. If you add one row per block, that's a little over 4" you add to the total width. (closer to 5" or 6", depending on your personal gauge/tension).

To add length... make 3 more blocks in Stones Throw and 1 more block in Greybeard, and make your columns 4 blocks long instead of 3 blocks. Whooh! That's gonna be long, because you will add one block to the end of each column.   

Let's see what you make!

Hope you enjoy this pattern and I want to see your work! 


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