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Wrap Me in Sunshine Shawl free crochet pattern

The Wrap Me in Sunshine Shawl is a free crochet pattern for a lovely and elegant wrap!

Wrap Me in Sunshine Shawl free crochet pattern

Made with Lion Brand Cupcake in Sunny Day*, this shawl is unique and beautiful!

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On these cold, dreary winter days I miss the warmth of the sun. And the stunning colorway Sunny Day made me think of being wrapped in sunshine!

Wrap Me in Sunshine shawl free crochet pattern

If you have never used Lion Brand Cupcake yarn it is a 100% acrylic 3 weight yarn and each cake contains 590 yards! Lion Brand Mandala and Lion Brand Mandala Baby would also make great substitutes — all are 100% acrylic, 3 weight and contain 590 yards as well.

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The shawl is worked from the inside out. You first work the inside square and then add the “wings” to each side of the middle square. This is easy to do yet it creates a wonderfully unique look!

Wrap Me in Sunshine Shawl free crochet pattern

And the repetitive pattern with the puff stitch and the back post double crochet gives it a textured look! So much fun to make!

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Just a note about the number of cakes used for this pattern. I used a total of 2 cakes — every little bit. However, my testers had to break into a 3rd cake to finish. You should count on having 3 cakes on hand for this pattern just in case.

Wrap Me in Sunshine Shawl free crochet pattern

Also, I did do some color controlling on my wrap. Typically I just let the colors flow with any self-striping cake I am using — that is rather the point after all! However, I wanted the wing sections to look similar as they came out of the center so I did control the color on the second wing to match the first. It really wasn’t a big deal — I just started my 2nd cake at the point I needed to for the 2nd wing.

You may also like the Spring Me Forward Triangle Scarf another free pattern at Nana’s Crafty Home!

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Wrap Me in Sunshine Shawl

Pattern written in US crochet terminology

Supplies:

2 (possibly 3) Lion Brand Cupcake Sunny Day 10.6 oz / 1180 yds

Size H (5 mm) crochet hook

Stitch markers

Tapestry Needle

Scissors

Approximate finished size: approx 63” long (without tassels) x 24” wide

Gauge: 10 rows = 4” /15 dc st = 4”

Abbreviations:

ch = chain

dc = double crochet

sp = space

sl st = slip stitch

BPdc = back post double crochet (see special stitch section below)

st = stitch

sk = skip

hdc = half double crochet

RS = right side

yo = yarn over

Notes about pattern:

  • Ch 3 & ch 2 at beginning of row counts as st throughout pattern.
  • Wrap is worked from the middle out, a square to start and then “wings” added to both sides of square working in sections.

Special stitches:

Puff stitch:  yo, insert hook in stitch, *yo, pull up a loop*, repeat between * * 3 more times, (9 loops on hook), yo, pull through all 9 loops, ch 1 to complete st.

BPdc: back post double crochet = when you work back post stitches, you will be working around the dc post from the previous row inserting your hook from the back of the work towards the front of the work. When you first insert your hook, the post that you want to crochet around will be sitting in “back” of your hook

Row 1:  (RS) ch 4 (counts as first st), 2 dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 3, *3 dc, ch 3 in same sp* repeat between * * 2 more times, sl st top of ch 3.  (12)

Row 2:  sl st next 2 st, sl st into ch 3 corner sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in same sp, BPdc in each st to next corner sp, *(2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in corner sp, BPdc in each st to next corner sp,* repeat between * * to end, sl st top of ch 3. (28)

Row 3:  sl st next st, sl st into corner sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in same sp, ch 1, sk next st, *dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st,* repeat between * * to next corner sp, [(2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in corner sp, ch 1, sk next st, *dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st,* repeat between * * to next corner sp], repeat between [ ] to end, sl st top of ch 3. (28)

Row 4:  sl st next st, sl st into corner sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in same sp, dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st, *puff st in next ch 1 sp, sk next st* repeat between * * to last ch 1 sp, puff st in last ch 1 sp, [sk next st, dc in next st, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in corner sp, dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st, *puff st in next ch 1 sp,* repeat between * * to last ch 1 sp], repeat between [ ] to last ch 1 sp, sk next st, dc in last st, sl st top of ch 3. (40)

Row 5:  sl st next st, sl st into corner sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in same sp, dc in each st and ch 1 sp to corner sp, *(2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in corner sp, dc in each st and ch 1 sp to next corner sp,* repeat between * * to end, sl st top of ch 3. (76)

Row 6:  sl st next st, sl st into ch 3 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in same sp, BPdc in each st to next corner sp, *(2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in corner sp, BPdc in each st to next corner sp,* repeat between * * to end, sl st top of ch 3. (92)

 Row 7 – 13:  repeat rows 3 – 6, ending on row 5.

Fasten off.

Wing

With RS facing, count 10 st from any ch 3 corner sp, place stitch marker, count 10 st from opposite corner sp, place 2nd st marker.  Attach yarn around post of first st marker.

Round 1:  ch 2 (counts as st here and throughout), BPdc in next st and in each st to corner, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in corner sp, BPdc in each st to next st marker.  Turn

Round 2:  ch 4 (counts as first st + ch 1), sk next st, *dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st,* repeat between * * to corner sp, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in corner sp, ch 1, sk next st, *dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st* repeat between * * to last st, dc in last st.  Turn

Round 3:  ch 2, puff st in each ch 1 sp to last ch 1 sp, sk next st, dc in next st, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in corner sp, dc in next st, sk next st, ch 1, puff st in each ch 1 sp to end, hdc in last st.  Turn

Round 4:  ch 3, dc in each ch 1 sp and in each st to corner sp, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in corner sp, dc in each st and ch 1 sp to end, dc in last st.  Turn

Round 5 – 8: repeat rounds 1 – 4.

Fasten off.

Count 11 st from beginning of row, place st marker, count 11 st from end of row, place 2nd st marker.  Attach yarn around post of first st marker.

Repeat rows 1 – 8: 3 more times beginning each new section at st 11 from beginning and end of round.  You will have a total of 4 sections for the wing.

Edging

Once you have 4 sections for wing, do not fasten off.  Turn.

Row 1:  ch 1, sc in same st, *ch 1, sc in next st*, repeat between * * to corner sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner sp, *ch 1, sc in next st,* repeat between * * to end.

Fasten off.

Repeat wing section on the opposite side of the shawl.

Weave in ends.

Make two large tassels by using an 8” tall piece of cardboard with 70-80 wraps for each tassel.

Attach 1 tassel to each end of wrap.

Wrap Me in Sunshine Shawl free crochet pattern

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