I am taking a step away from the original idea of this blog to post my first ever crochet pattern! I have gotten such lovely feed back from all my friends on Instagram and in the Crochet Fanatics group on Facebook I have decided to share it here. For free!
I was inspired to make this blanket poncho, ruana, wrap, shawl, cozy thingamabob by sweaters I saw in the window of Abercrombie and Fitch. I knew I wanted to make my very own! It really is so cozy to wear and can be worn so many different ways! it would look especially nice with skinny jeans and boots but, I am not so fashionable and don’t wear those. I am going to wear it with everything.
This is a very easy, beginner friendly pattern. I used Bernat Super Value Stripes yarn in Jungle Green. I was really surprised by how much I liked this yarn! The colors are beautiful and it feels so soft. The price was a huge plus as well. Each skein has 264 yards and was only $2.79 at my local Meijer (a grocery store). I think this will look wonderful in solids, tweed, or longer striping yarn as well. Actually I don’t think it would look bad in any yarn!
I sure hope you enjoy this pattern and give it a try! If you have any questions or issues I would be more than happy to help! If you do make your very own I would really like to see how it turns out. Share on Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #Bohocozywrap You can find me on Instagram as KnittedGnome The pattern can also be found On Ravelry where you can easily share yours!
Approximately 1,650 yards of worsted weight yarn. For me this was just over 6 skeins of the Bernat Super Value Stripes
J 10-6mm crochet hook
The only stitches needed are chain and HDC (US) or HTR (UK)
Finished size is 64 inches long and 48 inches wide. I am 5’2″ and it is roomy on me. If you are much shorter I would suggest using fewer stitches. I think you could be a fair bit taller and have it still fit great.
Boho Cozy Wrap Pattern:
HDC into second chain from the hook. HDC across chain. Turn, chain 2 and HDC into same stitch and the rest of stitches across.
Continue with HDC for a total of 49 rows or approximately 24 inches.
Row 50 HDC 70 then chain 72 to create the split. You are working no stitches in the remaining 70.
Work HDC in the second chain from the hook, across the chain, and then down the previous row.
Continue with the HDC rows for 50 more rows and end.
The first row after the chain (both times) is a bit fiddly but I think all starting rows are. I crochet over my ends as I go so I only need to weave the starting and end ends in. Not so sure that is the best way but it’s how I do it!