The Heidi Wrap – A beautiful Spring Crochet Shawl Pattern
This gorgeous crochet shawl pattern is the perfect Spring and Summer accessory that every lady needs in their wardrobe!
The Heidi Wrap just oozes elegance. It really does. From it’s lacy texture to the fact that when made in fingering weight yarn (4 ply in the UK) it is so light and easy to wear.
Inspiration behind this crochet shawl pattern design
I was playing round with my hooks and yarn one Sunday and came across this stitch combination in one of my stitch dictionaries. I was looking for some inspiration for a crochet shawl pattern for Spring and those summer evenings when you just want a little something for your shoulders or upper arms.
And I love to design things that can be used for a casual look or for an event or occasion.
What do you think of this texture?
Construction of the design
This crochet shawl pattern is for intermediate crocheters because it uses the spike stitch (works a sc into a stitch 2 rows below). But a confident beginner can definitely give this one a go as I provide photographs to help you identify where you need to crochet for the spike stitch.
This pattern is worked in short rows. Perfect if you want to adapt the length. You just keep going until you are happy with it.
My shawl worked up to be 16″ wide by 80″ long which I think is just perfect for me. It is plenty wide enough to keep the summer breeze from the tops of my arms
The 4 row repeat is not difficult to remember so once you have worked a few inches you may not require the written pattern in front of you.
I knew that I wanted something lightweight and a little lacy. But I also wanted it to look great with ‘cheaper’ yarns too for those of us who are money conscious.
Here in the UK the staple is Stylecraft.
I used the Stylecraft Special 4 ply (fingering weight)in colour way Pale Rose and a 2.75mm (C) hook.
This yarn is 100% acrylic, can be machine washed and tumble dried and has 469 yards per 100g skein. I used less than 3 skeins and at less than £3 per skein I made this one for under £9 in materials with yarn left over!
Yarn substitution recommendations for this crochet shawl pattern:
This wrap would be absolutely stunning in a luxury yarn if you can afford it. Something with alpaca maybe. The Drops Nord yarn would just be amazing! This yarn is 30% Polyamide 25% Wool and a whopping 45% Alpaca.
You all know I am a sucker for alpaca yarn.
Or, if you are not a fan of alpaca, what about the Hawthorne Fingering Kettle Dye from WeCrochet! Wowzers, that would be beautiful too!
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The pattern specifics:
|· #2 weight yarn – I used 1250 yards of Stylecraft Special 4 ply in colour Pale Rose|
· 2.75mm (C) hook
· Tapestry needle
|My gauge was 16 sts and 8 rows of pattern repeat per 2”|
However, as this is a wrap, gauge does not matter as long as tension is consistent. But be aware that if your tension is looser your wrap will be wider and require more yarn.
Once completed this wrap will be approximate 15” wide by 70” long unblocked.
Blocked it will measure approx. 16” x 80” if you meet my gauge with #2 weight yarn.
|· Ch(s) – chain(s)|
· St(s) – stitch(es)
· Sc – single crochet
· Dc – double crochet
· Sk – skip
· Rep – repeat
· Ss – Slip stitch(es)
|Written in US terms|
Chain 1 at the beginning of the round does not count as a stitch.
The wrap is worked in short rows from side to side.
You may make this wrap in #3 weight yarn and a 4mm hook but be aware that your wrap will be wider and you may need more yarn than stated above to get 70” length.
For the purposes of this pattern the shell st consists of (dc, ch 3, dc, ch 3, dc) in the same stitch.
For the purposes of this pattern the V st consists of (dc, ch 3, dc,) in the same stitch.
For the purposes of this pattern the spike st is a loose sc worked into the centre dc from the shell st two rows below. You will work it around the ch 5 so that the ch 5 is ‘encased’ into the spike st. See photos below
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Row 1: Ch 127
DC in 7th ch from hook (counts as dc, ch 3) *sk 3 ch’s, sc in next ch, sk 3 ch’s shell st in the next ch. Rep from * across until you reach the last ch. (Note: you will have just worked a sc, sk 3 at this point.) In the final ch work a V st.
Row 2: Turn, ch 1 (does not count) sc in the first st, ch 2, *V st in the next sc, ch 5, sk the shell st from the previous row. Rep from * across until you have worked the V st in the final sc of the row. Ch 2, sc in the third ch of your turning ch 7 from the previous row.
Row 3: Turn, ch1, sc in first st, *shell st in the ch3 sp of the V stitch on the previous row, spike stitch over the ch5 and into the second dc of the shell st from 2 rows below.
Rep from * across until you have worked the shell st into the final ch 3 sp of the V st from the previous row. Sc in the last st.
Row 4: Turn, ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), dc into same st, *ch 5, sk the next shell st, V st into next sc. Rep from * across until you have 1 st remaining (note: you will have just worked a ch 5). Dc, ch1, dc in last st.
Row 5: Turn, ch 6 (counts as dc, ch 3), dc in the first ch1 sp, *spike stitch over the
ch5 and into the second dc of the shell st from 2 rows below, shell st in the ch3 sp of the V stitch on the row below.
Rep from * across until you have worked the final spike st of the row.
Dc into the top of your turning ch from the previous row, ch 1, dc into the 3rd chain of your turning ch from the previous row.
Rows 6-253: Rep rows 2-5 until work is as long as desired.
FO and weave in ends.
Block if desired.
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2 thoughts on “The Heidi Wrap – A beautiful Spring Crochet Shawl Pattern”
Wow! That is a beautiful wrap! I love that stitch pattern. Thank you for your generosity and for doing the blog hop.😊
Thank you! And you are very welcome!