Learn how to crochet a lacy summer wrap with this easy to follow step-by-step video tutorial!
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The Dewdrop wrap is the perfect shawl for any season! The mesh arches give the wrap an open airy look while the optional scalloped border adds a romantic and feminine feel.
Although the design looks intricate, this crochet wrap it a lot easier to make than it seems. Chains and double crochets make up 99% of this easy wrap (with single crochets making up the last 1%) and the pattern follows a four row repeat so you can extend it to any length you want! This simple and versatile project would also make a great Mother’s day gift.
I’ve been thinking of a scalloped shawl design for a while (since I first made the Sunburst Scarf last year! Also check out the Stormborn Wrap) but I like wrap patterns that are simple and a little bit mindless, without complicated stitch designs or the need to count stitches every single row.
I couldn’t quite come up with a design that looked delicate and lacy without requiring the skills to read a crazy advanced crochet stitch chart. Finally, I was playing around with creating mesh fabrics (for upcoming summer designs *wink*) and discovered this combination of stitches that looked a lot more intricate and lacier than it really was!
The best part is that it follows such a simple repeat so it's a lot easier to crochet than you would think, even after you've read the pattern! And the four row repeat means that you’ll quickly know if your stitch count is on the right track. I find that wraps with large sections of double crochet rows are easy but you can quickly loose the right stitch count since everything looks the same!
I love how the mesh/eyelets/gaps of this shawl all have rounded edges instead of the normal grid like look you find with crochet mesh to create a dreamy, romantic look. Also, I’d highly recommend steam blocking this wrap as it helps all the scallops and eyelets open up and create such a beautiful lacy effect.
Thanks to the airy design, the Dewdrop Wrap works well in any season – winter, spring, summer or fall! (Does anyone else hear the Gilmore Girls theme song in their head? haha). Just choose a yarn fibre that’s suitable to the season you’d like to wear this wrap. I can already imagine a cotton version in a light sea blue would be amazing in summer or a merino wool yarn for winter!
I also styled this wrap two different ways so you could see just how versatile it is! Despite, the lacy stitches and scalloped edge you can style it with a more casual look (i.e. – the denim jacket and leggings) to add a feminine touch to your outfit or you can pair it with a flowy maxi dress for all the romantic vibes – imagine strolling through Provence (south of France) with this wrap during lavender season!
My yarn stash has been getting out of control so I used an aran merino yarn that’s from a small farm in the South Island of New Zealand. This organic merino really has the bounciest, most marshmallowy feel in any yarn I’ve ever tried! This merino is also undyed, so it’s just the natural cream colour of the sheep.
The Dewdrop wrap is very forgiving so any aran/worsted weight yarn would make a great substitute!
For the closest substitute you can pick a merino yarn from WeCrochet’s Bare range – they are all untreated yarns that shine by themselves or are great for dying or Lionbrand’s Jeans or Basic stitch are great affordable alternatives!
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Dewdrop Wrap Video Tutorial
*Sample is one size on a 5’3” model with a 32” bust. Alteration instructions included in pattern.
*This wrap consists of 4 Row repeat. You can add/reduce repeats to enlarge/reduce the width and depth of the wrap.
*"DC 10" means DC into the next 10 stitches.
*"3DC" means place 3 DC into the same stitch.
*The turning chain ch 2 does count as a stitch (1 DC).
*The centre ch-2-sp does NOT count as a stitch.
*Total stitches are indicated between < >.
*This pattern uses US crochet terms.
You can find the easy to reference stitch chart with the printable pdf here!
Yarn – Organic 100% Super Soft Merino Wool – Aran/Worsted/Medium (4), 85m/50g, 1.75oz/93yards, Natural
Base width x height of triangle = 184 x 62cm / 72.5” x 24.5”
STITCHES & ABBREVIATIONS
Ch = Chain
Sl st = Slip Stitch
SC = Single Crochet
DC = Double Crochet
St(s) = Stitch(es)
Rep = Repeat
Sk = Skip
Ch-sp = Chain Space
GAUGE: 10cm/4” square = 11sts wide x 8 rows tall in double crochet
*Gauge is not extremely important for this project. Rather crochet until you reach your desired width.
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Dewdrop Wrap Crochet Pattern
To begin ch 4, sl st into 1st st to form a ring or create a magic loop.
ROW 1: Working into the ring, ch 2, DC 2, ch 2 (this forms your centre ch-2-sp), DC 3, turn.
ROW 2: Ch 2, 2DC in 1st st, DC in each st until ch-2-sp, [DC, ch 2, DC] in centre ch-2-sp, DC in each st until last st, 3DC in last st, turn.
ROW 3: Ch 2, 2DC in 1st st, DC in each st until ch-2-sp, [DC, ch 2, DC] in centre ch-2-sp, DC in each st until last st, 3DC in last st, turn.
ROW 4: Ch 2, 2DC in 1st st, DC in each st until ch-2-sp, [DC, ch 2, DC] in centre ch-2-sp, DC in each st until last st, 3DC in last st, turn.
ROW 5: Ch 2, 2DC in 1st st, ch 4, sk 2 sts, SC, *ch 5, sk 2 sts, SC; rep from * until 2 sts from centre ch-2-sp, ch 5, sk 2 sts, [SC, ch 2, SC] in centre ch-2-sp, rep from * until 2 sts from end of row, ch 4, sk 2 sts, 3DC in last st, turn.
<8 DC, 2 ch-4-sp, 6 ch-5-sp>
ROW 6: Ch 2, 2DC in 1st st, DC 2, 3DC in each ch-sp until centre ch-2-sp, [DC, ch 2, DC] in centre ch-2-sp, 3DC in each ch-sp until end, DC 2, 3DC in last st, turn.
ROW 7: Ch 2, 2DC in 1st st, DC in each st until ch-2-sp, [DC, ch 2, DC] in centre ch-2-sp, DC in each st until last st, 3DC in last st, turn.
Repeat ROWS 4-7 until ROW 43.
*You can add/remove repeats until your wrap is as large/small as you want.
*Detailed Row-by-Row stitch count + stitch chart available in ad-free pdf!
SCALLOP BORDER FINAL ROW: Sk 3 sts, 7DC, sk 2 sts, sl st, *sk 2 sts, 7DC, sk 2 sts, sl st; rep from * until 2 sts from centre ch-2-sp, 7DC in centre ch-2-sp, rep from * until end.
Total scallops: 43
Weave in all of your ends.
Steam and block wrap.
Voilà! You’ve finished your Dewdrop Wrap 🙂