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Stunning Napa Valley Crocheted Wrap

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Napa Valley Wrap [3]Guest Post Written By Jennifer Dickerson of Fiber Flux [4]
I recently got my hands on some of the new Bernat Cotton-ish By Vickie Howell [3] and wow did I have a wonderful time with it!  The first thing I immediately noticed were the beautiful colors of the yarn. I think it’s important to mention the incredible feel of the yarn too.  Bernat Cotton-ish By Vickie Howell [3] is smooth and so super soft.  Because of the amazing drape of the yarn and the gorgeous colors to pick from, a light weight shawl is what I immediately thought of when I saw this yarn.  I designed this wrap to appeal to crocheters of all experience levels, while showcasing the beautiful colors.

This wrap is the perfect accessory to throw on your shoulders during the warmer months. Crocheted in cool lightweight cotton, it is great to have in a chilly restaurant or on a breezy evening.

 

The colors are reminiscent of wine country, grapes ripening in the sun, cool green leaves, and winding vineyard branches. The wrap is constructed with four classic granny squares joined together to make a lovely wrap; a perfect project for crocheters of all experience levels.

 

Sizing:

12 inches wide and 48 inches long. If a wider and longer shawl is desired, simply work more rounds of each square. You could also add to the length if needed by adding more squares.

 

Materials:

Instructions:

Granny Square (Make 4)

Note: For the color sequence shown, work three rounds of each color.

Chain 4, join into a ring with a slip stitch.

Round 1: Chain 4, work (3 dc into center of ring, chain 1) 3 times, then 2 dc into center of ring. Join to close with a slip stitch.

Round 2: To work the corner of round 2, first chain 4, then 2 dc in same space, then chain 1, then 3 dc in the same space. Chain 1, then work the next corner by working 3 dc in next space, chain 1, then 3 dc in same space, chain 1, repeat two more times to complete the round.

Round 3: Work the corner in the same manner as the previous round: chain 4, 2 dc in same space, chain 1, 3 dc in same space, chain 1. To work the sides, simply work 3 dc in the next space then chain 1…repeat until you reach a corner again.

Keep working in this manner, with two clusters in the corners and one cluster on the sides until you finish the round. Just be sure there is a ch 1 in between each grouping of 3 dc as you work each round.

Repeat round 3 until your square measures 12 inches across.

A note about making multicolored rounds:

Finishing:

Weave in all ends of the squares. Seam together either by slip stitching them together or whip stitching them together with a tapestry needle.

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Win the yarn to make this wrap [5]! Contest ends August 28, 2013.