26 September 2017

Poison Ivy Wrap


Lately, I have been wanting a solid shawl or wrap to keep warm on cool late summer and early autumn nights. I set out to design a wrap that had some decoration within it but fewer holes than most lace wraps out there.


For some time, I have been playing around with the idea of embedding the pineapple motif in a solid block of double crochets. After a bit of trial and error, I came up with a great design that seems to work without distorting the fabric around it. Then, I set out to design a way to have pineapple motifs dangling from the edge of the wrap without being tethered to the neighboring pineapple. I hope you will be as please as I am with the result. I think this would look splendid with beads in each of the pineapples to give them weight and sparkle.


     This wrap is made in two parts: the body and the edging.

     This pattern uses a 5mm hook and about 600 yards of fingering weight or sock yarn (I used Malabrigo sock yarn). I have chosen to go up a couple of hook sizes from what is recommended for the yarn in order to get the drape that I want. After blocking, my finished shawl is 66 inches long and 11 inches at its widest, ignoring the edging.
Gauge after blocking: 7 double crochet in 6 rows makes a 2 inch (5 cm) square. Gauge is not important for this pattern. More important is to go up two hook sizes from the suggested hook size to get a nice drape.

     I also use a larger hook (5.5mm) for my starting chain in order to ensure that it is not too tight. A full chart of the pattern can be found below the written pattern.




Body:

Ch 235.

Row 1:  working in the back loops of the chain: ch 2 (counts as the first st), dc2tog, dc across to the last 3 chains, dc3tog. Turn.

Row 2:  ch 2, dc2tog, dc 20, [dc2tog, (dc, ch, dc, ch, dc) in the next st, dc2tog, dc 25] repeat 6 times, dc2tog, (dc, ch, dc, ch, dc) in the next st, dc2tog, dc 20, dc3tog. Turn.

Row 3:  ch 2, dc2tog, dc 17, [dc2tog, dc, ch 2, skip the ch, dc, ch 2, skip the ch, dc, dc2tog, dc 23] repeat 6 times, dc2tog, dc, ch 2, skip the ch, dc, ch 2, skip the ch, dc, dc2tog, dc 17, dc2tog. Turn.

Row 4:  ch 2, dc2tog, dc 14, [dc3tog, ch 2, skip the ch-2 space, 5 dc in the next st, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, dc3tog, dc 21] repeat 6 times, dc3tog, ch 2, skip the ch-2 space, 5 dc in the next st, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, dc3tog, dc 14, dc3tog. Turn.

Row 5:  ch 2, dc2tog, dc 10, [dc3tog, ch, skip the ch-2 sp, (dc, ch) in each of st of the fan below, skip the ch-2 sp, dc3tog, dc 17] repeat 6 times, dc3tog, ch, skip the ch-2 sp, (dc, ch) in each of st of the fan below, skip the ch-2 sp, dc3tog, dc 10, dc3tog. Turn.

Row 6:  ch 2, dc2tog, dc 9, [skip the ch, ch 2, sc2tog over the next dc and ch, ch 3, (sc3tog over the previous ch and the next dc and ch, ch 3) 3 times, sc2tog over the next dc and ch, ch 2, skip the ch, dc 19] repeat 6 times, skip the ch, ch 2, dc2tog over the next dc and ch, (dc3tog over the previous ch and the next dc and ch) 3 times, dc2tog over the next dc and ch, ch 2, skip the ch, dc 9, dc3tog. Turn.

Row 7:  ch 2, dc2tog, dc 5, [2 dc in the next st, dc, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, (sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 3 times, sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, dc, 2 dc in the next st, dc 5, dc2tog, (dc, ch, dc, ch, dc) in the next st, dc2tog, dc 5] repeat 5 times, 2 dc in the next st, dc, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, (sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 3 times, sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, dc, 2 dc in the next st, dc 5, dc3tog. Turn.

Row 8:  ch 2, dc2tog, dc 4, [2 dc in the next st, dc, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, (sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 2 times, sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, dc, 2 dc in the next st, dc 5, dc2tog, dc, ch 2, skip the ch, dc, ch 2, skip the ch, dc, dc2tog, dc 5] repeat 5 times, 2 dc in the next st, dc, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, (sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 2 times, sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, dc, 2 dc in the next st, dc 4, dc3tog. Turn.

Row 9:  ch 2, dc2tog, dc 3, [2 dc in the next st, dc, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, dc, 2 dc in the next st, dc 5, dc3tog, ch 2, skip the ch-2 space, 5 dc in the next st, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, dc3tog, dc 5] repeat 5 times, 2 dc in the next st, dc, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, dc, 2 dc in the next st, dc 3, dc3tog. Turn.

Row 10:  ch 2, dc2tog, dc 2, [2 dc in the next st, dc, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, dc, 2 dc in the next st, dc 4, dc3tog, ch, skip the ch-2 sp, (dc, ch) in each st of the fan below, skip the ch-2 sp, dc3tog, dc 4] repeat 5 times, 2 dc in the next st, dc, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, dc, 2 dc in the next st, dc 2, dc3tog. Turn.

Row 11:  ch 2, dc2tog, dc, [2 dc in the next st, dc, ch, skip the next (ch-2 sp, sc, ch-2 sp), dc, 2 dc in the next st, dc 6, skip the ch, ch 2, sc2tog over the next dc and ch, ch 3, (sc3tog over the previous ch and the next dc and ch, ch 3) 3 times, sc2tog over the next dc and ch, ch 2, skip the ch, dc 6] repeat 5 times, 2 dc in the next st, dc, ch, skip the next (ch-2 sp, sc, ch-2 sp), dc, 2 dc in the next st, dc, dc3tog. Turn.

Row 12:  ch 2, dc2tog, dc 2, dc in the ch-sp, dc 7, [2 dc in the next st, dc, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, (sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 3 times, sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, dc, 2 dc in the next st, dc 7, dc in the ch-sp, dc 7] repeat 5 times, 2 dc in the next st, dc, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, (sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 3 times, sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, dc, 2 dc in the next st, dc 7, dc in the ch-sp, dc 2, dc3tog. Turn.

Row 13:  ch 2, dc2tog, dc 9, [2 dc in the next st, dc, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, (sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 2 times, sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, dc, 2 dc in the next st, dc 17] repeat 5 times, 2 dc in the next st, dc, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, (sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 2 times, sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, dc, 2 dc in the next st, dc 9, dc3tog. Turn.

Row 14:  ch 2, dc2tog, dc 8 [2 dc in the next st, dc, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, dc, 2 dc in the next st, dc 19] repeat 5 times, 2 dc in the next st, dc, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, dc, 2 dc in the next st, dc 8, dc3tog. Turn.

Row 15:  ch 2, dc2tog, dc 7, [2 dc in the next st, dc, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, dc, 2 dc in the next st, dc 21] repeat 5 times, 2 dc in the next st, dc, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, dc, 2 dc in the next st, dc 7, dc3tog. Turn.

Row 16:  ch 2, dc2tog, dc 6, [2 dc in the next st, dc, ch, skip the next (ch-2 sp, sc, ch-2 sp), dc, 2 dc in the next st, dc 23] repeat 5 times, 2 dc in the next st, dc, ch, skip the next (ch-2 sp, sc, ch-2 sp), dc, 2 dc in the next st, dc 6, dc3tog. Turn.

Row 17:  ch 2, dc2tog, dc 7, [dc in the ch-sp, dc 29] repeat 5 times, dc in the ch-sp, dc 7, dc2tog. Turn.

Row 18:  ch 2, dc2tog, dc 18, [dc2tog, (dc, ch, dc, ch, dc) in the next st, dc2tog, dc 25] repeat 4 times, dc2tog, (dc, ch, dc, ch, dc) in the next st, dc2tog, dc 18, dc3tog. Turn.

Row 29:  ch 2, dc2tog, dc 15, [dc2tog, dc, ch 2, skip the ch, dc, ch 2, skip the ch, dc, dc2tog, dc 23] repeat 4 times, dc2tog, dc, ch 2, skip the ch, dc, ch 2, skip the ch, dc, dc2tog, dc 17, dc2tog. Turn.

Row 20:  ch 2, dc2tog, dc 12, [dc3tog, ch 2, skip the ch-2 space, 5 dc in the next st, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, dc3tog, dc 21] repeat 4 times, dc3tog, ch 2, skip the ch-2 space, 5 dc in the next st, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, dc3tog, dc 14, dc3tog. Turn.

Row 21:  ch 2, dc2tog, dc 8, [dc3tog, ch, skip the ch-2 sp, (dc, ch) in each of st of the fan below, skip the ch-2 sp, dc3tog, dc 17] repeat 4 times, dc3tog, ch, skip the ch-2 sp, (dc, ch) in each of st of the fan below, skip the ch-2 sp, dc3tog, dc 10, dc3tog. Turn.

Row 22:  ch 2, dc2tog, dc 7, [skip the ch, ch 2, sc2tog over the next dc and ch, ch 3, (sc3tog over the previous ch and the next dc and ch, ch 3) 3 times, sc2tog over the next dc and ch, ch 2, skip the ch, dc 19] repeat 4 times, skip the ch, ch 2, dc2tog over the next dc and ch, (dc3tog over the previous ch and the next dc and ch) 3 times, dc2tog over the next dc and ch, ch 2, skip the ch, dc 9, dc3tog. Turn.

Row 23:  ch 2, dc2tog, dc 3, [2 dc in the next st, dc, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, (sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 3 times, sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, dc, 2 dc in the next st, dc 5, dc2tog, (dc, ch, dc, ch, dc) in the next st, dc2tog, dc 5] repeat 5 times, 2 dc in the next st, dc, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, (sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 3 times, sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, dc, 2 dc in the next st, dc 5, dc3tog. Turn.

Row 24:  ch 2, dc2tog, dc 2, [2 dc in the next st, dc, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, (sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 2 times, sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, dc, 2 dc in the next st, dc 5, dc2tog, dc, ch 2, skip the ch, dc, ch 2, skip the ch, dc, dc2tog, dc 5] repeat 4 times, 2 dc in the next st, dc, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, (sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 2 times, sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, dc, 2 dc in the next st, dc 4, dc3tog. Turn.

Row 25:  ch 2, dc2tog, dc, [2 dc in the next st, dc, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, dc, 2 dc in the next st, dc 5, dc3tog, ch 2, skip the ch-2 space, 5 dc in the next st, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, dc3tog, dc 5] repeat 4 times, 2 dc in the next st, dc, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, dc, 2 dc in the next st, dc 3, dc3tog. Turn.

Row 26:  ch 2, dc2tog, [2 dc in the next st, dc, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, dc, 2 dc in the next st, dc 4, dc3tog, ch, skip the ch-2 sp, (dc, ch) in each st of the fan below, skip the ch-2 sp, dc3tog, dc 4] repeat 4 times, 2 dc in the next st, dc, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, dc, 2 dc in the next st, dc 2, dc3tog. Turn.

Row 27:  ch 2, dc2tog, dc in the same st as the last leg of the dc2tog, [2 dc in the next st, dc, ch, skip the next (ch-2 sp, sc, ch-2 sp), dc, 2 dc in the next st, dc 6, skip the ch, ch 2, sc2tog over the next dc and ch, ch 3, (sc3tog over the previous ch and the next dc and ch, ch 3) 3 times, sc2tog over the next dc and ch, ch 2, skip the ch, dc 6] repeat 4 times, 2 dc in the next st, dc, ch, skip the next (ch-2 sp, sc, ch-2 sp), dc, 2 dc in the next st, dc, dc3tog starting in the same st as the previous dc. Turn.

Row 28:  ch 2, dc2tog, dc in the ch-sp, dc 7, [2 dc in the next st, dc, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, (sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 3 times, sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, dc, 2 dc in the next st, dc 7, dc in the ch-sp, dc 7] repeat 3 times, 2 dc in the next st, dc, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, (sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 3 times, sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, dc, 2 dc in the next st, dc 7, dc in the ch-sp, dc 2, dc3tog. Turn.

Row 29:  ch 2, dc2tog, dc 7, [2 dc in the next st, dc, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, (sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 2 times, sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, dc, 2 dc in the next st, dc 17] repeat 3 times, 2 dc in the next st, dc, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, (sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 2 times, sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, dc, 2 dc in the next st, dc 7, dc3tog. Turn.

Row 30:  ch 2, dc2tog, dc 6, [2 dc in the next st, dc, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, dc, 2 dc in the next st, dc 19] repeat 3 times, 2 dc in the next st, dc, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, dc, 2 dc in the next st, dc 6, dc3tog. Turn.

Row 31:  ch 2, dc2tog, dc 5, [2 dc in the next st, dc, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, dc, 2 dc in the next st, dc 21] repeat 3 times, 2 dc in the next st, dc, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 2, skip the ch-2 sp, dc, 2 dc in the next st, dc 5, dc3tog. Turn.

Row 32:  ch 2, dc2tog, dc 4, [2 dc in the next st, dc, ch, skip the next (ch-2 sp, sc, ch-2 sp), dc, 2 dc in the next st, dc 23] repeat 3 times, 2 dc in the next st, dc, ch, skip the next (ch-2 sp, sc, ch-2 sp), dc, 2 dc in the next st, dc 4, dc3tog. Turn.

Row 33:  ch 2, dc2tog, dc 5, [dc in the ch-sp, dc 29] repeat 3 times, dc in the ch-sp, dc 7, dc2tog. Turn.

Row 34:  ch 2, dc2tog, dc 97, dc3tog. Tie off.






Fig. 1:   The body of the wrap.



Fig. 2:   Detail of one embedded pineapple.



Fig. 3:   The border of the wrap.



Fig. 4:   A dangling pineapple, showing where to place the "purple row" stitches.



Fig. 3:   Detail of the border dangling pineapple.




Border:
     Refer to the diagram below for the color "rows".

Working along the side of the wrap:
     slip stitch in the first ch of the starting chain wrap body.

Row 1:  "Red":  ch 3, 5 dc in the top side of the first dc3tog, [ch 3, skip 1 row, (dc2tog, dc) around the end of the next row, (dc, dc2tog) around the next row, ch 3, 5 dc in the top side of the next dc3tog] repeat 8 times, ch 3, dc in the top side of the next dc3tog.

Turn to work into the stitches of the last row of the wrap.
     dc2tog starting in the same st as the previous dc, ch 3, skip 2 sts, [5 dc in the next st, ch 4, skip 4 sts, dc2tog, dc 2, dc2tog, ch 4, skip 4 sts] repeat 6 times, 5 dc in the next st, ch 3, dc2tog, dc in the same st as the last leg of the dc2tog.

Turn to work around the ends of each row.
     ch 3, skip 1 row, 5 dc in the top side of the first dc3tog, [ch 3, (dc2tog, dc) around the end of the next row, (dc, dc2tog) around the next row, ch 3, skip 1 row, 5 dc in the top side of the next dc3tog] repeat 8 times, dc in the last ch of the starting chain of the wrap body. Turn.


Row 2:  "Orange": ch 4 (counts as the first dc and ch), (dc, ch) 3 times, skip the last dc in the fan. Turn.
     "Yellow": ch, (sc, ch 3, skip the ch) twice, sc, ch, skip the ch, hdc in the last dc. Turn.
     "Green": ch, sc in the ch-space, ch 3, sc in the ch-3 sp, ch, hdc in the ch-3 sp. Turn.
     "Teal": ch, sc in the ch-sp, ch, hdc in the ch-3 sp. Turn.
     "Blue": ch, sc in the ch-sp, ch, picot, ch.
     "Purple": Working down the side of the partial pineapple just made: dc in the 2nd sc (teal), ch, dc in the base of the hdc (green), ch, dc in the next sc (yellow), ch 2, hdc in the side of the dc (orange), dc in the last dc of the 5-dc fan.
     "Orange": ch 3, skip the ch-3 sp, dc2tog twice, ch 3, (dc, ch) 3 times, dc, skip the last dc of the fan. Turn.




Repeat the previous 6 "rows" (yellow through orange, ending with purple) 7 more times to the corner.
     ch 3, skip the ch-3 sp, dc2tog, ch 3, (dc, ch) 3 times, dc, skip the last dc of the fan. Turn.

Repeat the same 6 "rows" (yellow through orange, ending with purple) 7 more times to the corner.
     ch 3, skip the ch-3 sp, dc2tog, ch 3, (dc, ch) 3 times, dc, skip the last dc of the fan. Turn.

Repeat the same 6 "rows" (yellow through orange, ending with purple) 7 more times to the corner. Tie off.






I hope you enjoyed this free crochet pineapple shawl/wrap pattern!