Enjoy this month’s X Stitch Challenge crochet pattern
This month’s X Stitch Challenge crochet pattern was inspired by a shiver! Let me explain…
It was a warm summer night, we went to dinner at a lovely restaurant by the sea without the kids (can you relate?). The reflection of the flickering candles shimmered on the water, the music played softly in the background, the food was delicious and the wine crisp and satisfying. The conversation tantalizing, and then, it happened…….a breeze off the water sent a shiver up my spine and I just couldn’t get comfortable again!
This summer wrap is an elegant way to avoid that situation or just a nice addition to your summer wardrobe.
The stripes are formed by crossed stitches (a variation of the X Stitch) alternated with simple chained strands. The border is a very simple, elegant, clean finish.
Surprisingly, it works up quickly too. This one took me about 6 hours total!
It’s so versatile and looks terrific worn in many different ways!
DK Weight yarn, such as Classic Elite Yarns, Cotton Bamboo.
6 balls, 130 yards each
Gauge: Hook US I/5.50mm; gauge is not important for this project
Size: 65″ x 17″
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
• Numbers in ( ) at end of the round are the number of stitches in that round.
• Work instructions in [ ] as designated
Row 1: Ch66, dc in 5th and 6th st from hook, working over sts just made work dc in 4th st from hook, [ch1, skip 1, Crossed St] 2 times, ch6, skip 6, [*Crossed St, ch1, skip 1, Crossed St, ch1, skip 1, Crossed St *, ch6, skip 6] 2 times. Repeat between * one more time, dc in last st.
Row 2: Ch3, turn, [*Crossed St, ch1, skip 1, Crossed St, ch1, skip 1, Crossed St*, ch6, skip 6] 3 times. Repeat between * one more time, dc in last st.
Rows 3 to 102: Repeat Row 2. Piece will measure approximately 61” long. Fasten off after last repeat.
Row 1: With right side facing and working long edge, join in corner, ch5 (counts as dc +ch2), dc in same st, *work 201 dc evenly to next corner, [dc, ch2, dc] in corner; work 60 dc evenly to next corner,* [dc, ch2, dc] in corner. Repeat between * one more time. Join with sl st to 3rd st of beg ch, sl st to center of corner.
Row 2: [Ch3, dc, ch3, 2dc] all in corner ch2 space, skip 2, *[VSt in next st, skip 2], repeat until there are 2 sts left, [2dc, ch3, 2dc] in corner*. Repeat between * two more times, [VSt in next st, skip 2] to end. Join with sl st to top of beg ch3, sl st to center of corner.
Row 3: [Ch3, dc, ch3, 2dc, ch1] all in corner ch2 space, *[VSt in next VSt], repeat to next corner, [ch1, 2dc, ch3, 2dc, ch1] in corner*. Repeat between * two more times, [VSt in next VSt] to end, ch1. Join with sl st to top of beg ch3, sl st to center of corner.
Row 4: Ch1, [5sc in corner ch3 space, sc in each dc and ch2 space to next corner] 4 times. Join with sl st to beg sc.
Row 5: Ch1, working in back loop only, sc in each st to end. Fasten off.
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