Welcome to Part One of the Meadowland Shoulder Wrap Crochet-Along! This CAL is November’s (and our last of the year) crochet-along. I’m very excited to have you join me along on this journey! In Part One, you will find all the supplies and gauge information that you’ll need to crochet your very own Meadowland Shoulder Wrap.
This project is considered an intermediate project but with diligence and practice, if you want to venture into something a bit more challenging, you can do it! The stitch is repetitive enough that once you get the hang of it, you’ll be speed crocheting this project. The edging is worked simply and effortlessly. This project will need to be blocked, so keep that in mind.
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- Yarn – End of the Row Yarns (not an affiliate), Platinum Sock Weight, Sunset Colorway, (fingering, #2), 75% Merino/25% Nylon, 463 yards each hank – 2 hanks used totaling 926 yards
- Hook – H/5mm hook – Furls Odyssey (affiliate link)
- Notions – Stitch markers, needle for weaving in ends
- Blocking mat and pins
28.5” x 11” – approximately
5.5 dc-cl shells = 4″; 12 rows = 4″ (rows 3 & 4 of Pattern for Gauge)
Pattern for Gauge
Row 1: Fdc 25 (multiples of 3 + 1)
Row 2: Ch3, beg dc-cl in the same st, [sk2 sts, dc-cl shell in the next] 8x, turn.
Row 3: Ch2, [petite shell in the next ch-1 sp (of dc-cl shell), ch2, sk2 sts] 7x, petite shell in next ch-1 sp, ch1, sk1 st, sc to the top of beg dc-cl, turn.
Row 4: Ch3, beg dc-cl in the same st, sk ch-1 sp, [dc-cl shell in the next ch-1 sp of petite shell below, sk ch-2 sp] 7x, dc-cl shell in the last st, turn.
Rows 5 – 14: Repeat rows 3 & 4
Ch – chain; st(s) – stitch(es); sk – skip; sp(s) – space(s); yo – yarn over; sc – single crochet; hdc – half double crochet; Fdc – foundation double crochet; beg dc-cl – beginning double crochet cluster; dc-cl – double crochet cluster; dc-cl shell – double crochet cluster shell; dc-cl shell inc – double crochet cluster shell increase; ea – each; PM – place marker
Foundation Double Crochet (Fdc): Chain 3 (I do not count this as a stitch), yo and insert hook into 2nd chain from hook and pull up loop (3 loops on hook), *yo and pull through 1 loop creating a chain st, (this is an important step but easy to forget). YO again and pull through first two loops on hook (two loops remaining). YO again and pull through last two loops on hook. This completes one Fdc. To stitch the next fdc, yarn over and insert the hook into the chain made in the 2nd fdc and repeat from *. See Cre8tion Crochet tutorial here.
Beginning dc cluster (Beg dc cl): After initial ch3 at the beginning of the row, [yo, insert hook into same st/sp, pull up yarn, yo, pull through 2 loops] 2x, yo, pull yarn through all 3 loops.
Double Crochet Cluster (Dc-cl): [yo, insert hook into st/sp and pull up yarn, yo, pull yarn through 2 loops] 3x, yo, pull yarn through 4 loops.
Double Crochet Cluster Shell (Dc-cl shell): [dc-cl, ch1, dc-cl] in specified st/sp
Double Crochet Cluster Shell Increase (Dc-cl shell inc): dc-cl, ch1, dc-cl, ch1, dc-cl in the same st/sp.
Petite shell: sc, ch1, sc in the same st/sp
- Ch3 counts as a stitch.
- Ch2 does not count as a stitch.
- Stitch count at the end of each row will be shown as ‘dc-cl shells’ which includes beg dc-cl, dc-cl shell, and dc-cl shell inc.
- Unless otherwise indicated, place last dc-cl shell or dc-cl shell inc in the last st/sp of row.
- Place your petite shells in the ch-1 sp of the dc-cl shells in the row below.
- The beg-cl side of the piece will be a straight edge. The dc-cl shell side will start angling outwards to show an increase.
- Both panels will be joined together, at the top only, with straight edges lined up to create a neck opening.
- You can make your neck opening bigger or smaller; just adjust the stitch markers to your liking.
- There is no right or wrong side to the pattern since both panels are made exactly the same.
That’s it! That’s all the information you’ll need to get ready to start your Meadowland Shoulder Wrap next week, November 16!
As always, much love and happy hooking!