This is a cozy clustered shells shoulder wrap. The crochet pattern is fairly easy and can be worked up in an afternoon or so. The wrap is held in place by a string that is woven into the loops along the top edge and then laced together in the side loops.
The shoulder wrap is crocheted from the top down. You will notice that it begins to flare out a bit after the first few rows. This will give the wrap an edge on the shoulders to help keep it in place.
Material: Bernat Super Value 1-2 197g/7oz balls, depending on the size that you make it. (I used 1 ball to make a 32″x20″ wrap.)
Hook Size: H/8-5.00MM
Small Cl Shell: *(Yo and insert hook into st indicated, yo and pull through, yo and pull through 2 lps) 2 times, (3 lps on hook) yo and pull through all 3 lps*, ch 2, repeat from * to * once in same st.
Large Cl Shell: *(Yo and insert hook into st indicated, yo and pull through, yo and pull through 2 lps) 3 times, (4 lps on hook) yo and pull through all 4 lps*, ch 3, repeat from * to * once in same st.
The instructions are given for a small shoulder wrap.
Ch 103, or any multiple of 6 plus 1 in order to obtain the desired width.
Row 1: Working in bl only, sc in 6th ch from hook (1st ch-5 lp made), sc in next ch, *ch 2, sk next 2 chs, sc in next ch, repeat from * to last 6 chs, sc in next ch, sk the next 4 chs, sl st in last ch (2nd ch-5 lp made). Turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st and ch across. Do not work into ch-5 lp at the end. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, *ch 1, sk next 2 sts, small cl shell in next st, ch 1, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st, repeat from * to last st, sc in last st. Turn.
Row 4: Ch 5 (counts as ch-5 lp), dc same first st and in next st, ch 1, sc in lp of next shell, ch 1, *large cl shell in next sc st, ch 1, sc in lp of next shell, ch 1, repeat from * to last 2 sc sts, dc in last 2 sc sts, dtr in same st as last dc (counts as ch-5 lp. Turn.
Row 5: Sl st into first dc, ch 1, sc in same dc and in next dc, ch 1, large cl shell in next sc st, ch 1, *sc in lp of next shell, ch 1, large cl shell in next sc st, ch 1, repeat from * to last 2 sts, sc in last 2 sts leaving the ch-5 lp unworked. Turn.
Repeat rows 4 and 5 until you have reached a desired length ending with row 4.
Last Row: Sl st into first dc, ch 1, sc in each st across skipping each ch-1 and working 5 sc in each ch-3 lp. Fasten off.
Ch 250, (or as many as needed to obtain the desired length), working in bl only, sc in second ch from hook and in each ch to end. Fasten off.
Weave the string into the lps along the top edge making sure the loose ends of the string are even on both sides. Then weave the loose ends into the lps along the side as you would with shoelaces.