This beautiful and elegant crochet wrap pattern is worked up in a lacy and textured stitch pattern known as the slanted cluster, or the bead stitch. The shawl is worked in a super fine yarn, which makes it ideal for wearing throughout the year.
It’s the perfect wrap for the summer as it adds a bit of warmth without overheating. It’s nice and wide to go over the shoulders to protect you from the sun, but can be worn many other ways as well. I just threw it over the shoulders, but if you have a shawl pin you can pin it in place any way that you like.
In the winter you can bunch it up like a cozy winter scarf.
The Stitch Pattern
The stitch pattern used in this elegant crochet wrap pattern is the slanted cluster, more commonly known as the bead stitch. The stitch is basically a puff stitch worked around the base of a double crochet stitch. It looks complicated, but once you make it a few times it is actually very easy to make! If you have any problems, there’s a video below the pattern.
One thing that I struggle with when working it in this super fine yarn is that it tends to slant upwards a bit when you pull the yarn through all the loops. You’re supposed to keep the stitch loose so that it resembles a bead sitting over the double crochet. But as long as you’re consistent with how your stitches sit, the end result is going to be beautiful!
Another thing I should mention is that as you’re working this stitch you’ll notice that it causes the fabric to slant. However, it’s easy to block that out, especially in a cotton blend.
About the Yarn
The yarn used is a super fine cotton/acrylic blend. It is easy to work with and results in a beautiful drape. It is a self striping yarn with three shades that blend together for a beautiful outcome. It is shown here in a gray tone, but other bright and lively colors are also available.
Yardage is awesome! so you only need one skein to whip this up.
I love the big blocks of color. But if you wanted to get creative you could cut the yarn at the color changes and work it up in a solid color. Or even do your own striped design! That would require more than one skein, but it would be so worth it!
Possible Yarn Substitutions
- Big Twist Yarn – Graphic
- Regia – Cotton Denim 4-ply
- Cestari – Rainbow Fingering
These are a few yarn substitutions that you might want to try for something slightly different. Just so you know, I have not worked with these yarns, but they seem to be similar in gauge as well as in material contents.
With that said, gauge is not important for this wrap as you can make an easy adjustment to your length and width as outlined in the pattern.
Other Patterns to Try
- Simple Lace Crochet Summer Wrap Pattern
- Half Double and V-Stitch Super Fine Crochet Wrap
- Open Stitch Easy Rectangular Crochet Shawl Pattern
- Cluster V-St Small Shell Crochet Shoulder Wrap
- Double V-Stitch Crochet Shawl
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Slanted Cluster Elegant Crochet Wrap Pattern
- Yarn: Red Heart It's A Wrap (Super Fine, #1; 50% Cotton, 50% Acrylic; 7oz/200g; 1100yds/1006m) Color: Western, 1 ball.
- Crochet Hook: E 3.00mm
- Other: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle, Area or Mat for Blocking.
- Gauge: 24 sts = 5".
- Finished Size: 13.5" wide by 62" long after blocking.
Special Stitch Instructions
- Slanted Cluster (sl cl): [Yo, going in from right to left insert hk around base of last dc made, yo and pull through] 3 times. (7 lps on hk), yo and pull through 6 lps, (2 lps left), yo and pull through the last 2 lps.
- One extra stitch is made in the rows with the slanted clusters. To keep things even, I worked a decrease stitch at the end of the next row over the last double crochet and the top of the third chain.
- Row 1: Loosely ch 300 (or any multiple of 2), sc in 2nd ch from hk and into each ch across. Turn. [299 sts]
- Row 2 (RS): Ch 2 (does not count as st), dc in first st and into each st across. Turn. [299 sts]
- Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st and into each st across. Turn. [299 sts]
- Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in next st, sl cl, *sk next st, dc in next st, sl cl; rep from * across to last st, dc in last st. Turn. [149 sl cl sts]
- Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first st and into each st across to last 2 sts, sc2tog over last 2 sts (dc and top of ch-3). Turn. [299 sts]
- Rows 6-51: Rep Rows 2-5 until you have the desired length, ending with row 3 at last repeat.
- Note: Due to the yarn I did not work this edging on mine.
- Rnds 1-2: With RS facing, ch 1, sc evenly around working 3 sc into each corner; join with a slip stitch in first sc. Fasten Off.