Since we started displaying my crocheted malabrigo sock Old Rose Wrap in the shop we’ve had lots of pattern requests, especially when I give my little hoohaa of all the different ways you can wear it. Check this out…
(Click on the first thumbnail, and then follow the arrows for captions of all the options.)
I have been promising to write up this pattern for ages! (Sorry to all the people at Ally Pally last year). What slows me down is taking the time to hand draw the motif charts.
However, I can’t put it off any longer. I’m still not quite ready to release the pdf, but I will write the instructions for the motifs in this post and you can copy and paste them into a word document to print out. I will take you as far as the crochet and joining of the main motifs so you can get on with that in August and then I will publish the completed pattern with 3-dimensional roses, edgings and buttons in September. If you are interested, we could arrange an Old Rose Wrap day in the shop for finishing the project and any assistance that may be needed.
I’ve used British crochet terms (if you are North American check the terms because they sound the same but are different.)
ss slip stitch
yo yarn over
dc double crochet (hook under loop, yo, pull through loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook)
htr half treble crochet (yo, hook under loop, yo, pull through loop, yo, pull through 3 loops on hook)
tr treble crochet (yo, hook under loop, yo, pull through loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook)
5ch picot 5ch, insert hook into third ch from hook to form a little loop and work 1 dc to form picot
4ch picot 4ch, insert hook into third ch from hook to form a little loop and work 1 dc to form picot
RS right side. (You may decide which is the right-side, they are almost identical, but be consistent since the 3-dimensional roses will only appear on one side. )
Yarn and Hook
You will need 2.5 skeins of the main colour of malabrigo or other sock yarn and about a 2.5mm (size C) crochet hook. The hook size should not be so small that it pierces the yarn but you do not want the motifs to be too floppy. I will give exact measurements of the contrast solid yarn when I publish the pdf pattern, but you will be safe with 50g of contrast yarn.
One motif measures 7.5cm square (3″). The final wrap is 5 squares wide by 17 sqaures long. Once the borders are added the wrap will be 42cm wide by 156cm long. This seems to be a good length for someone of about 5’5 but if you are smaller you may want to consider making it one repeat shorter in length (5 squares wide by 16 squares long). You can make your final decision near completion.
Note on joining motifs
The motifs can be joined in the 6th round. Sometimes it is more convenient to work on smaller sections. To do this, link motifs in units of 5 and then join two units of five squares each by creating a third unit of 5 motifs that links the two segments on either side. This will give you a segment of 3 x 5 motifs. You can work on three seperate sections like this before you have to start linking them all together. This will make your work summer portable!
Old Rose Square Motif
Make a slip knot and ch6. Join with ss to first ch to form circle.
Rnd 1: 2ch (to count as first dc), work 15dc into circle.
Join with ss to second of first 2ch.
Rnd 2: 4ch (to count as first htr and 2ch)
*miss 1dc, 1htr into next dc, 2ch, rep from* 6 times more. This will create 8 chain spaces.
Join with ss to second of first 4ch.
Rnd 3: Work (1dc, 1htr, 1tr, 1htr, 1dc, 1ch) into each ch sp to end.
Join with ss to first dc. 8 petals
Rnd 4: 2ch (to count as first htr),
*3ch, 1dc into tr of next petal, 4ch, 1dc into tr of next petal,
3ch, 1htr into 1ch sp before next petal, 2ch, 1htr into same ch sp,
rep from * twice more,
3ch,1dc into tr of next petal, 4ch, 1dc into tr of next petal,
3ch, 1htr into last 1ch sp after last petal, 2ch.
Join with ss to second of first 2ch.
Rnd 5: 1ch, *4ch, into 4ch sp work (3tr, 3ch, 3tr) to form corner,
4ch, 3dc into 2 ch sp * twice more,
4ch, into 4ch sp work (3tr, 3ch, 3tr),
4ch, 2dc into 2ch sp.
Join with ss to first ch.
Rnd 6: 1ch, *5ch, 1tr into each of next 3tr, 5ch picot, 2ch, 1tr into each of next 3tr, 5ch, ss into first of three dc from last rnd, 4ch picot, 1ch, miss 1dc, ss to final dc of threesome, rep from * twice more,
5 ch, 1tr into each of next 3tr, 5ch picot, 2ch, 1tr into each of next 3tr, 5ch, ss into first of the three dc, 4ch picot, 1ch.
Join with ss to first ch. Fasten off.
To Join Old Rose Motifs
Work first 5 rounds as given. This motif will be called B and will be joined to a completed motif called A.
Rnd 6: (joining round) 1ch, *5ch, 1tr into each of next 3tr, 2ch, with RS of completed motif A facing RS of motif B which is to be joined, work 1dc into 5ch picot at corner of motif A,
2ch, 1tr into each of next 3tr of motif B,
ss into first of 5ch after last tr on motif A,
4ch, ss into first dc of motif B, 1ch, 1dc into 4ch picot of motif A,
1ch, miss 1dc on motif B, ss next dc on motif B,
4ch, ss into last ch before next 3tr on motif A,
1tr into each of next 3tr on motif B, 2ch, 1dc into 5ch picot at corner of motif A, 2ch.
One side has been joined. Complete the 6th round of motif B as given for Old Rose Square Motif as above. Fasten off.
Where the squares have to be joined on two or more sides continue as above for each of the joining edges.
Make a rectangle of 5 motifs wide and 13 long, working in one colour. I will post the rest of the instructions during the first week in September.
Please let me know if you find any errors or have any queries.
~ Juju at Loop