Simple Day Trip Cover Up

You may have seen fabric versions of this cover-up in stores and now you can crochet your very own! This simple wrap is lightweight which makes it perfect for warm summer days.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 29” wide and 46” long

Gauge: 11 sts and 5 rows = 4” square in dc

Materials

Yarn:

Medium Weight Yarn Caron Simply Soft (100% Acrylic; 315 yards [288 meters]/170 grams): #9784 Cobalt Blue (2 skeins)

Hook: US size N (9.0 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch markers (2)

Pattern Notes

The wrap is worked from the bottom up. The straps are added last to finish.

Special Stitches

Cluster Stitch (CL)

*Yo, insert hook in st, yo, pull up loop; rep from * twice more, yo, pull through all loops on hook.

Pattern

Ch 127 (increase/decrease by 4 ch as needed)

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next 2 ch, *ch 1, sk next ch, dc in next 3 ch; rep from * to end of row, dc in last st.

Row 2: Turn, ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), sk 1, (CL, ch 3, CL) in next st; rep from * in center st of each dc group across, ending with dc in last st.

Row 3: Turn, ch 3, (work 3 dc, ch 1) in each ch-3 sp across row, ending with dc in last st.

Rows 4-28: Repeat Rows 2-3, ending on Row 2. Fasten off.

Mark the 4th CL in from each side with stitch marker

Row 29: Turn, join yarn on the 4th CL, rept Row 3, using stitch marker as last st.

Rows 30-32: Repeat Rows 2-3, ending with Row 2. Fasten off.

Strap (Make 2)

Ch 36.

Row 1: Working in the back bar of each ch, sc in the second ch from hook and in each across. Fasten off, leaving long tail.

Finishing

With tapestry needle, sew Strap onto Row 32 edge and Row 28 edge.

Weave in all ends.yarn ball

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