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Iris Beach Cocoon Wrap

Breezy and easy, this wrap is a vacation must-have. This cocoon is based on a modern version of the granny square. Instead of using the classic granny stitch, the square is made using the Iris stitch, which gives a more interesting texture to the fabric.

Time: Weekend Project

Skill Level: Easy

Size: finished bust size 36 (48)″

Shown in size XS-M

XS-M – finished size fits up to 36’’ (91cm) bust size.

L-2XL – finished size fits up to 48’’ (122cm) bust size.

Gauge: Working Rounds 1-6 will result a 6” [15.2 cm] square

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Lion Brand Nuboo (100% Lyocell; 157 yards [144 meters] / 85 grams): 838-099 Cream 7 (10) balls.

Hook/Needles: US size I/9 (5 mm)

Notions: 4 removable markers, tapestry needle

Special Stitches

DV – double V stitch – [2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc] in same stitch

Pattern Notes

  • Ch 3 counts as 1 dc.
  • The stitch markers are placed to help find the corners. Move them along as you work up the rounds.
  • For sizes XS-M work your square to be 34″ (86 cm) width, for sizes L-XL work your square to be 40″ (102 cm)

Pattern

Make a magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 1, [1 sc, ch 2] four times into magic ring, sl st to first sc. Pull ring tight. (4 ch-sps, 4 sc)

Round 2: Sl st into ch-2 sp, (ch 3, 1 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same ch-2 sp counts as DV, ch 2, pm, sk next sc, * 1 DV in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, pm, sk next sc; rep from * 2 more times, sl st to top of ch-3. (4 DV, 4 ch-2 sps)

Round 3: Sl st in next 4 sts and into marked ch-2 sp, (ch 3, 1 dc, ch 3, pm, 2 dc) in same ch-2 sp, 1 DV in next ch-1 sp, * (2 dc, ch 3, pm, 2 dc) in next marked ch-2 sp, 1 DV in next ch-1 sp; rep from * 2 more times, sl st to top of ch-3. (4 DV, 16 corner dc, 4 ch-3 sps)

Round 4: Sl st in next st and into marked ch-3 sp, (ch 3, 1 dc, ch 1, 2 dc, ch 1, pm, 1 DV) in same ch-3 sp, 1 DV in next ch-1 sp, * (1 DV, ch 1, pm, 1 DV) in next marked ch-3 sp, 1 DV in next ch-1 sp; rep from * 2 more times, sl st to top of ch-3. (12 DV, 4 corner ch-1 sps)

Round 5: Sl st in next 4 sts and into marked ch-1 sp, (ch 3, 1 dc, ch 3, pm, 2 dc) in same ch-1 sp, 1 DV in each ch-1 sp until next marked ch-1 sp, * (2 dc, ch 3, pm, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp, 1 DV in each ch-1 sp until next marked ch-sp; rep from * 2 more times, sl st to top of ch-3. (12 DV, 16 corner dc, 4 ch-3 sps)

Round 6: Sl st in next st and into marked ch-3 sp, (ch 3, 1 dc, ch 1, 2 dc, ch 1, pm, 1 DV) in same ch-3 sp, 1 DV in each ch-1 sp until next marked ch-3 sp, * (1 DV, ch 1, pm, 1 DV) in next ch-3 sp, 1 DV in each ch-1 sp until ch-3 sp; rep from * 2 more times, sl st to top of ch-3. (20 DV, 4 corner ch-1 sps)

Repeat rows 5-6 until you square is 34 (40)″ width, finishing with row 6.

Making armholes

Fold the square in half (see photo below) with the right sides facing each other and the wrong side facing you.

Make sure to align the DV clusters from both sides. Starting at the bottom (away from the fold), seam the sides with sl st through the outer loops, and leave an armhole of 7″ (17.5 cm).

Turn your work back into the right side and work collar and sleeves.

Adding collar and sleeves

With the right side facing you, attach yarn in any ch-1 sp in the front opening.

Round 1: (Ch 3, 1 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same ch-1 sp, 1 DV in each ch-1 sp around, sl st top of ch-3. Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Repeat for both armholes.

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