Waves of Relaxation Wrap

Feel the calm of waves lapping the seaside when you wear this lacy Tunisian crochet wrap. As relaxing to work as it is to wear, this simple rib-like pattern creates a stunning texture reminiscent soothing water waves.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 72” long x 20” wide after blocking

Gauge: 16 sts and 13 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Wave Pattern after wet blocking

Materials

Super fine weight yarnYarn: Manos del Uruguay Fino (70% Extrafine Merino Wool, 30% Silk; 490 yards [450 meters]/100 grams): #435 Opal (2 hanks)

Hook: US size H/6 (5.0 mm) Tunisian hook with cable

Notions: Tapestry needle

Special Stitches

Standard Return Pass (Std Ret P)

Yo, draw through 1 lp, *yo, draw through 2 lps; rep from * across. 

Tunisian Knit Stitch (Tks)

Insert hook from front to back between vertical bars of next st, yo, draw up a lp.

Yarn Over (Yo)

Wrap yarn from back to front over hook. Wrap remains on hook and counts as a st.

Tunisian Knit Stitch Increase (Tksinc)

Tks in next st, insert hook under front vertical bar of same st, yo, draw up a lp; 1 st increased. 

Tunisian Knit Stitch 2 together (Tks2tog)

Insert hook under front vertical bar of next st, then insert hook in next st as if to Tks, yo, draw up a lp through both sts; 1 st decreased.

Yarn Over Increase (Yo-inc)

Term denotes a yo where there is no yo of a previous row below –  always occurs in the middle of 4 Tks.

Sk next space (as opposed to sk next st)

Term denotes a skipped st that is a decrease, with no yo before it.

Pattern Notes

This wrap is worked from the short end up in a rib pattern created from pairs of Tunisian knit stitch separated by yarn-over spaces.

In general, Tks pairs stack on top of each other from row to row, and likewise yo spaces stack on top of each other from row to row.

Increases and decreases cause the ribs to bend, merge and grow into undulating waves.

Yo spaces are never worked into, but always skipped, except in the final closing row.

When counting stitches, it is recommended to count the number of loops on the hook before working the return pass.

Pattern

Ch 70.

Row 1: Working in the back bumps of ch, draw up a lp in first ch, *yo, skip next ch, draw up a lp in each of next 2 ch); rep from * across, std ret p. (71 sts – 24 Tks pairs, 23 sps)

Row 2: Tks in next st, *yo, skip next st, Tks in each of next 2 sts; rep from * across, std ret p. (71 sts)

Row 3: Tks in next st, (yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 st) twice, *sk next sp, Tks in next 2 Tks, (yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 st) 6 times; rep from * twice more, std ret p. (68 sts)

Row 4: Tks in next st, yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 sts, *yo, sk next st, Tks in next 4 sts, (yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 st) 3 times, yo, sk next st, Tks in next st, Tksinc in next st, yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 st; rep from * twice more, yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 st, std ret p. (71 sts)

Row 5: Tks in next st, yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 sts, *yo, sk next st, Tks in next st, Tks2tog, Tks in next st, (yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 sts) 3 times, yo, sk next st, Tks in next st, Tksinc in next st, Tks in next st, yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 st; rep from * twice more, yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 st, std ret p. (71 sts)

Row 6: Tks in next st, yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 sts, *yo, sk next st, Tks in next st, Tks2tog, sk next sp, Tks in next 2 Tks, (yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 sts) 3 times, yo-inc, Tks in next 2 sts, yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 sts; rep from * twice more, yo, Tks in next 2 sts, std ret p. (68 sts)

Row 7: Tks in next st, yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 sts, *yo, sk next st, Tks in next 4 sts, (yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 st) twice, yo, sk next st, Tks in next st, Tksinc in next st, (yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 st) twice; rep from * twice more, yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 st, std ret p. (71 sts)

Row 8: Tks in next st, yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 sts, *yo, sk next st, Tks in next st, Tks2tog, Tks in next st, (yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 st) twice, yo, sk next st, Tks in next sts, Tksinc, Tks in next st, (yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 st) twice; rep from * twice more, yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 st, std ret p. (71 sts)

Row 9: Tks in next st, yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 sts, *yo, sk next st, Tks in next st, Tks2tog, sk next sp, Tks in next 2 Tks, (yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 sts) twice, yo-inc, Tks in next 2 sts, (yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 st) twice; rep from * twice more, yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 st, std ret p. (68 sts)

Row 10: Tks in next st, yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 sts, *yo, sk next st, Tks in next 4 sts, yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 st, yo, sk next st, Tks, Tksinc, (sk next st, Tks in next 2 sts) 3 times; rep from * twice more, yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 sts, std ret p. (71 sts)

Row 11: Tks in next st, yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 sts, *yo, sk next st, Tks in next st, Tks2tog, Tks in next st, yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 st, yo, sk next st, Tks in next st, Tksinc, Tks in next st, (sk next st, Tks in next 2 sts) 3 times; rep from * twice more, yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 sts, std ret p. (71 sts)

Row 12: Tks in next st, yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 sts, *yo, sk next st, Tks in next st, Tks2tog, (yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 st) twice, yo, Tks in next 2 sts, (yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 sts) 3 times; rep from * twice more, yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 sts, std ret p. (71 sts)

Rows 13-15: Rep Row 2

Row 16: Tks in next st, (yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 st) 4 times, *sk next sp, Tks in next 2 Tks, (yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 st) 6 times; rep from * once more, sk next st, Tks in next 2 Tks, (yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 st) 4 times, std ret p. (68 sts)

Row 17: Tks in next st, yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 st, *yo, sk next st, Tks, Tksinc, yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 st, yo, sk next st, Tks in 4 Tks, (yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 st) 3 times; rep from * twice more, yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 st, std ret p. (71 sts)

Row 18: Tks in next st, yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 sts, *yo, sk next st, Tks in next st, Tksinc, Tks in next st, yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 sts, yo, sk next st, Tks in next st, Tks2tog, Tks in next st, (yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 st) 3 times; rep from * twice more, yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 sts, std ret p. (71 sts)

Row 19: Tks in next st, yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 sts, *yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 sts, yo-inc, Tks in next 2 sts, yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 st, yo, sk next st, Tks in next st, Tks2tog, sk next sp, Tks in next 2 Tks, (yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 sts) twice; rep from * twice more, yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 st, std ret p. (68 sts)

Row 20: Tks in next st, yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 sts, *yo, sk next st, Tks, Tksinc, (yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 st) twice, yo, sk next st, Tks in 4 Tks, (yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 sts) twice; rep from * twice more, yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 st, std ret p. (71 sts)

Row 21: Tks in next st, yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 sts, *yo, sk next st, Tks in next st, Tksinc, Tks in next st, (yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 st) twice, yo, sk next st, Tks in next st, Tks2tog, Tks in next st, (yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 sts) twice; rep from * twice more, yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 st, std ret p. (71 sts)

Row 22: Tks in next st, yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 sts, *yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 sts, yo-inc, Tks in next 2 sts, (yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 st) twice, yo, sk next st, Tks in next st, Tks2tog, sk next sp, Tks in next 2 Tks, yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 sts; rep from * twice more, yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 st, std ret p. (68 sts)

Row 23: Tks in next st, yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 sts, *yo, sk next st, Tks, Tksinc, (yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 st) 3 times, yo, sk next st, Tks in 4 Tks, yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 sts; rep from * twice more, yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 st, std ret p. (71 sts)

Row 24: Tks in next st, yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 sts, *yo, sk next st, Tks in next st, Tksinc, Tks in next st, (yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 st) 3 times, yo, sk next st, Tks in next st, Tks2tog, Tks in next st, yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 sts; rep from * twice more, yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 st, std ret p. (71 sts)

Row 25: Tks in next st, yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 sts, *yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 sts, yo-inc, Tks in next 2 sts, (yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 st) 3 times, yo, sk next st, Tks in next st, Tks2tog, yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 sts; rep from * twice more, yo, sk next st, Tks in next 2 st, std ret p. (71 sts)

Rows 26-27: Rep Row 2.

Rows 28-223: Rep Rows 2-27, 7 times, then Rows 2-14 once more.

Row 224: *Insert hook in next st or sp as if to Tks, yo, draw up a lp, yo, draw through 2 lps; rep from * across. Fasten off. (71 sc)

Finishing

Weave in ends.

Block to measurements.

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Comments
  • briannaw

    This is gorgeous. Looks like I’m going to have to relearn tunisian crochet!

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