Just a Little Privacy Wrap

Jan 3, 2006
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by Kelly. A Jackson

Introduction

Just a Little Privacy WrapThis wrap was created specifically with breastfeeding mothers in mind. Created with 100% silk chenille, it is both airy and beautiful. The wider edges of the wrap provide enough coverage to give babies privacy while eating in public, and make the wrap easy and comfortable for moms to wear. It's surprisingly warm and would make a lovely shoulder wrap for mothers-to-be for those windy spring days.

I purchased the yarn for this wrap from Ebay originally, but any sport weight chenille yarn would do. The wrap was kool-aid dyed with blue and cherry after it was finished. I used a hook larger than recommended to create the lacy look.

Materials List

  • Approximately 16oz. of sport weight chenille yarn.
  • 7mm hook (Size K hook is slightly smaller but should be acceptable)

Notes

It is assumed that each row begins with either a chain 1 for sc rows, ch 2 for hdc rows and ch 3 for dc rows. Personally I reduce the number to 1 chain for sc and hdc rows and 2 ch for dc rows. For my work, it keeps the edges neater and doesn't leave a large gap between the beginning stitch and rest of the work.

US pattern notations used
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
st = stitch

The Pattern

Begin the middle section

ch 56

Row 1: sc in second chain from hook, sc across (55 stitches)

Row 2: hdc across (55 hdc)

Row 3: dc, *dc, ch1 skip next stitch, repeat from * to last two stitches, 2dc

Row 4: hdc in next dc, *hdc in next dc, hdc in 1 ch space, repeat until last two stitches and hdc in last two dc.

Rows 5 & 6: hdc across

Repeat rows 3-6 15 times

Repeat rows 3 & 4

Break thread.

Work the end sections

You will repeat this once on each end of the middle section.

Row 1: *sc1, sc2 in next st, repeat from star until last st, sc, turn (81 st)

Row 2: dc in each st across.

Repeat row 2 for approximately 15 inches.

End row: hdc across. Finish off and weave in end.


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Comments

Megan Palmer wrote
on Sep 25, 2006 11:57 AM

This pattern is just the thing that I am looking for. As a mom-to-be I was looking for something that I could make for when I need to breastfeed in public and at family events since my baby boy is due around the beginning of the busy holiday season. Thank you so much for this pattern.....keep up the fantastic work....

Megan Palmer, Indiana

Elspethm wrote
on Sep 28, 2007 5:58 AM

It's gorgeous! I haven't breastfed in 2 years but I would make it just because I love it!

NANAJL wrote
on Aug 9, 2008 10:45 PM

Please tell me about dying the yarn with kool-aid.

Nana JL

RuthD@2 wrote
on Nov 22, 2008 8:10 AM
Lovely!. Babies knows when, never where, I had the problem, I used just a fabric diaper. Now I know when my kids will have kids of their own, or a nice gift for a mom to be.

Ruth in Chile.

crochetmama1 wrote
on Jan 6, 2009 5:26 PM

Can't wait to try this pattern!!

roaminlove wrote
on Mar 20, 2009 1:18 PM

I would definatly love to find out how to dye with kool aid! That would be awesome.

LynetteA1 wrote
on May 3, 2009 7:44 PM

Thanks for the pattern..I posted a pic under "patterns"!!!!!!

Crochetmommy wrote
on Jul 7, 2009 8:54 AM

Can I tell you how wonderful I think this pattern is!!! My DS is still nursing and we are about to make a trip across the country. This will be perfect because I can use it as a cover and a blanket thank you so much!!!

~Marla~

Yarn Loving Mommy!!

Calchick wrote
on Sep 24, 2009 3:06 PM

I also would like to know about dyeing yarn with Koolaid? was the yarn white to begin with or what?

dbcjeri wrote
on Sep 25, 2010 9:11 AM

check out http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall02/FEATdyedwool.html for dying with Kool-Aid