by Kelly. A Jackson
This 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.
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
Begin the middle section
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
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.