Coraline in Rio Mini Wrap crochet pattern
Finally! Here is the Coraline in Rio Mini Wrap crochet pattern. It’s been some time since I’ve had the opportunity to update you on Coraline’s sabbatical. Last you probably recall, she was in Minden for her sister Penelope’s wedding where Penelope fell in love with the Coraline in Minden Oversized Cowl Wrap. Well, after that is when Coraline, Penelope and her husband, plus the rest of the family decided to go to Aspen together for a reunion instead of the tradition reception and honeymoon. Coraline put off her trip to Rio and before you know it, they were asking me for all sorts of items!
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Anyhow, this mini wrap crochet pattern was already in the works for Coraline’s trip and I had just completed Whimsical Penelope’s Floral Slouch (Penelope’s birthday present) and her pillow using Whimsical Penelope’s Merry Go Round which was originally designed to create a special pillow for a chair she’d just refinished.
Anyhow…! Coraline missed Carnival, but had an amazing time in Aspen. (Coraline in Aspen Cowl and Fingerless Mitts crochet patterns are coming soon. I’m telling you. She is keeping me busy!) She even met some amazing people who knew her cousins from Reno. Those new friends ended up kind of taking her to Brazil with them where they parted ways. As she tells it, one of them was a pilot and they flew to Miami to board a cruise liner. From there, the rest of the story blurs in my mind, but she was only off schedule by about 2 weeks. (I don’t know why I find it odd that she was allowed to take her bike on the cruise liner.)
She has been taking this sabbatical very seriously and has gone back and forth from Rio to Dominica. She wears me out and inspires me all in the same breath. As a matter of fact, she’s still there some 4-5 months later- I think. I lost track of time since my family relocated.
I hope you enjoy Coraline in Rio Mini Wrap crochet pattern. It’s light, airy, and refreshing- just like Coraline.
If you look at the images above, the main image shows the wrap across the front and draped over the shoulders. The second image shows the wrap rolled up into rosettes and joined on the side with my Shawl Toggle invention. Be sure to check out the video here: http://simplycollectiblecrochet.com/2016/09/how-to-make-a-crochet-shawl-toggle/
Yarn: Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable, Sunrise – medium worsted weight yarn (2 Skeins – 280 yds/ each)
Materials: J/6.00mm Clover hook, scissors, yarn needle
Size: One size fits most
Finished Dimensions: Approximately 70″ L x 30″ W
Gauge: Not crucial for this project
Stitch Guide in American Terms
FDC – foundation double crochet
Ch – chain
DC – double crochet
V-stitch – DC, ch 2, DC in the same space
FDC – (Disclaimer – The video below shows a version of the FDC to help. You may use the written version or the video version, but the starting chain may be different. In this case, it’s a matter of preference.) Ch 4, yarn over, insert hook into 4th chain from hook, yarn over, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through first loop. 1 chain completed. As you would a double crochet, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through 2 loops. 1 FDC completed.
Yarn over, insert hook into chain 1 of first FDC, yarn over, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through 1 loop. 1 chain completed. Yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through 2 loops. 2 FDC completed.
Continue in this manner until all you’ve completed all your FDCs.
The ch-2 at the beginning of each row counts as a st.
Multiples of 3+1
Pattern is worked flat from side to side.
In Row 2, the V-stitch is worked into the stitches of the previous row. In each row thereafter, V-stitches are worked into the V-chain spaces of the previous row.
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Row 1: FDC 76, ch 2, turn.
Row 2 – 78: DC in the same as the turning chain, *ch 1, skip 2, V-stitch, repeat from * 24 times, ch 1, skip 2, 2 DC in the last stitch, ch 2, turn.
Row 79: DC in the same as the turning chain, *DC 3, skip the V-chain space, repeat from * 25 times, DC in the last stitch, fasten off.
Fasten off. Sew in the ends.
Block to your liking.
I hope you enjoy this as much as I have. I’ll need to make several of these and I’ll make sure to post my finds of it using different yarn weights. Let me know your thoughts!
The next gallery shows all 6 in the Coraline Line. I love them equally.
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