Saturday, 13 December 2014

Soft As A Hug Mohair Baby Wrap

I have a friend who, along with her husband, is a photographer. They mostly do weddings, but they also do maternity and baby shots too. I've made a few things for her over time as photo props, and occasionally we'll go yarn shopping together and she will show me what she wants to use in her photos and then we'll come home and try and find an appropriate pattern together. It's a great girly bonding day. ;)

However, sometimes when we get home, we just can't find what we want, so I make something up. In this case, another friend saw it and wanted the pattern too, so here we are with a nice little patter that's really going to be one of the simplest you have ever attempted.

I've given a gauge for this, but it really isn't important. You can use whatever yarn and hook you like, and the finished size is up to you too. Please note, I do recommend going back to row one and inserting a row of SC every six rows. It helps to keep structure in the fabric and keeps a bit of a rein on your tension. You are of course free to skip it and repeat row 2 until you are done. ;)

I made this is a thin stole like garment, that could be wrapped around a snuggled baby a bit like you would see seaweed wrapped around sushi lol. (Well, they are cute enough to gobble up right? :P ) A full blanket to would require the baby to be moved to swaddle in, and the point of it done the way it was, was that the baby could be left still and asleep and a nice effect still achieved. I hope you like it as much as my friend likes hers. <3

Don't forget to set up a Ravelry project page here

Yarn: Lace weight mohair (2ply)

Hook: 12mm


Gauge: 6 stitches and 8 rows = 4 inches in Gauge is not important for this pattern


Pattern:

Chain 81
Row 1: Single Crochet into second chain from hook and every following stitch to end (80 stitches)

Row 2: Chain 2. Half Double Crochet into first single crochet stitch and every following stitch

Rows 3-6: Repeat row 2


Repeat rows 1-6 until blanket is desired length

Final row: slip stitch into first and every following half double crochet stitch.
Finish off and cut yarn, Weave ends in.

9 comments:

  1. Oh that looks beautiful :) Might have to find me some mohair...
    Take care,
    Michelle
    crochetbetweentwoworlds.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Thanks Michelle. Spotlight - Moda Vera Faith and Moda Vera Folly. Now you're all set. ;)

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  2. Beautiful ( love the sushi image;)!!
    Uncanny too as I was in our LYS y'day and they had a huge basket of gorgeous lace weight mohair at a great price. Now I have a reason to pop back again!

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    1. Ooh, that sounds awesome Jennifer, I can't wait to see what you make with it! <3

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  3. How much yarn did you use for this wrap? Just wondering how much I need to order since I don't have a good supplier close by. Thanks!

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    1. Mandi - I used one ball of Aloft lace weight mohair/silk blend from Knit Picks and had enough leftover to make a square around 20" x 20". I made this wrap about 22 rows tall. Also, I used a plastic hook in size K. For me, I could work faster on the plastic than I did the metal and I could get a more even tension on a smaller hook. That may be totally operator error, though. I love how the wrap turned out!

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    2. Hi Mandi,
      I'm so sorry I missed your question, I don't know how I did that. I used 1 ball, so approximately 500m. I also used a 12mm hook. These details can be found on the Ravelry project page which is linked near the top.

      Thanks Jenny for your help too! I'm so glad that you liked it. <3

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm glad that you liked it. xoxo

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