Want to Feather and Fan in crochet? Of course you do! This incredible rectangle wrap can be made in a gorgeous self-striping cotton yarn so you get all the benefits of rows of color without all the ends to weave in when you get finished.
Malibu Fling Wrap
designed by Kim Guzman © July 2015
Technique: Regular Crochet
unblocked 12″ x 58″
blocked 14″ x 62″
- Schachenmayr Tahiti, 99% cotton, light fingering, 306 yds per 1.75 oz: 3 balls (or 918 yds) required (shown in color 7617 bermuda)
- Suggested hooks: G-6 [4mm] or size to meet gauge (differences in gauge will affect yarn usage)
- Yarn needle (for weaving ends)
I fell hopelessly in love with the yarn used in this project. It’s cotton. It’s a fine weight. It has beautiful long colorways of self-striping. Naturally, I purchased the yarn again (at the above link). When I started using a different color, though, it was variegated, not self-striping. As it turns out, I actually preferred the variegated in my new project here: Entwined Helix Scarf.
I wrote to the yarn manufacturer because, if you are doing this project in the recommended yarn, I didn’t want you to be disappointed, if you happen to choose one of the variegated instead. Here is the response so you will know which are variegated and which are self-striping:
Thank you for your inquiry! Most of the line has long color changes. However, the newest colors, 7624/Carnival, 7616/Breeze, 7642/Jazz, 7625/Santa Fe, and 7654/Lagoon, all have the short color changes you are now encountering. That was indeed on purpose and will remain consistent.
20 sts for 9 rows in stitch pattern measures 4″ x 4″
This is a rectangular shaped shawl, made lengthwise.
The repeat for this project is a multiple of 19, plus 20.
Crochet Pattern Instructions
Row 1: Ch 305, sc in second ch from hook and in each remaining ch, turn: 304 sc.
Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as tr here and throughout), 4 tr in first sc, *tr in next sc, [sk sc, tr in next sc] 8 times, 5 tr in next 2 sc, rep from * to last 18 sc, tr in next sc, [sk sc, tr in next sc] 8 times, 5 tr in last sc, turn: 304 tr.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each tr across, turn: 304 sc.
Rows 4-31: Rep rows 2-3. Fasten off after final row.
Block as desired. Weave in all ends securely.