The crochet arcade stitch wrap uses self-striping cake yarn to make stunning yet easy color changes when making this shawl. The Stormy Days Wrap is big enough to wear as a shawl, or wear it as an oversized scarf. Keep reading for the free crochet pattern.
Learn the Arcade Stitch to Crochet a New Wrap
Every spring I feel the need to update my wardrobe a bit, and that always includes making myself a new, light weight shawl or wrap perfect for the occasional cool summer nights! Last year I used Caron Cakes to make my geometric Greenery Wrap. This year I decided to go with the lighter weight Lion Brand Mandala yarn combined with the Arcade Stitch to make my newest free crochet shawl pattern.
This Lion Brand Mandala 'Genie' has been sitting in my stash for almost a year just waiting to be worked with. But I knew I wanted to make something special with it, and I think this wrap style shawl fits the bill. If you are familiar with my designs, you know that I love to add tassels to my projects and I think they give this design a nice modern touch. But if you want to mix things up, you could leave off the tassels all together or even add some fringe instead!
There are SO many great new colors of Lion Brand Mandala yarn available now, you could make this up in any color pallet you want. And if you are a die hard Caron Cakes fan you could certainly use that instead. Just remember your size may end up a bit larger unless you adjust your stitch count.
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Stormy Days Wrap - Free Crochet Pattern
- Two skeins of Lion Brand Mandala yarn ('Genie' pictured) or approx. 1100 yards of a comparable Category 3 yarn.
- H/5.0mm crochet hook - I LOVE Clover Amour
- Scissors - I always keep these travel scissors in my hook case
- Yarn needle
- Tassel Maker (optional)
Abbreviations (written in U.S. terms):
- st/sts: stitch/stitches
- ch: chain
- SC: single crochet
- DC: double crochet
Helpful Video Tutorials
How to Crochet the Arcade Stitch (find the left handed video here)
Not particularly important for this project
- Length: 17"
- Width: 65"
- a ch 1 at the beginning of a row DOES NOT count as a stitch
- a ch 2 at the beginning of a row DOES count as a stitch
- to adjust the width of this pattern, adjust the starting ch by adding or subtracting stitches. Your starting chain should have a multiple of 6 + 2 stitches. To adjust the length of this pattern continue repeating rows 2-5 until you reach your desired length.
Row 1: SC in the 2nd ch from the hook, SC in next st, *ch 3, skip 3, SC in next 3 sts, repeat from * across, SC in last two sts (241). Turn
Row 2: ch 1, SC in first st, *skip 1, 5 DC in the ch 3 space from previous row, skip 1, SC in next st, repeat from * across (241). Turn
Row 3: ch 1, SC in first st, ch 1, skip 1, SC in next 3 sts, *ch 3, skip 3, SC in next 3 sts repeat from * across, ch 1, skip 1, SC in last st (241). Turn
Row 4: ch 2 (this counts as a DC st), 2 DC in the ch 1 space from the previous row, skip 1, SC in next st, skip 1, *5 DC into the ch 3 space from previous row, skip 1, SC in next st, skip 1, repeat from * across, 2 DC into ch 1 space from previous row, DC in the last st of the row (241). Turn.
Row 5: ch 1, SC in first two sts, ch 3, skip 3, *SC in next 3, ch 3, skip 3, repeat from * across, SC in last 2 sts of the row (the last stitch will be worked into the top of the ch 2 from the beginning of the previous row) (241). Turn
Continue repeating Rows 2-5 until you reach a total length of 17” or your desired finished length. For your last row, SC across the entire row. For reference, my piece had 47 rows total. Make 4 large tassels and attach at each corner of the wrap. Weave in all ends.
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