This pattern is a special one for me as it’s the wrap I designed for my best friends wedding. The shawl is named after my friend Helen, whose name means shining light, and also the twinkly Scheepjes Stardust yarn I used to make the wrap.
You may remember I designed a ring cushion for her (which you can read about here) but this was something that was a surprise for her just from me – as I know she has a tendency to feel the cold.
I felt very grateful to be able to create something for my best friends special day, we’ve known each other for over 25 years and so much love was put into this shawl with every stitch.
This pattern is a relatively easy to make, and would suit a beginner that was looking to learn some new crochet techniques.
I think this simple and pretty bridal wrap is a perfect combination between tradition and stitch-crafts that a perfect element for a handmade wedding!
This simple yet stunning wedding wrap is perfect for brides (or guests) to add a new dimension to wedding attire and to keep warm too!
If you aren’t familiar with the Scheepjes Stardust I used to make this wrap and would like to learn more then you can read my yarn review here or just scroll straight down to the pattern below.
Shining Light Wedding Wrap
Yarn: 8ply / Double Knit / yarn weight #3; Scheepjes Stardust used in photos in the following amounts and shades:
- 3 x 100g (1620m) of Capricorn: 653
Hook: 3.5mm (US size E)
You will also need: Yarn needle
Gauge: Obtaining the correct gauge is not critical to this project.
Finished Size: 50.8 cm wide x 167.6cm long (20 inches wide x 66 inches long)
- st(s) = stitch(es)
- sl st = slip stitch
- ch(s) = chain
- dc/sc = UK double crochet / US single crochet
- tr/dc = UK Treble Crochet / US Double Crochet
- Slip Stitch (sl st): Insert hook in st indicated, yarn over and draw through all loops.
- UK Double Crochet/US Single Crochet (dc/sc): Insert hook in st indicated and draw up a loop (two loops on hook), yarn over, draw through both loops on hook.
- UK Treble / US Double Crochet (tr/dc): Yarn over, insert hook in indicated st and pull up a loop (three loops on hook), yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through remaining two loops on hook.
The main pattern is a two row repeat (e.g. rows 2-3)
Row 1: Ch102; 1dc/sc in 2nd ch from hook *ch5, miss 3ch, 1dc/sc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, turn (99 sts / 25 ch loops)
Row 2: Ch5; 1dc/sc in the first loop *7tr/dc in the next loop, 1dc/sc in the next loop, ch5, 1dc/sc in the next loop, * repeat from * to * until the last dc/sc in the last loop; ch2, 1tr/dc in the top of the dc/sc of row 1 to finish end, turn
Row 3: Ch1; 1dc/sc in the first st, *ch5; miss two sts (first sc/dc and the first st of 7tr/dc of previous rnd), 1dc/sc in the next st, ch5, miss 3sts, 1dc/sc in the next st, ch5, 1dc/sc into the next loop * repeat from * to * until the ch5 loop, finish with a dc/sc in the beginning ch5 loop of row 2, turn
Rows 4 to 92: Repeat rows 2-3 ending on a row 2, turn
Rows 93: Ch1; 1dc/sc in the first st *ch3; miss next st (of 7tr/dc of previous rnd), 1dc/sc in the next st, ch3, miss 3sts, 1dc/sc in the next st, ch3, 1dc/sc into the next loop * repeat from * to * to end, finishing with a dc/sc in the beginning ch5 loop. On the last st do not fasten off but continue straight to the edging instructions
Ch3, Work * 1tr/dc in each dc/sc st along (or 3tr/dc in each ch3 sp) ; add 5tr/dc in the last st of each edge to turn the corner * then repeat from * to * until end. Fasten off and weave in ends.
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And that’s it!
Until next time; keep calm and crochet on my friends xx