Crochet Shoulder Wrap Pattern

Shoulder Wrap - Free Pattern. The shape helps keep it on the shoulders where many elderly and chemo patients get cold. Being open down the front makes it easy for medical personnel to access arms for blood pressure readings and makes it great for those receiving chemo or medical treatments.

Shoulder Wrap - Free Pattern. Great for seniors, persons in wheelchairs or chemo patients who are always chilly. Opens down the front for easy access to IVs by caregivers and stays in place well.

This shoulder wrap pattern was adapted slightly from a pattern by Susan A. Coes. See her pattern at: crochetme.com    I thank her for the great pattern! The main changes I made in the pattern were to include the stitches for making the pattern larger.

Introduction:

This little wrap was designed specifically for the elderly – particularly those confined to wheelchairs or to bed. The short length prevents it from getting caught in wheels. The shape helps keep it on the shoulders where many elderly get cold (as do those receiving chemo treatments). Being open down the front makes it easy for medical personnel to access arms for blood pressure readings and makes it great for those receiving chemo or medical treatments.

Materials List:

12 ounces of worsted weight yarn
H hook (or an I hook if you crochet tightly)

Finished Size:

Approximately 18 inches long (down the center back) and approximately 80 inches around the bottom edge. Larger size is shown in ( ).

Gauge:

14 dc = 4 inches
8 rows = 4 inches

Notes:

V stitch = 1dc, ch1, 1dc

The Pattern:

Chain 54 (62)

Row 1: dc in 3rd ch from hook, ch 1, 2 dc in next ch, *dc in next 11 (13) ch, v st in next ch, repeat from * 2 times, dc in next 11 (13) ch, 2 dc in next ch, ch 1, 1 dc in each of last 2 ch, ch 2, turn (58) (66) dc and 5 ch 1 spaces)

Row 2: dc in next dc, ch 1, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 13 (15) dc, V st in ch1 space, repeat from * 2 times, dc in next 13 (15) dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in last dc and in top of turning ch, ch2, turn (8 sts increased).

Rows 3 – 28: repeat row 2, following established pattern, always increasing the number of dc between V sts by 2 (each row increases by a total of 8 sts).

Row 29: dc in next dc, ch 1, skip ch 1 space, dc in next dc, *ch 1, skip 1 dc and dc in next st, repeat from * to V st in previous row, ch 1, V st in ch 1 space of V st, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc repeat from * across row to last dc. Ch 1, skip ch 1 space, dc in next dc, dc in last dc and in top of turning ch, ch 2, turn

Row 30: dc in each dc and ch 1 space across to V stitch in previous row. V stitch over V stitch. Repeat across bottom. End off, weave in ends.

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