Little Check Shoulder Wrap

Shoulder Wrap - Free Pattern. Great for seniors and those going through chemo.


Shoulder Wrap - Free Pattern. Great for seniors and those going through chemo
I have a dear friend who is going through chemo treatments. They have been going well and we are all hopeful. When she saw some shoulder wraps I had made for the local care center she said they would be great when getting chemo treatments as they always have blankets but that the blankets don’t cover the shoulders and the air in the treatment lab is always chilly. Also they would make it easy for the nurses to check the IV. I made one for her and when she wore it to her treatment she received lots of comments about it and had other patients asking where she had gotten it.

Since I really enjoy crocheting and love it if I can make things that people find useful and that can bring some comfort to someone, my ears perked up. I got busy and made up 8 and took them to the cancer center. They were immediately given out and others started asking for the pattern or where they could get one. Since then I have made more and have given out the pattern to others.

I liked the stitch on this pattern and have used it for lots of the wraps. I adapted the pattern slightly from:   http://stitcheryprojects.com/2014/04/03/little-checks-wrap/  

I really thank her for the great pattern!! 

HERE IS THE PATTERN:

The example is made in worsted weight acrylic yarn

Size: The sample is 18-½” from neck to edge. The bottom of each of the four panels is 26-½” wide. Size can be increased or decreased by changing hook size. The longer the wrap is made the bigger around it gets so it is easy to make the width and length you need.

Materials:
14.7 oz/937 yds worsted weight yarn
Size H (5mm) crochet hook (I use an I hook and I crochet loosely)

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
ch sp = chain space
dc = double crochet
shell = 2 dc, 1 ch, 2 dc in chain space indicated

Instructions:
Make all stitches in both loops

Chain 50

Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook, 2 dc in next ch, dc in each of next 8 ch, (2
dc in next ch, dc in next ch, 2 dc in next ch, dc in each of next 8 ch) three times, 2 dc in next ch, dc in each of last 2 ch, Ch 3, turn.

Row 2: Shell in 4th dc, ** (skip 2 dc, 2 dc in space between dc) five times, skip 2 dc, shell in next dc. Repeat from ** three more times, skip 2 dc, dc in last dc. Ch 3, turn.

Row 3: Shell in next shell, ** 2 dc in each space between previous row’s 2 dc sets across to the next shell, shell in the shell. Repeat from ** across the row, dc in the top of the turning chain. Ch 3, turn.

On all following rows you will be working 2 dc in spaces between previous 2 dc sets
and a shell in the center of each shell. 2 dc sets will increase by 1 set in each panel between shells..

Repeat row 3 until wrap is desired size, then finish off with the last row given below. The sample has 37 rows, including the last row.

Last Row: Dc in 2nd and 3rd dc, 3 dc in ch-1 sp, (dc in each dc across to next ch-1 sp, 3 dc in ch-1 sp) four times, dc in each of last two dc, dc in turning chain.

Finish off and weave in end.

The wrap can be made in a solid color or can be made with any number of color changes. The best way to make a color change is to finish all but the very last pull through of the two loops of the last stitch of a row. Cut yarn with a few inches of tail and join with new color next to stitch. Pull new color through last two loops. Weave in ends.

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