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The Adirondack Wrap Crochet Pattern

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The Adirondack Wrap uses shapes and colors to create to a long, light and flowing wrap that can also be worn as a scarf. It’s deceptively simple design makes it perfect for on-the-go crocheting, watching-tv crocheting, and sip-and-stitch crocheting! 

Gorgeous drape and color striping.

And boy, did I find that out about projects that are good for sip-and-stitch crocheting! After an amazing trip to New York City to meet my favorite yarn friends and see Lion Brand’s offices, I’ve learned how important it is to have a mindless, simple project on hand. Always. I did bring a current project, but it required following a predetermined design, and counting rows, which I found extremely difficult (read: impossible) when standing at a bar, or paying attention in a meeting, or having a conversation with anyone and still hope to speak coherently. I’m still processing all the different things I did, and things I saw, and things I ate, and conversations I had from the trip, and will share more with you later.

Add a shot of color to your wardrobe with The Adirondack Wrap

As for the inspiration for this wrap scarf, I do a lot of perusing of knit, crochet and fashion photos to find ideas, and I found myself gravitating towards those long knit wraps that stretch from fingertip to fingertip, so I made my own crochet version. It stretches about 8 feet long and 2 feet wide. Unlike triangle wraps, it doesn’t have a center point down the back, but it is in fact, made from triangles! There’s 3 triangles in this wrap, connected together to make a trapezoid. The geometry geek in me is loving all these triangles I’ve been working with, first with the Love Triangles Blanket and then the Tangram Wrap.  I just rewatched Hidden Figures today and these projects remind me of the part in the movie when a young Katherine finds geometric shapes in stained glass windows. 

Wear the Adirondack Wrap as a shawl.

The Adirondack Wrap consists of 3 identical crochet triangles seamed together, using 3 skeins of Lion Brand Mandala Yarn, one for each triangle. If you are able to choose your 3 skeins in person (I bought mine in person at Walmart), you can pick skeins that have similar color patterns, so that the outside rings of color are the same. Pull from the center to work your triangle, and the outer rows of each triangle might be in the same color family. When you seam up those 3 triangles, the seams are nearly invisible, just showing a single color weaving a big W through the wrap. If you can’t choose your skeins, the mattress stitch used to seam the triangles together can still create a band of color between each triangle, creating its own unique pattern.

Adirondack Wrap

The pattern for each of the triangles is super easy. Every row is a variation of double crochet stitches, with increases at the ends and in the middle chain space. Every fourth row uses either a cross double crochet or a mesh double crochet motif to add variety and texture. Also, by using Mandala, you don’t ever have to change yarns to get the gorgeous color changes, the self-striping yarn does it for you. 

Remember to block the triangles once they are complete. I blocked all 3 on top of each other to ensure they all had the same shape, and I did stretch them out to the full triangle shape that I wanted.

Blocking the triangle. Blocking the triangles

I call this a Wrap, but it can easily be a super cozy super scarf too! As long as you use lighter weight yarn, the wrap scarf bundles up really well, and the tassels give it a fun touch at the ends.

Adirondack Wrap also works as a super scarf

The free pattern is below, but there are other options available for you if you’d like to work offline, or if you can’t find the yarn in your local big box store.

Check out Etsy, or Ravelry to purchase an inexpensive and printable PDF for offline use. This document presents the pattern in a simple and easy to read format, without ads or comments.

Lion Brand also has The Adirondack Wrap available as a full kit, which includes your choice of Mandala Yarn and a copy of the pattern I’ve shared below. The kit does not include the hook or other notions.

All options below!

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A deceptively simple yet beautiful Adirondack Wrap, made using Lion Brand Mandala Yarn. Free pattern from 1dogwoof.com

Supplies

Abbreviations

Pattern Notes

  • Skill level Easy.
  • Gauge is 15 sts and 8.5 rows in 4 inches.
  • Overall size is approximately 92 inches long and 24 inches wide.
  • The pattern uses the following shorthand descriptions:
  • row-f: Ch 3 (counts as st). Work 1 dc in same st.
  • row-m: Work [2 dc + 2 ch + 2 dc] in ch sp.
  • row-e: Work 2 dc in last st.
  • cross-st: Skip 1 st. Work 1 dc into next st. Work 1 dc into previously skipped st.
  • mesh-up: Ch 1, skip next st, work 1 dc into next st.
  • mesh-dn: Work 1 dc into next st. Ch 1 and skip next st.

Cozy, colorful and versatile.

Adirondack Wrap Pattern Instructions

Triangle (make 3)

Row 1: Work [3 dc, 1 ch, 3 dc] into magic circle. Do not join the magic circle. (6)

Row 2: Work row-f, 1 dc in each of next 2 st, row-m, 1 dc in each of next 2 st, row-e. (12)

Row 3: Work row-f, 1 dc in each of next 5 st, row-m, 1 dc in each of next 5 st, row-e. (18)

Row 4: Work row-f, 1 dc in each of next 8 st, row-m, 1 dc in each of next 8 st, row-e. (24)

Row 5: Work row-f, 5 cross-st, 1 dc in next st, row-m, 1 dc in next st, 5 cross-st, row-e. (30)

Row 6: Work row-f, 1 dc in each of next 14 st, row-m, 1 dc in each of next 14 st, row-e. (36)

Row 7: Work row-f, 1 dc in each of next 17 st, row-m, 1 dc in each of next 17 st, row-e. (42)

Row 8: Work row-f, 1 dc in each of next 20 st, row-m, 1 dc in each of next 20 st, row-e. (48)

Row 9: Work row-f, 11 mesh-up, 1 dc in next st, row-m, 1 dc in next st, 11 mesh-dn, row-e. (54)

Row 10: Work row-f, 1 dc in each of next 26 st, row-m, 1 dc in each of next 26 st, row-e. (60)

Row 11: Work row-f, 1 dc in each of next 29 st, row-m, 1 dc in each of next 29 st, row-e. (66)

Row 12: Work row-f, 1 dc in each of next 32 st, row-m, 1 dc in each of next 32 st, row-e. (72)

Row 13: Work row-f, 17 cross-st, 1 dc in next st, row-m, 1 dc in next st, 17 cross-st, row-e. (78)

Row 14: Work row-f, 1 dc in each of next 38 st, row-m, 1 dc in each of next 38 st, row-e. (84)

Row 15: Work row-f, 1 dc in each of next 41 st, row-m, 1 dc in each of next 41 st, row-e. (90)

Row 16: Work row-f, 1 dc in each of next 44 st, row-m, 1 dc in each of next 44 st, row-e. (96)

Row 17: Work row-f, 23 mesh-up, 1 dc in next st, row-m, 1 dc in next st, 23 mesh-dn, row-e. (102)

Row 18: Work row-f, 1 dc in each of next 50 st, row-m, 1 dc in each of next 50 st, row-e. (108)

Row 19: Work row-f, 1 dc in each of next 53 st, row-m, 1 dc in each of next 53 st, row-e. (114)

Row 20: Work row-f, 1 dc in each of next 56 st, row-m, 1 dc in each of next 56 st, row-e. (120)

Row 21: Work row-f, 29 cross-st, 1 dc in next st, row-m, 1 dc in next st, 29 cross-st, row-e. (126)

Row 22: Work row-f, 1 dc in each of next 62 st, row-m, 1 dc in each of next 62 st, row-e. (132)

Row 23: Work row-f, 1 dc in each of next 65 st, row-m, 1 dc in each of next 65 st, row-e. (138)

Row 24: Work row-f, 1 dc in each of next 68 st, row-m, 1 dc in each of next 68 st, row-e. (144)

Row 25: Work row-f, 35 mesh-up, 1 dc in next st, row-m, 1 dc in next st, 35 mesh-dn, row-e. (150)

Row 26: Work row-f, 1 dc in each of next 74 st, row-m, 1 dc in each of next 74 st, row-e. (156)

Row 27: Work row-f, 1 dc in each of next 77 st, row-m, 1 dc in each of next 77 st, row-e. (162)

Row 28: Work row-f, 1 dc in each of next 80 st, row-m, 1 dc in each of next 80 st, row-e. (168)

Row 29: Work row-f, 41 cross-st, 1 dc in next st, row-m, 1 dc in next st, 41 cross-st, row-e. (174)

Row 30: Work row-f, 1 dc in each of next 86 st, row-m, 1 dc in each of next 86 st, row-e. (180)

Row 31: Work row-f, 1 dc in each of next 89 st, row-m, 1 dc in each of next 89 st, row-e. (186)

Row 32: Work row-f, 1 dc in each of next 92 st, row-m, 1 dc in each of next 92 st, row-e. (192)

Row 33: Work row-f, 47 mesh-up, 1 dc in next st, row-m, 1 dc in next st, 47 mesh-dn, row-e. (198)

Row 34: Work row-f, 1 dc in each of next 98 st, row-m, 1 dc in each of next 98 st, row-e. (204)

Row 35: Work row-f, 1 dc in each of next 101 st, row-m, 1 dc in each of next 101 st, row-e. (210)

Row 36: Work row-f, 1 dc in each of next 104 st, row-m, 1 dc in each of next 104 st, row-e. (216)

Row 37: Work row-f, 53 cross-st, 1 dc in next st, row-m, 1 dc in next st, 53 cross-st, row-e. (222)

Row 38: Work row-f, 1 dc in each of next 110 st, row-m, 1 dc in each of next 110 st, row-e. (228)

Assembly

  • On the 3rd (last) triangle, leave a long tail for seaming.
  • Lay out the triangles as shown in figure below. Place the 3rd triangle so that the long tail starts at the red dot.

Adirondack wrap, assembly

  • Seam the 3 triangles together in the direction of the dotted line, using the mattress stitch.
  • Weave in all ends.
  • Make 2 tassels and attach one to each far corner, as indicated by blue dots.

Seaming pieces together

I really love this particular colorway in Mandala Yarn, as it reminds me of the changing fall foliage back home in the Hudson Valley. If you make it with other color choices, let me know, I’d love to see how it turns out!

This scarf wrap is so versatile, I’d also love to see how you style it!

Gorgeous colors and a simple design make this the perfect on-the-go crochet project, and results in a long, light and flowing scarf wrap. | 1dogwoof.com

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105 Comments

  1. shairose jetha

    Thank you so much for a brilliant pattern easy to follow and a quick project and once you know the pattern you don’t have to keep looking at the pattern
    I do have a question if you use a light weight yarn to make a scarf how much yarn do you have to get

    Reply
    • ChiWei

      Thank you very much, I’m glad you enjoyed making it!
      The amount of yarn you would need for a scarf would depend on the stitch, hook size, and finished dimensions. For a wider wrap like my Throwback Wrap you need 1450 – 1700 yds. There are some resources that you could google that give a guide of how much yarn you need for various items with different weights of yarn.

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