Free Crochet Pattern: Atomic Spring

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I have a free crochet wrap pattern for you. The 50s inspired Atomic Spring Wrap is a versatile crochet wrap or shawl you’ll want to drape across your shoulders or wear with a shawl pin for instant glamour.

About the Crochet Wrap Atomic Spring

The 50s inspired wrap is a large rectangle shawl reminiscent of a retro stole with a fun “atomic” stitch pattern in vibrant green to welcome Spring.

Drape across your shoulders, wrap around the neck like a scarf, or around you and secure with a shawl pin.

The free crochet wrap shawl pattern quick and easy for adventurous beginners as well as experienced crocheters.

The free crochet wrap pattern below is written in both UK and US terms, and you can also buy a  print-ready downloadable pdf on Ravlery which helps support the blog so I can continue providing my free crochet patterns.

The pretty crocheted wrap is made using aran or worsted weight yarn.

The Pattern

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Free Crochet Wrap Pattern: Construction

To make the free pattern “Atomic Spring Wrap” you begin with a long foundation chain which is the bottom edge, then work back and forth in rows, from the bottom to the top of the large rectangular wrap. To make the edging you work on the right side in one round. You could also add fringing or tassels instead of the crocheted edge.

free wrap shawl crochet pattern atomic spring

Materials

Yarn

Sample: Sirdar Sublime Extra Fine Merino Worsted, 8 balls in Botanica 492

About the yarn: Aran/worsted weight; 109 yards/100 m per 50g ball; 100% Merino wool

Hook

Hook: 5.5mm/ I(9) hook

Size

160x46cm/ 63 inches x 17 inches after blocking

Gauge

2 patt rep =  5.5 inches/ 14cm

7 rows = 4 inches /10cm measured over patt after blocking

Notes

When working the starting chain, place stitch markers every 20 or 30 chains to help you keep count.

It is worth blocking your finished project to relax the yarn and give an even, smooth finish to your wrap. Soak the wrap in lukewarm water, remove and gently roll in a towel to remove excess water, pin out on blocking mats and allow to air dry.

Pattern is written in both US terms and UK terms. Check you are following the pattern for the crochet terms you usually use.

Use stitch markers when making the foundation chain. Place a marker every 20 sts to help keep count.

US terms Instructions

US Abbreviations

Chain ch
Double crochet dc
Remain rem
Repeat rep
Right side RS
Slip stitch sl-st
Stitch st
Stitches sts

US Special Stitches

Picot: 3 ch, sl-st diagonally in two front loops of dc or three front loops of tr2tog

Double crochet 2 together (dc2tog): Worked over two ch3-sp, [yarn over, insert hook in next ch3-sp, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops] 2 times (3 loops on hook), yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook

Start Crocheting

Chain 265.
Row 1 (RS): Starting in 8th ch from hook (missed sts count as ch1-sp, dc, 2 missed sts), *2 dc into next ch, ch 1, 2 dc into next ch, 3 ch, skip 4 ch, dc in next ch, 3 ch, skip 4 ch; rep from * to last 5 ch, 2 dc into next ch, ch 1, 2 dc into next ch, ch 1, skip 2 ch, dc into last ch. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc, ch 1 now and throughout), skip next (ch 1, 2 dc), (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in ch1-sp, skip 2 dc, *ch 1, (1 dc, picot) in ch3-sp, 3 ch, skip 1 dc, (1 dc, picot) in ch3-sp, ch 1, skip 2 dc, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in ch1-sp, skip 2 dc; rep from * to last 2 sts, ch 1, skip ch 1, dc in 3rd ch of last st. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 4 skip ch 1, *skip 2 dc, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in ch1-sp, 3 ch, skip (ch1-sp, dc, picot), (1 dc, picot) in ch3-sp, 3 ch; rep from * 23 times, skip 2 dc, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in ch1-sp, ch 1, skip (2 dc, ch1-sp), 1 dc in 3rd chain of last st. Turn.

Row 4: Ch 4, skip (ch 1, 2 dc), (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in ch1-sp, skip 2 dc, *ch 1, (1 dc, picot) in ch3-sp, 3 ch, skip (1 dc, picot), (1 dc, picot) in ch3-sp, ch 1, skip 2 dc, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in ch1-sp, skip 2 dc; rep from * to last 2 sts, ch 1, skip ch 1, 1 dc in 3rd ch of last st. Turn.

Rows 5-31 Rep rows 3-4 thirteen times, rep row 3 once, don’t break yarn.

Edging

Continue to edging, working in the round, beg at the top long edge: Ch 4, skip ch1-sp, *skip 2 dc, [(1 dc, ch 1) two times in total, 1 dc, picot, (ch 1, 1 dc) two times in total] in ch1-sp, skip 2 dc, 3 ch, 1 dc2tog (work first leg in ch3-sp, skip (1 dc, picot), work second leg in next ch3-sp), picot, 3 ch; rep from * 23 times, skip 2 dc, [(1 dc, ch 1) two times in total, 1 dc, picot, (ch 1, 1 dc) two times in total] in ch1-sp, ch 1, skip (2 dc, ch1-sp), dc in 3rd chain of last st, picot.
Rotate to work on the short edge, sl-st in 2ch-sp, *(1 dc, picot) in 2-ch-sp, 2 ch, skip 2ch-sp; rep from * to last row end, ch 1, sl-st in 2ch-sp, (1 dc, picot).
Rotate to work on the bottom long edge, ch 1, *[(1 dc, ch 1) two times in total, 1 dc, picot, (ch 1, 1 dc) two times in total] in sp between (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc), 3 ch, skip 4 ch, (1 dc, picot), 3 ch, skip 4 ch, rep from * 23 times, [(1 dc, ch 1) two times in total, 1 dc, picot, (ch 1, 1 dc) two times in total] in last sp between (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc), ch 1, (1 dc, picot) in 2ch-sp.
Rotate to work along the second short edge, rep as for first short edge. Sl-st in 2ch-sp.

Break yarn and fasten off.

Weave in ends. Block your project.

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UK Terms Instructions

Abbreviations

Chain ch
Double crochet dc
Remain rem
Repeat rep
Right side RS
Slip stitch sl-st
Stitch st
Stitches sts
Treble crochet tr

Special Stitches

Picot: 3 ch, sl-st diagonally in two front loops of dc or three front loops of tr2tog

Treble 2 together (tr2tog): Worked over two ch3-sp, [yarn over, insert hook in next ch3-sp, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops] 2 times (3 loops on hook), yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook

Start Crocheting

Chain 265.
Row 1 (RS): Starting in 8th ch from hook (missed sts count as ch1-sp, tr, 2 missed sts), *2 tr into next ch, ch 1, 2 tr into next ch, 3 ch, skip 4 ch, dc in next ch, 3 ch, skip 4 ch; rep from * to last 5 ch, 2 tr into next ch, ch 1, 2 tr into next ch, ch 1, skip 2 ch, tr into last ch. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as 1 tr, ch 1 now and throughout), skip next (ch 1, 2 tr), (2 tr, ch 1, 2 tr) in ch1-sp, skip 2 tr, *ch 1, (1 dc, picot) in ch3-sp, 3 ch, skip 1 dc, (1 dc, picot) in ch3-sp, ch 1, skip 2 tr, (2 tr, ch 1, 2 tr) in ch1-sp, skip 2 tr; rep from * to last 2 sts, ch 1, skip ch 1, tr in 3rd ch of last st. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 4, skip ch 1, *skip 2 tr, (2 tr, ch 1, 2 tr) in ch1-sp, 3 ch, skip (ch1-sp, dc, picot), (1 dc, picot) in ch3-sp, 3 ch; rep from * 23 times, skip 2 tr, (2 tr, ch 1, 2 tr) in ch1-sp, ch 1, skip (2 tr, ch1-sp), 1 tr in 3rd chain of last st. Turn.

Row 4: Ch 4, skip (ch 1, 2 tr), (2 tr, ch 1, 2 tr) in ch1-sp, skip 2 tr, *ch 1, (1 dc, picot) in ch3-sp, 3 ch, skip (1 dc, picot), (1 dc, picot) in ch3-sp, ch 1, skip 2 tr, (2 tr, ch 1, 2 tr) in ch1-sp, skip 2 tr; rep from * to last 2 sts, ch 1, skip ch 1, 1 tr in 3rd ch of last st. Turn.

Rows 5-31: Rep rows 3-4 thirteen times, rep row 3 once, don’t break yarn.

Edging

Continue to edging, working in the round, beg at the top long edge: Ch 4, skip ch1-sp, *skip 2 tr, [(1 tr, ch 1) two times in total, 1 tr, picot, (ch 1, 1 tr) two times in total] in ch1-sp, skip 2 tr, 3 ch, 1 tr2tog (work first leg in ch3-sp, skip (1 dc, picot), work second leg in next ch3-sp), picot, 3 ch; rep from * 23 times, skip 2 tr, [(1 tr, ch 1) two times in total, 1 tr, picot, (ch 1, 1 tr) two times in total] in ch1-sp, ch 1, skip (2 tr, ch1-sp), tr in 3rd chain of last st, picot.
Rotate to work on the short edge, sl-st in 2ch-sp, *(1 dc, picot) in 2-ch-sp, 2 ch, skip 2ch-sp; rep from * to last row end, ch 1, sl-st in 2ch-sp, (1 dc, picot).
Rotate to work on the bottom long edge, ch 1, *[(1 tr, ch 1) two times in total, 1 tr, picot, (ch 1, 1 tr) two times in total] in sp between (2 tr, ch 1, 2 tr), 3 ch, skip 4 ch, (1 dc, picot), 3 ch, skip 4 ch, rep from * 23 times, [(1 tr, ch 1) two times in total, 1 tr, picot, (ch 1, 1 tr) two times in total] in last sp between (2 tr, ch 1, 2 tr), ch 1, (1 dc, picot) in 2ch-sp.
Rotate to work along the second short edge, rep as for first short edge. Sl-st in 2ch-sp.

Break yarn and fasten off.
Weave in ends. Block your project.

shawl pin on crochet wrap

The Inspiration

I love the spirit of adventure Spring brings and the optimism of the 50s which inspired this beautiful wrap full of possibilities. The pattern was originally published in Crochet Now Issue 14.

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Solange

    Thank you….shwal beautifull

    1. Sharon

      Thanks so much!

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