Crochet an Edwardian Era Wrap (Vintage Crochet Series)
Hello everyone, and welcome to a new instalment of the Vintage Crochet Series. This week I am bringing to you a tutorial on how to crochet an Edwardian Era Wrap.
As always, I have filmed and put together a video tutorial. It’s a great way to understand a new pattern if you need this. You can find my Youtube tutorial here: Crochet an Edwardian Era Wrap Video Tutorial
Crochet an Ewardian Era Wrap: the return of the Vintage Crochet Series
As you know, I love recreating historical crochet pieces. This wrap is inspired by photographs and engravings from the Edwardian Era. The Edwardian Era is a historical era in England from 1901 to 1911 (or sometimes it is extended to 1918, the end of World War 1). I love this era for it’s subtle and modern elegance. It is also a very feminine era I think.
If you are a fan of Downtown Abbey then you will be familiar with Edwardian Era clothes and accessories. Jewel tones clothes and accessories characterise this era. Slim lines and femininity also are a huge part of the Edwardian style.
Crochet The “Madeleine” Wrap: behind the name
I decided to call this crochet Edwardian Wrap the “Madeleine” Wrap. The inspiration for this name comes from my great-grandmother Marie-Madeleine, who I spent a lot of time with while growing up in France. Indeed, my great-grandmother lived during this amazing era, and I used to spend a great deal of time with her as a child. I loved her so much, and she lived until the age of 99.
She was the epitome of French style and chic, and I can just imagine her wearing a beautiful and stylish crochet wrap. She was actually an avid knitter and crocheter herself.
I absolutely adore the name Madeleine, which she was the name she was christened with. Officially it was Marie-Madeleine, however everyone called her Madeleine. In honour of my great grand mother, I thought I would call this wrap The Madeleine Wrap.
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Crochet an Edwardian Era Wrap: the pattern
You can purchase the ad free PDF pattern from my Etsy boutique here: Crochet An Edwardian Era Shawl PDF pattern
Level: Easy +
Notes: I will be writing in US terms
Gauge: 12 cm: 2 fans repeat
12 cm: 6 rows
Sizes of finished wrap: 12,5” (32 cm) x 70” (177 cm)
Note you can adjust your wrap when you apply this multiple: multiple of 12 sts+11(+1 for base chain)
3 skeins of Sirdar N°1 DK in shade 234 Dusky Rose, or any other yarn of your preference in DK/Light 3 weight
A 4 mm crochet hook
A tapestry needle
A pair of scissors
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
TC: Treble Crochet
Sl st: Slip stitch
EOR: End of row
Row 1: SC into 2nd ch from hook, *5 ch, sk 3 ch, 1 SC into next ch*, repeat * until last 2 ch; 2 ch, sk 1 ch, DC into last ch
Row 2: Turn your work; 1 ch, SC into same 1st st, miss 2 ch sp, *7 DC into next 5 ch arch, 1 SC into next arch **, 5 ch, 1 SC into next arch*, repeat from* ending last repeat at **, sk ch 2 sp, 2 ch, 1 TC into last stitch.
Row 3: Turn your work; 1 ch, 1 SC into same 1st st, *5 ch, 1 DC into 2nd DC from previous 7 DC fan, 5 ch, 1 SC into 6th DC from previous 7 DC fan **, 5 ch, 1 SC into next 5 ch sp*; repeat from * and ending last repeat at **, 2 ch, 1 TC into last stitch.
Rows 4-140 rows: repeat rows 2 and 3
Carry on until you reach 140 rows.
Fasten off, tidy up all loose ends.