Crochet Bridgerton Inspired Regency Era Wrap
Hello my dear crochet friends! This week I am bringing to you a new project that was so much fun to crochet. It is for a tutorial on how to crochet a Bridgerton Inspired Regency Era Wrap.
Like many people across the world, I love watching Bridgerton. The new Netflix period drama is full of beautiful costumes, wonderful actresses and actors, and amazing storylines. As many of you know, I also love history and romance novels. My vintage crochet series is very much inspired by these different times in history that were so feminine and dainty. When I saw Bridgerton, I thought this was the perfect opportunity to be recreate one of the beautiful accessory present in the show.
The video tutorial for this project can be found here: Bridgerton Crochet Wrap Video Tutorial
Crochet Bridgerton Inspired Regency Era Wrap: a new instalment in the Vintage Crochet Series
If you enjoy the Regency Era, Jane Austen novels, and Bridgerton, you can check out my full library of Vintage Crochet projects right here: The Vintage Crochet Series
I have quite a few Regency Era wraps and accessories in this series. Let me know if you make any more! These crochet projects are all reminiscent of times gone by, where balls, beautiful gowns and rakes were in fashion. I love this era, which is so full of romance and splendour!
Crochet Bridgerton Inspired Regency Era Wrap: the inspiration
This wrap is directly inspired by the character Daphne Bridgerton. Indeed, she can be seen wearing a beautiful Regency baby blue gown, with a long and dainty wrap. This is the wrap that inspired this project. It is a long and thin silk wrap, with lots of faux pearl embellishments embroidered upon it. When I spotted this item, I knew I had to recreate a crochet version!
This is such a beautiful Regency Era wrap. When I saw all the delicate and feminine pearls embroidered across the shawl, I was truly inspired to recreate my own crochet version. The silk version was so delicate and out of this world beautiful, very typical of the Regency Era.
My crochet version is also very typical of the Regency Era. It is a long and slim accessory, made in fine DK/light 3 weight yarn, as this made this shawl all the more delicate and dainty. I used the colour blue, as this is a also a very girly colour. After that, I stitched diamanté and pearl ornaments across this wrap, trying to space them out evenly (full details of how I did this in the pattern down below). This was such a fun project, as I had never yet stitched such beautiful ornaments onto any of my projects.
Crochet Bridgerton Inspired Regency Era Wrap: stitching the beautiful rhinestone embellishments
Adding these beautiful rhinestone embellishments was such a delight! These dainty faux pearl embellishments look very similar to the ones adorning Daphne Bridgerton’s wrap in the series. These beautiful ornaments add a lot of elegance to an otherwise simple wrap.
They also are very typical of the Regency Era. Lovely and feminine, they make this wrap very beautiful and sparkly.
Crochet Bridgerton Inspired Regency Era Wrap: the book
I also wanted to say that I love Romance novels, and was so delighted that one was finally made into a series. The original novels from the Bridgerton series was written by best selling author Julia Quinn. I am so happy for this great author that one of her successful novels has been adapted into a Netflix series. Not only that, but it’s a huge success.
This makes me so happy, as I always love to see people enjoying romance and good stories. I have yet to read this series, but am very much looking forward to doing that! I just need to find time to read in my busy schedule of being a full time blogger and full time mummy!
Crochet Bridgerton Inspired Regency Era Wrap: Regency Era crochet
I hope you enjoy this new instalment of my vintage crochet series. I will be back soon with yet another vintage crochet project inspired by anothere popular series, Outlander. To be honest, I cannot wait to release it next month, and hope you enjoy it as much as me.
Let me know if you spot a crochet project you would like me to recreate. I love nothing more than recreating crochet projects from past times. My inspiration comes from reading books, looking at old photographs and engravings (I am after all a History of Art major), and from watching films and series.
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Crochet Bridgerton Inspired Regency Era Wrap: the pattern
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Level: Easy +
Gauge: 4” (10 cm) = 14 stitches
4” (10 cm) = 5 rows
Gauge is not crucial for completion of this project
Size of finished shawl: 16”x72” (41×182 cm)
4 skeins of Stylecraft Special DK in shade Sherbet, or any other DK/light 3 yarn that you prefer
4,5 mm crochet hook
Pair of scissors
Embellishments of your choice (I used 21 faux pearl embellishments in total)
Darning needle and thread in light blue
I will be writing in US terms (British terms in brackets)
SC: Single Crochet (UK Double Crochet)
TC: Treble Crochet (UK Double Treble Crochet)
Sl st: Slip stitch
EOR: End of row
Complete rows as follows:
1: Place a TC into 5th ch from hook and into each ch until eor (first 4 ch counts as a TC) = 52 TC
2: ch 4 (=counts as TC throughout), place a TC into next st, and every st until eor
3-77: repeat row 2
Chain arch edging
Ch 1 (does not count as st), turn your work. Place a SC into each stitch across until you reach the corner. In corner, place 2 SC together in same st; turn work so as to work along the side edge, and place SC all along this edge, as equally spaced as possible (this is the “wrong” side of the stitches, and no specific amount of SC is required). Once you reach the corner, place 2 SC together in same stitch. Repeat this process until you have gone round the whole project. Once you reach the end of the last row, sl st to first ch 1 to close the round.
[Ch 3, sk a stitch, SC into next st] all the way around until the end of the round. Sl st to first st to close this round.
Fasten off, tidy up all loose ends.
Placing embellishments onto project
Place your project flat, with the right side facing.
Now place your faux pearl embellishments onto your project as follows:
To begin, count 2 rows down, and place 2 smaller embellishments on either side of your project (count 6/7 stitches from each edge).
With darning needle and thread, stitch the embellishments onto project.
Now count 5/6 rows down, and place your bigger embellishment at the center of the 5th or 6th row (depending on your preference). Stitch this embellishment onto your project with darning needle and thread.
Carry on with this process, always counting 5 to 6 rows between each embellishment row. Alternate 2 smaller embellishments on one row with a single bigger embellishment in the center (as seen on photograph).
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