"Wisteria" Wrap for a Swap

A few months ago, a Reddit user and I decided to do a swap.  She is primarily a knitter, so I requested a knitted pullover for my toddler. And since I'm only a crocheter, she requested a crocheted item: the "Wisteria" wrap

I've had this pattern bookmarked for ages, and so I was really glad to be able to make it. And it turned out more beautifully than I anticipated. The pattern consists of a repeat that is done at least six times, but I crocheted eight of them. Then the border is added to both ends. 

I used a 3.25mm hook with Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk and Coats & Clark Metallic Gold thread. I absolutely love how the gold is mixed in--it gives it such a beautiful shine. This wrap worked up to about 5 feet long and 16.5 inches wide.  

The pattern repeat is pretty simple, but I couldn't memorize it. I did a good enough job remembering most of it, but I had to constantly double check because I didn't want to miss-stitch. 

I had a difficult time taking pictures; it always seems to be a challenge with shawls or wraps because they are so large.  But I hope you can tell how amazing it is! I will even include a picture below of this wrap while I was blocking it. 

Thankfully I have a set of blocking boards and I recently purchased a deluxe blocking kit.  I really can't imagine blocking this properly without the wires; they are so invaluable.