Tropical Breeze Wrap – A Free Crochet Pattern
Red Heart generously provided me free samples of this great yarn to try and as a result you have a 2 new Free Crochet Patterns! Thank you Red Heart! Please see my Crochet Yarn Review HERE.
I loved designing this shawl and watching the yarn do all the work by making these fun color changes! I only had a couple yarn ends to weave in which made it even better! I used a total of 600 yds (546 m) of Red Heart Super Saver Stripes Yarn to make this wrap. I had just enough leftover yarn to design and crochet the Double Crossed Hat pattern in a child size. You can get the free hat pattern here: Double Crossed Hat
The Tropical Breeze Wrap is lightweight and perfect for cool evenings in the summertime! You can substitute any Red Heart Super Saver Yarn (Regular, Stripes or Ombre) to crochet this project. The Tropical Breeze Wrap would also make a great stashbuster project. The wrap is crocheted in rows, all in one piece, from the top down. The finished dimensions are 57 inches wide by 20.5 inches tall. The Stitch Multiple for the basic wrap itself is chain a multiple of 4 + 1 and when you begin working back along the starting chain you need to add one more ch 1 (which counts as your first sc of the row). The Stitch Multiple for the edging is a multiple of 6 + 1 for this specific wrap. I did block this wrap using my blocking mats from Knit Picks and my blocking pins. I pinned the project to shape and spritzed it with tap water (lightly – just a tiny bit!) and then I let it air dry for a few hours.
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- Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver Stripes (Color: Retro Stripe) [100% Acrylic, 5 oz/141 g; 236 yds/215 m]  Medium Weight Yarn
- Hook: 5.5 mm Clover Amour
- Scissors, Stitch Markers, Blocking Board, Blocking Pins, and Knitcellaneous Leaf Shawl Stick (optional)
EASY (Wrap) – INTERMEDIATE (Edging)
Width: 57 inches
Height: 20.5 inches
approximately 10 rows in 4 inches (worked in pattern)
approximately 14 sts in 4 inches (worked in pattern)
edging adds approximately 2.5 inches in height
US Terminology used
ch – chain
ch4sp – chain 4 space
ch7sp – chain 7 space
dc – double crochet
R – round
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
RS – right side (good side of your work)
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
st/sts – stitch/stitches
WS – wrong side
* – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain of multiple instructions.
() – Repeat the instructions between the parentheses the number of times indicated.
 – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches
- since many of the chain stitches COUNT as stitches I will be including the instructions at the beginning of the row for which they COUNT as stitches; rather than at the end of the previous row after the instruction to turn.
- Ch 1 at the beg of a row counts as 1 sc (this means you will be working a stitch into the ch1sp on the next row – this technique will give you a streamlined edge)
- Ch 4 at the beg of a row counts as 1 dc and one ch 1
- Ch 3 (Edging Section) at the beg of a row counts as 1 sc and ch 2
- RS – your yarn end from your initial chain row will be on your left hand side if you are right-handed
Tropical Breeze Wrap – Pattern Instructions
R1: (RS) Ch 194, sk the first 2 ch (the sk chs count as 1 sk ch and 1 sc) and work 1 sc in each rem st across. Turn. 
R2: Ch 4 (Counts as 1 dc and ch 1), sk 2 sc and work 1 dc in the next sc. *Ch 1, sk 1 sc and work 1 dc in the next sc**. Rep from * to ** across. Turn. [97 dc, 96 ch1sp]
R3: Ch 1 (Counts as 1 sc), sk the first dc. *1 sc in the next ch1sp, 1 sc in the next dc**. Rep from * to ** across. Turn. 
R4 to R41: Rep R2 and R3
You can click on the above image to enlarge it – I left it pretty big so you can see it close up.
R1: (WS) Ch 3 (Counts as 1 sc and ch 2), sk 3 sc and work 1 sc in the next sc. *Ch 2, sk 2 sc and work 1 sc in the next sc**. Rep from * to ** across. There should be one stitch left over. Sl st into this st. Turn. [64 sc, 64 ch2sp, 1 sl st]
R2: Ch 1 (Counts as 1 sc), sk the sl st, sk 1 sc and work 1 sc in the next ch2sp. *Ch 7, sk 1 sc, sk the next ch2sp, sk 1 sc and work 1 sc in the next ch2sp**. Rep from * to ** across to the last ch2sp. You should have 1 sc, ch2sp, 1 sc remaining. Ch 7, sk 1 sc, sk the next ch2sp and work 1 sc in the last sc. (Note: the first ch we made in R1 of the edging counted as 1 sc). Turn. [33 sc, 32 ch7sp]
R3: Ch 1 (this is just a ch 1 and we are not counting this), sl st in the first sc, ch 4 and work 1 dc in the ch7sp, ch 4 and work 1 sl st in the next sc. *Ch 4, 1 dc in the ch7sp, ch 4 and work 1 sl st in the next sc**. Rep from * to ** across. (Note: the first ch we made in R2 of the edging counted as 1 sc). Turn. [33 sl st, 64 ch4sp, 32 dc]
R4: Ch 4 (this is just a ch 4), sk the ch 4, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the next dc, sk the ch 4, ch 4 and work 1 sl st in the next sl st. *Ch 4, sk the ch 4, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the next dc, sk the ch 4, ch 4 and work 1 sl st in the next sl st**. Rep from * to ** across. Finish off and weave in your ends. [33 sl st, 64 ch4sp, 32 ch2sp, 128 dc]
Hi Rebecca, Thank you 🙂 It used 600 yds (546 m) of Red Heart Super Saver Stripes Yarn – so about 2.5 balls of the yarn. Have fun making yours! Rhondda
How many skeins of Retro Stripe, or any Red Heart Super Saver Stripe Yarn does this take? Thanks so much. It’s beautiful!!! <3 <3
No problem 🙂 It took me a minute to find them too!
Ah ha! The fog clears — thanks!
Hi Katherine, I promise it is there 🙂 They’ve combined the Stripes into the regular Red Heart Super Saver Colors now. You will find it listed as: Retro Stripe – E300_4971 – $4.49 and it is located on this page (they should be in alphabetical order in the drop down scroll box): https://www.amazon.ca/Coats-Heart-E300-0319-Economy-Cherry/dp/B0017342OY?gclid=CjwKCAiAvaGRBhBlEiwAiY-yMNyrOXsH7HrO6lusDjaD3jKCgWeowDLzhrUiQgqnc7alSawQ0BG1OhoCyKEQAvD_BwE&hvadid=389152405336&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9104080&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=e&hvrand=11956193280830306320&hvtargid=kwd-314755005740&hydadcr=26081_9772488&keywords=red%2Bheart%2Bsuper%2Bsaver%2Bred&qid=1646891107&sr=8-3&th=1&linkCode=ll1&tag=oombadesig-20&linkId=c53aa81db000468f20b45e29e5795631&language=en_CA&ref_=as_li_ss_tl I’m happy you like the design 🙂 The yarn made it super fun to crochet. Have a lovely week, Rhondda
Love the pattern but I’m rather confused about the yarn — I tried to find a yarn called “Super Savers stripes (Retro Stripe) but have come up empty. Evene the Red Heart website doesn’t have any such designation. Am I looking for the wrong yarn or has Red Heart not come out with a new yarn yet?
thanks for the update ! Im struggling with the border – any advice or video I can watch for this particular edge
i’M WORKING ON THIS ALSO, i THOUGHT IT WAS SHORT AS WELL , UNTIL i READ COMMENTS – SERVES ME RIGHT . THANKS FOR THE UPDATE ! I’m struggling with border, cant seem to catch on to it – any suggestions or video I can watch to see this border? – THANKS SO MUCH !
Hi Mearla! I am so sorry! It should say 41. Thank you for catching this. I really appreciate you letting me know! All the best, Rhondda
I am in the process of crocheting this beautiful shawl using the Red Heart with Love Stripes in Candy Stripe. I am on Row 18 and it is not nearly as wide as yours, although I am using a J-6mm hook. When counting Rows 4-21, should I be counting & crocheting one each of Rows 2 & 3 for EACH of those rows? Hope my questions makes sense. Thank you!