Tickle Turdle
Wool Wrap Pattern
Please note!  This free pattern is for your personal use
only.  If you would like to make wraps to sell, please see
my
licenses page for information about cottage licensing.
Tickle Turdle wool wraps allow you to select the closure
method you prefer.  A snappi works great!  So do diaper
pins!  A new method I have tried for another mama is to
sew a button on the inside of each "flap", and then
button through the spaces in the crochet.  She was very
happy with this closure method.  If anyone tries snaps or
velcro,
let me know how it goes!
Row A: With hook I Begin at the end of the long thin rectangular portion of the wrap's edge.  
Single crochet the entire length of the wrap (turn)
Row B: With hook G (or the smaller of the two hooks you chose) single crochet to the point
the gathers begin, then double crochet the length of the wrap (turn)
Row C: Single crochet about a third of the length of the rectangular portion. Front and back
post double crochet the second third of the length of the rectangular portion.  Next front
post double crochet, grabbing two double crochets at a time until you come to the single
crochets. Single crochet to the end (turn)
Row D: Single crochet until you come to the front post double crochets. Back post double
crochet (2 double crochets at a time) until you come to the front and back post double
crochets.  Front and back post double crochet (matching front with back from last row, etc.)
- stop a few double crochets short of the last row, single crochet to the end. (turn)
Row E: Single crochet until you come to the front and back post double crochets of the last
row - front post double crochet these stiches (grabbing two double crochets at a time),
single crochet to the end. bind off

Repeat the pattern on the other side of the wrap.
NOTE!  You are crocheting a mirror image
- front post double chain from the first side will be back post double chain on the reverse
side.  It will help you to refer to your stitches from the first side as you crochet the second
side.
Questions?  Comments?
email:
tickleturdle@yahoo.com

© Copyright 2003 Angelia Mercer

The Tickle Turdle name and the crocheted wool wrap design
are the creations and sole property of Angelia Mercer.  
All rights reserved.


You will need:
Wool yarn - Some type of wool yarn with some lanolin still in it is best (Lion Brand's
Fisherman's Wool is available online and in some craft and fabric stores at an affordable
price).  If your wool is natural colored, and you would like to dye it, there are sources of
natural dye, but many crafters enjoy the ease and affordability of dyeing their wool with food
grade dyes (search for “Kool Aid dyeing” on the web).

Crochet Hooks to match your yarn type - If I use a worsted weight yarn like Fisherman's,  I
like to use
G and I.  With a sport weight yarn, you will want to select smaller hooks.

Let's Get Started!
Chain with I (or the larger of the two hooks you've chosen) 10 inches (Large = 13 inches)
Row A: chain 2 (counts as first double crochet), double crochet in 3rd chain from the hook and
each chain to the end (turn)
Row B: chain 2 (counts as first double crochet), *1 back post double crochet in 2nd double
crochet, 1 front post double crochet in next double crochet; repeat * to the end (turn)
Repeat Row B 1 time matching back post dc with front post dc of last row and front post dc
with back post dc of last row
Row C: chain 1, single crochet each in each chain to the end (turn)
Repeat Row C 8 times (12 times for Large)
Row D: Insert hook into 1st crochet from the hook, yarn over and pull through onto hook, insert
hook into 2nd crochet, yarn over and pull though onto hook, insert hook into 3rd crochet, yarn
over and pull through all loops on hook (This stitch will be called a "Gather") single crochet to
the end Gathering the last 3 stitches. (turn)
Repeat Row D 4 times (6 times for Large)
Row E: chain 1, single crochet in each chain to the end (turn)
Repeat Row E until the entire wrap is 14 inches long (Large = 17 inches)
Repeat Row A once and Row B twice.

Shaped Edging
Tickle Turdle Wool Wrap edging is easy to do, but a little tricky to explain.  Below is a diagram
for you to refer to as you read the directions.  The diagram shows the 5 rows you will crochet
on each edge of the wrap.  You will begin with the bottom row, follow the arrows, and end with
the top row.
Sizing:
These directions are written in a slightly unconventional style.  I have not set a gauge, and I do
not ask you to count stitches.  This allows you to adapt the pattern easily to the weight of yarn
and hook size you prefer.  It also allows you to custom fit the diaper cover very easily.

For your reference, my gauge with an “I” hook and worsted weight yarn is 5 single crochet
stitches and 4 rows = 1 inch.   If your gauge is different from this, you may need to adjust the
number of rows for each step to suit your taste.

Waist Sizing: Any size wrap will allow for adjusting the waist size approximately five inches
larger than the smallest size, perhaps more with stretch.  The two sizes I use are
Small: 12-
17 inches
and Large: 15-20 inches.  If you are custom fitting, simply crochet the beginning
chain two inches less than the smallest measurement you want  to accommodate.

Rise Sizing:  The two sizes of rises I make are Small: 15 inches and Large: 18 inches.  A
rise that is too long for a child can be adjusted by folding the flap down in the front.  If you
would like to custom size your rise, simply increase or decrease the number of repeating rows
(Row E) that form the flap.  The ribbing at the end of the flap is approximately 1 inch, so take
that into account.