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Looking for a simple beginner one skein wrap pattern? Ana Mae Sideways is an easy lace rectangle shawl crochet pattern featuring the puff stitch. With a simple repeat and a pop of detail, read on to find out more about the pattern and how to access the free crochet pattern.
Ana Mae beginner one skein wrap inspiration
Ana Mae Sideways is the one skein rectangle wrap version of Ana Mae from my book It’s a Wrap. I love rectangle crochet shawls for their versatility and the idea for this one skein shawl crochet pattern came about as I was working on the puff stitch triangle shawl of the same name.
Named after Angela Bassett as Ana Mae Bullock aka Tina Turner, because I fell in love with her and finally liked my own name when I saw her in Waiting to Exhale. However, I can’t spend my life explaining that it’s not really named after me, so I chose an old favourite and immediately it stuck.
Included in the book It’s a Wrap as a bonus pattern, you can find out all the details about the book and the kickstarter that got it all started – see what I did there, here.
One Skein Shawl Crochet Pattern Yarn & Materials
To make my Ana Mae Sideways beginner crochet wraps, I used 2 1 x 1000m 4ply cakes from Crochet UK. The first – the purple and grey blend is Aylesbury, the second in a beachy theme is Ipswich. With cotton cakes available in multiple weights, ply’s and colours, you can find out more about the choices available at Crochet UK via the post here.
For big brand or yarn store alternatives, check out Twister Solid from Hobbii for a single colour alternative, or Sultan Deluxe, also from Hobbii. Sultan Deluxe is a 100% Cotton 4ply cake, however it is not stranded and may be a preferable or more easy to use alternative.
Easy Rectangle Shawl Pattern info and tips
Ana Mae Sideways is a beginner one skein wrap pattern featuring the puff stitch. With a simple repeat, based on the puff stitch triangle shawl crochet pattern of the same name, this design is easy to remember, adjust and work up, making it a great option for beginner one skein crochet wrap projects.
Worked on short row, this design can also be adjusted to work with thicker weight yarns, or alternative fibres to create a warmer option or scarf. To find out more about the original design Ana Mae, and the triangle shawl crochet pattern, check out the blog post here.
Skill: beginner, easy
Terms: US Crochet terms
Type: written pattern free on the blog, chart included in the pdf pattern and book
Yarn: 1 x 1000m yarn cake from Crochet UK, or 1000m+ of any 2 or fingering weight yarn
Hook: 4mm. or whatever is required to achieve gauge
Other materials: stitch markers, darning needle, scissors
- Double Crochet
- Puff Stitch
Ana Mae Sideways Crochet Pattern Tests
Huge thanks to Lyn and Carmel who helped me with the testing for this duo of beginner one skein shawl crochet patterns. Carmels version of Ana Mae Sideways is below, and you can check out Lyn’s version of Ana Mae on the blog post here.
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FREE Ana Mae Sideways Crochet Pattern
Skill Level: Beginner
Terms: US Terms
Materials used –
Yarn: 1 x 1000m 4ply cake from Crochet UK in Aylesbury
Other items: scissors, darning needle, stitch marker
Gauge: 5 fans (2dc, ch1, 2dc) x 11 rows = 4ins
Size: 14 x 61 ins (unblocked)
- Please read through the entire pattern BEFORE you start your project.
- Ch3 at the start of rows counts as a dc
Stitches & Abbreviations:
- Chain – ch
- Single Crochet – sc
- Double Crochet – dc
- Puff Stitch – puff* see special stitches
- Turning Chain – tch
- Skip – sk
Puff Stitch (puff) – (yarn over and insert your hook into the specified st or sp, yarn over and pull up a loop) 5 times, yarn over and pull through all 11 loops on the hook. Ch1 to secure the puff. This does not count as a st.
(2dc, ch1, 2dc) in the 7th ch from the hook, *sk3, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in the next ch* twice, sk3, (puff, ch1, puff) in the next ch, [*sk3, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in the next ch* 5 times, sk3, (puff, ch1, puff) in the next ch] twice, *sk3, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in the next ch* 3 times, sk3, dc in the last ch. Turn
Ch3, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in the next ch1 sp 3 times, (puff, ch1, puff) in the next ch1 sp, *(2dc, ch1, 2dc) in the next ch1 sp 5 times, (puff, ch1, puff) in the next ch1 sp* twice, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in the next ch1 sp 3 times, dc in the tch. Turn
Rows 3 – penultimate:
Repeat row 2
800m – approx row 94
1000m – approx row 125
1250m – approx row 156
Ch1, sc in the same st, *ch3, sc in the next ch1 sp*, repeat across to the last sp, ch3, sc in the top of the tch. Tie off and secure your ends.
Get It’s a Wrap
Ana Mae Sideways is available in It’s a Wrap – 20 Modern Crochet Shawls as a bonus pattern, alongside the triangle shawl crochet pattern of the same name. Featuring 20 exclusive beginner crochet shawl and wrap patterns you can find out more about the book, including the designs included, via the blog post here.
To buy your copy of It’s a Wrap, hit the button below.
I hope you enjoyed the post and look forward to seeing your Ana Mae Sideways’s!
Don’t forget to pop into the Facebook Group and let me know what colour you plan to make your lacy triangle shawl in and share your progress, I would love to see your work.
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Bye for now,