El Guaba by Marie Segares

El Guaba

Crochet
June 2014
Stitchjones Big Sky Bulky
Aran (8 wpi) ?
see notes below
5.5 mm (I)
200 - 360 yards (183 - 329 m)
XS (28-30”/71-76 cm), [S/M (32-38”/81-96.5 cm), L/XL (40-46”/101.5-117 cm), 2X (48-50”/122-127), 3X (52-54”/132-137), 4X (56-58”/142-147 cm), and 5X (60-62”/152-158)].
US
Flag of English English
This pattern is available for $2.50 USD
buy it now or visit pattern website

A free version is also available.

This simple wrap adds glamour to any outfit.

This pattern was originally designed as a one-skein project for the Stitchjones Yarnageddon 2014 Yarn Club. For the June theme, “Real Life Wild Women,” my inspiration was Celia Cruz, the Queen of Latin Music.

In addition to her powerful voice and exuberant stage presence, Celia Cruz was also a fashion icon, known for her stunning neckwear and bold outfits in strong colors.

The octagonal motifs in the semi-solid Power Reds colorway are an homage to the titular whip spider in “El Guaba,” from her 1986 album, La Candela. (You can see a live performance here on YouTube.)

This pattern is available for FREE on my blog here.

The free version is supported by advertising on my website. The downloadable PDF for sale on Ravelry includes the full pattern in one printable file without advertisements.

Skills Used
Basic crochet stitches: chain, single crochet, half double crochet, triple/treble crochet, slip stitch
Crocheting in the round
Working in the back loop
Join-as-you-go motifs (includes written explanation)

Skill Level
Easy

Finished Size
Fits bust size (after blocking): XS (28-30”/71-76 cm), S/M (32-38”/81-96.5 cm), L/XL (40-46”/101.5-117 cm), 2X (48-50”/122-127), 3X (52-54”/132-137), 4X (56-58”/142-147 cm), and 5X (60-62”/152-158). Pictured sample is 2X.

Materials
Stitchjones Big Sky Bulky (100% Montana Targhee wool, 4.75 oz/138 g/220 yds/201 m) – 1 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2 skein(s) Power Reds.

I-9/5.5 mm crochet hooks, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.

Yarn needle.

Gauge
1 motif = 5” (13 cm) before blocking. For best fit, check your gauge.