Glad Tidings Wrap by Jane Crowfoot

Glad Tidings Wrap

November 2022
21 stitches and 11 rows = 4 inches
3.5 mm (E)
1421 yards (1299 m)
Approximately 198cm (78in) x 40cm (16in)
both US and UK
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The wrap was designed as the Advent project for Jimmy Beans in December 2021. The original design used 16 mini skeins of yarn, with a new one added to the design each day in the lead up to Christmas. The design is a great stash-buster if you have lots of little bits of left-over 4ply/fingering weight yarn or you could use a curated collection of mini skeins. I think it would also look great worked in a few shades, or even just one!

The wrap is made by working a central crochet band which is added to daily. In the Jimmy Beans version, the colours used on each side of the central band pretty much matched each other in terms of colour. We have made a version using Scheepjes Whirl, which does the same. You could create quite a different effect by using random shades or treating the project like a temperature blanket where you assign certain colours to different temperatures and select your yarn according to the warmth of that day. However you choose to approach the wrap, I hope you enjoy making it.


Blocked Measurement:
Approximately 198cm (78in) x 40cm (16in)


The wrap is made using 4ply yarn – also known as fingering or sock weight. The wrap uses a total of approximately 1300m (1421yds) of yarn when made to the correct tension. You can choose to make it in one shade or a selection. 16 mini skeins were used for the original version.


3.5mm crochet hook
Knitters sewing needle
Stitch holders
25mm (1in) pom-pom maker or a 4-prong fork


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