One thing I love to do is crochet. Therefore, when I am watching videos or listening to podcasts of my favorite pastors and prophecy teachers, I crochet. It only took a short time to crochet my Mobius Twist Wrap. I searched Pinterest and YouTube for different pattern ideas to make a wrap. I found a simple Mobius twist wrap using only the double crochet stitch at Naztazia.com.
After reviewing Naztazia.com to learn how to get the Mobius twist to work correctly I decided to create my own design. After I finished the wrap and posted it on my Facebook page I was asked for the pattern. Yikes!
Unfortunately, there isn’t a pattern per SE because I just invented it as I crocheted the piece. I never thought that someone else may like the pattern enough to try it.
I really dislike all the abbreviations in most patterns. They always looked so chaotic to me and for years I would never try them. Until one day I remembered the verse in the bible that reminded me that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
I have done my best to create a pattern for my Mobius twist wrap that others can use. Hopefully, with the videos, my instructions will not be difficult to follow. Since this is my first time creating instructions I hope you will be merciful in critiquing my instructions. But please let me know how I can improve them.
- 3 Skeins of medium weight yarn
- ‘J’ crochet hook
- stitch markers
- large-eyed needle to weave in yarn ends
- CH = Chain Stitch
- SLST = Slip stitch
- SC = Single crochet
- 1/2 DC = 1/2 Double crochet
- DC = Double crochet
- Shell Stitch – see YouTube tutorial below
- Bean Stitch – see YouTube tutorial below
- Popcorn Stitch – see YouTube tutorial below
- To determine how long your starting chain should be, measure the diameter of your upper chest with your arms by your side and leave a little wiggle room. Chain until you reach the measurement taken.
- Due to the requirements of the shell stitch, your starting chain must be divisible by 4 + 1 for joining.
- I wear a 2X so my chain contained 145 stitches.
- It helps to place a stitch marker at the top of each new row.
- Once you begin row 2, you will be working in a figure 8 shape, keep stitching until you reach your stitch marker placed in the first stitch of the round.
How to keep your starting chain from twisting
Here is how you can keep your starting chain from becoming twisted.
- After you have made a short chain of 5 or 6 stitches, remove your hook from the chain.
- Slip the first chain onto your hook for ‘safekeeping’.
- Then continue to chain where you left off until you reach the needed length for your size.
- Take the first and last chain stitch (which are both on your hook) and join with a slip stitch. How cool is that? Very cool!
CH 144, SLST to first CH to form a circle.
Rnd 1-4 using Double Crochet Stitches
- Rnd 1: CH 3 (counts as a DC), DC in every CH ST around the circle. Do not join.
- Create twist, (see below) and continue to DC until you reach the beginning of the figure eight circle.
- Join together using a SLST (144 DC counting the 1st CH 3 stitch)
- To create the Mobius twist, take left side and flip upside down.
- Continue to DC around until you reach the stitch marker.
- RND 2: CH 3 (counts as a DC), Crochet 1DC in each stitch around the circle. Join together using a SLST (144 DC counting the 1st CH 3 stitch)
- RND 3 AND 4: REPEAT RND 2
Rnd 5 & 6 using Shell Stitches
RND 5: CH 1 (counts as a SC). (* SKIP NEXT ST, working 5DC in NEXT ST creates the shell. SKIP NEXT ST, SC IN NEXT ST.) REPEAT FROM * around the circle. Join together using a SLST. (36 Shells)
RND 6: CH 3 (counts as a DC), 2DC in same CH3 space (1/2 shell). SC in the top middle of the shell from the previous rnd. Work 5DC shell ST in the middle of each shell in the previous rnd. Join together using a SLST.
Rnd 7 – 16 Repeats
- RND 7-10: Repeat RND 2 (DC)
- RND 11: Repeat RND 5 (Shell)
- RND 12: Repeat RND 6 (Shell)
- RND 13-16 Repeat RND 2 (DC)
RND 17: using the Popcorn Stitch
- CH 3 (counts as a DC), 5DC in the same space as your CH 3, (6DC TOTAL IN SAME CH SPACE)
- SLST the top of the 1ST DC and the last DC together,
- CH 1 to close and create the popcorn stitch.
- CH 1 and skip NEXT ST
- Continue to create the popcorn stitch around the circle.
- Remember to CH 1 and skip a stitch between each popcorn stitch.
- SLST Rnd together
RND 18 & 19 using the Bean stitch
The bean stitch on the wrap will not look exactly like the video above. To get the exact look you must turn your work. The wrap is always worked in the same direction. Therefore, each row will lean to the left instead of the left/right leaning look above.
- Rnd 18: CH 1 (counts as a SC).
- SK next ST,
- create BEAN STITCH in next ST,
- CH 1 SK 1, create next BEAN STITCH.
- Continue creating the BEAN STITCH around the circle.
- Remember to CH 1 and skip a stitch between each Bean stitch
- SLST Rnd together
- Rnd 19: CH 1 (counts as a SC).
- SK next ST,
- create a BEAN stitch in between each bean stitch from the previous row.
- Remember to CH 1 between each Bean stitch
- SLST Rnd together
RND 20-22 uses the 1/2DC Stitch
- Rnd 20-22: CH 3 and work a 1/2DC in each stitch around the circle.
RND 23: Shell Edging
- Use the instructions from Rnd 5 to create the shell edging.
- SLST the round together.
- Tie off and weave in yarn ends.
I made this Mobius twist wrap for my friend and she loves it! While you are here I hope you will browse around and read a few of my blog articles. Get your crochet project and let’s sit on my front porch together awhile!
Be encouraged! Until we meet again, I am, Passionately Loving Jesus, The Anchor of my soul!