Two of Wands

Arverne Beach Robe

Collaborations, Free PatternsAlexandra Tavel10 Comments

It's no secret that I'm in L-O-V-E with Lion Brand's Jeans yarn. Not only does it come in all of my favorite cool-tone colors, it is incredibly soft and durable and perfect for summertime garments. As I planned out this latest crochet pattern in collaboration with Lion Brand, I wanted to design something that was a) easy to throw on at the beach, b) simple to resize, and c) inspired by the ocean.

What I landed on was this ombré beach robe that fades like the tides of the sea and has a lovely slimming effect. I love how the colors get deeper toward the center of the body just like the ocean gets darker as you get farther from the shore. And then to top it off - who doesn't love a tassel belt!? The Arverne Beach Robe will definitely be accompanying me on many a trip to the beach. You can find the free pattern below, or click here to purchase a printable, ad-free version. You can also purchase a kit direct from Lion Brand that contains all of the yarn you'll need to complete this beauty. The kit will be 20% off from May 5-12 so make sure to act fast!

MATERIALS:

1 (2, 2) skeins Lion Brand Jeans in Faded or approx. 246yds/225m (492yds/ 450m, 492yds/450m) of another worsted weight, cat. 4 yarn for color A
1 (1, 2) skeins Lion Brand Jeans in Stonewash or approx. 246yds/225m (246yds/225m, 492yds/450m) of another worsted weight, cat. 4 yarn for color B
1 (2, 2) skeins Lion Brand Jeans in Classic or approx. 246yds/225m (492yds/ 450m, 492yds/450m) of another worsted weight, cat. 4 yarn for color C
1 (2, 2) skeins Lion Brand Jeans in Brand New or approx. 246yds/225m (492yds/450m, 492yds/450m) of another worsted weight, cat. 4 yarn for color D
Size US L/11 (8mm) crochet hook
Tapestry needle

FINISHED SIZE:

Width: 21”/53cm (S/M), 26.5”/67cm (L/XL), 32”/81cm (XXL/XXXL)
Length: 30”/76cm (S/M, L/XL), 32”/81cm (XXL/XXXL)

GAUGE:

11 sts + 8.75 rows = 4”/10cm in half double crochet

ABBREVIATIONS:

*All Two of Wands patterns are written in standard US terms*

Ch - chain
Dc - double crochet
Hdc - half double crochet
Rep - repeat
RS - right side
Sc - single crochet
Sk - skip
Sp - space
St(s) - stitch(es)

PATTERN:

Note: Garment is worked in 3 panels that are seamed together. The ch 2 at the beginning of hdc rows does not count as a stitch. To change colors, work the last yarn over of the previous row in the new color. Pattern is written in three sizes S/M (L/XL, XXL/XXXL) – be sure to follow the instructions for the size you are working. 

Main Panels (make 2):

With color A, ch 167 (167, 176).

Row 1: Starting in 3rd ch from hook, hdc across row. (165, 165, 174 sts)

Rows 2 (RS)-5 (7, 9): Ch 2, hdc across row.

Change to color B.

Row 6 (8, 10): Ch 1, sc across row.

Row 7 (9, 11): Ch 5 (counts as 1 dc + ch-2 sp), sk 2 sts, dc in next st, *ch 2, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, rep from * to end of row.

Row 8 (10, 12): Ch 1, *sc 1, sc 2 into ch-2 sp, rep from * to end of row.

Change to color C.

Rows 9-13 (11-17, 13-21): Ch 2, hdc across row. 

Change to color B.

Row 14 (18, 22): Ch 1, sc across row.

Row 15 (19, 23): Ch 5 (counts as 1 dc + ch-2 sp), sk 2 sts, dc in next st, *ch 2, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, rep from * to end of row.

Row 16 (20, 24): Ch 1, *sc 1, sc 2 into ch-2 sp, rep from * to end of row. Change to color D.
Rows 17-21 (21-27, 25-33): Ch 2, hdc across row.

Center Back Panel:

With color D, ch 85 (85, 91).

Row 1 (RS): Starting in 2nd ch from hook, sc across row. (84, 84, 90 sts)

Row 2: Ch 5 (counts as 1 dc + ch-2 sp), sk 2 sts, dc in next st, *ch 2, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, rep from * to end of row.

Rows 3 and 4: Ch 5 (counts as 1 dc + ch-2 sp), sk 1 dc and ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, *ch 2, sk ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, rep from * with last dc going into the 2nd ch of the turning ch from the previous row.

Row 5: Ch 1, *sc 1, sc 2 into ch-2 sp, rep from * to end of row. 

Arverne Beach Robe Pattern by Two of Wands

Construction:

Turn all three pieces vertical, and ensuring that right sides are facing out, seam center back panel between two main panels from the bottom up. 

Fold garment at shoulder line and seam sides, leaving approx. 8”/20cm (9”/23cm, 10”/25.5cm) open at the bottom for vents, and 7”/18cm (8”/20cm, 9”/23cm) below shoulder line for armholes.

 
Arverne Beach Robe Pattern by Two of Wands

Collar:

With right side facing up, join color B along right center front edge, 4”/10cm above hem.

Row 1: Sc evenly up right front, across back neckline, and down left front, stopping 4”/10cm above hem on that side and making sure to have a multiple of 3 sts.

Row 2: Ch 5 (counts as 1 dc + ch-2 sp), sk 2 sts, dc in next st, *ch 2, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, rep from * to end of row.

Row 3: Turn without chaining and sl st twice into ch-2 sp, sl st into next dc, sl st twice into next ch-2 sp, sl st into next dc, ch 5 (counts as 1 dc + ch-2 sp), sk 2 sts, dc in next st, *ch 2, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, rep from * across row, with last dc going into 3rd to last dc in previous row to match other side of collar. 

Belt:

Using color B, ch 211 (221, 231). Starting in 2nd ch from hook, sc across row.

To make tassels, cut forty 12”/30.5cm lengths and four 18”/46cm lengths of color C. Divide the 12”/ 30.5cm lengths into two groups of 20. Tie each bundle at the middle point with one of the 18”/ 46cm lengths. Fold each bundle in half so that the tie is at the tip of the loop created with the fold. Tie crosswise around each folded bundle about 1⁄2”/1.25cm below top of fold with remaining 18”/ 46cm lengths. Wrap the tails of the ties around and around the bundles and then thread them inside and down the middle of the bundles with a tapestry needle. 

Tie the tops of the tassels onto the ends of the belt and knot to secure. Thread the tails inside and down the middle of the tassels using a tapestry needle. Trim tassels to desired length. Join color A at one side seam at waistline. Ch tightly for 1.5”/4cm, tie off and secure end to side seam to form belt loop. Rep on other side seam. 

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