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Aithne Pattern


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Crocheting: Aithne
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details









Skill Level:

intermediate skill level requirement Advanced

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Post Stitches
  • Single Crochet

Pattern Description:

This absolutely easy to make wrap is just two rectangles. The texture for the back panel gives the look and feel of knitting, but is actually a Middle-Eastern Crochet stitch. Like its Celtic-based name, Aithne's cables are like little flames in a cotton/wool blend that gives off a dark halo. Use a blend to keep it light, or pick out a wool or alpaca to make it warm for the cold months.


Front Panel: 2 sc and 16 sc rows= 4 inches

Back Panel: 16 Tss and 12 Tss rows= 4 inches

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Small fits up to 46" bust Large fits up to 50" Bust


  • 1760 [2112] yards worsted weight yarn
  • Size H (5.0 mm) Crochet Hook or size needed for gauge

Suggested yarn:

1760 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Lana Grossa Evento (65% cotton / 35% Merino Wool)



About Designer

About Designer

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Karen Ratto Whooley is a Washington State-based knitwear designer. Her work has been published in various print and online publications including Interweave Crochet, Crochet Magazine and Inside Crochet.

She is the author of 8 books: Learn to Fair Isle Crochet (2012 – Annie’s), Crochet Rocks Socks (2012 – KRW Knitwear Studio) I Can’t Believe I’m Crocheting Socks (2011 – Leisure Arts). Her ...

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