Las Cruces Crocheted Wrap Shawl Pattern

You may scroll down to see the free Las Cruces Crochet pattern below or choose to purchase the ad-free printable PDF pattern from my Etsy shop HERE. Yarn can be found HERE.

This alpaca crocheted wrap that I’m sharing with you today is pretty unique for me as I don’t make a ton of shawls and wraps. I love this piece because it works as a scarf as well – in fact, that’s how I prefer to wear it!   Knitting and crochet is special in that we can make things that we see in stores, but even better, we can make things that you could never find in a store. I’m pretty sure you won’t find anything like this in a store. 🙂  The best part is it’s very simple to make!

It’s fun to take shapes and put them together in interesting ways in order to make something unique.  I knew I wanted to use triangles and I really enjoyed the Smoky Mountains Triangle Wrap (here), but wanted a different look than the granny stitch this time.  My hope was for this to be an eye catching and comfortable alpaca wrap featuring beautiful stitch work inspired by southwestern textiles.  The “trails” of stitches cross and intersect, leading the eyes on a visual tour of the wrap and giving it the name Las Cruces. La Cruz is a trail or also a cross in the Spanish language.  Neutral color tones will compliment any outfit and the patterns and shapes will definitely be noticed when it’s worn. 🙂

Typically, I try to stick with timeless, monochrome, neutral projects so this is special for me (and a bit out of my comfort zone – hehe!).  It’s still not overly trendy as the neutrals will go with anything and the design is eye catching but not overpowering.  Scroll down to see how simple it is to crochet. Essentially you are making 12 triangles using the simple granite stitch and seaming them together. Yay! While the look is inspired by southwestern textiles, it’s certainly a piece that can be proudly worn in the biggest of cities, smallest of towns or the desert southwest.  Or just to the coffee shop where I go. 😉

To the untrained eye, this shawl looks complicated but it’s very simple.  Like I mentioned earlier, it’s created by crocheting simple triangles and making occasional color changes. The granite stitch triangle is so simple that you’ll have it memorized after just a few rows.  You can see the written pattern below as well as a full picture tutorial! Grab your worsted weight yarn and try out the triangle and you’ll see how quickly and easily it works up. If you’ve never worked the grantite stitch, it wouldn’t hurt to practice a little swatch.  You can see a picture tutorial for the crocheted granite stitch on my blog here.


Below you can see one of the triangles.  You will have the triangle pattern memorized pretty quickly!

Below: Seam them together to make the pretty designs!


Let’s get to this simple crochet pattern!

(Remember that you can also purchase the ad-free, printable PDF pattern from my Etsy shop here)

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Las Cruces Wrap Crochet Pattern

Pattern Description: An eye catching and comfortable alpaca wrap featuring beautiful stitch work inspired by southwestern textiles. The “trails” of stitches cross and intersect, leading the eyes on a visual tour of the wrap and giving it the name Las Cruces. La Cruz is a trail or also a cross in the Spanish language.  Neutral color tones will compliment any outfit and the patterns and shapes are sure to impress. Simple triangles are created and seamed together to create this easy, cozy wrap.

Skill Level: Intermediate


US Size K 6.5 mm Crochet Hook

1 Skein Lion Brand Yarn Touch of Alpaca in Taupe HERE (100g/skein)

1 Skein Lion Brand Yarn Touch of Alpaca in Cream HERE (100g/skein)

3 Skeins Lion Brand Yarn Touch of Alpaca in Charcoal HERE (100g/skein) Pattern uses approximately 414g of yarn


Tapestry Needle

Gauge: Approximately 14 stitches and 11 rows in 4”x4” of granite stitch

Dimensions (approximate): 17” X 81”

Abbreviations & Skills:

ch – chain

sc – single crochet

sk st – skip stitch

dc – double crochet

sts – stitches

st – stitch

sp – space

CC – change colors

Notes: This wrap is crocheted by creating triangles using the granite stitch then seaming them together to finish. (See photo tutorial below for additional assistance) Work each triangle following the “Master Pattern”, making color changes when indicated.  While no border was added to this, you can be creative and add any border to your wrap that you like if desired. Tip: Because it can be difficult to see stitches with dark yarns, you might want to start with Triangle #1 to learn the stitch pattern as it begins with Taupe, a light color

Las Cruces Pattern Instructions

Master Triangle Pattern

 Follow this pattern for each triangle (see instructions for Triangles #1 – #4 below) making color change where indicated. See photo tutorial below for additional assistance. The stitch pattern is the granite or moss stitch. You will work single crochet stitches into the chain spaces.

Ch 4, sl st to join and form ring

Row 1 Ch 3, sc in ring, ch 1, (sc 1, ch 2, sc 1), ch 1, sc 1, ch1, dc 1 in ring.

Row 2 Ch 3, turn, sc in first ch 1 sp, ch 1, sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1 (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch 2 sp, ch 1, sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, sc in final ch 1 sp, ch1, dc in same sp.

Row 3 Ch 3, turn, sc in first ch 1 sp, ch 1, *sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1. Repeat from * across until you reach the ch 2 corner space, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch 2 corner sp, ch 1, *sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, Repeat from * across until you reach turn ch 3 space, (sc, ch1, dc) in final space.

Repeat row 3 until you’ve worked 20 rows, making color changes where indicated. Tie off and weave in ends.

Triangle #1 (Make 2)

Rows 1 – 13 Taupe

Row 14 Charcoal

Row 15 Taupe

Row 16-17 Charcoal

Row 18 Cream

Row 19 Charcoal

Row 20 Cream

Triangle # 2 (Make 2)

Rows 1 – 16 Charcoal

Rows 17 Cream

Row 18-20 Charcoal

Triangle #3 (Make 4)

Row 1 – 11 Charcoal

Row 12 Cream

Row 13 Charcoal

Row 14-16 Cream

Row 17 Charcoal

Row 18 Cream

Row 19 Charcoal

Row 20 Cream

Triangle #4 (Make 2)

Row 1 – 16 Charcoal

Row 17 Taupe

Row18 Charcoal

Row 19 Cream

Row 20 Charcoal

Triangle #5 (Make 2)

Row 1 – 17 Charcoal

Row 18 Cream

Row 19 Charcoal

Row 20 Cream


First, you will crochet a single crochet edging along the bottom ONLY of 6 triangles. This edge will make it easier to seam them together as these edges aren’t as “clean” as others in order to seam.  Attach yarn and single crochet one row along the bottom of both Triangles #1, 2 of the Triangles #2, and both Triangles #4.

Using the flat slip stitch seam, seam each piece together as pictured below. (Triangles #5 on outside edges, followed by Triangles #1, Triangles #2, Triangles #3, and the center Triangles #4). The triangles are reversible, so you don’t have to worry about the right side being up, however, you do want to make sure your seams are all on the same side (so don’t flip the shawl or triangles once you’ve started)

Tie off and weave in all ends. You may also choose to add a border or tassels! Block to shape and size as desired.

This might be how it looks as you put it together!

Triangle Pattern Photo Tutorial:

All single crochet stitches are made in the chain spaces for row 2 and row 3

Chain 4

Slip stitch to form ring

Row 1: Chain 3

Single crochet in ring

Ch 1, sc then chain 2

Single crochet

Chain 1, sc, ch 1, then dc to finish row

Row 2: Chain 3, turn

Sc, ch 1, sc, ch 1, sc, ch2

Sc in ch 2 sp, then work stitch pattern across to end with (sc, ch 1 and dc) in final ch 1 sp

Row 3 is worked just like row 2 in that you chain 3, sc in ch 1 space then will alternate single crochet and chain stitches, working single crochets into each chain space across the row until the chain 2 corner space. (Sc, ch 2, sc) in the ch 2 corner space, then alternate the chain and single crochet stitches until the final space, in this case the turn ch 3 space. Crochet  (sc, ch 1, dc) in turn ch 3 space.

Repeat the stitch pattern from row 3 for remainder of triangle.


I hope you enjoyed this unique project.  It was fun to create something a bit different and it’s been so nice to wear. I’d love to hear your thoughts or questions!



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  1. Hi jessica,
    Just a short note to let you know how much I enjoy making your patterns, they are easy to understand and extremely well written…..great job!!! Thanks

    1. I’m so happy you find them easy to understand! Thanks so much!! And you’re welcome – it’s so fun for me

  2. Well, now I have to make this because I am from the southwestern city of Las Cruces!

    1. Yeah Amy! It was made just for you ! We love New Mexico and try to visit Santa Fe each year. Lucky you!

  3. Oh my goodness… I just love this! I really wish I could just stay home all the time to make all these awesome things that your create for your blog. Your work is gorgeous and really inspiring.

    1. Thank you Amy! I hear ya – so many projects to make and so little time. Ugh!!! Have a great weekend!

  4. I love this! I can imagine this in bright colors for a completely different style.
    I’m going to make mine in light neutral colors. You are right about working with dark yarns. I’m knitting a dark blue beanie just now and find it very difficult to see the stitches. The yarn is bulky! Fall is not the time of year when I manage to work with dark yarns. All the light is eaten up by…Halloween monsters?

    1. Lol!! Halloween monsters. Well, we can move on from that now. It is so true about dark yarn. It’s hard to see for sure.

  5. I love this !! I have been wanting to make a triangle with the granite stitch, but was uncertain how. Now I can make a bunch!! Thanks for thinking of me

    1. That’s so awesome that this is what you were wanting to make (the granite triangles) They really are fun and easy!

  6. Absolutely love this! Any hope of getting it in a knit pattern for us knitters? Unfortunately I’m not bistitchual!

  7. I am your follower from UK. England. 84 y.o. And I love your work very much. I can not do much crocheting now days, but I just love all your work. It is easy to follow, even to those who are new to this wonderful craft. I wishing you the very best and Please keep up your wonderful idears. Lots of blessing. ✨❣

    1. Hi Julie in the UK! Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know that you enjoy these projects. Your words mean a lot to me! Blessing to you as well!

      1. I am a bit late to reply, but I am always looking for all the new things you are making. You are a very talented young Lady. I am so please for you. Please, just keep up your wonderful art world to please so may of us. God Bless You always ❤️

  8. November 3, 2018 at 11:03 Gstaad Switzerland
    Hello Jessica, Were has the time gone? We can’t believe November is here!
    The season for pumpkin pie, and spending time to knitting and crocheting has arrived.
    Thank you so much for the pattern ¨Las cruces wrap crochet¨ Just Beautiful!!

    1. So true – where has the time gone? Isn’t it a great time of year Diane? I think it’s my favorite. Thank you so much for your kind words about the wrap – it was a lot of fun for me!

  9. I’d love to make this for my daughter for her birthday, but the Lion Brand taupe and charcoal is sold out in Canada. Racking my brain to come up with a suitable colour combo. Any suggestions?

    1. I think any grey or neutral color tones would make good substitutes! There is a lighter grey in the Touch of Alpaca and there’s also a beautiful blush tone that would look awesome. Hope this helps!

  10. Hi Jessica!
    Love the pattern making a wrap now! Can I make a single wrap from one triangle? I love this stitch! Can I continue to make larger triangle wrap without adding 12???

  11. Hello… this is absolutely beautiful. I don’t do well at stitching squares together..have you ever just made it into a big triangle shawl. ?

    Thanks for your time

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