The meaning of Soirée in French is “evening”, and this light crocheted wrap is perfect for those summer evening strolls, vacation nights, and everything between. Bamboo yarn and feminine stitching make this a go-to for summer fun. Use it as a cover-up or a light layer that’s as silky as can be. Easy to pack and great to gift, it will take you from summer to fall with a beautiful, airy vibe. See the full free pattern below, or you may choose to purchase the printable version from my Etsy Shop HERE.
One of the most popular shawls on my blog has been the Summertide Wrap. It’s also light, and it’s got all kinds of pretty stitches. This wrap is similar with it’s open stitching and light yarn, but it has a few key differences that make it another great option.
The Soirée Wrap has a unique, beautiful open stitch pattern that really shows up from the back as it has a symmetrical look. There aren’t any raised stitches on this version, so it’s totally reversible. The way it drapes down the front is also super lovely.
While some folks will find this to be an easy make, I’d actually rate it as intermediate. You’ll want to know how to count stitches to check your work every now and then, AND you’ll also work crossed crochet stitches (which can trip up newbies). They aren’t difficult stitches, but may take a few tries. The result is beautiful if you do want to give it a whirl. This is a great step up pattern that can give you a little challenge!
What Yarn Do I Use for a Light Shawl?
If you’re wanting a shawl or cover-up for summer, you will want to use a light #3, soft yarn. You could even go lighter with a fingering weight, but I don’t have the patience for little teeny tiny yarns. Ha! This is why I chose Lion Brand Coboo for this pattern. I’ve been pleased with prior summer projects that I’ve made with this yarn. It’s SO SOFT on the skin!
(Some of you might remember that I made my Summer Vacation Crocheted Top with Coboo as well HERE)
Alrighty, we ready for the pattern? Let’s get to it!
4 Lion Brand Yarn Coboo in White, 232 yards per 3.5 ounces, in White or preferred color HERE
Hook I 5.5mm Stitch marker (optional)
Yarn needle for weaving ends
Approximately 16” wide x 64” long
Abbreviations & Skills:
st – stitch
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
tr – treble
sk – skip
sp – space
Cross Stitch: Skip next 2 stitches, tr in next st, ch 1, pushing tr out of the way, tr in first skipped stitch. Do not crochet “around” the first tr of the cross stitch. These are two independent stitches. You can also google “how to crochet crossed stitches”, and you’ll see a few options for YouTube tutorials come up
Cluster (Cl): Yarn over, insert hook in stitch indicated, yarn over, pull loop through, yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook, yarn over, insert hook in same stitch, yarn over, pull loop through, yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook, yarn over, pull through 3 loops on hook (also known as 2dctog).
Approximate: 15 sts & 18 rows in 4” x 4” of garter stitch (Gauge is not important in this pattern)
Multiple of 6, plus 4.
Notes: This project is a rectangle, worked from short side to short side. If a beginning ch-3 produces too much height at the edges, try a beginning ch-2 or a standing double crochet. It’s helpful to place a marker or small piece of yarn on the initial turning chain to avoid missing the last stitch. Counting your stitches helps to avoid mistakes. Have fun!
Soirée Light Shawl Crochet Pattern
Row 1: Ch 58, sk first ch, sc in each rem ch, turn: 57 sc.
Row 2 (RS): Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), sk first st, *sc in next st, dc in next st, rep from * across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, *dc in next st, sc in next st, rep from * across, turn.
Rows 4-5: Rep rows 2-3 once more.
Row 6: Rep row 2.
Row 7: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Row 8: Ch 3, sk first and second st, tr in next st, ch 1, pushing tr out of the way, tr in first stitch (same as beginning ch 3), Cross Stitch (see Special Stitches above) across to end, dc in last stitch (same as last tr), turn: 19 Cross Stitches.
Row 9: Ch 1, sk first st, *sc in tr, sc in ch-1 sp, sc in tr, rep from * across, turn, skipping last st: 57 sc.
Rows 10-15: Rep rows 2-3 three times more.
Row 16: Rep row 2.
Row 17: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc in next st, *ch 3, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, rep from * to last st, sc in last st, turn. Row 18: Ch 3, sk first st, Cl (see Special Stitches above) in next sc, *ch 1, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, Cl in next sc, rep from * to last sc, dc in last sc, turn: 19 Cl.
Row 19: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc in Cl, *ch 3, sc in next Cl, rep from * to last st, sc in last st, turn.
Rows 20-29: Rep rows 18-19 five times more.
Row 30: Rep row 18.
Row 31: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc in cl, *ch 2, sc in next cl, rep from * to last sc, sc in last st, turn.
Row 32: Ch 1, sc in first sc, sc in next sc, *2 sc in ch-2 sp, sc in next sc, rep from * to last sc, sc in last sc, turn: 57 sc.
Rows 33-38: Rep rows 2-3 three times more.
Row 39: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Rows 40-167: Rows 8-39 four times more
Row 168-176: Rep rows 8-16 once more.
Row 177: Ch 1, sc in each st across, fasten off.
With yarn needle, weave in all loose ends!
What do you think?
I love a good wrap because to me, it’s like wearing a comfy, perfect extra layer that’s like a blanket. This is no exception! Cool summer nights, meet wonderful wrap.
Don’t forget that you can see ALL my wraps and free crochet patterns HERE