Free Pattern Friday: Hygge Scheepjes wrap

A free crochet and cross-stitch pattern today, and if you don't know how to crochet or cross-stitch yet, then what better time to learn than the dead of winter?  The excitement of the holiday season is over, and we have no days off to look forward in the rest of the month, and here all we've had is dreary cold (daily highs around -20 Celsius, if you can call that a "high") and deep snow.  For me, it means a lot of early evenings spent indoors, needlecrafting.

Image from Haak Maar Raak

Image from Haak Maar Raak

The Hygge Scheepjes wrap from Haak Maar Raak is just a big rectangle crocheted in a single stitch with a single colour of yarn, so even a beginner could handle it.   After the rectangle is done, a lovely sampler-like pattern is cross-stitched on.  Since the crochet stitch is so square, it makes a perfect canvas for cross-stitches (which are very easy to learn, if you don't know how already).