I have been waiting for a while to put this technique into a pattern. With the opportunity to design the Marly Scarf and matching hat also came the opportunity to use this gorgeous technique. In all honesty I sat down to make a unisex scarf …
Tag: Christmas gift idea
Do you remember when we launched our Joy Wrap last summer as a guest design on Joy of Motion Crochet?
Well, now we get to post about it here too! And include the free pattern of the Joy Wrap for you. Of course if you wish to purchase an ad free copy of this pattern you can do so at the links a little further below!
The Joy Wrap is a great spring and summer accessory. You can make it as long as you choose – I give you the stitch multiples to do that. With this one I wanted mine to be a little bit longer. Living on the coast in the UK the wind can be a little chilly, even in summer, so I like to have something to cover my shoulders and chest on family walks and when out with the dogs.
This is my first Lacey stitch design
I set out with this one to challenge myself to come up with a more lacy and feminine design that everyone would have fun crocheting. Usually my designs are ones that you can snuggle into and wrap yourself up in on those colder days. My ideal day is a brisk walk along the beach with my dogs followed by curling up on the sofa with a hot drink and an old movie. I think my designs tended to reflect this … until I designed and made this project!
I have spent many years stuck in a rut with being comfortable wearing darker colours and jeans so I also wanted something that The yarn I used for this one does just that.
If you haven’t used this yarn yet I would highly recommend it!
Any #3 weight yarn or double knit will work for this pattern creating such a lovely drape. I chose Stylecraft Batik Swirl because it screamed summer and made me smile! Our testers seemed to favour Lionbrand Mandala and the cake yarns. I think this would also look great in a solid colour too. It would be stunning as a wrap for a bride to have handy on her wedding day. Stylecraft is one of those yarns that is available almost everywhere here. It’s such a good quality yarn and looks fantastic when it’s worked up.
If you want it chunkier for the colder weather you can use a light #4 weight such as Caron simply soft.
I had thought about blocking my wrap but I love the bounce that this one has before the blocking so I chose not to!
A great beginner project!!!
The Joy Wrap is suitable for every skill level whether you are just starting your crochet journey or have been travelling it for some time! This pattern really is super easy – it uses only chains and single crochet with about 10 double crochets thrown in. And it looks stunning!
Pattern Links for the Joy Wrap:
You can purchase an add free copy of our Joy Wrap pattern in the following shops:
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My wrap measures 65” x 13.5” unblocked. You can adjust the length by adding multiples of 6 to the starting chain. Because of its size, and despite it being in #3 weight yarn, it could also double up as a great scarf in winter. It is one of those pieces that you will always find a way of wearing despite the weather.
Size 4 mm / US: G-6 / UK: 8 – of course if you chose to try this with a #4 weight yarn you will need to use a 5mm or even a 5.5mm.
Yarn used: 1100 – 1200 yards of #3 weight or DK yarn.
Yarn Brand – I used less than 2 skeins of Stylecraft Batik Swirl in meadow (approx 1150 yards).
Gauge is really not important with this pattern. To adjust the length amend the starting chain by multiples of 6. To adjust the width add more pattern repeats.
- This crochet pattern is written in US terms.
- All measurements given are unblocked.
- Note that measurements are given as exact as possible. But crochet tension & technique might give variations in the result, that changes from person to person.
- Ch1 at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch
- Read pattern instructions carefully before beginning to make sure you understand everything. It might save you hours!
Ch = chain (s)
ch-2-sp = refers to chain or space previously made, with 2 ch
ch-7-sp = refers to chain or space previously made, with 7 ch
ch – 5 – sp = refers to chain or space previously made, with 5 ch
Rep = repeat
Sc = single crochet
Sl st = slip stitch
St = stitch (es)
The Pattern for the Joy Wrap:
Row 1 Fsc 391 or ch392, sc in the second chain from hook and each ch across. Turn. (391)
Row 2 Ch1, sc in the first st, *ch5, sk the next 5 sts, sc in the next st* Repeat from * to * across. Turn.
Row 3 Ch1, sc in the first st *ch7, sk the ch-5-sp, sc in the next sc from the previous row* Repeat from * to * across. Turn.
Row 4 Ch1, sc in the first st, *ch7, sk the ch-7-sp, sc in the next sc from the previous row* Repeat from * to * across. Turn.
Row 5 Ch5 (counts as a dc, ch2), *sc over the ch-7-spaces over the last two rows, ch5* Repeat from * to * across until you work the sc over the last set of ch7 sps, ch2, dc in the last st. Turn.
Note: you will insert your hook under the ch7 sp from row 3 and work the sc so it nips together the two ch7 spaces from rows 3 and 4. See figure photo below.
Row 6 Ch1, sc in the first st, ch2, sk the ch2 sp from row 5, sc in the next st, *ch5, sk the ch-5-sp, sc in the next st* Repeat from * to * until you reach the final ch2sp. Sk the final ch2 sp in row 5, ch2, sc in the third ch of the ch5 at the beginning of row 5. Turn.
Row 7 Ch6 (counts as a dc, ch3), sk the ch2 sp, sc in the next st *ch7, sk the ch-5-sp, sc in the next st* Repeat from * to * until you have worked a sc into the last st before the ch2 sp from row 6, ch3, dc in the last st. Turn.
Row 8 Ch1, sc in the first st, ch3, sk the ch3 sp from row 7, sc in the next st, *ch7, sk the ch7 sp from row 7, sc in the next st*. Repeat from * to * until you reach the last ch3 sp from row 7. Ch3, sc in the third ch of the turning chain from row 7. Turn.
Row 9 Ch1, sc in the first st, sk the ch3 sp, *ch5, sc over the ch-7-sp’s from rows 7 and 8* Repeat from * to *, sc in the last st. Turn.
Note: you will work the sc over rows 7 and 8 as you did at row 5!
Row 10 Ch1, sc in the first st, *ch5, sk the ch5 sp from row 9, sc in the next st* Repeat from * to * across. Turn.
Row 11 Ch1, sc in the first st, *work 5 sc in the ch-5-sp from row 10, sc in the next st*. Repeat from * to * across. Turn.
Rows 12-71 Repeat rows 2-11.
Fasten off & cut yarn.
Fasten threads & weave in ends to complete your Joy Wrap. You may choose to block your wrap.
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