Joyful Josie Shawl

Joyful Josie Shawl

Joyful Josie Shawl
Joyful Josie Shawl

"The Joyful Josie Shawl is inspired by my dear friend Josie (10) who has the same condition as me. Josie is a competition swimmer; just like I was at her age. Therefore I chose a yarn cake that has blue tones – the color of water. I used a simple stitch which is a combination of single crochet and double crochet stitches on top of each other, which gives a beautiful texture. For the shape I chose a round crochet shawl design based on the waves in the water. Thanks to the round shape the shawl can be worn in different ways: like a normal scarf/ shawl or as a wrap around the shoulders."

Difficulty LevelEasy

Crochet Hook4.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet Gauge14 stitches and 14 rows equal 10×10 cm / 4” square

Finished SizeAdult, one size fits all

Materials List

  • gradient yarn cake

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Wow! This is really pretty. Not the typical shawl as it appears to be less pointy than others. The shawl appearance gradually changes a couple of times in color and design. Disappointed the yarn that is used here can only be purchased in Europe. It is a beautiful yarn.

This free pattern is only one of many by the designer. I admire her moxie and think that she is very brave sharing her story with us. Thank you for all you do.

Her story is inspirational to say the least. I think we should all pick up our hooks and yarn cake of choice and crochet our own Joyful Josie Shawl of our own to support this beautiful person! I especially love color combos that mimic nature, like the blues of the ocean.


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