The Joy Wrap – FREE Crochet Pattern

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The Joy Wrap is a fantastic spring and summer accessory. You can make it as long as you prefer. With this one I wanted one 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.

I have spent many years stuck in a rut with being comfortable wearing darker colours and jeans so I also wanted something that screamed summer and made me smile! The self striping yarn I used for this one does just that.

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The Yarn


This pattern requires a #3 weight or DK yarn. I used less than 2 skeins (around 1150 yards) of Stylecraft Batik swirl in meadow. It had been sitting in my stash for a little while (the left-overs from a previous project) and I knew it would be perfect for what I had in mind.

Stylecraft is one of those yarns that is available almost everywhere here. Its such a good quality yarn and looks fantastic when it’s worked up. The range is super and its a good price so really was a no-brainer for me. Any #3 weight yarn or double knit will work for this pattern. 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. You could also use your dk stash and scraps, manipulating the colours yourself.

Its a super versatile pattern that looks good in any choice of yarn. I used dk weight for the nice drape but if you want it chunkier for the colder weather you can use a light #4 weight such as Caron simply soft.

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YOU WILL BE SURPRISED HOW EASY THE JOY WRAP IS TO MAKE!


This design actually took me out of my comfort zone. 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 tend to reflect this. 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!

As I mentioned above, 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, I hope you agree, it looks stunning! You can leave it unblocked for a ‘bouncier’ look like I did or block it to give it more structure and show off the effect the stitch pattern a little more.

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The Joy Wrap - FREE Crochet Pattern Pin
The Joy Wrap - FREE Crochet Pattern Pin

How Long Does It Take To Crochet That?


How long it takes to crochet something varies depending on your skill & how fast you crochet. But that isn’t a helpful answer is it?

Well, I’ve developed a yarn calculator to help you get the answer to this question.

It will help you calculate exactly how much time you’ll spend crocheting a project.

All you need to know is how much yarn you will use on the project in either meters, yards or skeins. Then crochet your test square & time it.

Calculate how long it takes to crochet that. 

THE JOY WRAP – THE FREE CROCHET PATTERN


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About The Pattern


This is one size fits most. My wrap measures 65” x 13.5” unblocked. You can adjust the length by adding multiples of 6 to the starting chain. This pattern took me about 5 hours to make in total so it is a great option to gift or make a couple of for a special occasion such as a wedding – I think this would be stunning in white, cream or ivory for a bride and the accent colour for bridesmaids gifts! 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.

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Project Level 


Easy Skill Level

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Materials Needed


Crochet Hook

Size 4 mm / US: G – 6 / UK: 8

Yarn

Yarn used: 1100 – 1200 yards of #3 weight or DK yarn.

Yarn Brand – I used 2 skeins of Stylecraft Batik Swirl in meadow.

Find it here. Any #3 weight yarn such as Lionbrand Mandala will also work great!

Yarn amount used: 

2 skeins / 14 oz / 400 g / 1100 m / 1202 yards

Yarn characteristics:

Other Materials Needed

Gauge


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.

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Notes 


  • 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 frogging your work & crocheting it again!

Size & Measurements


MAIN PART:

Width: 65 inches

Height: 13.5 inches

Size Adjustments

  • You can easily add length or width to this wrap by adding multiple of 6 to your starting chain to make it longer and by adding more repeats to get extra height.

Abbreviations

  • ch = chain(s)
  • ch-2-sp = refers to chain or space previously made, with 2 ch
  • ch-5-sp = refers to chain or space previously made, with 5 ch
  • ch-7-sp = refers to chain or space previously made, with 7 ch
  • rep = repeat
  • sc = single crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • st = stitch (es)

We try our best to include all crochet abbreviations in the list above for the crochet pattern, but sometimes we may forget one or two.

Learn more about crochet abbreviations & find a complete list on our Crochet Abbreviations & Terms post.

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The Joy Wrap Pattern Instructions


PART:

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.

The Joy Wrap - FREE Crochet Pattern Pin
The Joy Wrap - FREE Crochet Pattern Pin

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.

Finishing


When you’re finished crocheting you have a completed wrap!

Fasten threads & weave in ends.

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Helen Wilkinson

Helen Wilkinson

Sunflower Cottage Crochet. Guest Designer.

Helen Wilkinson, co-founder of Sunflower Cottage Crochet, is a dedicated wife and mother to a spirited daughter and is accompanied by a dalmatian and a great dane. As she approaches her 40s, she embraces the journey ahead with optimism. Helen eagerly anticipates the future adventures her crochet endeavors will bring.


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