Hello Yarnies <3

This morning was super special. I woke up and felt a sudden wave of positive emotion! Its (well and truly) November, which means that the festive season is just around the corner! And let's be honest, we all SAY we love giving more than receiving....but the real truth is that getting presents trumps it all! 

Well, it feels like Christmas has come early with all the free patterns being released on this blog lately! And here's another for you (●´ω`●)

Our very own amazingly talented Shelby Byron is giving away her Simple Granny Shawl Pattern for free!  

Introducing the Simple Granny Shawl to our Yarnish Makes Family <3

We absolutely love this shawl; it's effortless style, timeless elegance and it's vintage-charm. If you're looking for THE Granny Shawl for all, then you have found her. Embracing the traditional shawl aesthetic, with her stately yet graceful tassels, this shawl really showcases the art of crochet and the feeling of 'handmade with love' <3

If you're like me and hand-make most of your Christmas gifts, then this is the perfect gift for all your shawl-wearing friends and family. Using only one cake of Lola, this shawl whips up quicker homemade shortbread cookies! Christmas makes are sorted! ✌.ʕʘ‿ʘʔ.✌

Shelby used the Rainbow in the Sun, 200g Lola for this shawl. After seeing this gorgeous cake, she was inspired to make something which showcased its vibrant colour-scheme. After hunting around for shawl patterns which didn't quite 'fit the bill', Shelby decided to make her own. And we are so glad she did! 

This pattern is super versatile, you can be as creative as you desire! Swap out the Lola for another beautiful skein and your shawl will transform completely. I think that this is the most captivating aspect of then Simple Granny Shawl - you can make it your own with a simple swap of yarn. However, note that your shawl will change size depending on your yarn, but you can stop or continue with the pattern to alter your sizing. 

Shelby is sharing this pattern with you on this blog post. You can find the pattern copied below. However, this pattern is also for sale on the Yarnish Website here

The cost of this pattern is $2 and comes in an easy-to-print format. 

As I said on a previous post, even if you are a whizz at crochet, and have made the shawl solely from this blog post, I strongly urge you to support this amazing designer and purchase the pattern anyway. Why? Because pattern writing is really tough and time-consuming, and your $2 purchase keeps people like Shelby in this business for longer.

OK, let's get down to business and make a shawl! Ready? Go!

Simple Granny Shawl

Use a 3.5m hook with a 4ply / fingering weight yarn

Abbreviations (US Terms):

  • dc - double crochet
  • ch - chain
  • sk - skip
  • st(s) - stitch(es)
  • sp - space
  • dc-cl - 3dc into same space
  • cnr-cl - corner cluster (dc-cl, ch2, dc-cl)

Note: Turn work at the end of every row.


Start with a magic circle.
R1: Ch3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), 2dc, ch2, dc-cl. (2dc-cl and 2ch)
R2: Ch 3, 2dc into first st, sk 2 sts, cnr-cl into ch2 sp, sk 2 sts, dc-cl into next st. (2dc-cl, 1 cnr-cl)
R3: Ch3, 2dc into first st, dc-cl into next sp, cnr-cl into ch2 sp, dc-cl in next sp, sk 2 sts, dc-cl into next st. (4dc-cl, 1cnr-cl)
Repeat R3, adding a dc-cl into each sp and a cnr-cl into each ch2 sp.
Continue until the desired size is reached / you run out of yarn. You can finish off with tassels if you like.
And that's it!
We hope you enjoyed this pattern! Don't forget to tag your makes on Facebook and on Instagram using the tag #yarnishmakes
Happy Yarning!



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