Breath of Life Shawl – Free Crochet Pattern

I love making accessories, but when temps get warm it’s harder to work with yarn. The new Breath of Life shawl is the perfect pattern for spring ro summer because it uses lightweight yarn. This gorgeous shawl will be introduced as a CAL and will run for approx. 3 weeks. I’d love for you to join us! You can find current updates, as well as project photos, in my Facebook group.


The Breath of Life Shawl was originally done as a CAL in my FB group. To get the other parts of the pattern visit the links below.

Breath of Life Shawl

Finished Sizes: 55” wide and 27” tall (at center); after blocking

Yarn: #1…… fingering weight yarn (7 oz. total)

Sample used Baad Mom Yarns (color A), 1 hank (400 yds); Lion Brand Sock-Ease in Snow Cone (color B), 1 ball (400 yds).

Crochet Hook: Size E/4 (3.50 mm) hook

Notions: Yarn Needle

Gauge: 22 dc = 4″ (before blocking)

Special Stitches:

  • Magic Ring – See my tutorial – How to Make a Magic Ring.
  • Modified Shell (mod shell): (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in center hdc.
  • 3rd loop work in loop in back of stitch (not top 2 loops that you would normally use)
  • V-stitch (v-st): (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in indicated st


ch – chain
dc – double crochet
hdc – half double crochet hk – hook
sl st – slip stitch
yo – yarn over

For a list of abbreviations please see my List of Abbreviations.

Breath of Life shawl CAL by Ambassador Crochet

Upcoming Dates:

Supplies List (this post)
Week 1 / Section 1
Week 2 / Section 2
Finishing Touches

I’d love to see pics of your project as you go, so make sure to use hashtags #CGOACals & #breathoflifeshawl

If you would like to purchase the pattern without jumping to each section of the shawl CAL, you can purchase the PDF in my shops:


Happy Crocheting!

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