Something that happens a lot in the hand made fiber game, is that you make a project that you’re so excited about until you actually try it on. Then you realize the design was fun to make and looked cool in the pictures, but it isn’t QUITE something you’d wear out of the house. This crochet shrug is NOT one of those projects 😉
This crochet shrug pattern turned out so cozy and comfy but at the same time, IMO, very sheik and fashionable 😁 The best part is it can be worn several different ways to fit your style, the season or your wardrobe.
It can be worn as you normally would, of course.
You can just adjust the cuff a bit and viola, you have a crochet shrug with a collar.
The coolest part of this crochet shrug pattern is when you turn it upside down, it wears like a totally different garment. Almost like a sweater shawl/wrap? Call it what you will, I LOVE the look.
You can pin it with a brooch and get extra fancy with this option if you’d like.
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#4 Medium weight yarn
I used Lion Brand Basic Stitch anti-pilling #4 medium weight yarn in color Taupe Heather
I also used Lion Brand Go For Faux for the edges
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Stitches Used & Code ( US Term )
ch = chain
st = stitch(es)
dc = double crochet
sc = sing crochet
sk = skip
sp = space
REP = repeat
RS = right side
WS = wrong side
” = inches
Skill : Easy
- The pattern is written in English US terminology
- The pattern is made as US women’s sizes XS/S( M/L, XL/2XL, 3XL/4XL )
- This pattern is made working from the bottom up in one piece and the sides sewn together. The collar is added after
- This pattern is in multiples of 3 ch
- This pattern is a 2 rows repeat *Row 2 and 3
- In this picture I have demonstrated with size XS/S
Gauge blocked : 11.5 dc X 6.5 rows = 4″
Yarn needed :
Main yarn : 860( 940, 1,020, 1,100 ) yards
Edges yarn : 30( 40, 50, 60 ) yards
Measurements after blocked
SX/S = 38.95″ Width across cuff to cuff X 33.84″ Length
M/L = 41.04″ Width across cuff to cuff X 35.07″ Length
XL/2XL = 43.13″ Width across cuff to cuff X 36.30″ Length
3XL/4XL = 45.21″ Width across cuff to cuff X 37.53″ Length
SCROLL DOWN FOR THE PATTERN
EASY CROCHET SHRUG PATTERN
Row 1 ( RS ) : ch 114( 120, 126, 132 ), sk 2 ch ( do not count as a st ), 1 dc into next ch and each ch across. Total of 112( 118, 124, 130 ) dc
Row 2 ( WS ) : Turn, ch 2 ( do not count as a st ), 2 dc into first st, *sk 2 st, 3 dc into next st* REP from *TO* until you have 3 st left, sk 2 st, 2 dc into last st. Total of 112( 118, 124, 130 ) dc
Row 3 : Turn, ch 2 ( do not count as a st ), 1 dc into each st across. Total of 112( 118, 124, 130 ) dc
REP Row 2 and Row 3 : 21( 22, 23, 24 ) more times. You’ll have a total of 45( 47, 49, 51 ) rows
The end of row 45( 47, 49, 51 ) cut the yarn and leave 14-20″ long tail
SEW THE SIDES TOGETHER
Fold your panel in half (first row to the last row) with correct side facing each other. Use the tail that we left earlier for sewing the first side. Start sewing on the wrong side from the bottom up, using sewing method of choice. Sew 14( 14, 14, 14 ) rows on each side together and leave 17( 19, 21, 23 ) rows for the arm hole. Sew the other side exactly the same, except you need to cut and add a new piece of yarn (14-20 inches) to sew. ( check picture below )
Turn your work right side out and fold it like you see in the picture shown below. We’ll add 2 stitch markers at the bottom corners, add the first stitch marker into the left bottom corner, then add the second stitch marker into the right bottom corner. We’ll skip 42( 44, 46, 48 ) st in between those two stitch markers. We’re going to crochet from the left bottom corner up and around the neck and back down to the right bottom corner. We’ll turn back the other direction and keep repeating. Check picture below
Row 1 : Add new yarn into the left bottom corner, then ch 2 ( do not count as a st ), 1 dc into the same st, 1 dc into next st and each st until you reach the right bottom corner. Total of 182( 192, 202, 212 ) st (If you have a few less or more st it’s ok) Check picture below
Row 2 : Turn, ch 2 ( do not count as a st ), 1 dc into each st across. Total of 182( 192, 202, 212 ) st. Check picture below
Row 3 – Row 10( 10, 10, 10 ) : REP Row 2. Check picture below
CROCHET AROUND THE BODY EDGE
For the body edge we’re going to us the faux fur yarn. Add new yarn into the left bottom corner then ch 1, 1 sc into each st around the body, including the bottom as well.
CROCHET AROUND THE ARM HOLE EDGE
For the arm hole edges, we’re going to use the faux fur yarn again. Add new yarn into the side seam, then ch 1, 2 sc into each sp/the end of each row around, cut the yarn and weave the all ends. Repeat the same on the other side.
Congratulations on your gorgeous new crochet shrug!
I hope you love it as much as I do, and I definitely want to see how everyone’s choosing to wear theirs. Share your pics! @knitcroaddict all over social media.
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