Shrug crochet pattern

Women's shrug crochet pattern

Shrug crochet patternFINISHED SIZES

Instructions given fit woman's size X-small/small; changes for medium/large and X-large/2X-large are in [ ].

FINISHED MEASUREMENT

25 inches (X-small/small) [26 1/2 inches (medium/large), 28 inches (X-large/2X-large)] square before seaming

MATERIALS

Plymouth Yarn Gina Chunky bulky (chunky) weight wool yarn (3 1/2 oz/131 yds/100g per ball) (5):

3 [4, 4] balls #102 calm brights

Size N/P-15/10mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

Tapestry needle

GAUGE

10 sc = 4 inches; 10 pattern rows = 4 inches

Take time to check gauge.

PATTERN NOTE

Shrug is constructed as a mitered square, beginning at corner, then folded and seamed to create Armholes and Body opening.

PATTERN STITCH

Mitered Square

Row 1 (RS): Ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook, turn. (1 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, 3 sc in first st, turn. (3 sc)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, [ch 1, sc in next st] twice, turn. (3 sc, 2 ch-1 sps)

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sc in next st, ch 1, sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in last st, turn. (5 sc, 2 ch-1 sps)

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in each sc across to next ch-1 sp, sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, sc in center st, ch 1, sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in each rem st across, turn. (7 sc, 2 ch-1 sps)

Rep row 5 for pattern.

SHRUG

Work in Mitered Square (see Pattern Stitch) for 62 [66, 70] rows. Fasten off.

FINISHING

Block to finished measurement.

Fold piece in half with RS tog. Seam each side, leaving 8-10 inches open from fold for Armhole.

Armhole Edging

With RS facing, join in end of row at underarm, sc evenly around entire arm opening, join in first st. Fasten off.

Rep for 2nd Armhole.

Body Edging

With RS facing, join in any st on bottom edge, ch 1, sc in same st and in each rem st around, join in first sc. Fasten off.

Design by April Garwood

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