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This shrug is VERY easy to make, so if you’re a beginner in crochet, this is the perfect project for you to try out your first garment! This is not so much a pattern, it’s more of a recipe. There are a lot of variables that you can change to make this shrug the way you want it, and to fit your body. But I promise it’s not complicated to figure out how to do that :)
What do you need
– Scheepjeswol Verona yarn, 4 skeins (you may need more for a larger shrug)
– 7mm crochet hook
– pair of scissors
– darning needle
How to start
1. Begin by chaining a length of yarn. The length you’ll make this chain will be the length of the shrug, so from your neck to the bottom of your waist (or in my case, halfway down my back). My chain was 48 chains long.
2. Chain 2 extra, and turn. Work 1hdc in each chain across. I ended up with 48 stitches.
3. Chain 2, and turn. Work 1hdc in each stitch across, but through the back loops only. This gives the shrug it’s ridged effect.
4. Keep repeating row 3 until you feel the shrug is wide enough. All the rows you are working now contribute to the width of the shrug, including the sleeves.
5. When your shrug is wide enough, fasten off your yarn, and sew in any ends you might have.
6. It is now time to fold your piece of fabric in two. Fold it over; use the above image as a guide. To create the arm holes, sew up the sides with a few single crochet stitches; make sure the arm holes are large enough for your arms to fit through comfortably. Use the green dotted line in the picture below as a guide.
7. You’re almost done! Let’s finish the piece by adding a simple collar. Join the yarn right next to one of the arm holes. Start with 4sc stitches, then hdc across the neck line to the other arm hole, and end with 4sc stitches. Work everything through the back loops only.
8. Chain 1, turn. Skip the first sc, then repeat row 7; stop before the last sc when you get to the other side.
9. Repeat row 8 two or three more times, until you are satisfied with the width of your collar.
10. Wet block your piece to give it a nice shape and drape, and voila! You are done! :)
Are you going to make this shrug? Be sure to show me, I’d love to see! I am in love with my little shrug, and I wear it a LOT! I’m thinking of making another one: a big, slouchy, grey version of this one. I have yet to find the perfect yarn for it though… ;)