Free Shrug Crochet Pattern
Here is another simple cocoon shrug. The width is designed to fit from elbow to elbow, but can be adjusted as needed. The length also can be increased or decreased to any size you want.
Thus, it’s a great pattern to crochet for toddlers and up.
The sample shown is the XS modeled on a 31″ bust mannequin.
Skill Level: Easy/Intermediate
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft – 3, (3, 3, 4, 4) 6oz/170.1 g balls.
Crochet Hook: H/8-5.00mm
Gauge: 4″ over 16 sts and 4.5″ 10 pattern rows.
Finished Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Dc = Double Crochet
Fldc = Front Loop Double Crochet
Flsc = Front Loop Single Crochet
FO = Fasten Off
Hk = Hook
Rep = Repeat
RS = Right Side
Sc = Single Crochet
Sk = Skip
Sl St = Slip Stitch
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
WS = Wrong Side
This sleeves of this shrug are designed to fall at the elbows. For longer/shorter sleeves, increase/decrease the foundation chains. With arms stretched out at the sides, measure the distance from one arm to the next between the points of where you want the sleeves. For elbow length, measure from elbow to elbow to elbow. For wrist length, measure from wrist to wrist.
To increase the length and the coverage at the front, simply do more repeats of the pattern rows 2 & 3.
Size is given for XS. S, M, L & XL are given in parenthesis.
Loosely Ch, 125, (129, 133, 137, 141), or any multiple of 2 + 1 to reach from one elbow to the next with arms stretched out.
Row 1 (WS): Working into back bumps, sc in 2nd ch from hk and into each ch across. [124, (128, 132, 136, 140) sts] Turn.
Row 2 (RS): Ch 3 (counts as first dc), *sk next st, fldc in next st, fldc in skipped st; rep from * across; fldc in last st. [124, (128, 132, 136, 140) sts; Or, 2 dc and 61, (63, 65, 67, 69) crossed sts]. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, flsc in first st and into each st across. [124, (128, 132, 136, 140) sts]. Turn.
Rows 4-69, (71, 71, 73, 73): Rep rows 2 & 3. FO at last row. For a longer shrug and more coverage at the front, do more rows.
Fold the rectangle in half with the wrong side facing out. Sew the seam along each side leaving a 6, (6.5, 7, 7.5, 8)” opening for each arm.
Edging for arm openings:
Rnd 1: With RS facing, Join yarn along seam area. Ch 1, sc evenly round; join with sl st in first sc. FO.
Thank you so much to my testers for working this up.
Channette Ann Coetzee
Denine Maguire O’Meara