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Easy V-Stitch Cocoon Shrug



Don't look any further for an easy crochet pattern; this Easy V-Stitch Cocoon Shrug is a fabulous pattern you'll want to make right now! It's made using the v-stitch in a Lion Brand Homespun Grape color. The ruffle edging really adds a nice feminine touch to the crochet design. Because it's an open shrug, it fits almost all sizes; it's great for the expectant mom! This free crochet pattern is great to wear any time of the year.

Easy V-Stitch Cocoon Shrug
Easy V-Stitch Cocoon Shrug
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Crochet Hook: P/16 or 16 mm hook

Yarn Weight: (5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)


Finished Width About 26 in. (66 cm)
Finished Length About 26 in. (66 cm)


  • Homespun Yarn: Grape 2 balls
  • Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size P-15 (10 mm)
  • Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)


8 dc + 4 1/2 rows = 5 in. (12.5 cm) in V-st pattern. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.


V-st: Work 2 dc in indicated st or sp.


1. Shrug is crocheted in one piece, from neck edge to waist edge. Piece is then folded, and armhole seams are sewn.
2. Ruffle is crocheted directly onto Shrug.

Ch 45.
Row 1: 2 dc in 5th ch from hook (V-st made), *sk next ch, V-st in next ch; rep from * across to last 2 ch, sk next ch, dc in last ch - 20 V-sts at the end of this row.
Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first V-st (beg V-st made), *V-st in sp between next 2 V-sts; rep from * across to last V-st, dc in sp between last V-st and turning ch, dc in top of turning ch (end V-st made) - at the end of this row you will have 19 V-sts, plus beg and end V-sts.
Row 3: Ch 3, turn, *V-st in sp between next 2 V-sts across; rep from * across, dc in top of turning ch - 20 V-sts at the end of this row.
Rows 4-23: Rep Rows 2 and 3. Fasten off.

Fold Shrug in half, bringing first row (neck edge) and last row (waist edge) together. Beg in corner where first and last row meet, sew 6 rows together across each short end for armhole seams.

Ruffle Edging
From RS, join yarn with sl st at armhole seam, ready to work across opposite side of foundation ch.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, 2 dc in seam and in each ch of opposite side of foundation ch, 2 dc in next armhole seam and in next 6 dc of last row of Shrug, *2 tr in next st, 3 tr in next st; rep from * across to last 6 dc of last row, 2 dc in remaining 6 dc; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each dc to first tr, 2 dc in next 6 tr, 2 tr in each tr to last 6 tr, 2 dc in last 6 tr, 2 dc in each dc to end, dc in st at base of beg ch-3; join with sl st in top of beg ch. Fasten off.

Armhole Edging
From RS, join yarn with sl st in armhole edge near seam.
Rnd 1: Work 2 sc in end of each row around, sk over seam; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sk first sc, sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 3: Rep Rnd 2.
Fasten off.

Weave in ends.


Check out Lion Brand Yarn's company profile and other great patterns!

You can also find this crochet design in Christmas Gifts for Her: Crochet Gifts for Mom.

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Aug 6, 2014

A "V" stitch is NOT 2 dc crocheted in the same stitch. It is 1 or more dc, 1 or 2 ch, then 1 or more dc in the same stitch. Otherwise you just have 2 dc in the same stitch. You MUST have the ch to separate the dc's to form a "V".


Jun 26, 2014

Is the girl modeling the shrug from the Hair Cuttery commercial? LOL . . . she sure looks like it. Not crazy about the ruffles, but I DO love shrugs.


12 Ratings

Feb 2, 2013 it a 16 mm hook or a 10 mm hook? You list both.


Dec 26, 2012

Can you tell me how the shrug is put on? Does the ring open or do you put it over your head?


Oct 19, 2012

I love this pattern so much that I made 8 of these shrugs for gifts and two for myself last year. They do tend to run small so I suggest that you do an increase for larger sizes - check the Lion Brand website under pattern reviews for this shrug and you'll find that one reviewer gave the increases for the pattern for plus sizes. To make a medium/large size, I simply went up to a Q hook and bought three skeins of Homespun for the pattern. I used just a little of the third skein so I made matching scarves or mitts for additional gifts. In my experience, most Lion Brand patterns run small including their hats. I often go up a hook size for their patterns.


Aug 29, 2012

well,, I completed the shrug. It makes a very small size. Maybe a 6 or 8.


Aug 29, 2012

Is this supposed to be a big rectangle and then make sleeves by sewing the ends together and then putting ruffles on the edges. I'm confused on how to make the sleeves. Please help. I'm almost done the body part of the pattern


Aug 20, 2012

why can't i print from this page?


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