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42 Free Crochet Shrug Patterns

Make a crochet shrug that fits your personality & keeps you just warm enough in any situation

By: Jeanette Benoit, Editor, AllFreeCrochet.com
Updated September 06, 2018
42 Free Crochet Shrug Patterns

Crochet shrugs are the perfect little item to wear when there's a chill to the air. This particular short jacket is designed to provide just the right amount of warmth that's needed when it's too hot for a bulky sweater but too chilly for just a tank top.

Make yourself any one of these stylish 42 Free Crochet Shrug Patterns today and you'll always have just what you need to throw on when the weather is slightly chilly or when the air conditioning is working full blast. These patterns are also simple to work up, so you can usually start and finish in a day or two.

A crochet shrug pattern can be the best finishing touch to your ensemble. Just like crochet shawl patterns, there's a surprising variety of styles. Some free crochet shrug and bolero patterns have ruffles or other embellishments that make them stand out. These crochet patterns will come in handy when you want to look great without a lot of effort. 
 
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PLUS! If you find that crocheting a shrug is a little too tricky, try working up an oversized crochet shawl by following this video tutorial!

Gorgeous Crochet Shrug Patterns

Half Sleeve No Seam Shrug

Browse our favorite shrug patterns below and find the one that best suits your personal style. You'll find trendy shrugs as well as some classic and timeless ones. Overall, these are adorable crochet patterns to work up on the fly. Pair one of these crochet sweaters with a tank top for an instantaneous work-appropriate outfit, or keep one with you when going out somewhere with overactive air conditioning, like the movie theater. A crochet shrug pattern like this Half Sleeve No Seam Shrug is essential in any woman's closet because it won't cover up too much of your outfit but will add a pop of color, texture or fun design (and warmth!).
 

  • Sunset Shrug

    This insanely beautiful shrug is crocheted with all the colors of a late autumn sunset. This easy crochet shawl features a sunburst stitch design with radiating blocks of warm, natural colors like moss green, burnt orange, and deep violet.

  • Light as a Feather Crochet Shrug

    The Light as a Feather Crochet Shrug is a great piece of crocheted clothing to have in your closet. The lightweight lacy design makes it a perfect layering piece for the spring season. 

  • Aida Shrug

    This is a free crochet pattern for a kid's shrug. It has a photo tutorial for each step to guide you in your crochet journey. You can make it in your child's favorite color, and they will love wearing it when there's transitional weather.

  • Open Air Shrug

    You'll feel like a fair maiden wearing the Open Air Shrug around your home. This crochet shrug pattern is light and breezy, perfect for layering when your shoulders are cold. Learn how to crochet a shrug with a unique, delicate pattern. 

  • Arizona Sunset Shrug

    This Arizona Sunset Shrug has the look of a poncho without all the bulkiness. You'll be glad you made this crochet shrug pattern on cooler days. It will keep you at a comfortable temperature without being too hot, and so stylish too!

  • Sun Goddess Shrug

    Bring some sunshine to your wardrobe with this beautiful Sun Goddess Shrug. Made with Bernat Bamboo yarn, this free crochet pattern is a must-have for any trendy woman. Light and lacy, it's the perfect piece to wear on a warm summer day.

  • Single Skein Crochet Shrug

    Make this Single Skein Crochet Shrug for your little girl this year. Crocheted shrugs like this are ideal for when there's just a slight chill to the air. The free crochet pattern is written for a child, but can be easily adjusted to any size.

  • Easy V-Stitch Cocoon Shrug

    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. 

  • Holey Squares Shrug

    This shrug is so beautiful you can wear it for any occasion day or night. It'll keep you warm on those summer nights and make you look brilliant. What girl wouldn't want this shrug?

  • Kimono Shrug

    Enjoy a peaceful Japanese afternoon wearing this stylish Kimono Shrug. The free crochet pattern includes directions on how to make this shrug in four different sizes. It is intended to be a loose fitting, comfy garment.

  • Easy Breezy Summer Shrug

    This Easy Breezy Summer Shrug is a great piece for women to have in their summer wardrobe. It's worked as a basic rectangle with some simple seams for the arms. It's just the right size to wear if you want something light to throw on to keep your shoulders warm. It's a perfect laying piece for any outfit.

  • Cranberry Sauce Shrug

    Dressing for Thanksgiving dinner can be tricky. You want to look nice, but not too fancy. That's where the Cranberry Sauce Shrug comes to the rescue. It's gorgeous, but comfortable, and perfect for wrapping around you when you're exhausted from stuffing yourself with the Thanksgiving feast. 

  • The Perfect Crochet Shrug

    If you're looking for just a little something to keep your shoulders warm, this is it. The Perfect Crochet Shrug is just what you need to throw on over a strapless dress or a tank top during the summer months. It's an easy crochet pattern to complete using just two yarns of variegated yarn. 

  • Glam Girl Shrug

    This Glam Girl Shrug will be your best friend at all kinds of social events. Perfect for a range of activities from weddings to walks in the park, this crochet shrug will pull together your outfit and add style. You'll be amazed at this easy crochet shrug pattern. 

  • Summertime Shrug

    This stylish Summertime Shrug is a great layering piece for kids. Red Heart's cool Reflective yarn is used to work up this particular crochet pattern, which means that this particular shrug reflects light at nighttime. 

  • Tasha Traditional Shrug

    Big and squishy are the perfect words to describe this easy shrug pattern. All you need to know is how to get your fpdc and bpdc on and you’ll be able to create some fun texture and snuggly shrug. It's perfect to accompany you while you watch rainy days from inside your home.

  • Juno Shrug

    You'll be convinced you're actually wearing a blanket around your shoulders when you wear this Juno Shrug. It will be the coziest thing in your closet. Best of all, it works up super quickly with chunky yarn.

  • The Heart Lines Shrug

    The design of The Heart Lines Shrug is absolutely gorgeous. It's fun and easy to make, using simple crochet stitches and a little colorwork. You can make it in bright and bold colors like pictured or in your favorite monochrome color. 

  • Tasha Tunisian Shrug

    This squishy shrug is a fun and simple way to dip your toes into Tunisian crochet. There are only a couple stitches and they repeat in a way that gives this shrug some texture without looking like a mess.

  • Navajo Blanket Crochet Shrug Pattern

    Unique and colorful, this crochet shrug pattern is the perfect crocheted piece to add to your fall wardrobe. Inspired by stunning Navajo designs, this easy southwest-inspired project is comfy to wear.

Delicate Crochet Shrug Designs

Lacy Picot Shrug

Don't forget that shrugs are a great way to maintain your style yet prepare for those locations that always seem to be a little too chilly—the office, a movie theater, or a car ride with someone who likes to blast the air conditioning. Wearing one of these beautiful crochet shrug patterns will be a fashion statement and a way to stay comfortable all at the same time! Plus, these are easy to transition into fall without having to bust out the sweaters and cardigans too early. The pictured Lacy Picot Shrug definitely fits that bill. The long sleeves but short, cropped design make this perfect for any season. You can make it in any color scheme depending on the look you are going for.

  • Lacy Love Crochet Shrug

    Vintage style crochet shrug that is light and lacy for warm weather. This beautiful shrug has large holes which makes it lightweight and airy. You'll love the long, flowy sleeves that add not only some coverage but visual interest, as well.

  • Flirty Pink Shell Shrug

    Summer is a time for airy crochet lace patterns, especially when they are a soft pink color! This Flirty Pink Shell Shrug is the perfect addition to your light, warm-weather dresses or outfits. 

  • Simple Scarlet Crochet Shrug Pattern

    Crochet tops add the perfect pop to all outfits, from sundresses to tank tops and jeans. The Simple Scarlet Crochet Shrug Pattern is an easy crochet pattern even for beginners, thanks to this new simplified stitch. 

  • Openwork Crochet Shrug

    You'll look marvelous lounging in this Openwork Crochet Shrug, a free crochet shrug pattern from Lion Brand. This ribbed shrug is wonderful for layering with tank tops, t-shirts, light sweaters and more. 

  • Paradise Shimmer Shrug

    Add some glam to your wardrobe with this Paradise Shimmer Shrug. Made with soft yarn with a hint of sparkle, this crochet shawl pattern is a great piece for any season. The loose sleeves and lacy tie closure give it a feminine look that's flattering for women of any age. 

  • Shoulder Shrug

    It's easy to look classy with this Shoulder Shrug since it's a timeless design. This simple crochet pattern is easy to crochet, so you can make one in a few different colors. The classic style of this shrug makes it a great pattern for women of any age. 

  • Blue Willow Crochet Shrug

    It's not everyday you come across such an elegant crochet pattern. This Blue Willow Crochet Shrug is a timeless design that belongs in every woman's wardrobe. The best thing about this particular crochet shrug is that it's seamless - there's no need to work each part separately and sew them together at the end. 

  • Cozy Cocoon Cardigan

    Treat yourself to this Cozy Cocoon Cardigan. It's a free crochet pattern that's warm and trendy for winter. The shrug-style design can be dressed up or down and will look great with jeans and a cami. Ladies, you'll love how comfortable this sweater is to wear. 

  • Turquoise Spring Shrug

    Lovely layering pieces like this seamless Turquoise Spring Shrug are great to have in your closet. This free crochet pattern features 3/4 length sleeves and is worked up using worsted weight yarn. 

  • Ruffled Baby Crochet Shrug

    The Ruffled Baby Crochet Shrug is a precious little pattern to make for baby girls. It's the perfect layering piece for any season and the flirty little ruffles add just the right amount of girl power. 

  • Airy Shrug

    The Airy Shrug is essentially just a crocheted rectangle. To make it into a garment, you have to assemble it to make the armholes. It will be such a unique piece for your summer wardrobe that you'll wear over and over again.

Free Crochet Bolero Patterns

Sunday Afternoon Crochet Bolero

If you're looking for something even lighter than a shrug, a crochet shrug bolero might be just the way to go. They tend to be shorter and more lightweight than your typical crochet shrug. These bolero patterns are going to turn so many heads and get tons of questions from your girlfriends, aunts and sisters once they see how beautiful they are. Patterns like this Sunday Afternoon Crochet Bolero are easy to make and will give you great everyday wear. The great thing about a crochet bolero pattern is that although they are casual enough to pair well with jeans and a t-shirt, they wouldn't look out of place paired with a fancy dress for a touch of color or texture, either. 

  • Janice Bolero

    Shrugs are great for all types of weather. Smaller boleros like this Janice Bolero are great to add to dresses or tank tops to add a little crochet personality while big shrugs are like warm hugs on winter nights.

  • Crochet Sunny Bolero

    This Crochet Sunny Bolero is a quick summer crochet pattern that will be perfect for cool summer nights when you need something to throw on over your favorite sundress. Even better, you might be able to use your yarn stash.

  • Easy as Pie Bolero

    Welcome summer with this light and airy Easy as Pie Bolero made with cotton yarn. It is perfect for your everyday wear and is a crochet pattern that's easy to follow with a step-by-step photo tutorial. It's almost too pretty to be real.

  • Scarfie Bolero

    Are you looking for a fun and unique crochet design of light weight outerwear in this warm season? This one is a bolero crochet design with a clever twist that also adds some creative sense to your summery outerwear collection.

  • Elegant Short Sleeve Bolero

    The Elegant Short Sleeve Bolero is the perfect finishing touch to your nice-occasion outfit. The short sleeves gives you just a touch of extra warmth while the rest of the crochet design screams class. 

  • Lovely Lacy Bolero

    This Lovely Lacy Bolero is perfect when there is just a slight chill to the air. You can make this in any color you prefer, but we are crazy about this beautiful blue hue. This free crochet pattern can be made in any size you need. 

  • Caribbean Bolero

    This Caribbean Bolero will make you feel like you're on a tropical vacation every time you throw it on. It's a perfect pop of color for any time of the year. Be prepared to receive tons of compliments every time you wear it.

  • Simple Sleeveless Bolero

    If you're looking for a Simple Sleeveless Bolero then look no further than this design. You'll love the texture that comes through the yarn once you've worked up the stitches. It can be dressed up or down for any occasion.

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