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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. The feminine look of this crochet shrug would complement a dress or cute tank top. You'll be whistling while you work when you wear this shrug.
Crochet HookF/5 or 3.75 mm hook, J/10 or 6 mm hook
Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
Crochet Gauge15 dc + 7 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) with smaller hook; 1 pattern repeat (from 'peak' to 'peak' of Row 2) = about 3 1/2 in. (9 cm) over st pattern for Body, with larger hook.
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. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
Finished SizeS-L (1X-2X); Width from Cuff to Cuff 49 in. (124.5 cm); Circumference of Opening Edge About 52 (60) in. (132 (152.5) cm)
- Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton Yarn: Blue Ice - 11 balls
- Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size F-5 (3.75 mm)
- Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)
- Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
CL (3-dc cluster): Yarn over, insert hook in indicated st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook, (yarn over, insert hook in same st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice, yarn over and draw through all 4 loops on hook.
1. Shrug is worked in one piece from sleeve to sleeve.
2. Body of Shrug is worked with a larger hook than the sleeves to create a looser fabric.
3. After sleeves are seamed, edging is worked in rnds around front opening. Edging is worked with 2 strands of yarn held together.
4. Sleeves and body are worked the same for both sizes. Additional sts are worked around front opening of edging of Size 1X-2X to create a larger front opening.
With smaller hook, ch 91.
Foundation Row (WS): Dc into 4th ch from hook and each ch across - 89 sts.
Rows 1 and 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc in this row and in all following rows), turn, dc in each st across.
Row 3 (RS): Ch 5 (counts as tr, ch 1), turn, sk next dc, *tr in next dc, sk next dc, ch1; rep from * to last dc, tr in last dc.
Row 4: Ch 3, turn, dc in first ch-1 sp, *dc in next tr, dc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * to last st, dc in 4th ch of beg ch-5.
Rows 5-16: Rep Rows 1-4 three times.
Rows 17 and 18: Rep Rows 1 and 2.
Change to larger hook.
Row 1 (RS): Ch 6 (counts as dc, ch 3), turn, sk next 3 dc, (tr, ch 3, tr) in next dc, ch 3, sk next 3 dc, dc in next dc, *ch 3, sk next 3 dc, (tr, ch 3, tr) in next dc, ch 3, sk next 3 dc, dc in next dc; rep from * to end of row - 22 ch-3 sps and 11 (tr, ch 3, tr) groups at the end of this row.
Note: On Row 2, sts are increased to form 'peaks' by working 5 dc into the ch-3 sps of (tr, ch 3, tr) groups of the previous row.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), turn, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in next tr, 5 dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in next tr, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, *dc in next dc, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in next tr, 5 dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in next tr, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * to turning ch, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch - 11 peaks (pattern rep).
Row 3: Ch 5 (counts as dtr), turn, *sk next 4 dc, CL in next dc, (ch 3, CL in next dc) 4 times, sk next 4 dc, dtr in next dc; rep from * to end of row - Eleven 5 CL groups and 12 dtr.
Row 4: Ch 7 (counts as dc, ch 4), turn, sk first (CL, ch-3 sp, CL) of first 5 CL group, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next CL, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 4, sk last (CL, ch-3 sp, CL) of same group, dc in next dtr, *ch 4, sk first (CL, ch-3 sp, CL) of next 5 CL group, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next CL, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 4, sk last (CL, ch-3 sp, CL) of same group, dc in next dtr; rep from * to end of row - 22 ch-4 sps.
Row 5: Ch 6 (counts as dc, ch 3), turn, sk first ch-4 sp and dc, (tr, ch 3, tr) in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next dc and ch-4 sp, *dc in next dc, ch 3, sk next ch-4 sp and dc, (tr, ch 3, tr) in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next dc and ch-4 sp; rep from * across, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 - 33 ch-3 sps.
Rows 6-25: Rep Rows 2-5 five times.
Rows 26-28: Rep Rows 2-4.
Change to smaller hook.
Next Row (RS): Ch 3 (counts as first dc), turn, 2 dc in next ch-4 sp, sk next dc, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, sk next dc, 2 dc in next ch-4 sp, *dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-4 sp, sk next dc, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, sk next dc, 2 dc in next ch-4 sp; rep from * across, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-7 - 89 dc.
Rep Rows 1-18 of first sleeve.
Following schematic, fold Shrug in half matching sleeve and side edges.
Sew sleeve and underarm seams.
Rnd 1: With larger hook, join 2 strands held tog with sl st in any st along front opening of Shrug.
Ch 1, work 126 (145) sc evenly spaced around front opening; join with sl st in first st.
Rnds 2 and 3: Ch 1, working through back loops only, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc.
Weave in ends.
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