Easy V-Stitch Cocoon Shrug


Easy V-Stitch Cocoon Shrug

Easy V-Stitch Cocoon Shrug
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.


Crochet HookP/16 or 11.5 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.


  1. Ch 45.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Rows 4-23: Rep Rows 2 and 3. Fasten off.



  1. 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

  1. From RS, join yarn with sl st at armhole seam, ready to work across opposite side of foundation ch.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

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


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

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What a cute wrap. I love the color. It's one of my favorites. And after reading the instructions , I think it's going to be one of my favorite projects. It's very easy but looks very fancy and complicated and I will not tell the people I make them for how easy they really are!

This ruffled shrug pattern uses two balls of the Lion Brand Homespun yarn in case you missed it. I think it is a reasonable amount of yarn to create such a nice piece! The yarn used has such a soft and squishy feel to it that you won't want to take off this shrug. Well, maybe I am speaking for myself!

Hi. Is it possible for the AMOUNT of yarn by YARDS be included? By saying "I used 2 balls of chunky yarn" does not tell me how much I need to complete the pattern. There are many different brands of chunky, bulky chunky, etc, yarns. I suppose I could figure about 100 yards per each ball as an average?? Would that be a good average?

Hi Soapy, The pattern, as provided by Lion Brand, the designers of this pattern, uses 2 balls of Homespun yarn. They did not provide any more information beyond that, but you're welcome to contact them for more information. :) Julia, editor for AllFreeCrochet

Does anyone have a picture of this item? thx

Hi Soapy, The photo should be showing now. :) Thanks! Julia, editor for AllFreeCrochet

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".

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.

Pinkcaddy, I'm not too crazy about the ruffles either but I think this would be great as a simple and basic shrug. I haven't looked over the pattern yet but you could probably just make the shrug and leave off the ruffles at the end. This would make a great gift, looks like it would work up quite quickly and could be made in so many colors!

Confusing...is it a 16 mm hook or a 10 mm hook? You list both.

A 10mm is equal to an P hook while a 16mm is a Q. I'm thinking the 16 is a typo and you really use a P/10mm hook as it is referenced more. Also a 15 is actually a N hook! Best bet is to do swatches to get the gauge and go with the hook that does the job.

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

It's open in the front.

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.

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

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

why can't i print from this page?

I have not made this but I love the pattern and will make some for my granddaughters. They will love it

@Patty0123abc, tr = treble (triple) crochet. I hope this helps! --Editors of AllFreeCrochet

what does tr mean in the ruffle?

Why on the introduction page for the crochet ladies sweater does it say Bulky yarn and on the pattern it says Bernat Soft Boucle'?


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