Saturday, May 12, 2012

Spring Shrug Pattern

I made this shrug in three different colors last year. I'm just now getting around to writing out the instructions.



It is a really simple and quick project. It is worked from side to side making it very easy to adjust to the size that you need.




Materials
Size 3 cotton fashion thread
Size J crochet hook
Yarn needle

Size
S/M

Gauge
5  V-sts = 4" (10cm)
4 rows = 4" (10cm)
These measurements are unblocked. The texture is extremely stretchy, so gauge is difficult to determine.

Stitches Used
Chain = ch
Double crochet = dc
V-st  = dc, ch 1, dc

Pattern

Do not crochet too tightly. You want a loose stitch

Ch 61

Row 1: V-st (dc, ch 1, dc) in the 5th ch from hook. (the first 3 chs skipped will be your first dc of the row). Skip 2 chains, V-st in next ch, (skip next 2 chs, V-st in next ch) across until to reach last 2 chs. Dc in the last ch.

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as a dc). V-st into the next ch (which will be the ch from the last V-st of the previous row) repeat across until last dc. Dc in the last dc. Turn.

You should have 19 V-sts with a dc on each end. If you have more or less, don't freak out. It's not a big deal unless it is abnormally large or small.

Row 3- 32: Repeat row 2.

You can adjust the number of rows to your size




To sew under the arms, fold, creating a narrow piece

Sew each side about 2.5" to 3"

If this is confusing, just play around with it and I think you'll see what I'm referring to...it's so easy.

Weave ends.

I did not block mine.

If you have any questions, just leave me a comment. I'll try to help.

Have a great weekend!


54 comments:

  1. Gorgeous!!!!! I thank you a million times for the pattern. I will keeping this one for sure.
    Happy Mother's Day!
    Meredith

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    1. Thanks so much Meredith. I hope you are having a great day too!

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  2. Ooh! I love it! Just pinned it.
    Genevieve

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    1. Thanks...I have to repin it..hehe:D

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  3. This is beautiful, thanks for the pattern!

    Jay's Boutique Blog
    http://jaysboutiqueblog.blogspot.com/

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    1. You're welcome and thank you:)

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  4. As everything you do! Just beautiful! Have a wonderful mothers day!

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    1. How nice of you to say...I hope you are having a wonderful day:D

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  5. Thank you so much for the pattern! I just made one, love it!! I think this will be my new addiction..... ;-) Gonna make one in every colour.... :-)

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    1. You're welcome and thanks so much...you have already made one? Please share if you don't mind. I love seeing all of the finished projects:D

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    2. I made three of them already: http://maarnietvangrijs.blogspot.com/2012/05/doe-maar-heel-veel.html
      And there will be more..... ;-)

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    3. And now she made me a new fan of your blog! And i also want a bolero like this... Thanks for the pattern and sharing! x

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    4. And me as well.. Already crocheting!
      Tnak you for sharing this pattern!

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  6. What a great pattern! I started mine last night and got pretty far in a short amount of time. Thank you so much for sharing this and your other patterns! I went out and got one more color to make another when for when I finish the first! I will send you a picture when I'm done.
    Morgan

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  7. I love this, and I'm so excited to see a blog that is CURRENT! and still up and running! I can't explain the excitement when i realized you just posted this 2 days ago! Sorry, I don't always talk in exclamation :) I have been perusing your blog for over an hour now, and i LOVE all of your patterns. Let me know if you'd ever be interested in doing a swap, I LOVE your stuff!

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  8. Wow that is such a nice pattern- Im wishing for summer already but IlL have to store this one away until its a little bit warmer here!! Jxx

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    1. I know what you mean about wishing for warmer weather. I am so excited about summer being here (almost). When you are posting about your summers, we are suffering through winter here. Thanks so much,
      Liz

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  9. approximately how many balls of thread does it take for one shrug??

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    1. I think it took a little more than one. Maybe more...so sorry it's been over a year, since I made these, maybe two years. Just buy 2 and I'm pretty sure that will be enough.

      Thanks,
      Liz

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    2. Thanks so much for the quick response. Want to make this for my granddaughter!

      Linda S

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  10. Hi Liz! Your shrug is beautiful! I want the same of course, so I just started to make it and have one question - did you work your V-stitches in the one loop of sc? Thank you! Thank you for sharing as well!
    Olga

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    1. Hello Olga,

      Thanks so much and you're welcome. I did work the v-st in one loop of the ch.
      Liz

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  11. This was so easy ... wasn't sure how the arms were done, but I figured it out quickly. My daughter wanted one for a dress we got her last night and it was done in no time. I have actually made 2 due to my daughter being smaller than a small. Thank you so much.

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  12. I love this little shrug, thank you so much for the pattern :)

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  13. Adorable, I cant wait to make this! I am new to designing patterns my blog is FlowersCreations.blogspot.com if you have any advice for a newbie :)

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  14. This is lovely, I have to have a go at this!

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  15. I'm going to a wedding in July and the reception is on a boat. I've been looking for a shrug and it appears I've found it. However, I find that most of the yarn stores that carry fashion cotton have little in the way of colors. What other yarn do you think might give me the same effect? Thanks!!

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    1. Hello,

      I have shopped at all kinds of stores for yarn. Walmart, AC Moore, Michaels, and my local yarn shop. All that I have been to seem to have a decent selection. You really should use a cool fiber for the hot weather. I have found very lightweight acrylics that would work. Remember to use fingering weight or lace weight yarn to get the same effect. I hope this helps,
      Liz

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  16. I LOVE this! You did a beautiful job! I would love if you linked up to my new fiber arts link party!
    http://www.mymerrymessylife.com/2012/06/new-link-party-hookin-on-hump-day-1.html

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  17. Hi - what a lovely piece this is! Even though I'm older than dirt, I'm pretty new to crochet and have been looking for something that will utilize the size 3 thread I just bought in order to make a nice lacey shrug. This seems exactly what I'm looking for - thank you, thank you! - except because I'm new to the craft, I wondered if I might be able to make this longer, since I am not cute and thin like your model (unless that's you, and then I'm not cute and thin like you). LOL Anyhow, when you say to adjust the number of rows to your size, do you mean lengthwise or widthwise? Just curious, since I want to try and make this - it's adorable! Thanks, and I will spend some more time looking at your blog - I think I will find tons of info!
    Melissa

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    1. Melissa, I am sure you started on this pattern long ago, but just noticed there was not yet a reply to your question. You can adjust in both dimensions. The ch 61 (=19/20 V-Stitches) will make up the circumference of the arm, and the 32 or so rows of V-Stitches make up the width of the shrug across your shoulders. I hope yours turned out lovely, or if you held off, I hope this helps. Welcome to the craft!

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  18. Love this pattern - thanks so much for sharing it! I included a link to this page in a roundup of shrug patterns on my blog this morning. :) http://bit.ly/LwQgpd

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  19. I am so happy I found this pattern, and your site! I am about 5 weeks from giving birth. This summer heat wave is killing me and I am so uncomfortable - I have resolved to just wear super comfy sun dresses from here on out. But they can seem so plain, and then I end up wearing the same one twice in a week and I just needed something to spruce up my look. Having a few of these shrugs to accent the simple dresses is perfect! No added heat, gives me a chance to go through some of my stash yarn, and I get the reward of having a completed project in such a short time frame! (Currently working on a glittery gold one that I can finish during an afternoon conference call.)

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  20. Ohh its Lovely.. Thanks for Sharing the pattern.. will definitely give it a try..

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  21. Liz how would I make the sleeves come to my elbows,and the back a little longer?

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  22. This is such a cute little shrug! I just made mine and posted a link to your pattern on my blog: http://lifelinedesign.blogspot.com/ Thanks for the pattern!! :)

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  23. I would love to make the sleeves longer. Is that possible?

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  25. What a beautiful shrug pattern. Thank you very much for posting! This is my first visit to your blog and it is terrific! :)
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    Crochet...Gotta Love It! Blog


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  26. I made this in pink.. it turned out very well. It's a very forgiving pattern. Thanks very much for sharing it!

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  27. I love it. Hoping to make one for a friend this weekend.

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  28. I love this look of this pretty shrug! Thank you very much!! :)
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    Crochet...Gotta Love It! Blog
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  29. I like to do crocheting, I would like to see a video. How to made. please thanks.

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  30. Hi! I was wondering, how many yards of lace weight yarn would you say this took? I have 450 yards and am totally not sure what something like this would take to make.

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  31. Hello Liz, if I need to make size L/XL do I still chain 61 and then just add more rows? Thank you

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  32. Hi, I stumbled across your blog today and saw your shrug. I'd need a larger size..... is there a stitch per inch guide I could use? Depending on the pattern I'm an XL or 2X..... I just started spinning this past winter and have been looking for projects to create with my hand-spun yarn. I also need to figure out yardage since that's how I measure handspun. You do beautiful work, can't wait to try this shrug!!!!

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  33. Hi, I stumbled across your blog today and saw your shrug. I'd need a larger size..... is there a stitch per inch guide I could use? Depending on the pattern I'm an XL or 2X..... I just started spinning this past winter and have been looking for projects to create with my hand-spun yarn. I also need to figure out yardage since that's how I measure handspun. You do beautiful work, can't wait to try this shrug!!!!

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