Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Simple Cozy Shrug



When I first started crocheting, shrugs were intimidating to me. But only because I didn't understand the basic anatomy of a shrug. Nowadays, it is one of the easiest things I can make. Hope you enjoy this video and pattern!

Simple Cozy Shrug
US Size “H” 5.0MM
Color 1: Unknown
Color 2: 3 Balls of Patons Classic Wool Worsted in “Dark Grey Marl” (210 yds/ball)

STITCHES
DC= Double Crochet

BODY
Color 1
Row 1: Work 70 Foundation DC (If you do not know how to work Foundation DC: Chain 72 and work 1 DC in the 3rd chain from the hook and every chain across.)
Rows 2-12:Color 1 Chain 2. Work 1 DC in the 3rd stitch from the hook and every stitch across.Rows 13-54: Color 2 Chain 2. Work 1 DC in the 3rd stitch from the hook and every stitch across.

Rows 55-66:Color 1 Chain 2. Work 1 DC in the 3rd stitch from the hook and every stitch across.

When finished: Chain 1, Pull up a loop, Cut, and Fasten.

SEWING
  1. Fold your piece in half so that Row 1 and Row 66 are touching.
  2. To create the armhole, sew both the left and right sides together. You will start at the bottom, and sew up about 3/4 of the piece. The remaining 1/4 of the piece will be were you put your arms through.

SLEEVES
Attach a new piece of yarn anywhere along the perimeter of the armhole.
Chain 2

Round 1: We will work DC around the perimeter of the armhole. It is up to you to determine how many DC you want to include. The more DC you work, the wider your sleeve. I worked 26 DC along the perimeter.
Rounds 2-5 (or more): DC into the first stitch of the previous round. Mark this stitch with a stitch marker. This represents the first stitch of your current round. Continue to DC in every stitch around until you reach the stitch marked with the stitch marker.

When finished: Sl St into the next stitch, Chain 1, Pull up a loop, Cut, and Fasten.

Weave in all loose ends. Turn your work right side out to wear!

One more thing:
You’ve been hooked!

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30 comments

  1. You are too cute, I'm 65 and learning from you. I show your Utube videos to.all the ladies in my knitting/crochet circle and even taught some of them how to use Utube and become a fan of yours. Not inky are you talented but such a little cutie. I wish you all the best for a bright future.
    Simplyafan

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  2. Hi! I love your tutorials
    How do I enlarge this pattern to fit a big girl such as myself. I wear a size 18/20

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  3. Thanks so much for your easy to grasp tutorials and jazzy creations.

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  4. I would also like to know what to do if you are a bigger size. I am a beginner so I am not sure what to do. I usually wear size 2x clothing. Thank you so much! Wonderful tutorial!

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    1. Since the pattern is not in any particular multiple, then you could easily just create a wider foundation chain, and if need be, make the piece taller. I hope this helps :)

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  6. Please. Please. Please. Do a small video on a hair snood. Iv been trying to find a video for weeks and nothing. Your videos tought me how to crochet. Your the best in my eyes.

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  7. Appromately how many chains do you need to make this in a 1x or 2x for larger women. Thanks

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    1. Increase the chains you make for the foundation and wrap it around u until u hv ur desired size

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    2. Kind of hard to do when you are making it for someone else as a surprise present.

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  8. Appromately how many chains do you need to make this in a 1x or 2x for larger women. Thanks

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  9. so the foundation chain determines how wide it will be? and how do we measure the width exactly?

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  10. I measured from where I wanted my sleeves opening to start, across my shoulder and to the other side.

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  11. I would of liked to see a picture of the finished Shrug.

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  12. I love your work! Is there a better way to get in touch with you regarding an offer my company would like to make? Here's my e-mail address: anastasia.foiu@networkofone.com

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  13. Can we see a shot/picture of the shrug from the back and how long it is?

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  14. Thank you for the pattern and the video.

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  15. Hello, what wool did you use here or what would be a good alternative to the wool you used as I can't find the wool that you mentioned anywhere, thank you, will definitely be making this once I get the right wool 😊

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  16. where should one measure the body to get the size desired? across the shoulders? elbow to elbow?

    any idea or information would be greatly appreciated.

    love the shrug and want to make sure it fits before going to all that work.

    thanks!

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    1. The 70 st is to tight for me I wear a M . Had to take mine all apart and start over. I made 110 fits alot better

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  17. Do you happen to have the measurements of the rectangle before folding it?
    thanks much!

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  18. What size is this how do u make it bigger

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  19. What size is this how do u make it bigger

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  20. Are you OK. Hadn't seen any action from you in a while: videos, blogs, IG photos

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  21. I try 75 and it still is small but cute. I think the yarn and if you crochet loose or tight makes the differences. I am going to try a bigger needle with my next one.

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  22. I tried the jersey but the back at the bottom doesnt look rite can you send me an image of how the back side looks like please

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  23. I loved your tutorial, but it would have been nice to get a little more information. The description says that the first color is unknown. How can it be unknown since you used it and should know what it is called? I read some of the comments and people have asked how they can enlarge the shrug, but I didn't found an answer to that either. So I think if you want to have people following you you should answer some of their questions and not leave them guessing, since it doesn't make sense to me to follow you if I can't get my question answered. Thank you for listening! (at least I hope you will read it.

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  24. I did the 66 stitches but it came out tighter and smaller...could it be my yarn?

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  25. I like Shrugs dresses and it is very comfortable to wearing this type of dresses

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