Seashore Shrug, a Free Crochet Shrug Pattern

Child wearing a turquoise crochet cabled shrug and standing in front of an iron fence with a stream in the background. Free crochet pattern!

Free Crochet Shrug Pattern for Children

Seashore Shrug is a long-sleeved, cabled crochet shrug for girls in sizes 2[4, 6, 8, 10]. This free crochet shrug pattern is simple and versatile.

This is an easy pattern, with most of the stitches being basic double crochet. The cable of course uses post stitches and treble stitches, but nothing you can’t figure out with a simple tutorial on post stitches and cables. Fortunately, I have just such a video to go along with this pattern!

See the how-to video for this pattern. Click here!

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Child wearing a turquoise crochet shrug, white t-shirt, and orange pants standing in front of a pond with fountain. Free crochet pattern.

What yarn should I get for this crochet pattern?

The yarn I recommend for this free crochet shrug pattern is Berroco Vintage #5125 Aquae, a worsted weight acrylic/wool/nylon blend that is soft, machine-washable and easy to work with. It comes in a fantastic variety of colors — 75 different shades, to be exact! I enjoyed using it and appreciate the good stitch definition for the cable.

This child’s crochet shrug pattern is worked from sleeve-edge to sleeve-edge. You can easily modify this pattern to make a crochet shrug with shorter sleeves. Use the gauge and some math to determine how many rows you need to make the sleeve the desired length, then work that many rows before splitting, and that many rows after bringing it back together for the other sleeve.

This little girl crochet shrug pattern is available in a few different ways. First it is available for free right here in this post, just keep scrolling. It is also available as an individual PDF on Ravlery and Etsy, and also it is available as part of an ebook on both Ravelry and Etsy.

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Learn to Crochet Cables with this free pattern and video tutorial from Banana Moon Studio

Seashore Shrug, Free Crochet Pattern for a Girls Cabled Shrug

From April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio

Difficulty Level Easy

Available Sizes

2[4, 6, 8, 10].  Note: This pattern is written in multiple sizes. Instructions for size 2 are given first with changes for larger sizes in brackets.

Finished Measurements

8 ½[9, 9 ¾, 10 ¼, 11] inches arm circumference

31 ½ [35 ¼, 38 ¾, 41 ¼, 45] inches wrist to wrist

Yarn

Berroco Vintage (52% Acrylic, 40% Wool, 8% Nylon; 218 yd[200m]/3.5 oz[100g]); #5125 Aquae, 2[2, 2, 2, 3] skeins; Yarn Weight: 4/Medium.

Crochet Hook

K/10 ½ (6.5mm).  Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions

Yarn needle

Gauge

14 sts x 7 rows = 4 ¼ in./11cm in pattern.

Notes

Most rows begin with the instruction to “Lengthen loop, ch 1.”  This means to lengthen the loop on your hook to the height of the row you are about to begin, which in this case will be about dc height.  Getting it exactly right is not important.  This is done to avoid the gap caused by a traditional turning chain, and does not count as a st. My companion how-to video demonstrates this. Click here to see it!

Pattern begins in the round at one sleeve edge, separates into rows to make an opening for the neck, chest, and shoulders, and then returns to working in the round for the other sleeve.  It ends at the other sleeve edge.

Never made crochet cables before? Watch this companion video to see how it’s done!

How to Make a Gauge Swatch

Ch 16

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook (3 skipped chs count as dc) and each ch around, turn — 14 sts.

Row 2: Lengthen loop, ch 1, dc in next 5 sts, skip next 2 sts, Fptr in next 2 sts, working in front of sts just made, Fptr in 2 skipped sts (cable made), dc in each remaining st, turn.

Row 3: Lengthen loop, ch 1, dc in next 5 sts, Bpdc in next 4 sts, dc in each remaining st, turn.

Rows 4-7: Alternate repeating rnds 2 and 3.

Block.  Finished swatch should measure about 4 ¼ inches (11cm) square.

Shrug

First Sleeve

Ch 28[30, 32, 34, 36], being careful not to twist ch join to first ch with sl st.

Rnd 1: Lengthen loop, ch 1, dc in each ch around, join to first dc with sl st, turn — 28[30, 32, 34, 36] sts.

Rnd 2(RS): Lengthen loop, ch 1, dc in next 12[13, 14, 15, 16] sts, skip next 2 sts, Fptr in next 2 sts, working in front of sts just made, Fptr in 2 skipped sts (cable made), dc in each remaining st, join to first st with sl st, turn.

Rnd 3: Lengthen loop, ch 1, dc in next 12[13, 14, 15, 16] sts, Bpdc in next 4 sts, dc in each remaining st, join to first st with sl st, turn.

Rnds 4-15[17, 19, 21, 23]: Alternate repeating rnds 2 and 3.

Chest & Neck opening

Row 1 (begin working in rows): Lengthen loop, ch 1, dc in next 12[13, 14, 15, 16] sts, skip next 2 sts, Fptr in next 2 sts, working in front of sts just made, Fptr in 2 skipped sts, dc in each remaining st, do not join, turn.

Row 2: Lengthen loop, ch 1, dc in next 12[13, 14, 15, 16] sts, Bpdc in next 4 sts, dc in each remaining st, turn.

Rows 3-21[23, 25, 25, 27]: Alternate repeating Rows 1 and 2, ending with a Row 1 repeat.

Rnd 22[24, 26, 26, 28] (resume working in rnds): Lengthen loop, ch 1, dc in next 12[13, 14, 15, 16] sts, Bpdc in next 4 sts, dc in each remaining st, join to first st with sl st, turn.

Second Sleeve

Rnd 1: Lengthen loop, ch 1, dc in next 12[13, 14, 15, 16] sts, skip next 2 sts, Fptr in next 2 sts, working in front of sts just made, Fptr in 2 skipped sts (cable made), dc in each remaining st, join to first st with sl st, turn.

Rnd 2: Lengthen loop, ch 1, dc in next 12[13, 14, 15, 16] sts, Bpdc in next 4 sts, dc in each remaining st, join to first st with sl st, turn.

Rnds 3-15[17, 19, 21, 23]: Alternate repeating Rnds 1 and 2, ending with a Rnd 1 repeat. Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in all ends. Block to measurements.

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Girl wearing a turquoise cabled crochet shrug and standing in front of an iron railing. Free crochet pattern.

I’d love to see pictures of finished shrugs! What color will use? Will you alter the sleeve length? You can add your pictures to Ravelry or share them on my Facebook page!

Happy Stitching!

April

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