Easy crochet shrug for beginners
Ada Shrug is an easy crochet shrug for beginners. This crochet pattern makes an oversized blanket shrug! This pattern is FREE! This cozy shrug is made in Cascade Yarns Aereo, which is a new yarn for fall 2019! It is a 4/medium, or worsted weight, yarn that is 47% Merino Wool, 31% Baby Alpaca, and 22% Nylon. There are 240 yds (220 m) in each 100 g skein. This yarn is so lightweight and fluffy! You’ll love wearing it.
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Ada Shrug, an easy crochet shrug for beginners
By April Garwood
Difficulty Level Easy
Finished Measurements About 36 inches (91.5 cm) square.
Yarn Cascade Yarns Aereo [47% Merino Wool, 31% Baby Alpaca, 22% Nylon; 240 yds or 220 m; 3.5 oz or 100 g; CYCA weight: 4 medium): #12 Westpoint Blue Heather, 4 skeins.
Crochet Hook M/13 or 9 mm, or size needed to obtain gauge.
Notions Yarn needle.
Gauge 11 sts x 8 rows = About 4 ¼ inches or 11 cm in hdc.
Most of this shrug is stitched in the half-double crochet stitch. If you aren’t sure how to do this stitch, see my video tutorial by clicking here.
Row 1 Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each remaining ch — 92 sts.
Rows 2-70 Ch 2 (does not count as a st), hdc in each st. Do not fasten off.
To seam sleeves, fold in half, lining up ending row and beginning ch, turn to work down row ends, working through both thicknesses (see a video tutorial on how to crochet “through both thicknesses.” Click here), *sc in first set of row ends, 2 sc in next set of row ends, repeat from * 7 times — 24 sts. Fasten off.
Working along opposite end, through both thicknesses, join with sc in first set of row ends, 2 sc in next set of row ends, *sc in next set of row ends, 2 sc in next set of row ends, repeat from * 6 times — 24 sts. Fasten off.
If desired, you can work a rnd of sc around armholes and body opening, joining last and first sts with sl st.
Weave in ends.
If you wish to share this pattern with others, please direct them to my website. Please do not make digital or paper copies for others! Thank you!