Easy crochet shrug pattern
Ada Shrug is an easy crochet shrug pattern, easy enough for beginners. This crochet pattern makes an oversized blanket shrug!
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What supplies will I need to crochet this shrug?
This cozy shrug is made in Cascade Yarns Aereo, a 4/medium, or worsted weight, yarn that is 47% Merino Wool, 31% Baby Alpaca, and 22% Nylon. There are 240 yds in each 100 g skein. This yarn is so lightweight and fluffy! You’ll love wearing it.
Interestingly, this yarn is made by blowing the alpaca and wool fibers into a mesh tube made of nylon. It’s a really interesting construction method. You will need 4 skeins of it to make your shrug.
In addition to the yarn, you will need a crochet hook, of course. I used a size M (9 mm). You will probably need the same size, though you should adjust your hook size if needed to match my gauge.
My favorite crochet hooks are the streamline resin hooks from Furl’s Fiberarts. They feature an inline hook shape and a thick, ergonomic grip.
You will also need a tapestry needle for weaving in your ends. If you are very new to crochet you might also find it helpful to have two locking stitch markers. You can place one in the first stitch of each row so that on your next row, it’s easy to find the spot for your last stitch. You just need two of them because you can remove and reuse the stitch marker once you’ve placed a stitch in that spot on the row after placing it.
Where can I get this easy crochet shrug pattern?
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Ada Shrug, an Easy Crochet Shrug Pattern
By April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio
As with all my patterns, please do not make paper or digital copies for others. Instead, please direct them to my website to get their own. Thank you!
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; 100 g; yarn weight category: 4/medium/worsted): #12 Westpoint Blue Heather, 4 skeins.
Crochet Hook: M (9 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge.
Notions: Yarn needle.
Gauge: 11 sts x 8 rows = About 4 ¼ inches in hdc.
This pattern is written in standard US terms. For help with crochet abbreviations, get my free, printable crochet abbreviation list here.
Get help with basic crochet stitches with my free video tutorials.
When seaming, you will need to crochet through two layers at once. If this is new to you, see a video tutorial here about crocheting through two layers.
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 layers, *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 layers, 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 are beginner and aren’t sure how to do this, see this tutorial about finishing your crochet projects.
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