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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Spring Shrug

Sorry for the not so great photos but my husband has an old lady's hobby (like I don't) and was at an orchid society meeting and wasn't home to help.

This is just a rectangle with the ends sewn together to make sleeves. Hopefully, you can see the back a bit in the mirror to get the idea of it. It looks pretty cute over a singlet top as well, it's just too cold here to pose for those pictures tonight.

This is a very adaptable pattern. You can change the length of the sleeves to whatever amount of yarn you have. The reason my sleeves are their length is because I only had 2 skeins of this:

Chain in multiples of 4 to desired length. In this case I did a chain of 52. Basically, here you just have to chain until it is long enough to wrap around your upper arm.

Dc in 5th chain from hook

[Chain 3, skip 3, dc in next chain] repeat to end of chain

chain 4 turn [dc in chain of 3, chain 3] repeat to end, chain 4 turn...

easy peasy.

Now depending on how long you make your rectangle is how long you need to sew up the sleeves. This is all I had to sew up the ends on my short sleeves.

The other thing with this is, if you don't want to wear it as a shrug you can still just wrap it around for a scarf. 


  1. Pretty yarn. Is that thing comfy to wear??

  2. Yes, it is very comfy and adds that little bit of warmth. You should try it. It really grows fast.

  3. very beautiful...

    the pattern is quite simple...
    two thumbs up!!

  4. I'm definitely going to try this, I have loads of yarn left to me by my mom. I have very little skill and even less time. Thank you so much.

  5. Hello, your patterns seems to be the easiest to follow, but what size crochet needle did you use? I'm using 4 ply acrylic yarn and already started out with a 62 stitch chain using a J hook. Thank you so very much. Debbie