I know exactly what you are thinking. Just what the world needs, another crochet pattern for a shrug. And what in the world is a shrug, besides a quick raise of ones’s shoulders accompanied by a smirk and a roll of one or two eyeballs?
Yeah, I get you. I hear you. But hear me out on this one. Better another crochet pattern for the less than a full cardigan, than for some blog rant that lacks positivity, nicety and civility, which these days we have, in my opinion, way too much of. So, yes, in my opinion, this pattern for another humble fiber spun crochet shrug is just what the world needs now. More than ever.
And before anyone points out the obvious. I understand that another crochet pattern won’t solve the worlds problems, mend broken relationships or heal hearts. But what it will do, is allow you to make something with your own two hands and I am a firm believer that when one makes something with one’s own two hands, something other worldly happens in the heart, psychic and spirit. A healing of sorts.
Too woo woo California for you? Well, yeah that’s me. La Serena Tejera in all my glory. I can dig the mystic good and healing vibes that creating gives a person. I can dig it daddy – o’s and mama-o’s. Can you?
And if you can, here is the simple humble pattern for the incredible, slightly mystical crochet shrug. Similar patterns, free and paid, alike, abound on the internet and you can find probably a more professional rendition on the internet. But this here is mine, quirks and all.
Some yarn, maybe a skein, maybe half, maybe more.
Start with a crochet chain. I chained 95 for a size that would fit me ( bust size 36-38) or 27 inches.
Double crochet in second chain from hook skipping every other stitch. ( ex: double crochet, skip one chain, dc in next stitch)
Reach end and turn.
Double crochet into spaces. Single crochet. Double crochet into space. Repeat * * until you reach the end. Turn.
Repeat the above until you have a good size rectangle. I stopped at 13 inches in height for me but you can go shorter or longer, depending on your preference.
Stitch up the sides for the arm holes, ( 7 inches from edge) weave in ends and you’ve made a relatively easy clothing piece to wear.