January 18, 2012

Ocean Shrug

Ocean Shrug
By Erica Knudson

This is a simple but elegant shrug that is great for a beginner. This pattern is for an adult size medium but there is a lot of flexibility with stitches and sizing if you’d need it in another size. The Ocean Shrug here was made with a half double crochet herringbone stitch from the book, Basic Crochet Stitches by Harmony Guides. If you aren’t familiar with the herringbone part of the stitch, you can use a standard half double crochet.

Ocean Shrug
Erica Knudson
Materials needed: 3 medium-sized skeins DK weight yarn and a size P (11.50mm) hook.

Chain 80

1. Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each st across. Ch 2, turn (will be about 29 inches “wide”).

2. Herringbone hdc or hdc across row. Ch 2, turn.

3. Now, repeat row 2 until piece measures 24½ inches “tall”.

4. Sc around entire edge and join with sl st (placing 3 stitches in each corner will help the work lay flat).

5. Repeat Row 3, and again join with a sl st.

6. Fasten off.

Now you should have a rectangle that is about 29 inches “wide” and 24½ inches “tall”.

7. Fold the work in half one time from left to right, so it measures 14½ inches by 24½ inches.

8. Next, on each side, sl stitch up short edges join the halves only about 7½ inches from the corner. The hole left will be for the arms (so the rows of stitches will actually appear to run vertically when you wear the shrug).

9. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Work is folded in half and seamed part way
up the side. Space is left for arm hole.

hdc = half double crochet
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
st = stitch
sl st = slip stitch
*…* = repeat

**Please don’t sell this pattern.


lauriestamps said...

Cute little shrug! I'm off to go make me one right now! Let's see how it turns out...

😀 Laurie

FrancesandtheBee said...

Fun! Let me know. :)