A little crochet shrug

crochet shrug  4 A quickly finished crochet shrug which I made for Maia last night.crochet shrug 3 It started life as a shawl/wrap for me, but when I got to this point, I wondered what would happen if I created arm holes..crochet shrug 2 by sewing the two edges under; this is the result.Crochet shrugI like that it is longer in the back and fitting around her arms/front, it just gives a nice amount of warmth for this time of year. If you would like to re-create shrug, I used this free pattern over at miliboo, using a 4ply yarn (it actually may be even 3 ply, it’s pretty fine) and a 5mm hook.  I followed the instructions exactly until it was 15 rows long – then joined under and sewed the long ends up (about an inch in each side) to create armholes and single crocheted around the entire front/neck edge to finish.  It hasn’t been blocked as she wore it today and loved it, Ill probably wash it and block it lightly at the weekend. Maia is almost 6 and this fits her generously, I’d imagine it would fit a child up to about 10, there is plenty of stretch in the pattern.

crochet shrug 5In case you are wondering she is working on math problems while eating breakfast (personally that would give me indigestion!!!).  Hope you are having a really lovely day! Janette xx

28 thoughts on “A little crochet shrug

  1. Stocki says:

    What a sweet idea…. it looks great on Maia and could be adapted endlessly with different patterns. Maths and breakfast… my poor brain wouldn’t be awake enough! Hugs, Jill x


  2. Linne says:

    I absolutely love this and will be making one for my 13 year old granddaughter. I’ve been racking my brains for something I would be able to do in the time left, and which she would like enough to actually wear! Thanks for sharing! ~ Linne


    • Janette says:

      You could, if you wanted. I was going to but never got around to it and it’s just fine. I guess a lot would depend on how it looked when you had finished. J


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