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Girl's Shrug
Created By: H Heather
Pattern Source: other:

For this project I used two yarn I otherwise had no use for. A lady at work gave me a bunch of yarn she wasn't using. She didn't tell me that it was all old yarn discontinued from the 80's! One of the colors was a single skein of obnoxious electric marigold, worsted weight, that I was at a loss for words whenever it caught the corner of my eye. The other was a soft yarn in a bright purple shade. Unfortunately it wasn't supposed to be a soft yarn type but when I had sent my husband I didn't realize I needed to specify beyond the brand.



I am fairly new to crochet having learned just about two years ago and I'm terrible at reading patterns. Diagrams I can handle, lots of letters? Not so much. So I end up making up a lot of the things I make. I wanted to make my step-daughter a poncho for her birthday by using the two yarns together at the same time. I love the heathered look double yarns can give! Unfortunately, I started to run out of the orange yarn as I finished the first panel. I tried to reproduce the type of yarn but just couldn't quite find it. As I was lamenting this I also found out I had made my panel the correct width but it was about a foot too long. I was sad...



Then I had an idea! I have this tube of buttons with these plastic roses in it that I couldn't imagine wearing myself. My birthday girl loves them though. I took that one panel, sewed the rose buttons on, and, voila! I made a pretty shrug she didn't take off for days!



I'm not really confident in my pattern writing abilities so if anyone can do this better, please do!



Ch 80, holding two yarns together.

(Shell= 2dc, ch1, 2dc)

Row 1-Shell in 4th ch from hook, *Skip 3, shell in next ch(4TH), rep from * to the end, turn

Row 2-Ch 3, *shell in ch1 space of next shell, rep from * to the end. Turn again.



Repeat row 2 18 times. Weave in ends. Sew buttons on and use the ch3 at the end of the rows for button holes. I just held mine up to my daughter to see where they should go, everyone is a bit different.



 
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