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Simple Shrug
Pattern Number: 90689D
Rating: *****
4.9 (based on 18 reviews)
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Simple Shrug Reviewed by Lori on 2014-11-10 *****
I made this shrug in another bulky weight yarn. It turned out GREAT. I am making a couple more in more for me and at least one for a gift. I also had a request for the pattern from a fellow crocheter. I love this shrug!

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Simple Shrug Reviewed by Michele C on 2014-05-10 *****
Just tried one of these in Homespun Gothic -- I love the rich, deep purple! A bit tedious, but easy to work the back loops "by feel" and I defined the ends of each row with 2 stitches through both loops. Also experimented a bit with the dimensions (since I'm short-waisted) & I'm pleased with the result. Soft, cozy, drapes nicely; I wear it around the house just to keep comfy in the a/c, but it also really dressed up a plain grey & white sleeveless dress for a fancy luncheon.

Here's the deal (IMO)with the stripes: First, mine is folded as in the photo -- vertical down the back and horizontal for the sleeves & (adjustable width) shawl collar. I think this is most flattering. To get this, you fold down the middle of each stripe with your beginning & ending rows forming the sleeve edges.

To customize, you can reduce the # of chains to begin with, which will shorten the length in the back (as well as the width & collar turnover in the front.) You also can work fewer rows to limit the amount of "batwing" draping between your arms & hips, but the trade-off is a shorter sleeve.

I really couldn't tell for sure until I was done if I'd love it or turn it into a blanket, but I'm so glad I stuck with this that I'm going to try another in Homespun Thick & Quick! PS I had a full skein plus some extra left over.

Simple Shrug Reviewed by Julie Smith on 2014-04-08 *****
I would chain the 85 and another 8 since the quide says 8 stitches = 4" to make it verical stripes (42", the width before folding in half). Then sc in each ch for 92 sc. Love the red color. Will be making one of these for Spring.

Simple Shrug Reviewed by Marsha Kiersery on 2014-04-05 *****
This is a question for Merrilee Bost. How many stitches are you starting with to make this shrug with verticle stripes. I agree, look better with verticle stripes rather the horizontal. Thank you for you help.
Marsha Kiersey

Simple Shrug Reviewed by MERRILEE BOST on 2014-01-12 *****
I have made a couple of these shrugs as raffle prizes for fundraisers for non-profits. I did turn the pattern around, tho, so the rows would go up and down rather than sideways. Many of us do not need sideways stripes. They turned out very well.

Simple Shrug Reviewed by Tracie Johnson on 2013-12-31 *****
I made this for my sister in Barley and it turned out beautifully!! She loves it!!

Reviewed by on 2013-10-21 *****
Very fast - I used the pattern diagram measurements and a chunky weight yarn to make one. It only took two evenings of TV watching and it's adorable! The back loop working really allows for stretch. Going to make another in a regular weight and add a fancier edging to give as gifts.

Simple Shrug Reviewed by Kris Rasmussen on 2013-04-23 *****
I love this pattern! It works up quickly and easily. I used Homespun Pearls. I want to make another in red. Many requests from friends who would like one.

Simple Shrug Reviewed by JUDY on 2013-02-05 *****
just made my first shrug ever .. and it was easy and i love it :)

Simple Shrug Reviewed by Sharon Osenenko on 2013-01-11 *****
Made this for a person who is larger than the model, so it doesn't have the same hang, but it still works beautifully. She likes to close it across her chest with a beautiful brooch she had already. Very fast to work up, and the yarn is so incredibly soft. I'm making another one for myself!

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