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Simple Crochet Shrug
Pattern Number: L20507B
Rating: *****
4.2 (based on 6 reviews)
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Simple Crochet Shrug Reviewed by Marige OBrien on 2015-08-14 **
While this pattern IS very easy, the instructions make it seem ridiculously confusing and difficult. They never explicitly state that the overall piece, before finishing, should measure 42" x 38." And, while I have managed to finish one of these sweaters, I pulled out the original at least 4 times because I was sure it was wrong. Because of these instructions. Also, the back-loop stitch is used so that it will stretch.

Basically, you make a rectangle that is 42" across by 38" long. Then you fold that rectangle in half so that it is 21 x 38. You sew up 14" of the 21" sides, leaving a 7" gap on each side.

To wear it, you put your arms through the openings from the inside and adjust it until it is centered. The collar is created naturally. The length comes from the fact that the front and back are NOT even.

This is a very clever and easy sweater to make. But the instructions leave much to be desired.

Easy to Customize Reviewed by Wendy Thomas on 2015-08-06 *****
This pattern is very easy to make and even easier to customize. I love the recommended yarn, but also found it very difficult to crochet with, even with a larger hook. After the first one in Homespun, I used 2 strands of a soft worsted weight (#4)yarn and an 'N' hook. It came out beautiful! It is very easy to make this pattern smaller or larger as needed. I added 5 rows on the sides so they came down just a little longer.

Simple Crochet Shrug Reviewed by Tara Williams on 2015-01-11 *****
Yes. You make a piece that when folded is x 21 x 38 if you want a shrug that is that big. 38 inches is pretty long. If you want something shorter because that is going to be a pretty big shrug keep in mind that however many chains you make in your starting chains is the total length of your shrug. I only made mine 31 x 31 and everyone's size is different.

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Simple Crochet Shrug Reviewed by Jackie Lirette on 2014-03-25 ****
do I make a piece that is 42 inch so when folded in 2 I get 21 x 38?

Simple Crochet Shrug Reviewed by Yolanda Sheehan on 2013-12-31 ****
Ok. If I'm being honest, this is the most difficult yarn I have ever worked with. I searched repeatedly for tips on working with it, and almost gave up. I pulled it out & restarted twice. I ended up using a size Q hook, and it helped a lot. The first few rows are the hardest.
I'm glad I pushed on. The final product was impressive & worth the initial struggles.

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Simple Crochet Shrug Reviewed by Jody Schmidt on 2013-08-28 *****
This shrug looks and feels amazing. It works up fast, and it's so easy.

 
 
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