Skip Navigation

Click for Lion Brand Yarn Home Page
Our Yarns
The LB Collection
Martha Stewart Crafts
Lion's Pride Woolspun
Vanna's Collection
Our Yarns
Yarn by Weight
  • free patterns
  • special sales
  • new items
  • 15% off coupon
    US orders only
    view past newsletters   Click to view newsletters and subscription choice
Lion Brand
     Yarn Studio
     Retail Store, New York, NY
Lion Brand
     Yarn Shop
     Retail Store, Colonie, NY
Lion Brand Outlet
     Retail Store, Carlstadt, NJ
Find a Store
post code:
more options   Click for more store-locator options
Home : Patterns : Ribs And Shells Shrug

Free Crochet Pattern: Ribs And Shells Shrug

Lion Brand® Landscapes®
Pattern #: L40210
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 1 review)
Most current review /
Write a review

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)


S/M (L/XL)
Finished Width 37 (42 1/2) in. (94 (108) cm)
Finished Length 25 (27) in. (63.5 (68.5) cm)

Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

Crochet Kit Rib and Shells Shrug - S/M $ 33.55
Crochet Kit Ribs and Shells Shrug - L/XL $ 39.14

  Add to Notes and Favs
     Send to a friend
  Pattern Help
Image of Ribs And Shells Shrug

Made with our new plush, roving yarn Landscapes®, this shrug is crocheted as one piece and sewn together. 

  For Text-to-Speech Browsers
No Images
Brailler Input Format - Duxbury and others
Tweet this

    Pin It

Pin It


Color (A)

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 545-200: Landscapes: Tropics
Click here for larger swatch
To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
Steel Blue Cerulean Blue Ruby Taupe Ochre Pumpkin Rust Rose
Bordeaux Amethyst Fuchsia Charcoal Silver Black Mustard Sage
Chartreuse Tropics Boardwalk Mountain Range Sand Dune Desert Spring Apple Orchard Metropolis
*Landscapes (Article #545). 100% acrylic; package size: 3.50oz/100.00 gr. (147yds/134m) pull skeins

You can also buy materials separately
To change colors, click the drop-down list or swatches above
•  545-200 Landscapes: Tropics
$ 41.94
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)   $ 2.45  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  

Ribs And Shells Shrug

Lion Brand® Landscapes®


11 sts + 7 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm) in pattern.

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


BPDC (back post double crochet) Yo, insert hook from back to front then to back, going around post of indicated st, draw up a loop, (yo and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice. Skip st in front of the BPDC.
FPDC (front post double crochet) Yo, insert hook from front to back then to front, going around post of indicated st, draw up a loop, (yo and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice. Skip st behind the FPDC.


Shrug is worked as a rectangle, then folded in half and seamed.

Ch 112 (128).
Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 111 (127) sts.
Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a st in this row or in any of the following rows), turn, hdc in first st, dc in next st, *skip next st, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next st, skip next st dc in next st; rep from * to last st, hdc in last st – at the end of this row you should have 27 (31) (dc, ch 2, dc) groups, 28 (32) dc and 1 hdc on each end.
Row 3: Ch 2, turn, hdc in first st, FPDC in next st, *(dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, FPDC in next st; rep from * to last st, hdc in last st.
Row 4 (WS): Ch 2, turn, hdc in first st, BPDC in next st, *(dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, BPDC in next st; rep from * to last st, hdc in last st.
Repeat Rows 3 and 4 until piece measures 25 (27) in. (63.5 (68.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row as the last row you work.
Last Row (RS): Ch 2, hdc in first st, *sc in next dc, sc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next dc, FPDC in BPDC; rep from * to last st, hdc in top of beg ch.

Sleeve Edging
Row 1 (RS): From RS, working across short edge of Shrug, join yarn with sl st at right corner.
Sc evenly spaced across.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.
Fasten off.
Rep on opposite short edge of Shrug.

Fold piece in half lengthwise. Sew for 9 in. (23 cm) from each end to make sleeves, leaving 19 (24 1/2) in. (48 (62) cm) open at center for body.
Weave in ends.

Click for explanation and illustration
beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
sc = single crochet sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es) WS = wrong side

  Learn to Crochet Instructions:

Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 1 review)
Have you made this pattern?
Write your own review Send us a photo
Ribs And Shells Shrug Reviewed by Patricia Jaroslawski on 2015-03-03 *****
I made this and it turned out so well! The only issue I had was that I could not find landscapes yarn so I used another multi-coloured yarn which was a bulky weight (5) and so my shrug doesn't drape as nicely as the one in the photo. However, I have received lots of compliments on it. I would suggest pinning the finished work before sewing it to make the sleeves as I found I liked the opening a bit wider so that the back didn't "bubble out", but that could also be a function of the heavier weight yarn I used.
The pattern was very simple to follow and made a very striking shrug.

When you are in New York City, visit the Lion Brand Yarn Studio at 34 W. 15th Street for a one-of-a-kind yarn lover's experience. For more information, visit the website,
separator separator
Bookmark This!  separator
Sign up for our Newsletter  
separator Share This!  separator About Us separator Contact Us separator
  Font Size:   
Click to view page with standard font Click to view page with larger font Click to view page with largest font