Free Pattern Friday: The Shenandoah Shrug

June 21, 2018 0 Comments

Free Pattern Friday: The Shenandoah Shrug

Before you start:

This lightweight crochet shrug is perfect for breezy summer days! Lace detailing is accentuated thanks to the Sport Weight Linen used in this design. This beginner crochet pattern consists of chains, stitches, double crochets, and clusters, and is a great way to work on blocking techniques. 

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The Shenendoah Shrug - Detail

 

 Project Details:

Designed By: Natalie Billman of @creeksidecrochet 

Skill Level: Beginner

Finished Measurements:24" length x 26" width

Note:  This pattern is worked up in three pieces (back panel and two front panels) and then attached together at the end. This pattern can be customized easily. To add extra width to any of the panels simply chain more stitches  in multiples of six. To add extra length to your shrug, keep alternating the repeat rows to get to your desired length.

*At the beginning of each row you will be using the ch 2 to create the 1st st.

*Each row will always end with 1 dc.

 

Materials:

Hook: US I-9/5.5 mm 

Yarn: 2 Skeins of Darn Good Yarn's Sport Weight Linen 2 Ply  

 

Abbreviations:

Ch:  Chain

St(s): Stitch(es)

Dc: Double crochet

Cluster:Grouping of (3dc, ch2, 3dc) all in the same stitch

 

Instructions:

BACK PANEL:

Ch 84

Row 1:

Ch 3, dc into the 4th ch and each across (84)

Ch 2 and turn

Row 2:

Go into the 3rd st and do a cluster (3dc,ch2,3dc)

Skip 2 sts and do 1dc into the 3rd st

Skip 2 sts and do a cluster into the 3rd st

Skip 2 sts and do 1dc into the 3rd st

Skip 2 sts and do a cluster into the 3rd st

Continue alternating between these 2 steps until youreach the end of the row ending with 1dc

Ch 2 and turn

Row 3:

Do a cluster in the middle of the cluster from the rowbefore

Do 1 dc into the middle 3 sts between clusters in the  first row (*In each repeat row of this step you will just  place the 3 dc around the sts from the row before in the large gap)

Alternate between these two steps until you reach the end of the row ending with 1 dc

Ch 2 and turn

Row 4:

Do a cluster in the middle of the cluster from the row before

Place 2 dc (total) into the middle of the 3 dc from the row before (1 into each)

Alternate between these two steps until you reach the end of the row ending with a 1 dc

Ch 2 and turn

Row 5:

Do a cluster in the middle of the cluster from the row before

Ch 1

Do a cluster in the middle of the cluster from the row before

Ch 1

Alternate between these two steps until you reach the end of the row ending with a 1 dc

Ch 2 and turn

Continue to repeat rows 3-5 9 MORE times for a total of 10 total repeats. Break yarn and set aside the Back Panel.

 

FRONT PANELS:(Make 2)

Ch 30

Row 1:

Ch 3, dc into the 4th ch and each across (30)

Ch 2 and turn

Row 2:

Go into the 3rd st and do a cluster (3dc,ch2,3dc)

Skip 2 sts and do 1dc into the 3rd st

Skip 2 sts and do a cluster into the 3rd st

Skip 2 sts and do 1dc into the 3rd st

Skip 2 sts and do a cluster into the 3rd st

Continue alternating between these 2 steps until you reach the end of the row ending with 1dc

Ch 2 and turn

Row 3:

Do a cluster in the middle of the cluster from the row before

Do 1 dc into the middle 3 sts between clusters in the first row (*In each repeat row of this step you will just place

the 3 dc around the sts from the row before in the large gap)

Alternate between these two steps until you reach the end of the row ending with 1 dc

Ch 2 and turn

Row 4:

Do a cluster in the middle of the cluster from the row before

Place 2 dc (total) into the middle of the 3 dc from the row before (1 into each)

Alternate between these two steps until you reach the end of the row ending with a 1 dc

Ch 2 and turn

Row 5:

Do a cluster in the middle of the cluster from the row before

Ch 1

Do a cluster in the middle of the cluster from the row before

Ch 1

Alternate between these two steps until you reach the end of the row ending with a 1 dc

Ch 2 and turn

Continue to repeat rows 3-5  more times for a total of 10 total repeats. Break yarn.

 

FINISHING:

Lay your back panel out on a flat surface. Lay your front panels out on top matching up the corners. Sew the backand front panels together along the flat edge at the top. Break yarn and weave in the ends. Starting at the bottom ofthe shrug seam up the sides making sure to leave approximately 10 inches open for an arm hole. Break yarn andweave in ends. Add a tag if desired.

That's it! Try pairing this with one of our Tassel Pendant Necklaces