Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Snug as a bug in a shrug

Finally!  A crochet item that my daughter is actually wearing!!!  She is loving her new shrug.  The shrug is a great alternative to a jacket on those slightly chilly days.
I actually made this for my daughter in the early spring.  Going off of memory, I think it took only 1 skein of yarn. (98% sure)   I love one skein wonders!
Swirls and Sprinkles: Free crochet pattern.  Child size shrug.
Snug as a bug in her shrug.

This shrug pattern is written for a child size.  The arms are wide because my daughter doesn't like anything to tug on her shirt.  The arm width is actually a decent size for an adult.  The pattern is very easily converted to any size, just keep crocheting until the piece is the length that you need, to go across the arms and back.

Swirls and Sprinkles: Crochet Shrug Pattern
Child Shrug
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What you will need:
Ww yarn
I hook
Yarn needle
Dc-double crochet
BLO-back loop only
sl st-slip stitch

Swirls and Sprinkles: Child size shrug pattern
Back of shrug

Ch 50
Row 1: 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch across.  Ch 2, turn.  (48 dc)
Row 2-54: Working in the BLO 1 Dc in each st across.  Ch 2, turn.  (48 dc)
Do not fasten off.
Fold the sides together, ch 1, sl-st evenly across 15 rows.  (This will be the inside of the shrug)
Fasten off.
Join yarn in on other end of the shrug, ch 1, sl-st evenly across 15 rows. 
Fasten off, weave in ends, and turn piece right side out.


  1. This is precious! My Granddaughters are always cold in church, this will be perfect for them!

    1. So glad you like it. I hope your Granddaughters love them. :)

  2. Hi, I love this shrug for a little girl! It is so adorable and you did a great job!
    Julie from

    1. Thank you so much! I will definitely swing by your site and say hi. :)