Monday, April 9, 2007

1950's Women's Shrug Small Medium Large Sizes ____ Free Crochet Pattern



Materials Required: AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY "DAWN" NYLON or NYLON POMPADOUR, or; "DAWN" BABY YARN; 9 (9, 10) ounces Buttercup or color of your choice. 1 1/2 yds. 2 inch satin ribbon. Plastic crochet hook size E.

Gauge: 2 patterns =1 inch

Directions are given for small size. Medium and large sizes are given in parentheses ( ).

1st Row: Starting at lower edge of back, chain (ch) 102 (108, 114) about 141/2 ( 15 1/2 16 1/2 ) inches, then * draw up a 3/8 inch loop on hook, yarn over and pull through loop forming a ch stitch (st), single crochet (sc) through single loop of st (single knot st), repeat from * once (double knot st), skip 2 sts of ch, sc in next st, * work a single knot st, skip 2 sts of ch, sc in next st, repeat from * across row, then work a double knot st to turn row.

2nd Row: Sc through the 2 top loops of 1st single knot st. * single knot st, sc through the 2 top loops of next knot st (pattern), repeat from * across row working last sc in 1st half of double knot st, work a double knot st to turn row. Always work a double knot st to turn each row, all other knot sts are single knot sts.

3rd & 4th Rows: Repeat the 2nd row twice.

5th Row: Sc in same space with double knot st (an increase), * single knot st, sc through 2 top loops of next knot st, repeat from * across row increasing 1 knot st at end of row (to increase at end of row: work a single knot st, sc in sc between last single knot st and double knot st, work a single knot st, sc in 1st loop of double knot st). Work a double knot st to turn row.

6th & 7th Rows: Work even in pattern.

Repeat the last 3 rows 4 times, then ch 73 (79, 85) for sleeve, drop yarn. Attach another length of yarn at opposite side, ch 71 (77, 83), cut yarn.

Pick up dropped yarn and work in pattern across ch same as 1st row, 24 (26, 28) patterns on ch, then work in pattern across Back and other ch, 92 (98, 104) patterns, work a double knot st to turn. Work even in pattern until work measures 9 1/2 (9 1/2, 10) inches at cuff edge.

Next Row: Work 40 (43, 45) patterns, then work a double knot st to turn. * * Work 4 rows even in pattern.

Next Row: Increase 1 pattern at neck edge. Work 1 row even.

Repeat the last 2 rows once, then ch 13 (13, 16) for front of neck, turn.

Next Row: Work a double knot st, skip 2 sts of ch, sc in next st, * single knot st, skip 2 sts of ch, sc in next st, repeat from * 2 (2, 3) times, single knot st, skip 1 st of ch, sc in next knot st, then work even in pattern across row, turn. Work even on 46 (49, 5 2) patterns for 7 (7,7) inches from front of neck ending at front edge.

Next Row: Work 22 (23, 24) knot sts, turn, leave remainder of row free for sleeve. Work 1 row even, ch 1, turn.

Next Row: Decrease 1 pattern at beginning and end of row working a single knot st at beginning of decreasing rows. Work 2 rows even. Repeat the last 3 rows 4 more times, then work 2 more rows even, cut yarn.

Right Front: Skip 11 (11, 13) knot sts at neck, attach yarn in next st and work 40 (43, 45) knot sts across row, work a double knot st to turn. Repeat from * * once, but working 3 rows even at beginning instead of 4 rows. Sew underarm and sleeve seams. Attach yarn at seam, work a row of sc around lower edge of sleeve working 1 sc in every other row, about 38 (40, 42) sc or to fit around arm, join in 1st sc.

Next Row: Ch 1 and work 1 sc in each sc, join, cut yarn.

Cuff: Ch 19, sc in 2nd st from hook, 1 sc in each remaining st of ch, ch 1, turn.

2nd Row: Working in back loop of sts ,work 1 sc in each sc, ch 1, turn.

Repeat the last row until cuff measures 7 1/4 (7 1/2, 8) inches or until it fits lower edge of sleeve. Sew to lower edge of sleeve. Sew cuff seam. Turn cuff up half way.

Front Ribbing: Ch 10, sc in 2nd st from hook, 1 sc in each remaining st of ch, ch 1, turn.

2nd Row: Working in back loop of sts only, work 1 sc in each sc, ch 1, turn.

Repeat the last row until piece measures 42 (43, 44) inches, cut yarn.

Attach yarn at Left Front of neck and work a row of sc down Left Front, around lower edge and up Right Front, cut yarn. Sew ribbing in position on each Front and on lower edge of Back easing in the fullness across Back.

Neck Band: Attach yarn at Front of Neck and work 1 sc in each sc of ribbing, then work 46 (48, 50) sc around Neck and 1 sc in each sc of ribbing, turn.

Next Row: Ch 1 and working through both loops of sts, work 1 sc in each sc. Repeat the last row 3 times, cut yarn. Finish with bow and ties as illustrated.

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