Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Easy 1940's Crochet Shrug - free crochet pattern


Materials: Columbia Princess Yarn (1 ounce ball)—10 Balls. 1 Composition Crochet Hook-Standard Size 6. 6 inch

Pattern Stitch: Multiple of 6 sts plus 4.

Make Chain

Row 1: 1 Dc in 4th ch from hook, * work ½ knot st (draw up ch on hook for ½ inch loop, draw yarn thru loop and work 1 sc in back strand of loop), skip 2 ch, 1 sc in next ch, work ½ knot st as before, skip 2 ch., 1 puff st. (yarn over and draw up a loop 3 times ) in next st, yo and thru all loops on hook, ch 1, repeat from * across, ch 1, turn.

Row 2: 1 sc in last puff st * ½ knot st, 1 puff st in next sc ½ knot st 1 sc in next puff st, repeat from * across, ending 1 sc in last st, ch 3, turn.

Row 3: 1 Puff st in last sc * ½ knot st, 1 sc in puff st, ½ knot st, 1 puff st in next sc, repeat from * across ch 1, turn.

Repeat Rows 2 and 3 for pattern.


SHRUG: Ch 94, work in pattern st for 50 inches, ending with row 3 of pattern st, ch 1, then work Border at side as follows:

Row 1: * 1 sc in puff st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 loops, repeat from * across side edge, ch 1, turn.

Rows 2 & 3: 1 sc in each st, ch 1, turn, ending row 3, ch 3, turn.

Row 4: 1 Tr in each st, ch 1, turn.

Rows 5 - 6: 1 sc in each st, ch 1, turn.

Row 7: (Knot st edge) Work 1 sc in first st, * draw up a 1 inch loop, draw yarn thru loop, 1 sc thru back strand of loop st, draw up a 1 inch loop, draw yarn thru loop, work 1 sc thru back strand of loop, skip 1 st, 1 sc in next sc, repeat from * across row.

Work Border and knot st edge at other side of Shrug.

CUFF: Row 1: Work 5 sc across end of side Border, 1 sc in puff st, 1 sc in next sc (between puff sts) repeat from * across, ending 5 sc across Border, (about 40 sts across row). Now repeat from Row 2 of Side Border, ending with Row 7. Work other Cuff to correspond.

Sew Cuff seams.

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