Apricot Angora Shrug

The beautiful apricot coloured angora that I got on special from Lincraft has been calling me, so I’ve turned it into this lovely lacey shrug!

I made this pattern up, which is based on another shrug I made. This time I made the cuffs in rounds of 10 rows, then used a new pretty lacey stitch for the body of the shrug. I’m really happy with how the lacey part turned out, and I’m glad I now have this stitch in my repertoire. I used the ‘shell trellis’ lace stitch on page 95 of a book I borrowed from the library called ‘Crochet Basics’ by Jan Eaton.

The pattern for a basic shrug is very simple. I use a fine and hairy wool, like angora or winter warmth from Lincraft, and a large hook (5mm). This makes a very ‘loose’ stitch. It uses just over 1 x 50g ball of yarn.

An easy guide to making a crochet shrug

1. First Cuff – ch 54, sl st to form circle, make 10 rows of trebles (US dc), check the circle is large enough to go up your arm to above your elbow – I made a ridge on every 3rd stitch

2. Lacey Body – increase 1 every 6 st, use any nice light and airy lacey stitch you like, do not join, turn, make this section about 60cm long

3. Second Cuff – decrease 1 every 6 st, sl st to form circle, make 10 rows of trebles (US dc) – repeat any pattern used in first cuff

Easy and ready for spring!

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Glenn
    Sep 21, 2010 @ 22:12:24

    Very nice!!

    Reply

  2. Teena
    Jan 01, 2011 @ 06:05:49

    I gave this shrug to my friend, Marina.

    Reply

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