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Anyone with advanced beginner crochet skills can whip up this quick and easy cuffed shrug in any size you like.
A shrug is a very simple cardigan that covers just the arms, shoulders and back. It’s perfect for slipping on over a sleeveless top or dress when you need just a little extra warmth. Besides being useful in the winter, a pretty shrug can help you transition your summer wardrobe into the fall, and is even handy to have around in the summer in case of cool evenings or too much air conditioning.
The traditional way to make a shrug is to crochet a rectangle, fold it lengthwise, and sew up the sleeves, leaving an opening in the middle. My pattern adds features that take it up a notch, including ribbed cuffs.
You can use any pattern stitch you like for the arms and body – as long as it’s half double crochet, or the same height. (I’ll explain why below.) You can make the sleeves long or three-quarters. And I’ll walk you through how to take measurements so you can make a shrug in any size you like. This is a fully-customizable pattern!
Here is a brief video showing the pattern basics:
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