Learn how to crochet shrug you’ll never want to put away wearing with this free pattern. Stunning and completely customizable, you simply can’t go wrong with the Meadow Lace Shrug.
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Perfect for beginner and experienced crocheters alike, it only takes time and patience to get this super stylish and amazingly comfortable crochet shrug into your closet.
The idea for The Meadow Lace Shrug came from the need to try something new, something beyond my comfort zone of crochet shawls or crochet blankets but simple enough for a first crochet garment project.
Sometimes just the thought of learning how to crochet a garment can be frightening to some. However, it doesn’t have to be.
For my very first time with crochet garments I chose to make very simple but impressive crochet shrug.
With zero shaping, increasing and decreasing, this crochet shrug free pattern is made in one piece with minimal sewing to create armholes only. The lacy pattern keeps the crocheting interesting and the ribbing gives the shrug a knit-look.
It works up really quickly!
This crochet shrug pattern is one size fits most, and can be adjusted easily to size up or down. More details you can find in the pattern below.
Meadow Lace Shrug is for everyone! If you don’t like off-the-shoulder dresses or tops it will be definitely one of your favorite item to wear in summer.
The thing I love most about this crochet shrug pattern is that it adds style to almost any outfit and be easily matched with casual or formal dress, shirts or t-shirts underneath.
If you’re looking for an extra layer of warmth when going on a date or a day out on the town, then you should consider making this crochet shrug.
With such an extraordinary crochet shrug free pattern, you can’t go wrong when choosing colors.
For my Meadow Lace Shrug I chose to use GAZZAL Baby Cotton yarn with burgundy shade of red. This yarn is a soft blend of cotton and acrylic and I can tell you this is the softest cotton yarn I have ever used.
You will not be disappointed with the end result.
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MEADOW CROCHET SHRUG FREE PATTERN
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Materials & Tools:
- Yarn GAZZAL Baby Cotton 50g = 165m, 60% cotton, 40% acrylic, 4 skeins. For the shrug sample I used Claret (3442) colorway.
- Hook size 3.5 mm. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
- Tapestry needle (to weave and hide yarn ends)
Gauge after blocking:
19 sts and 9 rows = 11 cm x 11cm
Size after blocking:
Length from top of neck, to bottom of shrug is 56cm without ribbed collar. Width is 81cm from end of sleeve to end of sleeve.
This pattern fits S-L. You can easily adjust the pattern to suite your body by creating a longer/shorter chain (multiple of 19 plus 3) and crocheting for more/less rows.
- The pattern uses US Terminology.
- This shrug is constructed from one large rectangle worked from the bottom up and seamed to create sleeves.
- Cuffs around the armholes and ribbed collar are worked directly into the main shrug instead of creating a ribbed piece and sewing it on.
- Ch1, ch3 and ch4 in the beginning of each row do not count as a stitches, so first single crochet, double crochet or treble crochet of each row is made in last stitch of previous row.
- Pattern is multiple of 19 plus 3. To increase the length of the shrug, increase the number of chains. To decrease the length of the shrug, decrease the number of chains.
- To make this shrug wider/narrower work more/less pattern repeats.
Stitches & Abbreviations (US terms):
ch – chain stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
slst – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
BLsc – back loop only single crochet
dc – double crochet
tr – treble crochet
rep – repeat
sk – skip
Instructions in square brackets […] are worked as many times as indicated.
Meadow Lace Shrug VIDEO TUTORIAL
Would you like a little help along the way? Use this video crochet tutorial and make your Meadow Lace Shrug successfully.
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Meadow Lace Crochet Shrug PATTERN
Read all Notes before you start.
Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next ch, ch7, sk 5ch, sc in next 5ch, ch7, sk 5ch, [dc in next 4ch, ch7, sk 5ch, sc in next 5ch, ch7, sk 5ch] rep until 2ch remain, dc in next 2ch. Turn.
Row 2: ch3 (doesn’t count as a dc here and throughout), dc in first st, dc in next st, 3dc in ch-7sp, ch6, sk first sc, sc in next 3sts, ch6, sk next sc, 3dc in ch-7sp, [dc in first dc, ch2, sk 2dc, dc in last dc, 3dc in ch-7sp, ch6, sk first sc, sc in next 3sc, ch6, sk next sc, 3dc in ch-7sp] rep until 2dc remain, dc in next 2dc. Turn.
Row 3: ch4 (doesn’t count as a tr here and throughout), tr in first st, ch5, sk 3dc, dc in last dc, 3dc in ch-6sp, ch4, sk first sc, tr in next sc, ch4, sk last sc, 3dc in ch-6sp, [dc in first dc, ch5, sk 3dc, tr in ch-2sp, ch5, sk 3dc, dc in last dc, 3dc in ch-6sp, ch4, sk first sc, tr in next sc, ch4, sk last sc, 3dc in ch-6sp] rep until 5dc remain, dc in first dc, ch5, sk 3dc, tr in last dc. Turn.
Row 4: ch1 (doesn’t count as a sc here and throughout), sc in first st, sc in ch-5sp, ch5, sk 3 dc, dc in last dc, 3dc in ch-4sp, ch2, sk tr, 3dc in next ch-4sp, dc in first dc, ch5, sk 3dc, sc in ch-5sp, [sc in tr, sc in next ch-5sp, ch5, sk 3dc, dc in last dc, 3dc in ch-4sp, ch2, sk tr, 3dc in next ch-4sp, dc in first dc, ch5, sk 3dc, sc in ch-5sp] rep until last tr remain, sc in last tr. Turn.
Row 5: ch1, sc in first st, sc in next sc, sc in ch-5sp, ch7, sk 3dc, dc in last dc, 2dc in ch-2sp, dc in next dc, ch7, sk 3dc, sc in ch-5sp, [sc in next 3sc, sc in next ch-5sp, ch7, sk 3dc, dc in last dc, 2dc in ch-2sp, dc in next dc, ch7, sk 3dc, sc in ch-5sp] rep until 2sc remain, sc in next 2sc. Turn.
Row 6: ch1, sc in next 2sc, ch6, sk sc, 3dc in ch-7sp, dc in next dc, ch2, sk 2dc, dc in next dc, 3dc in ch-7sp, [ch6, sk first sc, sc in next 3sc, ch6, sk last sc, 3dc in ch-7sp, dc in next dc, ch2, sk 2dc, dc in next dc, 3dc in next ch-7sp] rep until 3sc remain, ch6, sk first sc, sc in next 2sc. Turn.
Row 7: ch4, tr in first st, ch4, sk sc, 3dc in ch-6sp, dc in next dc, ch5, sk 3dc, tr in ch-2sp, ch5, sk 3dc, dc in next dc, 3dc in ch-6sp, [ch4, sk sc, tr in next sc, ch4, sk sc, 3dc in ch-6sp, dc in next dc, ch5, sk 3dc, tr in ch-2sp, ch5, sk 3dc, dc in next dc, 3dc in ch-6sp] rep until 2sc remain, ch4, sk sc, tr in last sc. Turn.
Row 8: ch3, dc in first st, 3dc in ch-4sp, dc in next dc, ch5, sk 3dc, sc in ch-5sp, sc in tr, sc in next ch-5sp, ch5, sk 3 dc, dc in next dc, 3dc in ch-4sp, [ch2, sk tr, 3dc in next ch-4sp, dc in next dc, ch5, sk 3dc, sc in ch-5sp, sc in tr, sc in next ch-5sp, ch5, sk 3dc, dc in next dc, 3dc in ch-4sp] rep until last st remain, dc in last st. Turn.
Row 9: ch3, dc in first st, dc in next st, ch7, sk 3dc, sc in ch-5sp, sc in next 3sc, sc in next ch-5sp, [ch7, sk 3dc, dc in next dc, 2dc in ch-2sp, dc in next dc, ch7, sk 3dc, sc in ch-5sp, sc in next 3 sc, sc in next ch-5sp] rep until 5dc remain, ch7, sk 3dc, dc in last 2sts. Turn.
Repeat Rows 2-9 until Row 65 or desired length.
Turn your work after the last row of the pattern.
Make one round of single crochet stitches around the rectangle, creating a simple border.
BORDER: ch1, sc in first st, sc in next st, 5sc in next ch-7sp, sc in next 5sts, 5sc in next ch-7sp, [sc in next 4sts, 5sc in next ch-7sp, sc in next 5sts, 5sc in next ch-7sp] rep across until 2sts remain before corner, sc in next st, 3sc in next st, rotate your work, sc across working 2sc around/in each dc, 3sc around/in each tr and 1sc around/in each sc until next corner, 3sc in ch where the first dc was made, rotate your work, sc in each ch across until next corner, 3sc in last ch, rotate your work, sc across working 2sc around/in each dc, 3sc around/in each tr and 1sc around/in each sc until first sc of this round, 2sc in same st where the first sc of this round was made, slst in first sc of this round.
Fasten off yarn, weave in all ends and block the rectangle.
Creating arm holes:
Place piece flat on the floor as pictured. Fold the corners of the body piece into the center. Use whip stitches (or different joinig method you like) to join the arm edges together, approx. 13 cm in on each side. The part that is not sewn will be the opening for the armholes. Tie off and weave in ends.
Sleeves and collar trims
Now we are going to add a ribbed cuffs to both armholes and ribbed collar to the opening of the shrug.
Row 1: Pick any place on the edge of the armhole and attach your yarn with a slst. Ch7, starting with 2nd ch from hook, work 1sc in each ch back to the edge of armhole. Join to the next st of the the edge of armhole using slst and work one more slst in the next st of the edge of armhole (2 slst(s) in total for joining) plus make ch1. Turn.
Row 2: Starting from 4th st from hook, work BLsc in each st across until last st remain, sc in last st (5BLsc and 1sc in total). Turn.
Row 3: ch1 (doesn’t count as a st), sc in first st, BLsc in each st across. Join to the next st of the edge of armhole using slst and work one more slst in the next st of armhole (2 slst(s) in total for joining) plus make ch1. Turn.
Repeat Rows 2-3 until your cuff is joined to the entire edge. Then join your last row with the first row using the slip stitches.
Fasten off yarn.
Repeat for the second sleeve and for the opening of the shrug. You can also make longer trims by adding extra chains.
If you have any suggestions or have detected any mistakes, please feel free to email me at email@example.com
Click HERE to find my picture tutorial how to attach a ribbed collar to your piece.
Thanks a lot for sharing ! It seems really comfortable ! I am going to try within few weeks ! I will tell you……. 😉😉😉
Thanks and can’t wait! 🙂
I am making this pattern right now, and for the complexity, I have seriously not read a more clear pattern than this one. I have not had to tear anything out. It just flows! I wanted to thank you so much for making this available. I can’t wait to see the final result! I’m sure it will be gorgeous. I’m using the same yarn and color as you did. I wanted to gently point our a small error on Row 4, should read (doesn’t count as a SC here and throughout). You had put “tr”. I figured it out easily enough, but thought I’d point it out. I followed you on Facebook, and I already see other projects I want to make! Thank you for your beautiful art.
Thank you Heidi! Please, share with me your final shrug!
Hello Sylwia, thank you for sharing this wonderful shrug with us, I’m doing it ! 😊
Can you please confirm ? I think at the end of row 9 there should be a chain 7 before the last 2 dc otherwise i didn’t get a total of 10 ch-7 spaces.
Thanks a lot.
Yes you are right. There should be ch7 before the last 2dcs. I will update the pattern. Thank you!
I sute wish this was in a 3x coz I love it
Hi, beautiful pattern. Would you by chance know what the approximate measurement BEFORE blocking is? I want to make sure it will fit with the specified hook, but I don’t have enough extra yarn to swatch and stretch with the blocking.
Hi. Unfortunately I don’t have such measurements.
This is very pretty. I’m adding it to my very long to do list!
💖💖💖 Oh my! This spring/summer shrug is beautiful! What an awesome accessory piece to dress up a tank top. I’m definitely going to be making your lovely creation. Thx so much for the pattern!
You are so kind. Thank you!
Beautiful written pattern. Just have a question re blocking since I never have but want mine to look like yours! Can u tell me how you block? Thank you.
Thank you. I usually use a wet blocking method.
Such a beautiful shrug and easy to follow pattern! Thankyou for sharing this!
Thank you so much!
I just finished mine last night and I love it! I used Malabrigo Arroyo in Plomo (A slightly purpleish grey sport weight merino wool) with a 4mm hook. I am a larger than average person. so I added one extra repeat to the starting row. The measurements after blocking were 24x 37 inches. It worked up so quickly and I love your method for a ribbed edging. I think it will be perfect over some tank tops and sleeveless dresses I have to cover me up just a bit more without getting too warm! I’ve already ordered more yarn in a different color to make another one.
In this trying time of the Covid-19 and while praying this will pass, there is no time like the present to find creative ways of spending time at home. Saw this pattern loved it and decided to give it a try. Thank you so much for this beautiful pattern.
How do I get the free pattern for the Meadow Lace Shrug? I love the shrug and would love to make it but can`t print out the complete pattern. I can only print the first 6 rows.
Please answer back
Free pattern is included in the blog post, but if you want the printable version please visit my Ravelry or Etsy store for an inexpensive PDF pattern.
I’ve jut started this. Being a beginner (started to crochet 4months ago) I found it useful to write out the pattern vertically, as a list and I place a sticker next to the row I’m on so i know where I am.
I do that so I don’t have to count rows…saves time not having to stop to count
I have made this shrug and it’s beautiful! I am on my second one. I will be making a shawl version for my Mom to wear at my nephews wedding in August. Any suggestions on type of yarn to use for a formal wear? My nephews color motif is navy and gold and my mom’s dress is a long navy with laces.
I wish I had seen this pattern sooner. I would have made a suggestion. I am using Caron Simply Soft Party…it has a velvety texture and a Sparkly filament that is not gaudy….I trust the one you made was beautiful and much appreciated
Made the Meadow Lace Shrug for my niece. Turned out great. Wish I could send a photo.
Rose Mary Martinez
it’s so beautiful and would love to know if you provide videos, I’m kind of one of those hard learners and then i am left handed and sometimes have a hard time with some of the directions, i crochet afghans, and now have been working on shawls of different colors, have even sold some….but i had to see the directions over and over again on a video, anything will help….thank you …