Meadow Lace Shrug

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Meadow Lace Shrug - floral and stylish crochet shrug free pattern with zero shaping, decreasing or increasing and minimal sewing by www.mycrochetory.com

I am not preparing myself for upcoming fall yet. The weather is absolutely amazing this year and don’t remember such sunny and hot summer here in Poland. That’s why I find it hard to imagine wearing cozy cardigans, scarfs or hats.

The Meadow Lace Shrug idea came from the need to try something new, something beyond my comfort zone of shawls or home decor stuff but simple enough for a start. I have not yet come to the stage of designing pullovers or cardigans with calculating every particular size. Not because of fear of math (I guess I never mentioned you I have a masters’s degree in mathematics…). There will be time for more complicated projects in future.

Find the full free pattern below or purchase the ad-free, printable PDF  crochet pattern with stitch chart HERE on ETSY or HERE on Ravelry.

Meadow Lace Shrug - floral and stylish crochet garment free pattern with zero shaping, decreasing or increasing and minimal sewing by www.mycrochetory.com

Meadow Lace Shrug - floral and stylish crochet shrug free pattern with zero shaping, decreasing or increasing and minimal sewing by www.mycrochetory.com

Meadow Lace Shrug - floral and stylish crochet shrug free pattern with zero shaping, decreasing or increasing and minimal sewing by www.mycrochetory.com

The design

For my very first time with crochet garments I chose to make very simple but interesting crochet shrug. I knew I wanted to design a casual summer cardigan with zero shaping, increasing and decreasing. Meadow Lace Shrug is crochet in one piece with minimal sewing to create armholes only. The floral pattern keeps the crocheting interesting and the ribbing gives the shrug a knit-look. It works up really quickly!

This shrug 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 - floral and stylish crochet shrug free pattern with zero shaping, decreasing or increasing and minimal sewing by www.mycrochetory.com

Meadow Lace Shrug - floral and stylish crochet shrug free pattern with zero shaping, decreasing or increasing and minimal sewing by www.mycrochetory.com

Meadow Lace Shrug - floral and stylish crochet shrug free pattern with zero shaping, decreasing or increasing and minimal sewing by www.mycrochetory.com

If you don’t like off-the-shoulder dresses or tops it will be definitely one of your favorite item to wear in summer. It can be easily matched with casual or formal dress, shirts or t-shirts underneath.

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.

Meadow Lace Shrug - floral and stylish crochet shrug free pattern with zero shaping, decreasing or increasing and minimal sewing by www.mycrochetory.com

Meadow Lace Shrug - floral and stylish crochet shrug free pattern with zero shaping, decreasing or increasing and minimal sewing by www.mycrochetory.com

Meadow Lace Shrug - floral and stylish crochet shrug free pattern with zero shaping, decreasing or increasing and minimal sewing by www.mycrochetory.com

I had a lot of fun creating this pattern, and I hope you do too!

Materials & Tools:

  1. Yarn GAZZAL Baby Cotton 50g = 165m, 60% Cotton, 40% Acrylic, 4 skeins. For the shrug sample I used Claret (3442) colorway.
  2. Hook size 3,5 mm. Adjust  hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
  3. Tapestry needle (to weave and hide yarn ends)
  4. Scissors

Level: Intermediate or adventureous beginner

Gauge after blocking:  19 stitches and 9 rows = 11 cm

Size after blocking:

Length from top of neck, to bottom of shrug is 54cm without ribbed collar. Width is 83cm 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) and crocheting for more/less rows.

Notes:

  • 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.
  • To adjust the length of the shrug, chain a multiple of 19 plus 3.
  • The pattern includes the stitch chart.

Stitches & Abbreviations (US terms):

 ch – chain stitch

tch – turning chain stitch (doesn’t count as a sc)

tch3 – turning 3 chains stitch (doesn’t count as a dc)

tch4 – turning 4 chains stitch (doesn’t count as a tr)

st(s) – stitch(es)

sl st – slip stitch

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

tr – treble crochet

rep – repeat

 Instructions in square bracelets […] are worked as many times as indicated

Meadow Lace Shrug - floral and stylish crochet shrug free pattern with zero shaping, decreasing or increasing and minimal sewing by www.mycrochetory.com

Meadow Lace Shrug - floral and stylish crochet shrug free pattern with zero shaping, decreasing or increasing and minimal sewing by www.mycrochetory.com

Meadow Lace Shrug - floral and stylish crochet shrug free pattern with zero shaping, decreasing or increasing and minimal sewing by www.mycrochetory.com

Read on down to find the full, FREE crochet pattern and get started!

Happy crocheting to you my friend!

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The shrug you make following this pattern is yours you are free to sell it, as long as you credit MyCrochetory as original designer. For more information, please, read Terms Page.

PATTERN

BODY RECTANGLE

Chain 98

Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next ch, ch7, skip 5 ch, sc in next 5 ch, ch7, skip 5 ch, [dc in next 4 ch, ch7, skip 5 ch, sc in next 5 ch, ch7, skip 5 ch] rep until 2 ch remain, dc in next 2 ch. Turn. (25sc, 20dc, 10 ch-7 spaces)

Row 2: tch3 (doesn’t count as a dc here and throughout), dc in next 2 dc and 3dc in ch-7 space, ch6, skip first sc and sc in next 3 sc, ch6, skip last sc and 3dc in ch-7 space, [dc in first dc, ch2, skip 2dc, dc in last dc, 3dc in ch-7 space, ch6, skip first sc and sc in next 3 sc, ch6, skip last sc and 3dc in ch-7 space] rep until 2dc remain, dc in next 2 dc. Turn. (15sc, 42dc, 10 ch-6 spaces, 4 ch-2 spaces)

Row 3: tch4 (doesn’t count as a tr here and throughout), tr in first dc, ch5, skip 3dc, dc in last dc, 3dc in ch-6 space, ch4, skip first sc and tr in next sc, ch4, skip last sc and 3dc in ch-6 space, [dc in first dc, ch5, skip 3 dc and tr in ch-2 space, ch5, skip 3dc and dc in last dc, 3dc in ch-6 space, ch4, skip first sc and tr in next sc, ch4, skip last sc and 3dc in ch-6 space] rep until 5 dc remain, dc in first dc, ch5, skip 3dc and tr in last dc. Turn. (11 tr, 40dc, 10 dc-4 spaces, 10 ch-5 spaces)

Row 4: tch (doesn’t count as a sc here and throughout), sc in tr and sc in ch-5 space, ch5, skip 3 dc and dc in last dc, 3dc in ch-4 space, ch2, skip tr and 3dc in next ch-4 space, dc in first dc, ch5, skip 3dc,  sc in ch-5 space, [sc in tr and sc in next ch-5 space, ch5, skip 3dc, dc in last dc, 3dc in ch-4 space, ch2, skip tr and 3dc in next ch-4 space, dc in first dc, ch5, skip 3dc, sc in ch-5 space] rep until last tr remain, sc in last tr. Turn. (16sc, 40dc, 10 ch-5 spaces, 5 ch-2 spaces)

Row 5: tch, sc in next 2sc and sc in ch-5 space, ch7, skip 3dc, dc in last dc, 2dc in ch-2 space, dc in first dc, ch7, skip 3dc, sc in ch-5 space, [sc in next 3sc, sc in next ch-5 space, ch7, skip 3dc, dc in last dc, 2dc in ch-2 space, dc in next dc, ch7, skip 3dc, sc in ch-5 space] rep until 2sc remain, sc in next 2sc. Turn. (26sc, 20dc, 10 ch-7 spaces)

Row 6: tch, sc in next 2sc, ch6, skip sc and 3dc in ch-7 space, dc in next dc, ch2, skip 2dc, dc in next dc and 3dc in ch-7 space, ch6, [skip first sc and sc in next 3sc, ch6, skip last sc and 3dc in ch-7 space, dc in next dc, ch2, skip 2dc, dc in next dc, 3dc in next ch-7 space, ch6] rep until 3 sc remain, skip first sc and sc in last 2 sc. Turn. (16sc, 40dc, 10 ch-6 spaces, 5 ch-2 spaces)

Row 7: tch4, tr in first sc, ch4, skip sc and 3dc in ch-6 space, dc in next dc, ch5, skip 3dc, tr in ch-2 space, ch5, skip 3dc, dc in next dc, 3dc in ch-6 space, ch4, [skip sc and tr in next sc, ch4, skip sc and 3dc in ch-6 space, dc in next dc, ch5, skip 3dc, tr in ch-2 space, ch5, skip 3dc, dc in next dc, 3dc in ch-6 space, ch4] rep until 2 sc remain, skip sc and tr in last sc. Turn. (11 tr, 40dc, 10 ch-4 spaces, 10 ch-5 spaces)

Row 8: tch3, dc in tr, 3dc in ch-4 space and dc in next dc, ch5, skip 3dc, sc in ch-5 space, sc in tr, sc in next ch-5 space, ch5, skip 3 dc, dc in next dc, 3dc in ch-4 space, [ch2, skip tr, 3dc in next ch-4 space, dc in next dc, ch5, skip 3 dc, sc in ch-5 space, sc in tr, sc in next ch-5 space, ch5, skip 3 dc, dc in next dc, 3dc in ch-4 space] rep until tr remain, dc in tr. Turn. (15sc, 42dc, 10 ch-5 spaces, 4 ch-2 spaces)

Row 9: tch3, dc in next 2 dc, ch7, skip 3dc, sc in ch-5 space, sc in next 3sc, sc in next ch-5 space, [ch7, skip 3dc, dc in next dc, 2dc in ch-2 space, dc in next dc, ch7, skip 3dc, sc in ch-5 space, sc in next 3 sc, sc in next ch-5 spac] rep until 5 dc remain, skip 3dc, dc in last 2 dc. Turn. (25sc, 20dc, 10 ch-7 spaces)

Repeat Rows 2-9 until Row 72 or desired length.

Crochet stitch chart

ASSEMBLY

Make one round of single crochet stitches around the rectangle, creating a simple border.

Meadow Lace Shrug - floral and stylish crochet shrug free pattern with zero shaping, decreasing or increasing and minimal sewing by www.mycrochetory.com

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. 8 cm in on each side. The part that is not sewn will be the opening for the armholes. Tie off and weave in ends.

Meadow Lace Shrug - floral and stylish crochet shrug free pattern with zero shaping, decreasing or increasing and minimal sewing by www.mycrochetory.com

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 slip stitch. Work 7 chains, starting with 2nd chain from hook, work 1 single crochet in each chain back to edge of sleeve. Join to the next stitch of the edge of sleeve using slip stitch and work one more slip stitch in the next stitch of sleeve (2 slip stitches in total for joining) plus make one chain. Turn.

Row 2: Starting from 3 stitch from hook, work single crochet in back loop of each stitch across (6 back loop single crochet). Turn.

Row 3: chain 1 (does not count as a stitch), single crochet in back loop in each stitch across (6 stitches). Join to the next stitch of the edge of sleeve using slip stitch and work one more slip stitch in the next stitch of sleeve (2 slip stitches in total for joining) plus make one chain. Turn.

Repeat Row 2-3 until you reach beginning Row 1. Then join your last row with the first row using the slip stitches.

Repeat for the second sleeve and for the opening of the shrug. You can also make longer trims by adding extra chains.

Click HERE to find my picture tutorial how to attach a ribbed collar to your piece.

Meadow Lace Shrug - floral and stylish crochet shrug free pattern with zero shaping, decreasing or increasing and minimal sewing by www.mycrochetory.com

If you have any suggestions or have detected any mistakes, please feel free to email me at mycrochetory@gmail.com

Meadow Lace Shrug - floral and stylish crochet shrug free pattern with zero shaping, decreasing or increasing and minimal sewing by www.mycrochetory.com

4 Comments on “Meadow Lace Shrug

  1. Thanks a lot for sharing ! It seems really comfortable ! I am going to try within few weeks ! I will tell you……. 😉😉😉
    From France

  2. 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.

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