Nalu Crochet Shrug Free Pattern

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If you’re looking for feminine crochet garment for spring & summer to keep your shoulders warm, Nalu Crochet Shrug is everything you’ve been wishing for!

Scroll down to see the Nalu Crochet Shrug free crochet pattern with progress pictures or you may choose to purchase the ad-free, printable PDF crochet pattern with stitch charts HERE on ETSY or HERE on Ravelry.

Nalu Crochet Shrug - free crochet pattern. Feminine crochet garment for spring and summer.
Nalu Crochet Shrug - free crochet pattern. Feminine crochet garment for spring and summer.

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Perfect summer crochet garment

There’s something magical about making my own clothes and this crochet shrug has been a concept in my head since the beginning of this spring. 

Many of you have loved my Meadow Lace Shrug already and now I know that with my new shrug design won’t be different! Nalu Crochet Shrug is my favorite wearable I’ve ever made.

It’s lightweight, incredible easy to make, and so effortlessly stylish. Throw this cute shrug over your favorite dress or wear it with a top and jeans. Either way you’ll be ready to hit the town in style.

Nalu Crochet Shrug - free crochet pattern. Feminine crochet garment for spring and summer.

Nalu means wave

I absolutely love how simple yet totally gorgeous this crochet shrug turned out! Nalu Crochet Shrug has a beautiful lacy stitch pattern and works up very quickly. This is a great pattern for an experienced beginner who is ready to give lace crocheting a try.

You’ll love the unique texture of this pretty crochet shrug pattern. If you follow my work, then you probably recognize this wavy lace stitch pattern that I used in Kalinda Shawl. The rhythm of pattern repeats won’t let you get bored.

Nalu Crochet Shrug - free crochet pattern. Feminine crochet garment for spring and summer.
Nalu Crochet Shrug - free crochet pattern. Feminine crochet garment for spring and summer.

How to resize the pattern

Zero shaping, increasing or decreasing. Sounds interesting? Nalu Crochet Shrug is basically made from just one rectangle and then seamed to create the armhole openings.

Although this pattern is one size, you are easily able to customize all measurements of this crochet shrug. To create a wider shrug, add additional rows in Ribbing 1 section. Remember to use a multiple of 16 plus 15 rows. If you want make it shorter/longer, work fewer/more pattern repeats between both Ribbing sections.

It’s really easy adapt as you would like. I hope you have fun with it

Nalu Crochet Shrug - free crochet pattern. Feminine crochet garment for spring and summer.

OTHER CROCHET GARMENT FREE PATTERNS YOU MIGHT LOVE

  1. Meadow Lace Shrug
  2. Mosaic Cocoon Cardigan
  3. Mosaic Cropped Sweater

If you want to share your wips and finished shrug on social media, please, use hashtag #mycrochetory. I love to see your finished project!

Nalu Crochet Shrug - free crochet pattern. Feminine crochet garment for spring and summer.

NALU CROCHET SHRUG FREE PATTERN

Copyright 2020 MyCrochetory. All right reserved. This pattern is property of Sylwia Kawczyńska @MyCrochetory. Please DO NOT sell the pattern and claim this pattern as your own. The pattern is for personal use only and may not be translated or reproduced in another language. Please respect my rights, DO NOT share or publish this pattern anywhere without my permission.

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.

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Nalu Crochet Shrug - free crochet pattern. Feminine crochet garment for spring and summer.

Materials & Tools:

  1. Yarn DROPS Nord 50g = 170 m, 45% Alpaca, 30% Polyamide, 25% Wool, 5 skeins.
  2. Hook  size 3.5mm. Adjust  hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
  3. Tapestry needle (to weave and hide yarn ends).
  4. Scissors.

Level:

Adventurous beginner/ Intermediate

Size after blocking (adjustable):

Length from top of neck, to bottom of shrug is 59cm with ribbed collar (it stretches slightly downward when worn).

Width is 85cm 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 Ribbing 1 (multiple of 16 plus 15 rows) and crocheting for more/less pattern repeats in Main Body section.

Gauge after blocking:

For a rectangle with 31 rows of Ribbing 1, 10 rows in Main Body and 31 rows of Ribbing 2 the length is 17.5cm/6.9” and the width is 15cm/5.9”.

If necessary, adjust hook size to obtain the correct gauge.

Before you measure, please take the time to wash and block your swatch in the same manner that you will wash and block your shrug.

Notes:

  • The pattern uses US crochet terminology.
  • This shrug is constructed from one large rectangle worked from the bottom up and seamed to create armholes.
  • Cuffs around the armholes are worked directly into the main shrug instead of creating a ribbed piece and sewing it on.
  • Pattern is a multiple of 16 plus 15 stitches. To increase the width of the shrug, increase the number of rows in the Ribbing 1 section. To decrease the width of the shrug, decrease the number of rows in the Ribbing 1 section.
  • You can make this shrug as long as you like by adding or substracting pattern repeats between ribbings.
  • You can also use yarn in different weights, but just know that the width will be different depending on your gauge.
  • Instructions in square brackets […] are worked as many times as indicated.
  • The pattern includes the stitch charts.

Stitches & Abbreviations (US terms):

ch(s) – chain(s) stitch

st(s) – stitch(es)

sc – single crochet

BLsc – back loop single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

BLhdc – back loop half double crochet

dc – double crochet

BLdc – back loop double crochet

tr – treble crochet

BLtr – back loop treble crochet

sl st – slip stitch

yo – yarn over

sp – space

sk – skip

prev – previous

beg – beginning

Nalu Crochet Shrug - free crochet pattern. Feminine crochet garment for spring and summer.

PATTERN

Ribbing 1

With 3.5 mm hook work ch9.

Row 1: sc in second ch from hook, sc in each ch to end. Turn.

Row 2: ch1 (doesn’t count as a sc), BLsc across to end. Turn.

You should have 8 stitches in each row.

Repeat Row 2 173 more times for a total of 175 rows or until desired length.

Remember that the pattern is a multiple of 16 plus 15 stitches, so in your Ribbing 1 section you should have multiple of 16 plus 15 rows.

Don’t break the yarn and rotate your work.

Main body

In the following Setup row every stitch will be working in each ribbing’s row.

Setup row (WS): ch1 (doesn’t count as a st), sc in first ribbing’s row, hdc in next 2 ribbing’s rows, dc in next 3 ribbing’s rows, tr in next 3 ribbing’s rows, dc in next 3 ribbing’s rows, hdc in next 2 ribbing’s rows, sc in next ribbing’s row, [sc in next 2 ribbing’s rows, hdc in next 2 ribbing’s rows, dc in next 3 ribbing’s rows, tr in next 3 ribbing’s rows, dc in next 3 ribbing’s rows, hdc in next 2 ribbing’s rows, sc in next ribbing’s row] rep across to end. Turn.

Row 1 (RS): ch3 (counts as a dc), BLdc in each st across until last st remain, dc in last st. Turn.

Row 2 (WS): ch5 (counts as tr and ch1), sk second st, dc in next st, ch1, sk next st, hdc in next st, ch1, sk next st, sc in next st, ch1, sk next st, sc in next st, ch1, sk next st, hdc in next st, ch1, sk next st, dc in next st, ch1, sk next st, tr in next st, [ch1, sk next st, tr in next st, ch1, sk next st, dc in next st, ch1, sk next st, hdc in next st, ch1, sk next st, sc in next st, ch1, sk next st, sc in next st, ch1, sk next st, hdc in next st, ch1, sk next st, dc in next st, ch1, sk next st, tr in next st] rep across to end. Turn.

Row 3 (RS): ch5 (counts as tr and ch1), sk first ch-1sp, dc in next st, ch1, sk next ch-1sp, hdc in next st, ch1, sk next ch-1sp, sc in next st, ch1, sk next ch-1sp, sc in next st, ch1, sk next ch-1sp, hdc in next st, ch1, sk next ch-1sp, dc in next st, ch1, sk next ch-1sp, tr in next st, [ch1, sk next ch-1sp, tr in next st, ch1, sk next ch-1sp, dc in next st, ch1, sk next ch-1sp, hdc in next st, ch1, sk next ch-1sp, sc in next st, ch1, sk next ch-1sp, sc in next st, ch1, sk next ch-1sp, hdc in next st, ch1, sk next ch-1sp, dc in next st, ch1, sk next ch-1sp, tr in next st] rep across to end. Turn.

Row 4 (WS): ch3 (counts as a dc), dc in each ch-1sp and st across to end. Turn.

Row 5 (RS): Repeat Row 1

Row 6 (WS): ch1 (doesn’t count as a sc), sc in first st, ch1, sk next st, hdc in next st, ch1, sk next st, dc in next st, ch1, sk next st, tr in next st, ch1, sk next st, tr in next st, ch1, sk next st, dc in next st, ch1, sk next st, hdc in next st, ch1, sk next st, sc in next st, [ch1, sk next st, sc in next st, ch1, sk next st, hdc in next st, ch1, sk next st, dc in next st, ch1, sk next st, tr in next st, ch1, sk next st, tr in next st, ch1, sk next st, dc in next st, ch1, sk next st, hdc in next st, ch1, sk next st, sc in next st] rep across to end. Turn.

Row 7 (RS): ch1 (doesn’t count as a sc), sc in first st, ch1, sk next ch-1sp, hdc in next st, ch1, sk next ch-1sp, dc in next st, ch1, sk next ch-1sp, tr in next st, ch1, sk next ch-1sp, tr in next st, ch1, sk next ch-1sp, dc in next st, ch1, sk next ch-1sp, hdc in next st, ch1, sk next ch-1sp, sc in next st, [ch1, sk next ch-1sp, sc in next st, ch1, sk next ch-1sp, hdc in next st, ch1, sk next ch-1sp, dc in next st, ch1, sk next ch-1sp, tr in next st, ch1, sk next ch-1sp, tr in next st, ch1, sk next ch-1sp, dc in next st, ch1, sk next ch-1sp, hdc in next st, ch1, sk next ch-1sp, sc in next st] rep across to end. Turn.

Row 8 (WS): Repeat Row 4

Repeat Rows 1 – 8 five more times or until desired length

Next, Repeat Rows 1 – 4.

Last Row (RS): ch1 (doesn’t count as a st), tr in first st, BLdc in next 3sts, BLhdc in next 2sts, BLsc in next 3sts, BLhdc in next 2sts, BLdc in next 3sts, [BLtr in next 3sts, BLdc in next 3sts, BLhdc in next 2sts, BLsc in next 3sts, BLhdc in next 2sts, BLdc in next 3sts] rep across until last st remain, tr in last st. Turn.

Ribbing 2

This ribbing 2 is worked in rows and attached to the body as you go. Continue with 3.5mm hook.

With RS facing you.

Row 1: ch9, starting with 2nd ch from hook, work 1 sc in each ch back to edge of main body. Join to the next st of the edge of main body using slst and work one more slst in the next st of main body (2 slst(s) in total for joining) plus make ch1. Turn.

Row 2: Starting from 4 st from hook, work BLsc in each st across to end. Turn.

Row 3: ch1 (does not count as a st), BLsc in each st across [8sts]. Join to the next st of the edge of main body using slst and work one more slst in the next st of main body (2 slst(s) in total for joining) plus make ch1. Turn.

Repeat Rows 2-3 until your ribbing is joined to the entire edge.

Don’t break the yarn.

Make one row of single crochet across the both shorter edges.

Fasten off yarn, weave in all ends and block the rectangle to the measurements .

Creating arm holes

Place piece flat on the floor as pictured in Progress Pictures section below. Fold the corners of the body piece into the center. Use Mattress Stitch (or different joinig method you like) to join the arm edges together, approx. 12 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

Now, we will add a ribbed cuffs to both armholes of the shrug.

Row 1: Pick any place on the edge of the armhole opening and attach your yarn with a slip stitch. Work 9 chains, starting with 2nd ch from hook, work 1 sc in each ch back to edge of armhole opening. Join to the next st of the armhole opening using slst and work one more slst in the next st of armhole opening (2 slst(s) in total for joining) plus make ch1. Turn.

Row 2: Starting from 4 st from hook, work BLsc in each st across to end. Turn.

Row 3: ch1 (does not count as a st), BLsc in each st across [8sts]. Join to the next st of the edge of armhole opening using slst and work one more slst in the next st of armhole opening (2 slst in total for joining) plus make ch1. Turn.

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

Repeat for the second sleeve

You can also make longer cuffs by adding extra chains.

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

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

PROGRESS PICTURES

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