Swift Shrug

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Swift Shrug by Bonnie Irene

by Bonnie Irene

Model: Bonnie Irene
Photos: Melissa Mall

Difficulty: Easy

Simple, stretchy, swift and easy, a shrug is a great piece for summer. Throw one on to ward off the evening chill or to add a little garden party charm to a plain top. Worked all in one piece, the Swift Shrug is ready to go as soon as you finish off and weave in the ends!

Size: One Size

Finished Measurements: 28″ wide x 16″ deep


  • Caron One Pound [100% Acrylic; 826yd/755m per 16oz/453g skein]; less than 1 skein
  • H/8 (5.00mm size) hook

Gauge: 24 sts/17 rows = 4″/10cm in patt.

Swift Shrug by Bonnie Irene

Swift Shrug by Bonnie Irene

Rnd 1: Ch 60, sl in first ch to make a loop. Ch 2, dc in each ch around. (60 dc) Join rnd.

Rnd 2: Ch 2. *FPdc in next st, BPdc in next st. Repeat from * around; join rnd.

Rnd 3: *Ch 2, sk FPdc, sc in the BPdc. Repeat from * around.

Rnds 4-24: (or desired sleeve length) *Ch 2, skip sc, sc in ch-sp. Repeat from * around.

Turn work to begin flat portion.

Rows 25-96: (or desired back width) *Ch 2, sk sc, sc in ch sp. Repeat from * across: do NOT join rnd. Turn.

Rnds 97-117: (or to match first sleeve length) Working around once again, *ch 2, skip sc, sc in ch-sp. Repeat from * around.

Rnd 118: Ch 2. Dc in each sc and ch-sp around. Join rnd.

Rnd 119: Ch 2. *FPdc in next st, BPdc in next st. Repeat from * around; join rnd.

Finishing: Weave in all ends. Enjoy!

About the Designer
Bonnie IreneBonnie Irene is a college student stretching her finances through crafting. She likes to crochet, bake, draw, sew, sculpt and weave as well as other things: check out her projects at her blog and shop for her handmade wooden buttons in her Etsy Shop.

Pattern & images © Bonnie Irene. All rights reserved.

12 responses

  1. Any chance of a closer estimate of yarn usage? I want to make this RIGHT NOW but need to use stash. Like half a ball of pound of love? More? Less?

    • FPdc = Front Post Double Crochet and
      BPdc = Back Post Double Crochet. If you goggle the stitches there are several sites that show you step by step how to do them.

  2. I’ve been looking for an easy shrug pattern. And this one is perfect, I made atleast two during the weekend.
    Working on shrug number 3. getting hooked don’t know if I can stop making them (LOL).

    Thank You so much for sharing this pattern with all of us.


  3. This is a terrific pattern! I made it w/cuffs in a diff’ color, so I could use up a skein I had kinda beggin for a 1-skein-project. What a fast & easy thing! I plan on making this one again, in a fancy yarn.

  4. join round means join one end to the other to make a circle. This is done with a slip stitch.

    I like this pattern.

    • It looks like a multiple of 2 in the stitch pattern; so make your chain long enough to go around the arm and make sure it’s an even number. I hope this helps, let us know if it works. 🙂

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