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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.

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12 Responses to “Swift Shrug”

  1. Kim says:

    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?

  2. Louise says:

    What does FPdc and Bpdc mean in this pattern Swit shrug? Thanks.

    • Shannon says:

      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.

  3. Pamela says:

    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.


  4. The Mouse says:

    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.

  5. cheryl says:

    on row 2 of the fpdc and bpdc when i get to the end what does join round mean.

  6. Jen says:

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

    I like this pattern.

  7. I need to make this in a very large size, like 4X how many stitches shall I start with, Can you make any suggestions. I am not a very expierienced crocheter.

    • admin says:

      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. :)

  8. I like this pattern. Thank you so much for the pattern.

  9. Nicole H says:

    Thanks for the pattern. I LOVE that it’s one piece and worked in-the-round. Just started on it today!

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