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Sonata Shrug

Inner Child Crochet
Sonata Shrug by Melissa Mall

By Melissa Mall

Model: Melissa Mall
Photos: ‘Charlie’

Difficulty: Easy

Soft, oversized, slouchy construction, a simple lacy stitch, and beautiful yarn combine to create a shrug that is as cozy as it is attractive. The one-row stitch repeat is easily memorized, allowing you to put the directions aside and just enjoy the changing colors and the act of crocheting – without getting bored.

Size: One Size – Adult

Finished Measurements: Approx. 28″ wide x 21″ long


  • Wisdom Yarns Poems Sock [100% Acrylic; 459yd/420m per 100g/3.5oz skein]; color: Grape Arbor; 1 skein
  • J/10 (6.00mm size) hook
  • Tapestry Needle

Gauge: 1.5 shells/5 rows = 4″/10cm in patt.
Sonata Shrug by Melissa Mall

Row 1: Ch 88. In 5th ch from hook, make 3 tr. *Sk 3 ch, sc in next ch, sk 3 ch, make 7 tr in next st. Repeat from * until 4 ch remain; sk 3 ch, sc in last ch. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 4. Make 3 tr in last sc of row 1. *Sk 3 tr, sc in 4th tr. Skip next 3 tr; make 7 tr in sc of previous row. Repeat from * across until end of row; sc in 4th ch of turning ch.

Repeat Row 2 until work measures 21 inches from start or desired length. (This measurement will be from neck to lower back.) Finish off.

Finishing: To finish, block out to open lacy pattern. Then, fold piece in half so that first row and last row meet and sew side edges closed about 4″ on each side to create armholes. Make this seam longer to create smaller armholes, or shorter to create larger ones. Weave in ends.

Sonata Shrug by Melissa Mall

About the Designer
Melissa Mall
Melissa Mall is an at-home mom with four sons seven and under. They are currently residing in Arizona after a three-year stint in Japan and are having a fun time readjusting. You can keep up with their ordinary adventures over at her blog, or take a peek at her crochet patterns and tutorials at Inner Child Crochet.

Pattern & images © Melissa Mall. All rights reserved.

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11 Responses to “Sonata Shrug”

  1. Vickie says:

    It’s a beautiful shrug. Thank you for posting the pattern!

  2. Lee Ann says:

    Hi Melissa,
    I love your website and I made my first shrug from your Sonata Shrug pattern. It’s a terrific pattern! Thank you. :)
    I have pictures posted and links back to your website at my own blog, http://crochetgottaloveit.blogspot.com/2012/01/my-1st-shrug-sonata-shrug-3-strands.html

    Thank you again for this wonderful shrug pattern. :)
    Lee Ann
    My blog: Crochet…Gotta Love It!
    Crochet…Gotta Love It!
    My website: Crochet…Gotta Love It!
    Crochet…Gotta Love It!

  3. molly says:

    I just made a wool/bamboo shrug in purple. It’s so cute–Thanks!!

  4. patti says:

    HI I really enjoy your free patterns thank you for sharing them.

    Patti :)

  5. [...] this one before, but I just discovered it.  Isn’t it pretty?  You can get the free pattern here.  The colorway used here is simply lovely – but it’s Poems Sock Yarn.  While I love [...]

  6. June April says:

    Thank you for the pattern. i am working on it now. I am in cancer treatment so i can’t get out so much. thank you for keeping my mind busy while indoors. peace love and God bless

    June April

  7. priyanka says:

    ma’m wil u plz tell the abbrevation part clearly i’m knew to crochet but i want to do this pattern ………..

  8. Fabiana Rocky says:

    Really love your Shrug Pattern – first one I’m giong to make!!

  9. Patrice says:

    I tried this pattern and really like it! To make it bigger, how many stitches does it take to add shells?


  10. I love this pattern. I have seen several patterns by you and I like them all. I am going to try and make this one. I am a beginner crocheter and I think I can do this.

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