Wednesday, May 02, 2007

FO: Girls' Simple Openwork Shrug

We were in NC this past weekend for my niece's wedding. Abby wanted to wear her Caprice Sundress to the brunch the next morning, but she thought her shoulders might be a bit cold. Of course she could have worn her wedding sweater, but she wanted to run and play with her cousins and thought a shrug would be better (and yes, my almost 5 yo dd really voiced all these opinions on her own!). So, this Simple Openwork Shrug was born.

Girl's Simple Openwork Shrug

Project details:

Hook: Brittany 4.5mm hook
Yarn: Classic Elite Flash 'Pink Tweed'
Size: This fits my 5 yo who wears mostly sizes 5-6. It was 22 inches x 10 inches before sewing.

Pattern: My own - designed to match stitch pattern of NY Yarns Caprice Sundress.

Ch 90 , must be a multiple of 4 + 6.

Row 1: Dc in 4th chain from hook, (dc in next ch) twice, *ch 1, skip one ch, (dc in next ch) 3 times, repeat from * across.

Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), *3 dc in ch-1 space, ch 1, repeat from * across, dc in top of turning ch.

Row 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in ch-1 space, ch 1, *3 dc in ch-1 space, ch 1, repeat from * across, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch.

Repeat rows 2-3, ending with row 2, for a total of 20 rows, or as wide as you need shrug to be.

Fold in half, bringing the top of final row to the foundation chain.

Holding right sides together, sew 20 stitches in from each end to form sleeves. Weave in ends.

31 comments:

Stephie Says..... said...

That is so cute....Your work is awesome...

Gimpelise said...

Snap.......there I have downloaded this pattern.
Maybe this can be a find gift for one of the girls in the family.
Thanks!!!!

And yes, not to forget. It is so beautiful. :)

Norah said...

That's adorable, Ginny!!

Anonymous said...

Lovely shrug. Could I ask if it is wrist length?

Anonymous said...

Hi.I am the post before this one, forgot to ask about the amount of yarn you used?

Shawnee said...

Cute shrug. And, TAG, you're it! Please visit my blog for details.

Ninna said...

Hello, I'm french women and I loved it ! I made it for my children (6 years), and she was so happy so I must made anothre for his sister (2 yers). Can I put on my blog your links please? thanks for ours beautifuls crochet works ...and sorry for my baddest english !

Chris Bamberger said...

I found your pattern while searching the web for a shrug for my daughter. Thanks so much for sharing it. It was a lot of fun to make and easy for a beginner. You can see my finished work here - http://craftingentropy.blogspot.com/2007/08/my-daughter-is-always-chilly-in-church.html

R3n331 said...

, I am going to do one for my Doxin :)Thanks for t

Anonymous said...

I thought I was the only one with a child who regularly voices her opinions on clothing! My granddaughter has been choosing her clothes for almost 4 years now. If in doubt, try getting her to wear something she doesn't want to - and she is only 5 now. Thanks for a delightfully easy pattern she loves - now if we could just find the color she wants.

Anonymous said...

just got here from Ravelry. i believe i will make one of these today for my grandaughter who turned 1 year old on april 1st. great little pattern, thanks.

marie in florida

aka / Mym

Jean said...

My daughter tends to get cold in restaurants where the AC is cranked. I made one for her (in a color of her choosing) that we keep in the car, just in case. Now I'm making one in a different color for her to keep in her backpack at school. She loves it! Thanks for sharing the pattern with us.

Patrope said...

Just love your shrug.

I also need to know how many skeins this took and doing a search on the yarn shows it is a WW, but is that like Lilys Sugar and Cream or like Red Hearts Supersaver

Patrope said...

Hello again...
I'm just now working on this for a Christmas gift for my granddaughter. She is 8 y.o. and 27" from elbow to elbow, so I increased the starting ch to 114 & used an H hook. I hope you see my post as I think there is an error in the pattern. It is at the end of Row 3. I believe you meant for it to read "repeat from * across ending with 2 dc in last sp & 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch." Please let me know if I'm wrong on this. Thanks for this lovely pattern.

Ginny said...

Patrope - I made this once with leftover yarn - not exactly sure about yardage. About the error - es it makes sense, I believe you are correct. Thanks - I'll fix it!

ChelleBelle said...

Thanks so much for posting your pattern on Ravelry!

I made this shrug for my daughter - it was so easy and turned out very cute!

I posted pictures of the finished project on Ravelry, and blogged about it: http://ridingthelifecoaster.blogspot.com/2009/02/im-happy-hooker.html

I linked to your blog post - hope that's ok.

Thanks again!

Charlotte (Matilda) said...

Thank you for this pattern. You can see the one I made for my daughter here.

grammi said...

So pretty! Love the colour too.

Caprice Creations said...

Such a great pattern! This stitched up quickly and I can't wait to let my daughter wear it with her dresses. Here is a link to my blogpost with a pic of this awesome shrug!

http://capricecreations.blogspot.com/2010/03/shrug-for-harley.html

Anonymous said...

This is adorable and I'm making four of them: 2 for the five-year old granddaughters but I need to enlarge this for the 8 year old granddaughters. How many do I need to increase to enlarge the size to say a 10-12 girls? THESE ARE JUST BEAUTIFUL!

Emelye said...

I certainly love you pattern. I've enlarged it in the number of sts. so that i can make it for my sister who is in a nursinghome. I'm hoping she likes it. Any suggestions would be helpful.
snoodlady

Shannon said...

Hey there! I wanted you to know that I added a cute trim to your sweater and also came up with a matching pair of legwarmers. Came out so cute! Here's the link to the pattern if you're interested.

http://shannon-lovingmamaof3.blogspot.com/2012/11/finally-posting-my-first-pattern.html

Tamara - Moogly said...

Love this, made it years ago for my daughter and she wore it for ages! I linked to it on my blog this morning finally: http://www.mooglyblog.com/crochet-shrugs-for-girls-10-free-patterns/

Meridith said...

I found this pattern through Moogly. I just finished my first one for my daughter - it's exactly what I was looking for to have her wear with her summer dresses. It is adorable! Thank you!

Kathy said...

that is the way i did mine too

Cindy Uhlik said...

Thank you for the free pattern, I made shrugs for two of my three granddaughters and they love them. Wanted you to know your free pattern is appreciated.

hedwigdhull said...

Thanks for the pattern! It was easy to follow, which is a necessity for me!y daughter also called crocheting, yarning! I can't wait until morning for her to try it on! She wants to wear it to cover spaghetti straps on her favorite sundress, so she can take school pictures in the dress! I hope it looks cute on!!! Thanks again! This was my first garment beyond sole scarves and hats!

Unknown said...

I am visiting your site for the first time...loved your simple yet easy to understand description.. also, i enjoyed your writing style.. have tried your hand at writing ?

Hook and Yarn Creations said...

I'm working on this now and am wondering how many sets of 3 you have per row? its looking like i may have done something wrong, the chain feels a lot tighter than the next rows, they're almost curling while i crochet it.

Anonymous said...

How did you come up with the measurements. I want to make it for my 2 yr old granddaughter.

Kirstin Bonney said...

This is an amazing pattern! I was looking for something simple to start from to make a jacket for my daughter for Halloween. This was a perfect starting point! I had never made a shirt or jacket or anything and wasn't sure how to start. Thank you so much! You helped make me my daughter's hero!