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Little Ballerina Shrug



Keep your little girl warm and cozy during lessons with this Little Ballerina Shrug. It's a quick and simple knit made with a cute polka dot stitch. You'll have an adorable shrug for your little ballerina in no time with this knitting tutorial.


  • Yarn: Caron Simply Soft yarn, 1 skein
  • Needles: US size 8 (5 mm)

5-6 years old


  1. Note: Shrug is worked in one rectangular piece.
  2. Cast on 46 stitches.
  3. Work 1x1 ribbing (k1, p1) each row for 1 inch (2.5 cm).
  4. Switch to a polka dot stitch
  5. Row 1: knit all
  6. Row 2 and all even rows: Purl all
  7. Row 3: (k3, yo, k2tog) 9 times, k1
  8. Row 5: knit all
  9. Row 7: k2, (k3, yo, k2tog) 8 times, k4
  10. Work in this manner for 14.5 inches (37 cm)  - total 15.5 inches (40 cm) from the cast on row.
  11. Switch back to 1x1 ribbing. Work the ribbing for 1 inch. Cast off all the stitches.
  12. Wash the piece, dry flat. Fold lengthwise. Sew the ribbing together on each side of the shrug.
  13. The shrug can be left as is or the neck/back sides can be finished with crochet border. 

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Apr 23, 2013

Love this but need to make it for an 8 year old how can I make it bigger size 7-8


Mar 30, 2013

Hello, is the polka dot stich what you are showing to do starting in row 3 and row 7


5 Ratings

Jan 3, 2013

I need instructions for the polka dot stitch.


Jul 29, 2012

What is the polka dot stitch?


Jul 28, 2012

How can I adjust this for an adult size?!!


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