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Soft Shoulder Shrug

This Soft Shoulder Shrug will keep you classy and warm. The free crochet pattern is easy enough to follow that you can make a shrug in every color! Throw one on over a formal dress or keep it handy at work - no matter what, you'll look good and feel even better. Simple crochet patterns are perfect for beginners and so much fun to work on. If you're new to the world of crochet and want to start slow, consider working on this free pattern idea. You can give it as a gift during the holiday season or save it and wear it yourself - the choice is yours!


Soft Shoulder Shrug


  • Caron International's Black Magic (50% acrylic, 50% wool; 1.76 oz/50 g, 59 yds/54 m ball): 4 (5, 5, 6) balls in color of your choice.
  • One size US M/N-13 (9 mm) crochet hook, or size to obtain gauge
  • 2" metal craft ring,
  • Tapestry needle (tn)

In Stitch pattern, 10 sc = 4"; 3 V-sts = 3"; 2 rows sc and 2 rows V-st = 3"

Small (Medium, Large, X-Large)

Finished Measurements:
Circumference 36 (40 1/2, 45, 49 1/2)"

Stitches Used:
Chain (ch), Double crochet (dc),
Single crochet (sc)
V-Stitch (V-st): [dc, ch 2, dc] in next st.


Beginning at center Front, chain 32.
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and each ch across; turn—31 sc.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), skip 3 sts, * work V-st in next st, skip next 2 sts; repeat from * 9 times, end dc in last st; turn—2 dc, 9 V-sts.
Row 3: Ch 1, work 2 sc in first st, 3 sc in each V-st across, 2 sc in last st; turn—31 sc. Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as dc), [work V-st in center st of next 3-sc group above V-st of Row 2] 9 times, end dc in last st; turn—2 dc, 9 V-sts.
Rows 5 – 46 (52, 58, 66): Repeat Rows 3 and 4.
Row 47 (53, 59, 67): Repeat Row 3; do NOT fasten off.

1. Attach Ring to Last Row: Ch 1, working over Ring and in sts of last row at the same time, pull up a loop in next 2 sts, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook, [pull up a loop in next 3 sts, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook] 9 times, pull up a loop in next 2 sts, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook; do NOT fasten off.
2. Continuing along long side: (in row ends), ch 1, skip next row, * work [3 sc in next row, ch 1, skip next row]; repeat from* across to opposite end (beginning chain); do NOT fasten off.
3. Attach Ring to Opposite End: Working in remaining loops of beginning chain and opposite side of ring at the same time, pull up a loop in next 2 ch, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook, [pull up loop in next 3 ch, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook] 9 times, draw up a loop in next 2 ch, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook; do NOT fasten off. 4. Continuing along remaining long side: Ch 1, skip next row, * work [3 sc in next row, ch 1, skip next row]; repeat from * across, join with a slip st in first st. Fasten off.

Weave in all ends.

Washing And Drying: Hand wash gently in cold water using a mild detergent. Gently rinse well in cold water. Lay flat on a towel and roll in towel to remove excess water. DO NOT WRING, STRETCH OR HANG TO DRY.


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I love that I know the basic stitches in the pattern. I probably need to learn the V stitch but it's worth it. It looks so elegant.

I was wondering if I can use another brand of chunky yarn? Or does it have to be the Caron brand? I hope to get a response on this being that I see several questions not answered here.

Hi Mary, The coloring might be a little different if you don't use the Caron brand; however, we don't see why another brand of chunky yarn would not work. The yarn used here is Super Bulky weight yarn; you can use this link here to compare the yarn substitution you want to use with the original yarn used: We hope this helps. Let us know if we can assist you further! -Editors of FaveCrafts

Hi, just love this shrug, but written instructions seem to be missing some sts. Does it have increases? If you have the pattern can you share? Please help -)

I'm a beginner crocheter... and in reviewing this pattern it's not clear what stitches should be used for rows 49-51, 54-57, 60-66. Are they not included or am I overlooking something?

I would love to see getting the ring on with video!

I had to laugh at the typo above the photo of the shrug. It said you will look "goof" and feel even better!

Ha, great catch! The pattern is now updated. Thanks - Julia from FaveCrafst

How is 31 sts going to go around anyone, I've made the pattern to row 5 and there is no way it will fit even a small size did you leave out some sts or increases?

My first inclination is to say that 31 stitches is the width... not the length. You are working this as a flat rectangle, so I'm sure you could repeat the row pattern until it is long enough to go around your shoulders and chest.

How do you put this shrug on? Does the ring open or do you put it over your head?

Looks like over your head, a pull over. I might have to make my own pattern on this just give me a good idea.


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