Cotton Candy Shrug


Josie J. Walker


I made myself a shrug using a very basic concept, aka Basic Shrug 101.

Materials List

Yarn: 2 skeins, Light & Lofty, Antique RoseHook: Red Heart Crystallites P-16 (11.5mm)

Finished Size

It was made specifically to fit me, but you can easily modify it to fit you.


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Pattern uses US terminologych(s) chain(s)sl st slip stitchdc(s) double crochet(s)st(s) stitch(es)dc dec double crochet decreaseyo yarn overdc-foundation ch

The Pattern

Back:Row 1: Ch 3, using dc-foundation ch, make 37 dc. Ch 2, turn.Row 2: Skip first dc, work dc into each dc of previous row, dc into turning ch. Ch 2, turn. (37 dcs)Rows 3-16: Repeat Row 2. Do not fasten off.Sleeves:With wrong side facing, fold work so that Row 1 meets Row 16, sl st to join.Sleeves will be worked with right side of Back facing.Row 1: Ch 2, 2 dc into end of each row for a total of 32 dcs. Sl st to join to turning ch. Do not turn.Row 2: Ch 2, 6 dc, dc dec—yo, insert hook into next st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw through 2 loops, yo, insert hook into next st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw through 2 loops, yo, draw through all 3 loops on hook, (6 dc, dc dec) 3 times. Sl st to join to turning ch. (28 dcs)Row 3: Ch 2, (5 dc, dc dec) 4 times (24 dcs)Row 4: Ch 2, (10 dc, dc dec) 2 times (22 dcs)Rows 5-10: Ch 2, 22 dcs.Row 11: Ch 2, dc dec, 18 dc, dc dec (20 dcs)Row 12: Ch 2, dc dec, 16 dc, dc dec (18 dcs)Row 13: Ch 2, 18 dcs.Row 14: Ch 2, dc dec, 14 dc, dc dec (16 dcs)Weave in ends.

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