Moth Wings Shrug
Comprised of motifs joined as you go, this shrug is created with cotton crochet thread. Stitch diagrams and charts will walk you through this intermediate pattern perfect for Summer.
Designer Mimi Alelis
Finished Size: 31 (33, 36, 39, 41, 44)” bust circumference. Shrug shown measures 33″, modeled with 1″ ease.
Yarn: Nazli Gelin Garden (100% mercerized Egyptian giza cotton; 308 yd [282 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #700-23 teal, 2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 4) balls. Yarn distributed by Universal Yarns.
Hook: Size 4 (2 mm), 2 (2.25 mm), or 1 (2.5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Notions: Yarn needle.
Gauge: 2 × 2 motifs square = 4¼” with smallest hook, 4½” with medium hook, and 4¾” with largest hook.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Subsequent Full Motifs
Rnd 4 (joining rnd): Sl st in first ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, [ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp] 2 times, ch 2, sl st in 3rd ch of ch-5 sp of adjacent motif (AM), ch 2, sc in next ch-3 sp of working motif (WM), *[ch 1, sl st in the 2nd of next ch-3 sp of AM, ch 1, sc in next ch-3 sp of WM] 6 times, ch 2, sl st in 3rd ch of ch-5 sp of AM, ch 2, sc in next ch-3 sp of WM; rep from * to join to another side or [(ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp) 6 times, ch 5, sc in next ch-3 sp] 2 times, [ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp] 3 times, ch 3, sl st to first sc to join. Fasten off and weave in loose ends.
Sizes 39 (41, 44)” Work 1 more full row of motifs on the fronts and back for a total of 70 full motifs.