BETTE WINTER BLANKET SHRUG
Warm, cozy, flattering shrug that works up quick and easy, the Bette Winter shrug can be worn over a tank top when it starts to get chilly at night or over a dress to add a little color and a winter feel. I really enjoy the texture the stitches give this shrug. This piece is sure to keep you warm on wether out on the town or curled up on the couch.
This pattern is made with two skeins of Premier Yarn’s Puzzle yarn in the color way “Anagram”. I saw this yarn and the dark rich colors reminded me of winter at my grandma’s. She would wear similar colors but a little more on the red and green tones. I love the rich brown and teal tones of this color way. That said this little number is being shipped to my Grandmother. I will have to make another for myself. I did use two skeins for this project, but you could add some rows and a third skein to lengthen the design and make it super cozy. I will be using three skeins in my next blanket shrug.
This pattern is worked with a two row repeat. You make a simple rectangle, block it then sew it together to create arm holes and the shrug shape. If you choose to make the shrug longer, you can still follow the same instructions for sewing it together.
Bette Winter Blanket Shrug
Size J (6 mm) Hook
2-3 Skeins of Premier Puzzle Yarn or 14-21 ozs of bulky weight yarn
Stitches and Abbreviations:
Ch – Chain
Slst – Slip Stitch
St(s) – stitch(es)
Sc – Single Crochet
Dc – Double Crochet
Skst – Skip Stitch
This shrug measures 29″ in height and 36″ in width. If you would like to add more length to this pattern just continue repeating the two row pattern until you reach your desired length and follow the sewing instructions to finish the shrug.
Instructions for Bette Winter Blanket Shrug:
Row 1: Dc in the 4th ch from the hook, (Skip ch, 2 Dc in the next ch) repeat from (to) 48 times, Dc in the last ch.
Row 2: Ch 1 and turn. Sc in each stitch across. (98 sts)
Tip: Keep a very loose tension on your thread when making the Sc stitches so they are the same width as your Dc stitches.
Row 3: Ch 3, dc in the first st, (Skst, 2 Dc in the next st) repeat from (to) 48 times, Dc in the last st. (98 sts)
Continue to alternate Row 2 and 3 until you reach your desired length. In my example I made 67 rows total and then moved on to the sewing instructions. The row of Sc in between the row of Dc allow the Dc’s to sit directly above each other and give this shrug a very clean look. Once you have completed all the rows you would like to make, weave in your ends sew together using the sewing instructions. You will be sewing the sides of the shrug together and it will not matter if you end with a Sc row or a Dc row.
Lay your rectangle out so the rows are horizontal. Then fold down the left bottom corner and the left top corner until they meet each other. Do the same to the right side. Then sew the two ends together roughly half way from the corners to the fold. You can look at the picture below. The teal line is where you want to sew.
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