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Crochet a shrug with Lana Grossa Royal Tweed

Crochet a shrug with Lana Grossa Royal Tweed
Posted on 27-3-2015 by api_more2make.nl

Crochet this flashy shrug as an original addition to your wardrobe! This combination of a cardigan and a scarf is the perfect finishing touch to your outfit. You can wear it on a T-shirt or dress. Do you want to make one with or without the sleeves? Pick your fave!

We crocheted this cool shrug with Royal Tweed and love how it turned out! The simple pattern and great effect of the yarn really made us happy. Lana Grossa Royal Tweed is a classic yarn, spun from 100% extra fine Merino. The raised dc's used in this pattern gives it that extra chic touch. Great to wear to a party!

Length: 66 cm
Width without sleeve: 108 cm
Sleeve length: 22 cm

What do you need to crochet a shrug?
- 7 balls for the sleeveless shrug, 9 balls with the sleeves Lana Grossa Royal Tweed. We used colour 11.
- Crochet hook 6 and 6.5mm

Stitches used:
ch       = chains
sl st    = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
dc   = double crochet
rdc.  raised dc: You make a raised dc by working around the post of the stitch in the previous row. You don't insert the hook under the 'v' of the stitch, but in the hole next to the stitch made in the previous row. Insert from front to back, hook around from right to left and yarn over. Finish the dc as normal. Work one stitch around the back, one around the front. This gives a cool ribbing pattern you see.  

Crochet pattern shrug

Use crochet hook 6mm and ch 137 + 2 turning chains.
Row 1: sc 138.
Rows 2-5: rdc 138.
Row 6: continue with crochet hook 6.5mm.
Ch 3 (= first dc), dc in next 2 sts, ch 2, skip 2 sts, *dc in next 8 sts, ch 2, skip 2 sts* Repeat ** to end, ending with dc 3 and 1 turning ch.
Rows 7-48: rep row 6.
Row 49: sc 138.
Rows 50-53: rdc 138.
Cut the yarn and pull through the loop.

Fold the shrug in half lengthwise, with the right sides together. Close the seam from the rdc border over a length of around 20 cm. The remaining opening is the armhole (13 cm). 

Attach the yarn in the armhole and with crochet hook 6mm, dc 40 in the armhole. Close the row with a sl st.
Row 2: *dc 8, dc2tog.* Repeat ** to end (= 36 sts).
Rows 3-11: dc 36.
Row 12: *dc 4, dc2tog.* Repeat ** to end (= 30 sts).
Rows 13-16: dc 30.
Rows 17-19: rdc 30.

Alternative yarn
You can also use a different type of yarn to crochet this shrug. If you love Merino, go to our blog to read more about the different types of Merino wool. Make stitch adjustments if you use a thinner or thicker crochet hook. Prefer using a yarn with some cotton? Lana Grossa Organico or Katia Alaska (100% acrylic, no itching) are great alternatives.

What other project would you use Royal Tweed for?

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