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Lightweight + Easy Crochet Shrug – Free Pattern

Super simple crochet sweater pattern. Makes a great summer crochet project!

Don’t let the dolman sleeves and modern silhouette fool you, this easy crochet shrug pattern is constructed with basic stitches and simple shapes. Great sweater for confident beginners! Find the entire free pattern below or purchase the ad-free, printable PDF here.

Don't let the dolman sleeves and beautiful drape fool you, this easy crochet shrug pattern is constructed with basic stitches and simple shapes. Great sweater for confident beginners! Free pattern using Lion Brand Jeans yarn.

This free crochet shrug pattern is part of an ongoing collaboration with my friends at Lion Brand. This post contains affiliate links.

Oh boy am I excited to introduce you to a new friend. She’s easy to work with, she won’t have a lot of high maintenance requirements of you and she is just one of those classic beauties. I think you’ll love her as much as I do.

Her name is Jeans and she’s a new worsted weight yarn from Lion Brand. 😉 Guys, this yarn became an instant favorite it of mine by about row 2 of this easy crochet shrug. Isn’t it fun how it comes in all the colors of real jeans, complete with a rust accent color called “Topstitch?”

UPDATE: Lion Brand has created a kit that includes all the yarn you need to make this easy crochet shrug as well as a copy of the printable pattern. You can get the full kit here. (And their shipping is fast! 🙂 )

When this yarn arrived in the mail, I felt a little overwhelmed by all the possibilities. I asked on Instagram what you thought I should make and my favorite idea by far was the tongue-in-cheek suggestion of crocheted adult overalls.

Unfortunately, a full yarn pantsuit would have taken me until Christmas 2021 to make, so I’m offering this easy crochet shrug as an alternative. As it was, my mom still had to be my crochet wing-woman and help me finish the last part of this shrug collar so I could publish the pattern this week!

Crochet mesh stitch shrug at sunset.

The open mesh combined with the super soft yarn makes this sweater really comfortable to throw on over a tank top when the sun sets. In the winter though, I think you could layer it over a long-sleeved shirt and feel cozy and snuggled up. In either case, the only stitches you’ll need are single crochet, double crochet and chains to make this easy shrug pattern. (Did I mention it’s made out of one big rectangle so it’s super customizable too? Sneaky, huh?!)

The Stonewash Shrug free crochet pattern and a peek at the real life of a crochet blogger.

Then if you just fall in love with making trans-seasonal sweater-like objects, you  might like these other free sweater patterns I’ve recently shared on the blog. 🙂

Simple crochet sweaters including the Campfire Cardigan, Stonewash Shrug and Dwell Sweater (with video tutorial!) from Make and Do Crew.The Dwell Sweater (+ video tutorial) / The Navajo Blanket Shrug / The Campfire Cardigan

And if you’ve read this far, I’m going to reward you with a photo that basically summarizes the family terror and drama that accompanies any Make & Do Crew photo shoot with my husband and kids. A massive gust of wind caught us by surprise and my husband just happened to photograph the exact moment I saw all our balloons go sailing off into the sky. Ha! I just have to laugh at the chaos that is my family/work life.

Please do not publish or share this pattern as your own. You may make items to sell with this pattern. In exchange, please link back to this post. Do NOT use my photos as your own sales photos. ­­You can read my policies hereNow let’s make something awesome!

Don't let the dolman sleeves modern silhouette fool you, this easy crochet shrug pattern is constructed with basic stitches and simple shapes. Great four season sweater for confident beginners! Free pattern using Lion Brand Jeans yarn in "Classic" and "Stonewash."

“The Stonewash Shrug”
Free Easy Crochet Shrug Pattern

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Explanation:
Don’t let the dolman sleeves and modern silhouette fool you—the construction of this on-trend sweater is super simple! You’ll work one large rectangle in a mesh pattern using only double crochet and chains. After seaming the rectangle in half, you’ll add sleeves, again using only basic stitches. Lastly, a long rectangle made from the accent color will be added to form the wide collar and edging.

Sizes:
This pattern is easily customizable. Notes are included in each section on how to adjust sizing. Sample pictured is a size S/M.

S/M: Length from shoulder to bottom of sweater when worn: 35”
Total width from wrist to wrist: 54.5”

L/XL: Length from shoulder to bottom of sweater when worn: 40”
Total width from wrist to wrist: 60.5”

See photo below for additional measurements.

How to make easy crochet shrug with sleeves. Free pattern and tutorial!

Supplies:
Purchase the full kit for this pattern from here!
• Lion Brand Jeans Yarn (Weight: 4/medium – 246 yds, 3.5 oz)
– MC: Classic – 3 (4) balls
– AC: Stonewash – 2 (3) balls
• Tapestry needle
• Size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook
• Stitch markers or safety pins

Gauge:
8 rows of dc = 4”, 8 sets of (1 dc and 1 ch) = 4”

Abbreviations and Glossary (US Terms):
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
sk – skip
dcblo – double crochet through the back loop only
sp – space
ch1sp – chain 1 space (the space created by chaining 1 in the previous row)
tch – turning chain
RS – right side
WS – wrong side
rep – repeat
MC – main color
AC – accent color

Overall Pattern Notes:
• Pattern includes sizes S/M and L/XL, but you can easily adjust the size of this sweater to suite your body. Notes are given throughout on how to customize. When stitch counts are mentioned, size S/M is given first with L/XL following in parenthesis.

• Please note that if customizations are made, the amount of yarn needed will differ from what is called for above.

• Ch 3 at beginning of row counts as 1 dc throughout pattern.

BODY RECTANGLE

Notes:
• See comments at the end of this section on how to modify the rectangle measurements if desired.

Make 1.

Foundation Row: Using MC, Ch 112 (128).

Row 1: Sk first 5 ch (counts as 1 dc and 1 ch), dc in sixth ch from the hook, *sk 1 ch, ch 1, dc in next ch; rep from * to end of row; turn. 54 (62) ch1sp

Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc and 1 ch), sk first dc, sk first ch, *dc in next dc, sk next ch, ch 1; rep from * to last ch, dc in tch; turn. 

Repeat Row 2 69 (79) times until there are a total of 71 (81) ch1sps vertically.

Fasten off.

To customize the length of the sweater: Measure from the top of your shoulders down your back to wherever you’d like the sweater to end. Subtract 7” (8”) for the border. The remaining length is how long you should make your chain for this rectangle. Begin with an even number of chains. 

To customize the width of the sweater: When draped across your back horizontally, the rectangle should hit at or right past your elbows. Work Row 2 additional times if desired.

SEAMING RECTANGLE

Fold rectangle length-wise so that the longest sides are touching. (See photo at top of pattern.)

With a tapestry needle and a doubled-over length of MC yarn, sew side seam using the mattress stitch until 20 (26) ch1sps remain in armhole. (Moogly has a great mattress stitch tutorial.)

How to make a crochet blanket sweater with sleeves. Free pattern and tutorial!

To customize: Try on sweater to see if this armhole sizing suits you. Increase or decrease number of ch1sps included in arm hole if desired.

Repeat for second armhole.

SLEEVES

Notes:
• Sleeve length can be easily customized by working more or fewer rounds of the same mesh stitch.
• The sleeves are worked in the round. Do not turn at the end of each round.

With RS of sweater facing, attach MC in newly created seam at underarm.

Round 1: Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc and 1 ch), sk first ch, *dc in next dc, sk next ch, ch 1; rep from * to end of round, sl st to third ch from beginning of round to join. 20 (26) ch1sps

Rep Round 1 17, (18) more times until there are a total of 18, (19) ch1sps in the length of the sleeve. Fasten off.

Attach AC in any ch1sc around sleeve.

Round 1: Ch 1, sc in same sp, sc in each ch1sp around sleeve, sl st to first sc to join.

Round 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc to end of round, sl to to first sc to join. Fasten off.

To customize: If cuff (Rounds 2-3) feels too restrictive to you, do not sk dcs and instead sc in both the ch1sps and the dcs around sleeve.

Repeat for second sleeve.

COLLAR

Notes:
• The collar is worked in double crochet through the back loop only (dcblo), which is exactly like double crochet, but you’ll work the stitches through only the back loop of the dc from the previous row.

• To check gauge of collar, measure rows against the edge of sweater. Each collar row should be approximately the height of one ch1sp in the sweater.

To customize: The number of rows worked for the collar should be exactly double the number of rows worked for the body rectangle. If you made any adjustments to number of rows in your rectangle, take those into account with your collar. (So if you worked five extra rows in the rectangle, you collar will need 10 extra rows.)

Foundation Row: Using AC, Ch 30 (35).

Row 1: Sk first 3 ch (counts as 1 dc), dc in each ch to end of row; turn. 27 (32)

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), sk first dc, dcblo in each dc, dc in tch; turn. 27 (32)

Repeat Row 2 140 (160) times for a total of 142 (162) rows.

Fasten off.

FINAL SEAMING

To Seam Collar: With a doubled strand of AC and a tapestry needle, seam the foundation row and the last row of the collar together using the mattress stitch. Take care not to twist the collar.

To Seam Collar onto Shrug: With RS of shrug facing you, position collar seam at back of neck. (There isn’t really a top or bottom of the shrug, so whichever side gets the collar seam will become the neck.) Use stitch markers or safety pins to pin collar to shrug, aligning one ch1sp in the shrug with one row of the collar. 

You may find that you don’t care to pin the collar all the way around, but rather just align each row and ch1sp as you seam.

With a doubled strand of MC and a tapestry needle, seam the shrug and collar together using the mattress stitch. Avoid joining extremely tightly so that seam is able to accommodate a small amount of stretch when the sweater is worn.

Weave in any remaining ends.

Pop on your new completely handmade sweater and head out to find James Dean, you all-American DIY-er, you!

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88 Comments

  • Jess
    May 29, 2017 at 7:59 am

    Three things:
    You are insanely adorable
    I love that your mom is your crochet wingman
    This shrug is AMAZING!
    Great work Jess.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      June 4, 2017 at 9:33 pm

      Haha, thank you, Jess! What a nice note! My mom is indeed pretty awesome and she’s a real go-getter when it comes to finishing things up on a deadline. (My entire wedding was proof of that! 🙂

      Happy stitching to you, Jess!

      Jess

      Reply
  • naveen kumar
    May 30, 2017 at 4:09 am

    i like your diy ideas
    i mention one of your diy post in my blog
    your blog is really amazing
    keep up good work

    Reply
  • Rose
    May 30, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    I’m always awed by how you turn something so simple into something awesome.

    Reply
  • Sandy
    May 31, 2017 at 5:28 am

    Thank you so much for your inspiring and easy to follow patterns. Makes this 70 year old lady want to crochet more.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      June 1, 2017 at 9:59 am

      Oh, Sandy, I just love hearing that! Thank you for letting me know you’ve gotten the crochet bug too!

      Reply
  • Margie Woodman
    May 31, 2017 at 7:32 am

    I would love to knit this. do you have a similar pet tern done for knitters.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      June 4, 2017 at 9:38 pm

      Hey Margie,

      I’m sorry, I don’t currently have a knitting pattern. If you’re someone who likes to get creative with knitting though, I think you could follow the general measurements and construction of this sweater to come up with your own knit version. 🙂

      Jess

      Reply
  • HeatherB
    May 31, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    For the notes on how to adjust the width. It says that the width should reach your elbows. Does that mean if my arms are stretched out and two both elbows?

    Reply
  • Jennifer
    May 31, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    Hi. I’ve got a question what would you suggest to make it plus size. Ty

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      June 4, 2017 at 9:42 pm

      Hey Jennifer,

      I think customizing it should be pretty straightforward actually. If you scroll through the pattern, you’ll see that I include notes in each section on how to tweak it to make it smaller or larger than the included pattern sizes. I think those notes could help you! If you have specific questions as you get going though, don’t hesitate to comment or email me. 🙂

      Jess

      Reply
  • Audrey
    June 2, 2017 at 11:06 am

    Await can’t find the jean yarn ,. What could I use in place? Love the pattern.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      June 4, 2017 at 9:27 pm

      Hey Audrey,

      Lion Brand offers the Jeans yarn on their website, which is a great place to get it from and the shipping is quite fast. If you’d prefer not to order online though, you can substitute a different worsted weight yarn. I’d look for one that’s pretty soft and flexible so that is has a similar drape to the Jeans yarn. 🙂

      Happy crocheting!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Kathy
    June 5, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    I love this pattern so much. I have a question on the ribbed Collar. Do you fold it in half and sew it together? It’s seems that it would be to tick to go with the lightness of the sweater? Thanks for the help I really want to make this.

    Reply
    • Kathy
      June 5, 2017 at 7:14 pm

      I got it finally. Thanks😊

      Reply
  • Kathy
    June 5, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    IN the above comment it should read ” to thick” thanks again for your help

    Reply
  • Laurie Kohel
    June 16, 2017 at 4:40 am

    Hi did you use an I 5.5 mm or a J 6.0 mm hook just want to be sure. Can’t wait to get started. Thanks, Laurie

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      June 18, 2017 at 2:30 pm

      I’m sorry, I just realized that I screwed the mm measurement up. It should be an I (5.5 mm) hook. I’ll update the pattern right now! 🙂

      Reply
  • Penny
    June 17, 2017 at 7:12 am

    Hi! My name’s Penny and I’m from the south of Argentina.
    I’ve started to crochet thanks to you and your blog and instructions 😄 I did one of your boots with flip-flops patterns which came out fantastic and now everyone in my family wants a pair too (currently I’ve finished 4 different pairs) now I want to try this one to give my mom for her birthday.
    I think I have everything in the instructions figured out but I wanted to ask what SK stands for as it’s not in the abbreviations and glossary part.
    Thank you very much for all your awesome patterns!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      June 18, 2017 at 2:29 pm

      Hey Penny!

      Hello from Colorado, USA! Thanks so much for your kind words. I love hearing how you’re outfitting your family in crochet boots! 🙂

      Sk stands for “skip” as in just skip whatever stitch the pattern is referring to. I’ll update the glossary now. Thanks for pointing that out!

      Jess

      Reply
  • CC
    June 17, 2017 at 8:05 am

    I have always wanted a shrug with actual sleeves so I was very excited to see your pattern! However, you say to use a hook size of “I-6mm”, and I can’t find this size hook. My I hooks are 5.5mm, my J hook is 6mm. Which should I use?

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      June 18, 2017 at 2:27 pm

      Oh yes, that’s an error on my part. Thanks so much for pointing it out. It should say 5.5 mm (which is an I). I hope you enjoy making your shrug!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Laurie
    June 18, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    Jess thank you for sharing all your awesome patterns!!

    Thanks, Laurie

    Reply
  • MaryAnn Parker
    June 19, 2017 at 7:26 am

    Hello Jess, love the easy crochet shrug.
    What colors dud you use . Thank you

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      July 16, 2017 at 3:35 pm

      Hey MaryAnn,

      I used Lion Brand Jeans yarn in “Classic” and “Stonewash.”

      Happy crocheting!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Pam
    June 23, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    This shrug sweater is just what I have been looking for. I can hardly wait for the yarn I ordered to come in the mail so I can get started and be finished before fall comes. There should be just about enough time to finish several UFO’s waiting in the closet that need to get done first. Quilts have been kind of been put onto the back burner right now. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us. Pam

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      June 25, 2017 at 9:28 pm

      Yay! I just love getting yarn in the mail too, Pam. And gosh, it’s hard to wait, isn’t it? I hope you enjoy your shrug as much as I do. I find myself reaching for it so often now that it’s part of my wardrobe. 🙂

      Happy crocheting!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Caroline
    June 23, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    Just wonderful; i love the look of the fitted sleeves! Thanks for sharing all that you do!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      June 25, 2017 at 9:24 pm

      Hey Caroline,

      I really prefer the fitted sleeve look too. It feels more sweater-like to me. Thanks for saying hello! 🙂

      Jess

      Reply
  • Katrina
    June 29, 2017 at 9:41 am

    Hi! I have just learned how to crochet, and after making your adorable amigurumi cupcake, I wanted to try this shrug. I’m having trouble though interpreting the instructions for row 1 of the body rectangle.

    I have completed the initial instructions in row 1, but the “54 (62) ch1sp” at the end of the sentence is throwing me off. Am I supposed to do a single crochet in each space? Or is it still following the pattern in row 1, where I would sk 1 chain, ch 1, and double crochet into the chain space?

    Thanks so much!

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      July 16, 2017 at 3:30 pm

      Hey Katrina,

      Congrats on learning to crochet! That (54 (62) ch1sp) reference is just to how many little “windows” should be in your Row 1 from all the ch1sps you created in Row 1. Does that make sense?

      Jess

      Reply
  • Pam
    June 29, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    I love this pattern! I’m new to crochet having knitted for several years. I have a question about the gauge. Do I need to do two swatches, one for the 8 rows of dc=4″ and one for the 8 sets of (1 dc and 1 ch)=4″? Or is this just making one swatch with 8 rows of 8 sets of 1dc and 1ch? I hope this makes sense!! Thanks for your help!

    Reply
  • Jen
    July 1, 2017 at 5:01 am

    Hi Jess, I’m doing it in L, the first row says 62 spaces, and to work up to I think 81 spaces? Where in the pattern is there an increase?? The main portion is row 1, then repeat row 2 for x amount of rows, and at the end you should have an increase? I don’t see where the stitches are added, just a little confused, love this shrug, ty!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      July 16, 2017 at 3:21 pm

      Hey Jen,

      Yeah, I can see how that might be confusing. You’re right, you don’t increase at all. The first number of spaces is referring to the width of your rectangle, so each row you work should have 62 spaces. The second number is the vertical spaces, so once you’ve worked all the rows, you should have 81 spaces.

      Hope that helps!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Vanessa
    July 3, 2017 at 2:43 am

    Hi, thanks so much for sharing your adorable shrug, I’ve stqrted crocheting it and am thoroughly enjoying it. I just have a question about the body rectangle, this is my understanding, the width is increasing with each row completed, the length is already determined by the first chains, is this correct? Are the 71 chsps that need to be completed just counting the holes of each chain space acrosse athe width? Thanks so much for your help
    Vanessa 😀

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      July 16, 2017 at 3:09 pm

      Hey Vanessa,

      Great question. You are correct. The width is increasing. And the chsps are exactly what you thought–those little windows across the width of your rows.

      Happy crocheting!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Kat
    July 5, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    I have such a ridiculous question. I am new to crochet and want to have a shrug done by the winter hopefully (haha) if I am buying off of the website do I need to by 7 individual packs of yarn? Thank you anyone for your help so excited to start!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      July 6, 2017 at 11:26 pm

      Haha, I have ridiculous questions daily. 🙂 So, yes, you need to buy however many balls of yarn the pattern size calls for. So in the case of a L/XL, you’d want four skeins of the main color (MC) and three skeins of the accent color (AC). If you are making a S/M, you’ll need 3 of the MC and 2 of the AC.

      Hope that is helpful! Send all your ridiculous questions my way!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Pam
    July 8, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    I’m new to crochet having knitted for several years. I have a question about the gauge. Do I need to do two swatches, one for the 8 rows of dc=4″ and one for the 8 sets of (1 dc and 1 ch)=4″? Or is this just making one swatch with 8 rows of 8 sets of 1dc and 1ch? I hope this makes sense!! Thanks for your help!

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  • LaDonna
    July 12, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    Hi Jess, I made one similar last year but like this with the sleeves so much better. Thanks for sharing! Maybe I’m just reading it wrong but I don’t understand the line “Attach AC in any ch1sc around sleeve.” for the end of the sleeve. So I attach the accent color, I assume I chain 1, then do I sc in each dc around or in each ch1 sp or both? Because then the next row is sc in each ch1 sp but how am I making spaces from the row above. Again, sorry for sounding so dense! Thanks!

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      July 16, 2017 at 3:12 pm

      Hey LaDonna,

      I’m so happy to hear you’re excited to wear this! Are you referring to the end of the sleeve with your question? If so, I think the confusion might lay in the face that the second round isn’t single crocheted in the ch1sp, but instead in the sc.

      Round 2: Ch 1, sc in same sp, sc in each ch1sp around sleeve, sl st to first sc to join.

      Round 3: Ch 1, sc in each sc to end of round, sl to to first sc to join. Fasten off.

      Let me know if you aren’t asking about this part of the pattern though! 🙂

      Jess

      Reply
  • LaDonna
    July 15, 2017 at 6:09 am

    Never mind my previous question. I figured it out.

    Reply
  • Jan
    July 18, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    How can THIS pattern be increased to fit a 4xl

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      October 28, 2017 at 8:52 pm

      Hey Jan,

      If you take a look through the pattern, I’ve included lots of notes on customizing it for your body based on taking your own measurements. If you read those and still have specific questions, let me know!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Pam
    July 21, 2017 at 5:20 am

    Jess,

    I am having a little problem and need your advice. I made my swatch to check my gauge. I had to go up toa 6.0mm hook but was at the measurements called for. After making my chain and Row 1, I am only measuring 31″, instead of the 35.5″ for the small. Any suggestions? I counted my ch1sp and I do have the 54 called for. I would greatly appreciate any suggestions you may have. I love this pattern and would really like to make it. Thanks for your help!!

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  • Sue
    July 25, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    Jess,
    I don’t understand the seaming on my rectangle. I find the pictures confusing. Do you have a video to show it? I have my 71 rows completed and I’m ready to make my sleeves. Thanks.

    Sue

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      October 28, 2017 at 8:51 pm

      Hey Sue,

      Congrats on getting that far! You’ll want to fold the longest sides together so that they’re touching. (So don’t bring the initial chain and the last row together, but rather bring the sides that have been the edges of your crocheting together.) Your goal is to make a long, skinny rectangle/tube that will become the sleeves and back of your sweater. 🙂

      Reply
  • Liz
    July 26, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    I love your design. I’m still new to learning to read pattern and crocheting. This will be the second one I’ve tried. Just can’t seem to get past the second and third row. It’s turning into a ruffle lol One day I’ll figure it out.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      August 3, 2017 at 8:57 pm

      Hey Liz!

      I think it’s great that you’re learning to read patterns. It sounds like maybe you’re adding some stitches as the rows progress, which would account for the ruffles. It could be helpful to count your stitches at the end of each row for a few to make sure the count is staying consistent. If there’s anything else I can do to help troubleshoot with you, please let me know!

      jess

      Reply
  • Vanessa
    August 8, 2017 at 5:31 am

    Hi Jess, thanks so much for answering my other question, but I have one more! Where do you seam along in the arm seam triangle? I presume the arrm goes through this with the sleeve attached so I’m a bit confused about where it is seamed. Do you have a tutorial on YouTube for this? I’ve seen your other beautiful creations there. Thanks again so much Vanessa 😁

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      August 9, 2017 at 9:23 pm

      Hey Vanessa,

      Hmm. I’m not sure I’m totally understanding your question. Are you referring to the seam on the actual sleeve? The sleeve is worked in the round, so after you sew the rectangle together, you’ll pick up stitches around the armhole and then work in the round to make the sleeve. Does that make sense?

      Jess

      Reply
      • Vanessa
        August 15, 2017 at 5:00 am

        Hi Jess I’m so sorry to be confusing, i think I’ve worked it out, I was confused about the photo under the heading of ‘Seaming Triangle’ but it should be fine. I’m very excited to wear this soon as it will be spring here in Australia next month! Thanks again Vanessa

        Reply
  • AMANDA
    August 12, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    Hey Jess! Have you or any of you followers tried this pattern with Lion brand Mandala yarn? I love this pattern and Mandala yarn. I’d love any tips or hints or tips anyone has for substituting the yarn. THANKS!

    Reply
  • Ella
    August 13, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    Hi! So after a LOT of consideration i’ve decided to give thisp project a try and see if I can finally be patient enough and make a piece of clothing:) unfortunately i think i already made an irreversible mistake.. i didnt calculate my first rectangle right and my beggining chain is only 25 inches long. Do you have an idea of how i can fix this? I’m already almost 2 hours into this project and I dont have the heart to start all over again :/ will appreciate any advise! Thank tou so much!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      October 28, 2017 at 8:53 pm

      Ah! I hate that when that happens. You could always make the collar section much wider in order to create a little extra length to cover your backside. 🙂

      Reply
  • Suzanne Robinson
    August 15, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    I am unable to find a tutorial for the shrug on your website. The instructions gave an address, but it Doe not show the shrug. I could really use a little visual assistance 😀. Thank you.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      August 16, 2017 at 4:24 pm

      Hey Suzanne,

      The free pattern is right above this comment area. Look for the bright pink title that’s centered on the page. (It’s below the blog post that introduces the pattern.) 🙂

      Jess

      Reply
  • Suzanne
    August 17, 2017 at 10:07 am

    I have the complete kit. What I would like is the tutorial that is mentioned at the bottom of. the cover page of the instructions. Can you help me find the tutorial?

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      August 18, 2017 at 12:12 am

      Hmm. I don’t see the actual kit pattern as it’s formatted for you before it’s sent out, so I’m not exactly sure, but I think the tutorial it’s referring to is this content right above the comment area. It’s almost exactly the same as what is in the kit pattern, just formatted differently and with additional photos. If there’s something you need specific help though as you crochet, please let me know! 🙂

      Jess

      Reply
  • Rachel
    August 27, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    Hello! Do the “balls” equal skeins? So I would need 4 skeins of main color? Or is it the 246 yrds total?? Thank you!!

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  • claude
    August 29, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    I just finished my shrug and I love it! I’m 5’3″ and had to reduce the rectangle to 50 rows wide so it won’t hang to the back of my knees due to the weight of the collar though. I had to undo several rows but the resultmis just great! quite proud of myself as I started crochet last spring…thanks for the pattern!

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      August 30, 2017 at 2:34 pm

      Oh wow! That IS impressive! Especially because you tweaked the pattern to suite your body. I’m so happy you were able to create something you’re proud of! 🙂

      Jess

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  • Kim
    September 5, 2017 at 7:07 am

    Jess, thanks for the awesome pattern! I just finished the shrug and am enjoying wearing it while drinking some tea on this 65 degree morning. Your directions were very well written & easy to follow. I wanted a more neutral color so I used Big Twist yarn in Oatmeal. I think it’s a bit less drapy than the Lion Brand you used but I still love it! Thanks again.

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  • Jessica
    October 4, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    Hi there! I’m just a little confused by the seaming rectangle. I’ve read through the patten and looked at the pictures, and I’m not sure what you mean by folding the long sides together. Do you have a step by step for this process? I know this totally sounds like a stupid question, but this is my first cardigan so it’s a whole new world for me

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      October 6, 2017 at 2:52 pm

      Hey Jessica! (Nice name 🙂 )

      What that means is that if you held one of each of the two longer sides in each hand and brought them together to fold the rectangle in half, you’d be good. So the two side edges (instead of the chain row and the final row) should be touching. The best photo that depicts this is probable the one with the measurements on it.

      Hope that helps!

      Jess

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      • Jessica
        October 7, 2017 at 6:25 am

        Yes!! Thank you! I just needed a light bulb moment!!

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      • David
        March 21, 2018 at 5:19 pm

        This a huge help. I was helping my wife with this (we both crochet) and we could figure which way to fold it lol. The pattern is great and have had a great time working it. Thank you so much 🙂

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        • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
          March 23, 2018 at 3:24 pm

          I’m happy to hear that, David! How cool that you both crochet. My husband is hoping to learn too. 🙂

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  • Jessica
    October 7, 2017 at 6:45 am

    Okay. I lied. I’m still not sure of the process.
    Once I have folded overy the long sides, do I do the “side seam” in the foundation and end rows or the long sides. And where do I start?

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  • Megan ober
    October 13, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    Hello! Absolutely love this pattern! Thank you so much for it! I’m making it for my grandmother. I am confused while continuing round two. At the end of row two after you dc into the last dc you ask to dc into to turning chain before you dc into turning chain do you chain one? Please help!!!!

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      October 16, 2017 at 3:04 pm

      What a lucky grandmother you have! Yes, you do indeed ch 1 before working into the tch. 🙂

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      • Megan Ober
        October 22, 2017 at 2:22 pm

        I also have another question. When it come to seaming the rectangle; do I seam along the long horizontal side or do I seam along the shorter vertical seam? I’m sorry I just get confused so easily.

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        • Megan Ober
          October 22, 2017 at 2:27 pm

          And if it is along the horizontal long sides. Where do you start? Please help

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          • Cassidy
            January 20, 2018 at 1:38 pm

            I’m confused on this as well. Are the long sides touching or the short sides? And then what am I seaming together?

          • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
            January 22, 2018 at 9:43 pm

            Hey Cassidy and Megan,

            Fold the rectangle length-wise so that the longest sides are touching. You are then seaming along the short sides starting at the two corners that are touching and working toward the folded edge, leaving a portion unworked near the fold for the armhole. You’ll repeat this again on the second side. Taking a close look at the photo at the top of the pattern as well as the one near the seaming section might be helpful too.

            Lmk if that doesn’t make sense and I’ll try to explain differently.

            Jess

  • Angel
    October 15, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    Hello! This is such a cute pattern. I have started on one for myself and would like to make another for a friend before November 15. About how long did it take you/anyone else that sees this to make the shrug? I know I’m not nearly as quick but I’d like to have a rough estimate of how long it’ll take. Thanks!

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      October 16, 2017 at 2:53 pm

      Hey Angel,

      The best I can remember is that I made this in about a week, crocheting probably 2-3ish hours a day. I hope that’s helpful to you!

      Jess

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  • Kristy Nichols
    February 4, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    On the sleeves your pattern says to “Attach AC in any ch1sc around sleeve.” Then goes to round 2. Is there nothing else that needs to be done in round one?

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      February 5, 2018 at 9:55 pm

      Thank you for pointing that out! The numbering was just off. It’s been corrected now. 🙂

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  • Judy
    February 11, 2018 at 9:21 am

    Haven’t crochet in many many years and when I saw this shrug pattern and how easy it sounded I wanted to try it. I am having a problem with the sleeve instructions ,however. I have it folded according to the picture and this is where I’m confused, it says sew side seam using the mattress stitch until 20 (_26) ch1sps remain in armhole. Do I start to seam from the top edge or at the fold? If I leave 26 spaces for the armhole that leaves me with a big armhole, is this correct? Also, do I stay with the MC for the sleeves?

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      February 11, 2018 at 10:31 pm

      Hey Judy,

      You do use the main color for the sleeves. 🙂 You begin the seam from the open edge and work toward the folded side (although you’ll stop before you reach it.) The armhole shouldn’t be super big–you can sort of see in some of the photos, it’s about big enough to fit around a forearm. Hope that’s helpful!

      Jess

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  • Kathy
    February 23, 2018 at 5:07 am

    I’ve made several of your flip flop patterns. LOVE THEM!
    I’m making the stonewash Shrug, but I’m going to call this one a Hug. Because my adult daughter is going through a rough time right now, and I want her to feel a Hug when she wears it.

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      February 24, 2018 at 9:50 pm

      Aw, I LOVE that idea! What a sweet momma you are.

      I’m so happy that you’ve enjoyed the flip flop patterns! 🙂

      Jess

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  • Tammie leach
    June 11, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    Please add some additional pictures. I am a experiences crocheter and this is not clear from the sleeve to the end.

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