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Crochet Shrug

CYCA March 99 Crochet ProjectThis hot fashion item can be worked up in a weekend or a few evenings. Two strands held together and a giant hook make it quick and there is absolutely no finishing.

SIZES

To fit Small (30-32 chest), Medium (34-36 chest), Large (38-40 chest). Directions are for smallest size with larger sizes in parentheses. If there is only one figure, it applies to all sizes.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

  • sleeve width at top of arm 21 (22, 23)/53 (56, 58.5)cm
  • center back neck to cuff 29 1/2 (30 1/2, 31 1/2)/75 (77.5, 80)cm

MATERIALS

  • four, 5 oz./140g skeins (each approximately 253 yds/228m) of worsted weight yarn
  • Size P (11.5mm) crochet hook

OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

GAUGE

  • 6 sts and 7 rounds to 4"/10cm using size P (11.5mm) hook and 2 strands of yarn held together.
  • 6 sts and 8 rows to 4"/10cm using size P (11.5mm) hook and 2 strands of yarn held together.

TO INSURE PROPER SIZE, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE.

Note: Garment sleeves worked in rounds; back worked in rows.

FIRST SLEEVE

With size P (11.5mm) hook and 2 strands of yarn held together, chain (ch) 14 (14, 16) loosely. Join with slip stitch (sl st) and work 1 round (rnd) single crochet (sc). Rnd 2: Sc 7 (7, 8), ch1, sc 7 (7, 8). Rnd 3: Sc 15 (15, 17). Rnd 4: Sc 7 (7, 8), ch1, sc 1, ch1, sc 7 (7, 8). Rnds 5-7: Sc 17 (17, 19). Rnd 8: Sc 8 (8, 9), ch1, sc 1, ch1, sc 8 (8, 9). Rnds 9-11: Sc 19 (19, 21). Rnd 12: Sc 9 (9, 10), ch1, sc 1, ch1, sc 9 (9, 10). Rnds 13-15: Sc 21 (21, 23). Rnd 16: Sc 10 (10, 11), ch1, sc 1, ch1, sc 10 (10, 11). Rnd 17: Sc 23 (23, 25). Rnd 18: Sc 11 (11, 12), ch1, sc 1, ch1, sc 11 (11, 12). Rnd 19: Sc 25 (25, 27). Rnd 20: Sc 12 (12, 13), ch1, sc 1, ch1, sc 12 (12, 13). Rnd 21: Sc 27 (27, 29). Rnd 22: Sc 13 (13, 14), ch1, sc 1, ch1, sc 13 (13, 14). Rnd 23: Sc 29 (29, 31). Rnd 24: Sc 14 (14, 15), ch1, sc 1, ch1, sc 14 (14, 15). Rnd 25: Sc 31 (31, 33). Rnd 26: Sc 15 (15, 16), ch1, sc 1, ch1, sc 15 (15, 16). Rnd 27: Sc 33 (33, 35). Rnd 28: Sc 16 (16, 17), ch 0 (1, 1), sc 1, ch 0 (1, 1), sc 16 (16, 17). Rnds 29-31: Sc 33 (35, 37). Ch 1, turn.

Wrong Side (WS) row: Skip 1st stitch, sc 33 (35, 37) working last sc into same st as 1st stitch of row, ch 1, turn. Right Side (RS) row: Skip 1st stitch, sc 33 (35, 37), ch 1, turn. WS row: Skip 1st st, sc 33 (35, 37), ch 1, turn. Continue working sc in rows until length from sleeve top measures 19 (21, 23)/ 48 (50.5, 53) cm, ending with WS row.

SECOND SLEEVE

Next (RS) row: Sc 32 (34, 36), 2 sc in 1st stitch of row to join to work in rnds (beg of rnd is between these last 2 sts). Rnds 1-3: Sc 33 (35, 37). Rnd 4: Sc 15 (16, 17), sk 0 (1, 1), sc 1, sk 0 (1, 1), sc 15 (16, 17). Rnd 5: Sc 33 (33, 35). Rnd 6: Sc 15 (15, 16), sk 1, sc 1, sk 1, sc 15 (15, 16). Rnd 7: Sc 31 (31, 33). Rnd 8: Sc 14 (14, 15), sk 1, sc 1, sk 1, sc 14 (14, 15). Rnd 9: Sc 29 (29, 31). Rnd 10: Sc 13 (13, 14), sk 1, sc 1, sk 1, sc 13 (13, 14). Rnd 11: Sc 27 (27, 29). Rnd 12: Sc 12 (12, 13), sk 1, sc 1, sk 1, sc 12 (12, 13). Rnd 13: Sc 25 (25, 27). Rnd 14: Sc 11 (11, 12), sk 1, sc 1, sk 1, sc 11 (11, 12). Rnd 15: Sc 23 (23, 25). Rnd 16: Sc 10 (10, 11), sk 1, sc 1, sk 1, sc 10 (10, 11). Rnds 17-19: Sc 21 (21, 23). Rnd 20: Sc 9 (9, 10), sk 1, sc 1, sk 1, sc 9 (9, 10). Rnds 21-23: Sc 19 (19, 21). Rnd 24: Sc 8 (8, 9), sk 1, sc 1, sk 1, sc 8 (8, 9). Rnds 25-27: Sc 17 (17, 19). Rnd 28: Sc 7 (7, 8), sk 1, sc 1, sk 1, sc 7 (7, 8). Rnd 29: Sc 15 (15, 17). Rnd 30: Sc 7 (7, 8), sk 1, sc 7 (7, 8). Rnd 31: Sc 14 (14, 16), end rnd with sl st. Cut yarn and darn in ends.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of these instructions. We cannot be responsible, however, for variances in individual techniques, human errors or typographical mistakes.

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