Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Olivia's Shrug
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: 60258AD The perfect layering piece.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: Medium, 1X
S/M (L/XL) Finished Bust 48 (56) in. [122 (142) cm] Finished Length 19 1/2 (21 1/2 ) in. [49. 5 (54.5) cm]
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: (applied Mar 23, 2011)
Front/Collar Next Row (Inc Row): Ch 5, turn, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, * shell in sp between next shells, shell in next ch-2 sp, rep from * across, end with (2 dc, ch 1, dc) in turning ch - 22 (24) 21 (23) shells and 1 half shell at each end.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

790-386 Homespun Yarn: Grape

Heathered Solid Deep warm purple


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
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Alternative Quantity: (4)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
10 sts (1.5 shells) + 4 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] in Shell pattern stitch. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
Shell (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in indicated stitch or space.

NOTES:
Shrug is worked in one piece, starting at back.


INSTRUCTIONS



SHRUG Back

Ch 68 (74).

Row 1: 2 dc in 5th ch from hook (ch 4 counts as dc and ch 1 – half shell made), * sk 2 ch, sl st in next ch, sk 2 ch, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch (1 shell made).

Rep from * across, end with (2 dc, ch 1, dc) in last ch (half shell made) – 10 (11) shells and 1 half shell at each end.

Row 2: Ch 5, turn, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp, * shell in next ch-2 sp.

Rep from * across, end with (2 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in turning ch – 10 (11) shells and 1 half shell at each end.

Rep Row 2 for pattern 12 (13) more times.

Sleeves Next Row (Inc Row):

Ch 29 for sleeve, turn, 2 dc in 5th ch from hook, place marker in first dc, * sk 2 ch, sl st in next ch, sk 2 ch, shell in next ch, rep from * across ch, shell in ch-1 sp, shell in ch-2 sp of each shell across, end with shell in turning ch.

Ch 29 for 2nd sleeve, turn, 2 dc in 5th ch from hook, * sk 2 ch, sl st in next ch, sk 2 ch, shell in next ch, rep from * across ch.

Fasten off.

Next Row: Turn, join yarn in top of marked dc at cuff edge of first sleeve, ch 5, rep Row 2 across – 20 (21) shells and 1 half shell at each end.

Work even in pattern as established for 11 (12) more rows.

Next Row (Dec Row): Turn, (ch 5, sc in ch-2 sp) 4 times, ch 5, 2 dc in ch-2 sp place marker in first dc, * shell in next ch-2 sp, rep from * 9 (10) more times, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, (ch 5, sc in next ch-2 sp) 4 times to end of row.

Fasten off.

Front/Collar Next Row:

Turn, join yarn in top of marked dc, ch 5, rep Row 2 – 10 (11) shells and 1 half shell at each end.

Next Row (Inc Row): Ch 5, turn, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, * shell in sp between next shells, shell in next ch-2 sp, rep from * across, end with (2 dc, ch 1, dc) in turning ch – 21 (23) shells and 1 half shell at each end.

Work even in pattern as established for 2 (3) more rows.

Trim Next Row:

Ch 6, turn, 2 tr in ch-1 sp, * (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in next ch-2 sp, rep from * across, end with (2 tr, ch 1, tr).

Rep last row twice.

Fasten off.

FINISHING Fold sleeves in half, matching edges of back and front/collar for sides.

Sew side and sleeve seams.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k2tog = knit 2 together
Kfb = knit in front and back of st
p2tog = purl 2 together
Pm = place marker
Rev St st = reverse stockinette stitch
sl = slip
sl st = slip stitch
ssk = slip, slip, knit
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dpn(s) = double pointed needle(s)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tr = treble (triple) crochet


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