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Simple Shrug
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: 50775-2

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner + (Level 2)
SIZE: Medium, Large
S/M (L) Finished Width 54 (57)" [137 (145) cm], including cuffs Length 12 (14)" [30.5 (35.5) 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 Jan 26, 2006)
SHRUG With larger hook, ch 136 (144). Row 1 Sc in 2nd ch from hook, [ch 1, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch] 5 times, [ch 1, sk 1 ch, hdc in next ch] 5 times, [ch 1, sk 1 ch, dc in next ch] 46 (50) times, [ch 1, sk 1 ch, hdc in next ch ] 5 times, [ch 1, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch] 6 times; turn - 67 (71) ch1-spacesThe above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

790-343 Homespun Yarn: Romanesque DISCONTINUED 'Painterly' color Light stone-gray and slate with hints of dusty mauve.
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 11.18

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size N-13 (9 mm)
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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size H-8 (5 mm)
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
11 sts + 8 rows = 4" [10 cm] in sc, ch 1 pattern on larger hook. 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.

NOTES:
Shrug is crocheted in one piece beginning at lower edge.

Cuffs are crocheted separately and sewn on after shrug is completed.


INSTRUCTIONS



SHRUG
With larger hook, ch 136 (144).
Row 1 Sc in 2nd ch from hook, [ch 1, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch] 5 times, [ch 1, sk 1 ch, hdc in next ch] 5 times, [ch 1, sk 1 ch, dc in next ch] 46 (50) times, [ch 1, sk 1 ch, hdc in next ch ] 5 times, [ch 1, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch] 6 times; turn - 67 (71) ch1-spaces.
Rows 2-14 (2-16) Ch 1, sc in first sc, [ch 1, sk ch1-space, sc in next sc] 5 times, [ch 1, sk ch1-space, hdc in next hdc] 5 times, [ch 1, sk ch1-space, dc in next dc] 46 (50) times, [ch 1, sk ch1-space, hdc in next hdc] 5 times, [ch 1, sk ch1-space, sc in next sc] 5 times; turn.
Fasten off.



CUFFS - Make 2
With smaller hook, ch 9.
Row 1 Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across - 8 sc.
Row 2 Ch 1, working through back lps only, sc in each sc across.
Repeat Row 2 until Cuff measures 7 1/2 (8)" [19 (20.5) cm].

Fasten off.



FINISHING
With right side facing, sew long edge of Cuff to Sleeve end.

Fold Shrug in half lengthwise.

Sew Sleeve seams, leaving the center 21 (23)" [53.5 (58.5) cm] open for body, adjusting to fit so that Shrug sits and fits snugly around shoulder and back.



Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
lp(s) = loop(s)
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
st(s) = stitch(es)


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