Free Perfect Form Shrug from RedHeart.com

Perfect Form Shrug

From www.RedHeart.com

Perfect Form Shrug Free Crochet Pattern

Pattern Number:     LW5060
Designed By:     Lorna Miser

Skill Level: Easy

Required Supplies:

RED HEART® Soft Baby Steps®: 1 (1, 1, 2) balls 9505 Aqua
Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 5mm [US H-8]
Yarn needle

Additional Supplies Needed:
One button, 1” [25mm] diameter

Top off a girl’s look for ballet class or wear this shrug over a tee shirt and jeans. It’s comfortable thanks to the smooth, easy-care yarn, no matter what the activity of the day.

Gauge/Tension:     GAUGE: 4 pattern repeats = 4” [10 cm]; 8 rows = 4” [10 cm] in pattern stitch. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Directions are for size 4 years; changes for sizes 6, 8 and 10 years are in parentheses.
Finished Length from Sleeve Cuff to Sleeve Cuff: 17½ (20½, 26½, 32½)” [44.5 (52.5, 68, 82) cm]
Finished Length at Center Back: 4 (4, 5, 5)” [10 (10, 13, 13) cm]

NOTE
Shrug is worked from sleeve cuff to opposite sleeve cuff. Sleeves are worked in the round. Shoulder is worked back and forth in rows. Then piece is divided and Back and Front are worked separately in rows. Stitches are added and piece is worked back and forth in rows for opposite shoulder. Finally, piece is joined again and worked in the round for the second sleeve.
Front is longer than the Back and asymmetrical so it can be worn buttoned or twisted on one shoulder.

SPECIAL TECHNIQUE
Fsc (foundation single crochet): Ch 2, insert hook in 2nd chain from hook and draw up a loop (ch stitch made) * yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook (sc made), insert hook in ch stitch and draw up a loop; repeat from * for as many Fsc as called for in pattern.

SHRUG
Sleeve
Note: Sleeve is worked in the round.
Ch 36 (40, 44, 48). Being careful not to twist, slip st in first ch to join.
Foundation Row: Ch 1, sc in same ch, sc in each ch around – 36 (40, 44, 48) sc.
Round 1: Slip st in first 2 sc, ch 1, sc in same sc, *ch 7, skip 3 sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * around to beginning ch-7 space, ch 4, dc in first sc (ch 4 and dc counts as last ch-7 space) – 9 (10, 11, 12) ch-7 spaces.
Round 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, *ch 3, sc in ch-7 space; repeat from * around, ch 3, slip st in first sc – 9 (10, 11, 12) ch-3 spaces
Round 3: Ch 1, sc in same st, *3 sc in ch-3 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * around to last ch-3 space, 3 sc in ch-3 space, slip st in first sc – 36 (40, 44, 48) sc.
Repeat Rounds 1-3 until pattern has been worked 1 (2, 3, 4) times total.

Shape First Shoulder
Note: Shoulder is worked in back and forth in rows.
Row 1: Ch 7, skip next sc, sc in next sc, *ch 7, skip 3 sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * across to last 2 sts, ch 3, skip next st, dc in same st as first sc, do not join.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in same st, *ch 3, sc in ch-7 space; repeat from * across, sc in 4th ch of ch-7.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in same st, *3 sc in ch-3 space, sc in next st; repeat from * across – 37 (41, 45, 49) sc.
Repeat Rows 1-3 for 2 (2, 2, 3) more times – 3 (3, 3, 4) repeats total for Shoulder; 4 (5, 6, 8) repeats total from beginning.

Shape Back
Note: Back is worked in back and forth in rows.
Row 1: Ch 7, skip next sc, sc in next sc, [ch 7, skip 3 sc, sc in next sc] 2 (2, 3, 3) times, ch 3, skip next st, dc in next st, leave remaining sts unworked.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in same st, *ch 3, sc in ch-7 space; repeat from * across, sc in 4th ch of ch-7 – 4 (4, 5, 5) ch-3 spaces
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, *3 sc in ch-3 space, sc in next st; repeat from * across – 17 (17, 21, 21) sc.
Repeat Rows 1-3 for 2 (2, 4, 4) more times – 3 (3, 5, 5) repeats total for Back; 7 (8, 11, 13) repeats total from beginning. Do not fasten off. Cut yarn and set aside.

Shape Front
Note: Front is worked in back and forth in rows and will be longer than the Back.
Join yarn with slip st in first st at lower edge of Front and repeat Rows 1-3 as for Back – 17 (17, 21, 21) sc on Row 3.
Work until 6 (7, 8, 9) repeats total for Front have been worked. Fasten off.

Shape Second Shoulder
Rejoin yarn in last st worked on Back, work 20 (24, 24, 28) Fsc – 37 (41, 45, 49) sts.
Beginning with Row 1, repeat Rows 1-3 as for First Shoulder across all sts for 3 (3, 3, 4) times. On last repeat, slip st in first st to join.

Second Sleeve
Beginning with Round 1, repeat Rounds 1-3 for 1 (2, 3, 4) times total. Fasten off.

FINISHING
Weave in ends. Sew button on Front of second shoulder, using holes in pattern as buttonholes.

Abbreviations
ch = chain;
cm = centimeters;
dc = double crochet;
mm = millimeters;
sc = single crochet;
st(s) = stitch(es);
[ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified;
* or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.

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