Free Two-Tone Shrug from RedHeart.com

two tone shrug

From www.RedHeart.com

Two-Tone Shrug Free Crochet Pattern

Pattern Number:     LW2423
Designed By:     Double Stitch Twins

Skill Level: Easy

Required Supplies:

RED HEART® Mystic®: 1 Ball each 103 Foam A and 660 Avocado B (Mystic is discontinued.)
Crochet Hook: 5mm [US H-8]
Yarn needle.

Of course, you can crochet this in just one color, but using two tones gives this shrug a bit of drama. Wear it in the summer over a tank top or sleeveless dress and over long sleeves in the winter.

Gauge/Tension:     GAUGE: 14 dc = 4″; 8 rows = 4″. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Directions are for size Small/Medium; changes for sizes Large/X-Large are in parentheses.

Finished Measurements
Cuff to Cuff: 34 (38)”.
Length from Shoulder: 8 (11)”

NOTE: Shrug is worked from Front shoulder down to lower edge then up to Back shoulder. Shoulders are joined with slip stitches.

SHRUG
Front
With A, ch 121 (137).
Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch across – 119 (135) dc.
Rows 2, 5, 8, 11 and 14: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), turn, dc in next 3 dc, [ch 3, skip 3 dc, dc in next dc] 28 (32) times, dc in next 3 dc.
Rows 3, 6, 9, 12 and 15: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 3 dc, [ch 3, dc in next dc] 28 (32) times, dc in last 3 dc.
Rows 4, 7, 10 and 13: Ch 3, turn, dc each dc and ch across – 119 (135) dc.

For Large/X-Large Size Only
Repeat Rows 13-15 twice more.

Shape Waist and Back
Row 16: Change to B, ch 3, turn, dc in next 23 sts, ch 72 (88) for Back Waist, leave next 72 (88) sts unworked for Front Waist, dc in last 23 sts.
Row 17: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 3 dc, working in dc and ch-72 (88) across, [ch 3, skip next 3 sts, dc into next st] 28 (32) times, dc in last 3 dc.
Rows 18, 21, 24, 27 and 30: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 3 dc, [ch 3, dc in next dc] 28 (32) times, dc in last 3 dc.
Rows 19, 22, 25 and 28: Ch 3, turn, dc each dc and ch across – 119 (135) dc.
Rows 20, 23, 26 and 29: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), turn, dc in next 3 dc, [ch 3, skip 3 dc, dc in next dc] 28 (32) times, dc in next 3 dc.
Row 31: Ch 3, turn, dc each dc and ch across – 119 (135) dc.
Fasten off.

For Large/X-Large Size Only
Repeat Rows 27-30 twice. Fasten off.

FINISHING
With right sides together, fold piece in half, lining up first and last rows, and join yarn at side edge, working through both layers, slip st in first 11 (12)” to join Front and Back together. Fasten off.

Join yarn at opposite side edge and slip st in last 11 (12)” to join Front and Back together. Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

Abbreviations:
A, B, C = Color A, B, C;
ch = chain;
dc = double crochet;
mm = millimeters;
st(s) = stitch(es);
[ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.

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