VAN GOGH CROCHET SHRUG

Van Gogh Crochet Shrug Project

Level: Easy

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

  • Mondial 'Van Gogh' 100g x 6 balls
  • 5.5 mm hook or size required to give correct tension
  • Scissors, yarn needle, 2 stitch markers, tape measure

Size

One size only

Tension

5 tr clusters and 8 rows to 10 cm using 5.5mm hook

Special Stitches

tr cluster - 3tr in specified st
split cluster - (2tr, 1ch, 2 tr) in specified st

Note: This shrug is a one size fits all, with an option to customize the sleeve. Stitch counts are not given for sleeves because of this option. Rows 1-44 are worked in rows while Rows 45 onwards are worked in rounds, still turning at the end of each round.

INSTRUCTIONS

BODY

Using 5.5mm hook, make 141ch.

Row 1 - 1tr in 3rd ch from hook, 2tr in same st, 1ch, miss 2ch, 3tr in next st, rep from to end ... 46 tr clusters.

Row 2 - 4ch (counts as 1tr, 1ch), miss next 3tr, 3tr in next 1ch sp, 1ch, rep from 43 times, miss 2tr, 1tr in last tr ... 44 tr clusters.

Row 3 - 3ch (counts as tr), 2tr in 1ch sp, 1ch, miss 3tr, 3tr in next 1ch sp, rep from 45 times, 1ch, miss 3tr, 3tr in 4ch sp ... 46 tr clusters.

Rows 2 and 3 form patt. Work in patt until 43rd row is completed.

Row 44 - Rep 2nd row. Do not fasten off, turn.

COLLAR

Row 45 - 3ch, 2tr in 1ch sp, 1ch, miss 3 tr, 3tr in next 1ch sp, rep from 45 times, 1ch, do not turn, but begin working from opposite corner, along foundation ch, 3tr in 2ch sp, 1ch, 3tr in first skipped 2ch sp of foundation chain, 1ch, 3tr in next 2ch sp. rep from 43 times, 1ch, work into opposite corner (where round began), sl st into 3rd of 3ch at beg, turn ... 91 tr clusters.
Row 46 -
Sl st in 1ch sp just made, 3ch, 2tr in same 1ch sp, 1ch, miss 3tr, 3tr in next 1ch sp, rep from to end, 1ch, sl st into 3rd of 3ch at beg, turn.

Rows 47-54 - Repeat row 46.

Row 55 - Sl st in 1ch sp just made, 3ch, 2tr in same 1ch, [1ch, miss 3tr, 3 tr, in next 1ch sp, rep from 14 times, 1ch, (2tr, 1ch, 2 tr) in next 1ch sp] rep [ ] 6 times, 1ch, sl st into 3rd of 3ch at beg, turn ... 85 tr clusters, 6 split clusters.

Rows 56-61 - Sl st in 1ch sp just made, 3ch, 2tr in same 1ch sp, 1ch, 3tr in next 1ch sp, rep from to end, 1ch, sl st into 3rd of 3ch at beg ... 97 tr clusters.

Fasten off.

SLEEVES

Try on your shrug and (with the stitch marker) mark a comfortable fit around your elbow. With your yarn needle, join from row 44 to row 1, row 43 to row 2 etc, back to marked stitch with a mattress stitch. Repeat on other side. You will now be working into the spaces created by either the 4ch or (1ch, tr) of each even row.

Row 1 - Join yarn to 4ch/(1ch,tr) sp closest to seam, 3ch, 2tr in same sp, (1ch, 3tr) in next sp, rep around to end, sl st to 3rd of 3ch at beg, turn.

Rows 2-6 - Sl st into 1ch sp just made, 3ch, 2tr in same 1ch sp, 1ch, 3tr in next 1ch sp, rep from around to end, 1ch, sl st into 3rd of 3ch at beg, turn.

Rows 7-10 - Sl st into 1ch sp just made, 3ch, 2tr in same 1ch sp, 3tr in next 1ch sp, rep from around to end sl st into 3rd of 3ch at beg, turn.

Rows 11-12 - 1ch, 1dc in same st, 1dc in each st around, sl st into dc at beg, turn.

Fasten off.

FINISHING

DO NOT PRESS. Sew in ends.

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