Athens Crochet Shrug FREE Pattern
by Kristin Omdahl
2 hanks Be So Sporty Yarn; 100% bamboo yarn; 325 yards per 4 oz hank; color featured is Crushed Berries
H/8 (5mm) crochet hook
Gauge: 9sts/6 rows = 4” in blocked lace stitch pattern
Finished size(s): Back is 23” long and shrug is 60“ from cuff to cuff
Note: each side of shrug begins at the cuff and is worked toward the center. Upon completion of
second half, the two sides are crocheted together in pattern for a seamless construction.
Row 1: 13 FSC. — 13 sts. Make sure you leave a long tail at the beginning for securing the cuff
Row 2: ch2 (does not count as a st), hdc-tbl in ea st across. — 13 sts
Row 3: ch1, sc-tbl in ea st across. — 13 sts
Row 4 – 19: rep rows 2 – 3 eight more times.
Row 20: rep row 2.
Right Sleeve/Right Back:
NOTE: do not fasten off. At the end of row 20 of cuff, turn 90 degrees to begin working along
end of rows.
NOTE: you can slst at the end of each row to join the sleeve into a round, turn, and work back in rows until desired sleeve is acheived, then just work back and forth in rows without slst joining to create the flat back portion of the shrug. Or, you can sew up the sleeves after completion.
Set up row: ch4 (counts as dc, ch1), *skip 1 row, 7dc in end of next row, ch1, skip 1 row, dc in
next end of row. Rep from * across. — 5 shells
Row 1: ch4 (counts as dc, ch1), dc in same st, ch1, skip 2 dcs, 1dc in ea of next 3 dcs, *ch1, skip 2 dcs, (dc, ch3, dc) in next dc, ch1, skip 2 dc, 1dc in ea of next 3 dcs, ch1, skip 2 dcs. Rep from * across, (dc, ch1, dc) in last dc.
Row 2: ch4 (counts as dc, ch1), work 7dc in ch1 sp, *ch1, skip 2 dc, dc in next st, ch1, skip 2 dc, 7dc in next ch3 sp, ch1, skip 2 dc, 1dc in next dc, ch1, skip 2 dc. Rep from * across to last ch1 sp: 5dc, ch1, dc. — 7 shells
Row 3: ch4 (counts as dc, ch1), dc in same st, *ch1, skip 2 dcs, 1dc in ea of next 3 sts, *ch1, skip 2 dcs, (dc, ch3, dc) in next dc, ch1, skip 2 dcs, 1dc in ea of next 3 sts, ch1, skip 2 dcs. Rep from * across to last st: (dc, ch1, dc).
Row 4: ch4 (counts as dc, ch1), 3dcs in ch1 sp, ch1, skip 2 dcs, dc in next dc, ch1, skip 2 dcs, 7dc in next ch3 sp, ch1, skip 2 dcs, dc in next dc, ch1, skip 2 dcs. Rep from * across to last ch1 sp: (3dc, ch1, dc). — 6 shells
Row 5 – 20: rep rows 1 – 4 three more times. — 9 shells at the end of row 18.
NOTE: Remainder of back worked with second chart (worked even, no more increases).
Row 21: rep row 1
Row 22: ch3, 3dc in ch1 sp, ch1, skip 2 dcs, dc in next dc, ch1, skip 2 dcs, *5dc in next ch3 sp, ch1, skip 2 dcs, dc in next dc, ch1, skip 2 dcs. Rep from * across to last ch1 sp: 4dcs.
Row 23: ch3 (counts as dc), dc in next st, ch1, skip 2 dcs, (dc, ch3, dc) in next dc, ch1, skip 2dcs, 1dc in ea of next 3 sts, ch1, skip 2dcs, (dc, ch3, dc) in next dc, ch1, skip 2 dcs. Rep from * across to last 2 sts: 1dc in ea.
Row 24: ch4 (counts as dc, ch1), skip 2 dcs, 7dc in ch3 sp, ch1, skip 2 dcs, 1dc in next st, *ch1, skip 2 dcs, 7dc in next ch3 sp, ch1, skip 2 dcs, dc in next dc. Rep from * across.
Rows 25 – 45: rep rows 21 – 24 five more times, then row 21 once more. Fasten off.
Left Sleeve/Left Back:
Rows 1 – 20: rep rows 1 – 20 of right sleeve/right back’s cuff
Rows 1 – 44: rep rows 1 – 44 of right sleeve/right back
NOTE: Row 45 of second sleeve/back is joined to the first one as you go for a seamless finish! Slst to the adjacent dc and/or specified ch on row 45 of the finished sleeve/back.
Row 45: ch4 (counts as dc, ch1), (slst to ch1 on adjacent row 45), dc in same st, ch1, skip 2 dcs, 1dc in ea of next 3 dcs (slst after ea of the 3 sts to their adjacent dc on row 45), *ch1, skip 2 dcs, (dc, ch3, dc) in next dc (slst to center of adjacent ch3 sp on row 45), ch1, skip 2 dc, 1dc in ea of next 3 dcs (slst after ea of the 3 sts to their adjacent dc on row 45), ch1, skip 2 dcs. Rep from * across, (dc, ch1, dc) in last dc (slst to adjacent ch1 sp on row 45).
Round 1: ch3 (counts as dc), evenly work 2dc in ea end of row along entire perimeter of opening. Slst to top of ch3 at beg of round to join.
Round 2: ch3, dc in ea st around. Slst to top of ch3 at beg of round to join.
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