Enlaced Underbrush Shrug-A Free Women’s Garment Pattern

I know that the holiday time can be stressful, especially for us crafters. We spend the last few months (or weeks if you are a procrastinator like I am) of the year cramming in last minute projects and gifts for others. I know that oftentimes projects that we want to make for ourselves get put on the back burner, sometimes never getting touched again. Let’s put ourselves first for a change, and start this year with making an item for US!

From January 1st-31st Kathy of Elk Studio is hosting a Make It For Me Event. Every day of this month she will feature a new designer with a free pattern that would be a perfect gift to yourself.

This is my first year participating in this event, however, I am very excited to see all of the lovely patterns that each designer is providing. I know I’m going to make myself a few new things!!

For this event I designed the Enlaced Underbrush Shrug. I love the simplicity of this piece. It uses basic stitches so even a less experienced crocheter could make it with ease. The simple stitches along with the shell edging add such a classic and elegant look to this easy-to-make shrug.

 

Enlaced Underbrush Shrug

Enlaced Underbrush Shrug1

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Materials Needed:

 

  • I (5.5 mm) hook
  • 300-600 yards light worsted weight yarn (pictured above is Downton Abbey Matthew in the colorway Harvest Gold)
  • Yarn Needle
  • Measuring Tape
  • Scissors

 

 

Project Difficulty: Easy

 

Gauge: 17 st x 18 rows = 4 inches x 4 inches

 

Gauge Instructions:

Ch 21.

Row 1: Sc in the back bump of the 3rd ch from the hook. Ch 1. Sk 1 ch. *Sc in the back bump of the next ch. *Ch 1. Sk 1 ch. Sc in the back bump of the next ch.* Repeat from * to * across. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 2. Sk the next sc. *Sc in the next ch 1 space. Ch 1. Sk the next sc.* Repeat from * to * across. Sc in the next space made from the beginning ch 2. Turn.

Row 3-20: Repeat Row 2.

 

Stitch Glossary: ch-chain, st-stitch, sl st-slip stitch, sk-skip, sc-single crochet, sc dec-single crochet decrease, dcCL-double crochet cluster, shell

 

Special Stitches

DcCL- Yarn over, insert your hook into the indicated st or ch space. Yarn over, pull through. Yarn over, pull through 2 loops. Yarn over, insert your hook into the same st or space again. Yarn over, pull through. Yarn over, pull through 2 loops. Yarn over pull through 3 loops.

Shell- (dcCL, ch 2, dcCL, ch 2, dcCL, ch 2, dcCL) in the same st or ch space

Mattress Stitch- https://www.mooglyblog.com/mattress-stitch-seaming/

 

Sizes: Women’s XS-2XL

 

Size Chart
Size Bust
X-Small 28-30 inches
Small 32-34 inches
Medium 36-38 inches
Large 40-42 inches
X-Large 44-46 inches
2XL 48-50 inches

 

Notes:
  • Shrug is designed with 0 inches of positive ease according to the largest number in the bust measurement.
  • Ch 2 at the beginning of the row counts as a (sc, ch 1).
  • Back panel is written for the smallest size with larger sizes in parenthesis.
  • Front panels are written for the smallest size with the larger size in parenthesis then separate for each size once they stop increasing.

 

Pattern Instructions:

 

Back Panel

 

Ch 63(71,81,89, 97, 105).

Row 1: Sc in the back bump of the 3rd ch from the hook. Ch 1. Sk 1 ch. *Sc in the back bump of the next ch. *Ch 1. Sk 1 ch. Sc in the back bump of the next ch.* Repeat from * to * across. Turn. 63(71,81,89, 97, 105)

Row 2: Ch 2. Sk the next sc. *Sc in the next ch 1 space. Ch 1. Sk the next sc.* Repeat from * to * across. Sc in the next space made from the beginning ch 2. Turn. 63(71,81,89, 97, 105)

Row 3-52(54,54,56,56,58): Repeat Row 2. Fasten off.

 

Back Panel Final Measurements:

Width: 14.8(16.7, 19, 20.9, 22.8, 24.7) inches

Height: 11.5(12, 12, 12.4, 12.4, 12.9) inches

 

Front Panels

 

Right Panel

Ch 13.

Row 1: Sc in the back bump of the 3rd ch from the hook. Ch 1. Sk 1 ch. *Sc in the back bump of the next ch. *Ch 1. Sk 1 ch. Sc in the back bump of the next ch.* Repeat from * to * across. Turn. (13)

Row 2: Ch 2. Sk the next sc. (Sc, ch 1, sc) in the next ch 1 space. Ch 1. Sk the next sc. *Sc in the next ch 1 space. Ch 1. Sk the next sc.* Repeat from * to * across. Sc in the next space made from the beginning ch 2. Turn. (15)

Row 3: Ch 2. Sk the next sc. *Sc in the next ch 1 space. Ch 1. Sk the next sc.* Repeat from * to * across. Sc in the next space made from the beginning ch 2. Turn. (15)

Row 4: Repeat Row 3. (15)

Row 5: Ch 2. Sk the next sc. *Sc in the next ch 1 space. Ch 1. Sk the next sc.* Repeat from * to * across. (Sc, ch 1, sc) in the next space made from the beginning ch 2. (17)

Row 6-7: Repeat Row 3. (17)

Row 8: Repeat Row 2. (19)

Stop here for X-Small. Go to appropriate size for the remainder of the panel.

Row 9-10: Repeat Row 3. (19)

Row 11: Repeat Row 5. (21)

Row 12-13: Repeat Row 3. (21)

Row 14: Repeat Row 2. (23)

Stop here for Small. Go to appropriate size for the remainder of the panel.

Row 15-16: Repeat Row 3. (23)

Row 17: Repeat Row 5. (25)

Row 18-19. Repeat Row 3. (25)

Row 20: Repeat Row 2. (27)

Stop here for Medium. Go to appropriate size for the remainder of the panel.

Row 21-22: Repeat Row 3. (27)

Row 23: Repeat Row 5. (29)

Row 24-25: Repeat Row 3. (29)

Row 26: Repeat Row 2. (31)

Stop here for Large. Go to appropriate size for the remainder of the panel.

Row 27-28: Repeat Row 3. (31)

Row 29: Repeat Row 5. (33)

Row 30-31: Repeat Row 3. (33)

Row 32: Repeat Row 2. (35)

Stop here for X-Large. Go to appropriate size for the remainder of the panel.

Row 33-34: Repeat Row 3. (35)

Row 35: Repeat Row 5. (37)

Row 36-37: Repeat Row 3. (37)

Row 38: Repeat Row 2. (39)

Stop here for 2X. Go to appropriate size for the remainder of the panel.

 

X-Small

Row 9-52: Repeat Row 3. (19) Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing the shoulder.

 

Small

Row 15-54: Repeat Row 3. (23) Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing the shoulder.

 

Med

Row 21-54: Repeat Row 3. (27) Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing the shoulder.

 

Large

Row 27-56: Repeat Row 3. (31) Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing the shoulder.

 

X-Large

Row 33-56: Repeat Row 3. (35) Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing the shoulder.

 

2XL

Row 39-58: Repeat Row 3. (39) Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

 

Left Panel

Ch 13.

Row 1: Sc in the back bump of the 3rd ch from the hook. Ch 1. Sk 1 ch. *Sc in the back bump of the next ch. *Ch 1. Sk 1 ch. Sc in the back bump of the next ch.* Repeat from * to * across. Turn. (13)

Row 2: Ch 2. Sk the next sc. *Sc in the next ch 1 space. Ch 1. Sk the next sc.* Repeat from * to * across. (Sc, ch 1, sc) in the next space made from the beginning ch 2. (15)

Row 3: Ch 2. Sk the next sc. *Sc in the next ch 1 space. Ch 1. Sk the next sc.* Repeat from * to * across. Sc in the next space made from the beginning ch 2. Turn. (15)

Row 4: Repeat Row 3. (15)

Row 5: Ch 2. Sk the next sc. (Sc, ch 1, sc) in the next ch 1 space. Ch 1. Sk the next sc. *Sc in the next ch 1 space. Ch 1. Sk the next sc.* Repeat from * to * across. Sc in the next space made from the beginning ch 2. Turn. (17)

Row 6-7: Repeat Row 3. (17)

Row 8: Repeat Row 2. (19)

Stop here for X-Small. Go to appropriate size for the remainder of the panel.

Row 9-10: Repeat Row 3. (19)

Row 11: Repeat Row 5. (21)

Row 12-13: Repeat Row 3. (21)

Row 14: Repeat Row 2. (23)

Stop here for Small. Go to appropriate size for the remainder of the panel.

Row 15-16: Repeat Row 3. (23)

Row 17: Repeat Row 5. (25)

Row 18-19. Repeat Row 3. (25)

Row 20: Repeat Row 2. (27)

Stop here for Medium. Go to appropriate size for the remainder of the panel.

Row 21-22: Repeat Row 3. (27)

Row 23: Repeat Row 5. (29)

Row 24-25: Repeat Row 3. (29)

Row 26: Repeat Row 2. (31)

Stop here for Large. Go to appropriate size for the remainder of the panel.

Row 27-28: Repeat Row 3. (31)

Row 29: Repeat Row 5. (33)

Row 30-31: Repeat Row 3. (33)

Row 32: Repeat Row 2. (35)

Stop here for X-Large. Go to appropriate size for the remainder of the panel.

 

X-Small

Row 9-52: Repeat Row 3. (19) Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing the shoulder.

 

Small

Row 15-54: Repeat Row 3. (23) Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing the shoulder.

 

Med

Row 21-54: Repeat Row 3. (27) Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing the shoulder.

 

Large

Row 27-56: Repeat Row 3. (31) Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing the shoulder.

 

X-Large

Row 33-56: Repeat Row 3. (35) Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing the shoulder.

 

2XL

Row 39-58: Repeat Row 3. (39) Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

 

Sewing

 

Shoulders

Place your front panels on top of your back panel with the curved side of the panels facing downward and inward. Using the tail from where you fastened off, mattress stitch the top of the right and left panels to the top of the back panel. You should have (25, 25, 27, 27, 27, 27) st left open in the center of the back panel.

Armholes

Measure 5.75 (5.75, 6, 6.25, 6.5, 7) inches down from the top of the panels. Place a stitch marker through both layers of your panels. Mattress stitch from the marked section down to the bottom of your panels. Repeat for the other side.

 

Shell Edging

Enlaced Underbrush Shrug Edging.jpg

X-Small

Join with a sc to the center back st of the shrug.

 

Round 1: Ch 1. Sc in the same st as the ch 1. Sc in the next 11 st. 2 sc in the next st. (14) Rotate the shrug. You will now begin to work down the side of one of the front panels. Consider the side of each row as a stitch. (52) Rotate your work. Sc along the bottom of the shrug. (89) Rotate your work and begin working up the side of the other front panel. (52) Rotate your work. 2 sc in the next st. Sc in the next 11 st. Join to the 1st st. (13) (220 total)

Round 2: Ch 1. Sc in the same st as the ch 1. Ch 2. Sk 2 st. Sc in the next st. Ch 3. Sk 3 st. Sc in the next st. Ch 3. Sk 3 st. *Sc in the next st. Ch 2. Sk 2 st. Sc in the next st. Ch 3. Sk 3 st. Sc in the next st. Ch 3. Sk 3 st.* Repeat from * to * around. Join to the 1st st.

Round 3: Sl st into the 1st ch 2 space. Shell in the same ch 2 space. Ch 1. Sk the next ch 3 space. Sc in the next ch 3 space. Ch 1. *Shell in the next ch 2 space. Ch 1. Sk the next ch 3 space. Sc in the next ch 3 space. Ch 1.* Repeat from * to * around. Join to the 1st st. (20 shells)

 

Small

Join with a sc to the center back st of the shrug.

 

Round 1: Ch 1. 2 sc in the same st as the ch 1. Sc in the next 12 st. (14) Rotate the shrug. You will now begin to work down the side of one of the front panels. Consider the side of each row as a stitch. (54) Rotate your work. Sc along the bottom of the shrug. (97) Rotate your work and begin working up the side of the other front panel. (54) Rotate your work. Sc in the next 12 st. Join to the 1st st. (12) (231 total)

Round 2: Ch 1. Sc in the same st as the ch 1. Ch 2. Sk 2 st. Sc in the next st. Ch 3. Sk 3 st. Sc in the next st. Ch 3. Sk 3 st. *Sc in the next st. Ch 2. Sk 2 st. Sc in the next st. Ch 3. Sk 3 st. Sc in the next st. Ch 3. Sk 3 st.* Repeat from * to * around. Join to the 1st st.

Round 3: Sl st into the 1st ch 2 space. Shell in the same ch 2 space. Ch 1. Sk the next ch 3 space. Sc in the next ch 3 space. Ch 1. *Shell in the next ch 2 space. Ch 1. Sk the next ch 3 space. Sc in the next ch 3 space. Ch 1.* Repeat from * to * around. Join to the 1st st. (21 shells)

 

Medium

Join with a sc to the center back st of the shrug.

 

Round 1: Ch 1. Sc in the next 14 st. (14) Rotate the shrug. You will now begin to work down the side of one of the front panels. Consider the side of each row as a stitch. (54) Rotate your work. Sc along the bottom of the shrug. (107) Rotate your work and begin working up the side of the other front panel. (54) Rotate your work. Sc in the next 13 st. Join to the 1st st. (13) (242 total)

Round 2: Ch 1. Sc in the same st as the ch 1. Ch 2. Sk 2 st. Sc in the next st. Ch 3. Sk 3 st. Sc in the next st. Ch 3. Sk 3 st. *Sc in the next st. Ch 2. Sk 2 st. Sc in the next st. Ch 3. Sk 3 st. Sc in the next st. Ch 3. Sk 3 st.* Repeat from * to * around. Join to the 1st st.

Round 3: Sl st into the 1st ch 2 space. Shell in the same ch 2 space. Ch 1. Sk the next ch 3 space. Sc in the next ch 3 space. Ch 1. *Shell in the next ch 2 space. Ch 1. Sk the next ch 3 space. Sc in the next ch 3 space. Ch 1.* Repeat from * to * around. Join to the 1st st. (22 shells)

 

Large

Join with a sc to the center back st of the shrug.

 

Round 1: Ch 1. Sc dec over the next 2 st. Sc in the next 12 st. (13) Rotate the shrug. You will now begin to work down the side of one of the front panels. Consider the side of each row as a stitch. (56) Rotate your work. Sc along the bottom of the shrug. (115) Rotate your work and begin working up the side of the other front panel. (56) Rotate your work. Sc in the next 13 st. Join to the 1st st. (13) (253 total)

Round 2: Ch 1. Sc in the same st as the ch 1. Ch 2. Sk 2 st. Sc in the next st. Ch 3. Sk 3 st. Sc in the next st. Ch 3. Sk 3 st. *Sc in the next st. Ch 2. Sk 2 st. Sc in the next st. Ch 3. Sk 3 st. Sc in the next st. Ch 3. Sk 3 st.* Repeat from * to * around. Join to the 1st st.

Round 3: Sl st into the 1st ch 2 space. Shell in the same ch 2 space. Ch 1. Sk the next ch 3 space. Sc in the next ch 3 space. Ch 1. *Shell in the next ch 2 space. Ch 1. Sk the next ch 3 space. Sc in the next ch 3 space. Ch 1.* Repeat from * to * around. Join to the 1st st. (23 shells)

 

X-Large

Join with a sc to the center back st of the shrug.

 

Round 1: Ch 1. Sc in the same st as the ch 1. Sc in the next 12 st. 2 sc in the next st. (15) Rotate the shrug. You will now begin to work down the side of one of the front panels. Consider the side of each row as a stitch. (56) Rotate your work. Sc along the bottom of the shrug. (123) Rotate your work and begin working up the side of the other front panel. (56) Rotate your work. 2 sc in the next st. Sc in the next 12 st. Join to the 1st st. (14) (264 total)

Round 2: Ch 1. Sc in the same st as the ch 1. Ch 2. Sk 2 st. Sc in the next st. Ch 3. Sk 3 st. Sc in the next st. Ch 3. Sk 3 st. *Sc in the next st. Ch 2. Sk 2 st. Sc in the next st. Ch 3. Sk 3 st. Sc in the next st. Ch 3. Sk 3 st.* Repeat from * to * around. Join to the 1st st.

Round 3: Sl st into the 1st ch 2 space. Shell in the same ch 2 space. Ch 1. Sk the next ch 3 space. Sc in the next ch 3 space. Ch 1. *Shell in the next ch 2 space. Ch 1. Sk the next ch 3 space. Sc in the next ch 3 space. Ch 1.* Repeat from * to * around. Join to the 1st st. (24 shells)

 

2XL

Join with a sc to the center back st of the shrug.

Round 1: Ch 1. 2 sc in the same st as the ch 1. Sc in the next 13 st. Rotate the shrug. You will now begin to work down the side of one of the front panels. Consider the side of each row as a stitch. (58) Rotate your work. Sc along the bottom of the shrug. (131) Rotate your work and begin working up the side of the other front panel. (58) Rotate your work. Sc in the next 13 st. Join to the 1st st. (13) (275 total)

Round 2: Ch 1. Sc in the same st as the ch 1. Ch 2. Sk 2 st. Sc in the next st. Ch 3. Sk 3 st. Sc in the next st. Ch 3. Sk 3 st. *Sc in the next st. Ch 2. Sk 2 st. Sc in the next st. Ch 3. Sk 3 st. Sc in the next st. Ch 3. Sk 3 st.* Repeat from * to * around. Join to the 1st st.

Round 3: Sl st into the 1st ch 2 space. Shell in the same ch 2 space. Ch 1. Sk the next ch 3 space. Sc in the next ch 3 space. Ch 1. *Shell in the next ch 2 space. Ch 1. Sk the next ch 3 space. Sc in the next ch 3 space. Ch 1.* Repeat from * to * around. Join to the 1st st. (25 shells)

 

Sleeve Edging (optional)

Join with a sc to the bottom middle of your armhole (near the armpit area). Sc evenly around. Fasten off and repeat for the other side.

 

Finishing

  • Weave in all ends.

 

***My testers and I have worked diligently to make this pattern for you. Rewriting, reselling, distributing, or copying this pattern as your own and/or without my consent is prohibited. You may sell any finished items from this pattern. However, I do ask that you credit me as the designer and link back to my Facebook page or my Ravelry page. Feel free to also join my community group for sneak peeks, giveaways, testing opportunities, and to share your work!

 

I hope that you enjoyed this free pattern! ❤

 

XOXO

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Enlaced Underbrush Shrug-A Free Women’s Garment Pattern

  1. This pattern is an ideal project for beginners – easy stitches and simple design. Thank you for the pattern! Will add to my make list.

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