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« on: June 29, 2010 10:37:59 AM »

I made this shrug for the Estatic about Eclipse Swap for my partner juliminustheE. In honor of the opening I thought I'd share!







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Thanks to mom for modeling for me.

Tutorial:
The nice thing about this shrug is you can easily adjust it to fit anyone. It is crocheted in one piece from one big rectangle. It doesnt take a whole lot of yarn. I made a XL XXL and used almost a whole ball of 4 oz chenille yarn. It was a really skinny yarn. Really quick and easy. I completed it in 2 hours.

Supplies:
- ball of yarn
- H hook
- darning needle
- stitch markers
- ribbon of choice

1) Start by measuring from sleeve to sleeve. Here you can decide the length of the sleeves. Short, long, sleeve. You will measure where you want the sleeves to come down on your arms up over your shoulders to the same length on the other sleeve.

2) Then chain this length in multiples of four stitches to form the correct base for the fishnet stitch.

3) Fishnet Stitch: Make a single crochet into the 8th chain from the hook, make 5 more chains, skip 3 chains, and make a single crochet into the next chain. Continue across the row until you get to the end. Finish the row with a single crochet. Chain 5 stitches and turn.

4) Next Row:  Make a single crochet in the first 5 chain space (not in a stitch). Chain 5. Make a single crochet in the next 5 chain space. Continue across the row until you get to the end. Repeat this process until you have a rectangle the can comfortably wrap around your arms to form the sleeves. *The fishnet stitch has a lot of stretch. Be sure to pull the edges of the rectangle out to make sure you are using the full length of the rectangle. Fasten off and weave ends.

5) When your rectangle is wide enough to form your sleeves it time to sew up the sleeves. Put the rectangle over your shoulders. (*you may need some help) Pull the rectangle around each arm to form the sleeve joining the ends with a stitch marker. Place another marker joining together the sleeve about 2-3 inches from your arm pit. You dont want it to be too close to your arms pits or it will cut and dig into your underarms. Make sure you are even on both sides by counting the stitches. *I also checked the size with a short sleeve cardigan that fits me well.

6) Sew with the darning needle and a length of the yarn stitch marker to stitch marker on each sleeve. Weave ends.

7) To form the cuff of the sleeve single crochet 3 rows around the sleeve opening. *careful not to make the stitches to tight. Fasten off and weave ends. Repeat on other sleeve.

Cool To make the collar:
Row 1: Single crochet around the opening where you would put on the shrug. At the end join and chain 3 and turn.
Row 2: Double crochet in the second stitch from the hook, chain 1, skip 1, double crochet, repeat all the way around. *should make a place to weave the ribbon in and out of. At the end join and chain 1 and turn.
Row 3: single crochet all the way around. Fasten off and weave ends.  

9) Weave ribbon through the double crochets. Knot or tie in a bow. You can change the ribbon to match what you are wearing or don't use a ribbon at all.

*Contact me if there are any question or something is unclear! Post pics if you make one, please.THANKS!
« Last Edit: July 02, 2010 09:34:18 AM by BabyCakes8510 » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2010 10:42:53 AM »

Lovely!  I love the tie in the back. Awesome job Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2010 10:57:45 AM »

It's absolutely lovely. Wonderful craftsmanship. I was wondering what (if any) pattern you used?
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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2010 02:24:05 PM »

beautiful twi-shrug! Grin
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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2010 08:01:02 PM »

I was wondering what (if any) pattern you used?

I didn't use a pattern. I kind of had it in my mind what I wanted it to look like and just went with it.

Thanks for all the happy comments!
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« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2010 05:30:38 PM »

So cute and so versatile but totally bummed to hear there isnt a pattern somewhere.
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« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2010 09:30:10 AM »

 I added a pattern. I hope its clear enough for someone else to follow. Its actually super easy and fast to make!
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« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2010 04:43:07 PM »

I can't stand Twilight, but this shrug is adorable! I think I'll try this for my next project. Smiley
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