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gaylefrancisdesigns
« on: October 25, 2010 03:56:00 PM »

I made this hooded shrug in July, in southwest Missouri, because I am slightly insane knew I was moving to a climate with lots of rain at the end of the summer. I used a Q-hook, Red Heart Light & Lofty, and I winged the whole thing.



(That's me trying to look "cool" or "hip" or whatever the word is.)

And now, from the back:



(With bonus ponytail action!)

The shoulder-to-shoulder section was done as a single rectangle. I then sewed the edges together to make armholes, then added the green sleeves, decreasing an inch every few rows to get a good arm fit. After the sleeves were finished, I made the red cuffs and attached them separately.

The hood is probably the most complicated part to explain, so please bear with me:

First, I crocheted a row of stitches from one armhole to the other.
Second, I built on that first row and basically crocheted a giant square.
Third, I kept throwing the shrug on and pulling the square up to see where it landed on my head.
Fourth, once the square touched my forehead, I slip stitched the top edge of the square together and made it into a hood.

And lo and behold, a cute, warm shrug.  I will say, I need to try the same basic idea with a non-fuzzy yarn. I'm still not certain, most times I wear it, if I'm wearing it inside out.

Gayle
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« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2010 07:38:46 PM »

I like it! I've got something similar on my project list.
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gaylefrancisdesigns
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2010 07:43:53 PM »

I like it! I've got something similar on my project list.

My only advice is use a non-fuzzy yarn so that you can tell if you're wearing it inside out. Have fun when you get to it!

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« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2010 07:52:41 PM »

Looks like you did an awesome job.  I've been crocheting since I was 4...I'm 24 now...and I have never made an article of clothing for myself.  Totally inspired to make a shrug type thingie now.
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« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2010 08:41:51 PM »

I love this and of course now want to make one!! Great job!  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2010 09:22:07 PM »

Looks like you did an awesome job.  I've been crocheting since I was 4...I'm 24 now...and I have never made an article of clothing for myself.  Totally inspired to make a shrug type thingie now.

Shrugs are pretty easy. Basically, you make a rectangle that's wide enough to fit around the widest part of your arm. Then you seam it to the width of your shoulders. (If you have a 20" shoulder span and your rectangle is 31", you would seam five inches on each side to get five inch sleeves on each side with a 1" ease so you can actually move your shoulders once you get it on.)

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« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2010 09:22:50 PM »

I love this and of course now want to make one!! Great job!  Grin

Thanks!

I'm hoping to get a tutorial on the hood up sometime so that my slightly weird phrasing can actually have pictures that could be helpful.

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« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2010 10:37:24 AM »

Wooh, that looks amazing. I wanna make it.
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« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2010 11:57:17 AM »

Thanks for the tip!
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