Create a cozy blanket shrug using this free crochet pattern. This easy shrug will keep you warm and stylish. Created by using a one stitch repeat.
Create a cute crochet shrug using an easy one stitch repeat with this free crochet pattern. Learn how to make this easy blanket shrug by scrolling down or keep on reading for all the juicy details!
I’m so excited to finally release the blanket shrug crochet pattern today! This project has been on my hook for a while, so I’m so glad that it’s making its way on the blog today.
I’ve been wanting to make a crochet blanket shrug for the longest time! Something that was simple, but also looked good with my other clothes. I think I came up with the perfect solution, as this one fits beautifully with some jeans and a white top.
I feel like this would look so good on a dress too. Something that will keep you nice and cozy when going out to a restaurant or at church.
So let’s talk a bit about the design and inspiration part of the blanket shrug.
Inspiration + Design
And you’re so right!! I got the inspiration from making this crochet shrug from the crochet throws here on the blog. As I was sitting on the couch curled up with my cozy cotton throw. I was like “This would be such a cute crochet shrug.” It’s simple and the stitch pattern is easy to understand.
It has the most beautiful and effortless stitch and you’re literally working a one row stitch repeat. Plus, you could easily make this while watching your favorite show. I was able to complete this project in about a week and a half.
I will say though that I worked on it off and on. So if you are super dedicated, you could probably finish this in a few days!
Anyhow, as I was sitting there….
The idea sparked! And that’s how I came up with the blanket crochet shrug. I think this shrug came out so good and I hope you enjoy making this free crochet blanket shrug pattern.
Here’s a photo of the back of the shrug. Do you notice the cute stitch? It’s the reverse blanket stitch.
Yarn + Sub
The yarn I chose for this project is by Michaels Loops & Thread Creme Cotton yarn line. The cotton in this line of yarns is absolutely amazing, it’s one of the softest cotton yarn that i’ve ever worked with it. Plus, the hook really glides through the stitches.
I highly recommend checking out the Creme Cotton Yarn line By Loop’s & Threads if you haven’t.
I wanted to talk a bit about yarn substitution for this project, as well as the size. The beauty of this project is that you can totally change the yarn if you don’t want to work with cotton. I like using cotton because I live in a hotter climate.
However, you can for sure use a wool or acrylic mix for the crochet blanket shrug as well. I can’t promise that it will have that light aerie feeling, but it’ll keep you warm! This project is made using a number four yarn.
Sizing + Construction
I chose to make this project one size, as its a very open fitting crochet shrug. You can easily call it an oversized blanket crochet shrug. I did this purposely because I wanted a very drapey-like garment.
However, if you did want to make it smaller or bigger. All you have to do is adjust the initial chain and make a smaller or larger rectangle. The construction and seaming of the project stays the same.
The blanket shrug is made by crocheting one long rectangle. Once you’ve crochet the long rectangle, you fold the sides and whip stitch it together.
Thats it! It’s a super simple project and would be great for beginners who are getting into crochet garments.
So let’s get into the pattern!
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Crochet an easy blanket shrug using a one stitch repeat. This beautiful and effortless shrug will keep you warm and stylish!
5mm crochet hook (U.S./size H)
3 balls of Loops & Thread Creme Cotton Yarn (#4) in the color grey. A total of 1,296 yards. Or any other number 4 yarn.
4 stitches x 8 rows = 4 inch square
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
sp – space
One Size (one size will fit most)
32 1/2 ” wide
42 ” long
- Blanket Shrug is worked in one long rectangle
- Sleeves are formed by seaming the sides together using the whipstitch method or any other method you prefer.
- Video Tutorial is provided down below for the Blanket Shrug.
R1: dc in the 3rd ch from the hook. ch 2, sc in the next ch, *skip 2 ch, 2 dc in the next ch, ch 2, sc in the next ch. Repeat from * across row, turn.
R2: ch 2, skip the 1st stitch, make 2 dc, ch 2, sc in the ch 2 space. *skip the next 3 stitches. Then 2 dc, ch 2, sc in the ch 2 space. Repeat from * across row, turn.
R3 – R82: repeat row 2
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Blanket Shrug Video Tutorial
Step 1: Fold both corners in on each side
Step 2: Seam edges together using the whipstitch method, leaving a 5 – 5.5 inch opening. (black dots on bottom photo show where you need to seam)
Step 3: Once edges are seamed together, flip your blanket crochet shrug inside out. This is to hide the seams just created, plus it blends in better.
And you’re done with your blanket crochet shrug!
I hope you enjoyed this crochet pattern and tutorial. I would love to see your creations on Instagram or on my Facebook Page @jewelsandjones
If you have any questions about the pattern or need help seaming, just leave them below in the comment section.
Have a beautiful day!