Pins and Needles, the local yarn shop in Princeton, NJ where I teach crochet, has asked me to create a shrug pattern. I worked up a sample for my daughter Selma with yarn from my stash before starting on the “real thing” using their Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk. Here’s the result:

Shrug Front

Shrug Left Side

Shrug Right Side

Shrug Back

The Alpaca version will be 3/4 length sleeves. I think shrugs are so fun! They look awesome on, and they’re almost as easy to make as a scarf. It can be a great beginner project, or you could spice it up using an intricate stitch pattern. Selma is excited about it because she’s not allowed to wear sleeveless tops to school, but with the shrug, now she can.

Selma Shrugs

10 thoughts on “Selma Shrugs

  • May 24, 2005 at 10:25 pm

    The shrug is awesome and your model is too cute. Great job.

  • May 25, 2005 at 5:27 am

    Your daughter is beautiful! I hope you share your shrug pattern too, it’s gorgeous.

    Now, you teach in Princeton, but live in Maryland-whew-long commute.

  • May 25, 2005 at 5:09 pm

    What a sweet pattern for a little girl!!

  • May 26, 2005 at 6:05 am

    I love it so much! You did a great job. It is so so cute…and so is the model!!!

  • May 26, 2005 at 11:12 am

    that is just the cutest thing ever!

  • May 27, 2005 at 4:10 pm

    I would love to be a tester for the childs and the adult pattern….please, oh please?

  • May 31, 2005 at 5:55 am

    she is such a doll! your shrug is great 🙂

  • June 2, 2005 at 7:39 am

    I must agree witheveryone else.Your shrug is beautiful.It is perfect to cover shoulders on a cool but not cold day.I hope that the pattern becomes available soon-Zandra B.

  • June 2, 2005 at 7:42 am

    I must agree with everyone else when I say that the shrug is beautiful.I hope this pattern becomes available soon-Zandra B

  • June 12, 2005 at 8:53 pm

    Very cute shrug! And can I just say, it’s great to see a pattern for crochet out of yarn snob type yarn? Yay 🙂

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