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