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A Simple Shrug ~ Free Pattern

Hi S & C Friends,

I am excited to bring you another free pattern using our spectacular Spud & Chloë Sweater. Today I have a shrug pattern for you. In the pattern I included the written instructions for making a women’s size medium. At the end of the pattern I included a “How to make your own custom fit shrug” section. This how-to section has some simple steps you can use to make your own shrug in a different size for yourself or a child size shrug! With a few quick measurements you will be on your way.

This simple pattern is an easy one to customize, make the sleeves longer or shorter, leave out the ruching and work in straight stockinette, use a different border, change the color, change the size, make one for a little one in your life, maybe stripes or color blocks…. the sky is the limit.

Here is some information you might like to know:


Size: Written in full for an women’s adult size medium with “how-to” steps to create your own sizes at the end.

Yarn: Spud & Chloë Sweater (55% superwash wool, 45% organic cotton; 100 grams/160 yards), 3 hanks in Belugs #7521 to make the size medium

Note: Yarn amounts will vary with any size changes to the pattern.

Needles: US size 7 sixteen-inch circular needles or size to obtain gauge

Gauge: 5 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch


Tape measure

Yarn needle



I love this quick project. It can be dressed up or down.

It is a really just a long tube with an opening in the middle.

I have included my design sketch schematic here so you can see how the measurements are broken down for the size medium.

Have fun with your shrugs! I can’t wait to see them and to see which colors in Sweater you choose.

Click here to download the free pattern for A Simple Shrug!

Click here for the Ravelry project page!

12 Responses to “A Simple Shrug ~ Free Pattern”

  1. June 29, 2011 at 6:23 pm Mom in a Box says:

    I’ve been stalking Spud Says! ever since you posted a preview, just waiting to cast on! Soooooooo excited!

  2. June 29, 2011 at 7:55 pm Kate (Knits in Class) says:

    I’ve been waiting for this one to post! Thanks for sharing another great pattern with al of us.

  3. June 30, 2011 at 2:05 pm Allegra says:

    So happy to get started on this. Thank you Susan!

    • June 30, 2011 at 3:42 pm sanderson says:

      you are so tiny. make sure you measure!!!

  4. July 1, 2011 at 4:56 am Jennie says:

    I was just wondering how many skeins I should buy to make this shrug with long sleeves?

    • July 1, 2011 at 9:18 am sanderson says:

      I don’t know for sure because I don’t know what size you are making or how long your arms are but with that being said assuming you are making the same size I made… You could start with 4 hanks. That is a guess:)

      • July 4, 2011 at 5:43 am Jennie says:

        Thanks heaps :)

  5. July 1, 2011 at 2:40 pm Denise says:

    I was looking for something to do this weekend for my granddaughters. Thanks so much for sharing. Have a great 4th of July holiday.

  6. July 6, 2011 at 12:23 am KathieR says:

    All I get is a black screen when I click on the download link. I keep trying . . . day three. Bummed!

    It is gorgeous, and looks like a project that will fit in my project bag and be summer goodness.

    • July 6, 2011 at 7:04 am sanderson says:

      hmmm… i just tried it and the pattern popped right up. do you have another computer you could try maybe?

  7. September 19, 2011 at 12:41 pm Alexis says:

    Hiya, I ran across your website whilst looking for tips with regard to bouquets for my marriage ceremony. You’ve got many great photos here. What are their names it is always good to know? I’d personally love to make use of a number of of them in my own floral arrangements. Cheers. Anna Hamilton