Accessories, Pattern

One Skein Shrug

Every time I look in my stash and see only one skein of a colorway, I find myself wondering what on earth I’m going to do with that. So I made this pattern for orphan skeins. Just one skein is needed for this adorable shrug that goes with anything! I love seeing your work so share it with me using the hashtag #oneskeinshrug

Before I get into the pattern, I wanted to point out the three images in the bottom row above. These are the work of my beautiful testers. I have a lot of designs coming down that need testing, if you’re interested sign up to get tester notifications.

Now onto the pattern!

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Sizing:

Gauge: 20 dc x 10 rows = 4″x4″

This pattern comes in the following sizes, the measurement refers to shoulder to shoulder width:

  • xs/sm – 13-15”
  • sm/md – 14.5-16.5”
  • md/lg – 15.5-17.5”
  • xl-xxl – 17-19”

Material:

Yarn: 300 (330, 360, 390, 430) yards fingering weight

  • Yarn pictured is from summitrdfibers and handmade home fibers
  • Alternatives: summer nights by lion brand, woollike by loops and threads

Hook: 4.5mm/7 & 3.75/F
Yarn Needle for weaving in ends

Stitches:

ch: chain
st: stitch
sk: skip
ch sp: chain space
ss: slip stitch

sc: single crochet
dc: double crochet
hdc: half double crochet
fpdc: front post double crochet
bpdc: back post double

One Skein Shrug Pattern:

Body:

foundation: ch 74 (80, 86, 86)

row 1: dc in 5th ch from hook, *ch 2, sk 2 ch, dc* repeat across – (23 [25, 27, 27]) ch sps + turning chain)

row 2: ch 4, turn; *dc in ch sp, ch 2* repeat across to turning ch, dc in turning ch space

repeat row 2 8 (8, 11, 11) more times

row 10 (10, 13, 13): ch 4 turn; dc in ch sp, *ch 2, dc in next ch sp* repeat * 8 (8, 9, 9) more times, ch 41 (47, 50, 50). ss in turning ch of the row below – (10 [10, 11, 11] dc & 42 (48, 51, 51) ch)

repeat row 2 41 (43, 47, 51) times

repeat row 10

repeat row 2 10 (10, 13, 13) times

Finish Off

 

Sleeves:

Locate the slip stitch made into the top of the garment to form the arm hole. count 10 rows in and mark the post of that stitch.

 

Fold the other side of the arm hole over and attach the yarn to the marked post and the first row. ss along the top to attach.

 

ch 4

 

row 1: dc in the first ch sp below.

Working along the arm hole ch 2, *dc, ch 2* in each ch sp. ss in the ch 4 space.

row 2: ch 4, turn; *dc in ch sp, ch 2* repeat ss in ch 4 space.

repeat row 2 8 (8, 11, 11) times FO

Repeat on the other side.

 

Border:

attach yarn to the right inside corner of your top as shown

 

row 1: ch 4, dc in next space, *ch 2, dc in next stitch* repeat up the side, around the neck and down the other side and stop – do not edge along the bottom

row 2: ch 1 turn; sc in ch sp, *5 dc in next ch sp, sc in next ch sp* repeat up the side of the body.

When you reach the neck 3 dc in next ch sp, sc in next ch, across to the other side. *5 dc in next ch sp, sc in next ch sp* repeat up the side of the body.

 

Bottom Ribbing:

Change to smaller hook

row 1: ch 2; 2dc in each space along the bottom

row 2: ch 2, turn; hdc in first st. *fpdc, bpdc* repeat to last st. hdc.

Repeat row 2 at least 1 more time. Continue to repeat until you run out of yarn or are happy with the width of the ribbing

Finish off an weave in your ends

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Accessories, Pattern

Once Upon a Dream Shawl

The Once Upon a Dream Shawl was inspired by the yarn, a beautiful blue and pink that instantly made me think of that scene from Sleeping Beauty where the fairies are fighting over the color of Aurora’s dress. So I made this shawl to be fit for a princess. It’s light, works up quick and can easily be adjusted to be as big or as small as you wish. Either continue increasing more or use a thicker yarn with a bigger hook. Share your shawl with the hashtag #OnceUponADreamShawl

For a downloadable, ad free version click here. It also includes stitch charts

 

Sizing:

Gauge: 14dc x 9 rows = 4”x4”
Finished Size: 5’x18″

 

Materials:

Yarn: 
C1 – 231 yds of Pink DK yarn
C2 – 231 yds of Blue DK yarn
The yarn pictured is from Handmade Home Fibers but any DK weight yarn will do

Hook: 6.00mm/J or size needed to obtain gauge

Notions: Yarn needle for weaving in ends

 

Stitches

ch – Chain
st – Stitch
sk – Skip
yo – Yarn Over
dc – Double Crochet
ch-sp – Chain Space

v-st – dc ch1 dc in same st
dv-st – 2dc ch1 2dc in same st
hhdcp – yo, insert hook into next st, yo and draw through. Yo and insert hook into same st, yo and draw through. There will be 5 loops on your hook. Yo and pull through all loops.

Color Changes

row 1 – 37 – C1
row 38 and 39 – C2
row 40 – 45 – C1
row 46 and 47 – C2
row 48 – 51 – C1
row 52 and 53 – C2
row 54 and 55 – C1

row 56 and 57 – C2
row 58 and 59 – C1
row 60 – 63 – C2
row 64 and 65 – C1
row 66 – 71 – C2
row 72 and 73 – C1
row 74 – 112 – C2

Once Upon a Dream Shawl Pattern

Row 1: ch 5; dc in 4th ch from hook

Row 2: ch 3, turn; dc in ch-sp of st below, ch 1 dc in same space

Row 3: ch 4

v st increase step 1

dc in 1st st 

DC in first stitch
V-st increat step 2

sk 1 dc, dc in turning ch

row 4: ch 3, turn; dc in 1st st

double v stitch start

ch 1, sk the next v-st, (dc 2 ch 1 dc 2) in the ch1-sp of next v-st

double v

row 5: ch 4, turn; dc in 1st st (counts as v-st), v-st in ch1-sp of dv-st

v st increase - last step

v-st in each ch1-sp across. dc in top of turning ch

row 6: chain 4

double v chain

insert hook into center of first v-stitch and double crochet

double v step 1

Complete double-v stitch – dc ch 1 2dc in same v-stitch

double v start

Row 7: ch 4, turn; dc in 1st st (counts as v-st), v-st in each ch1-sp across, dc in top of turning ch

Row 8: ch 3, turn; dc in 1st st, *ch 1 sk next v-st, dv-st in ch1-sp of next v-st* repeat from * across

Row 9: ch 4, turn; dc in 1st st (counts as v-st), v-st in each ch1-sp across, dc in top of turning ch

Row 10: ch 4, turn; dv-st in next ch1-sp, *ch 1, sk next v-st, dv-st in next v-st* repeat from * across

Rows 11 – 54: Repeat rows 7-10 eleven (11) more times

Row 55: ch 4, turn; dc in 1st st (counts as v-st), v-st in each ch1-sp across, dc in top of turning ch

Row 56: ch 3, turn; dc in 1st st, *ch 1 sk next v-st, dv-st in ch1-sp of next v-st* repeat from * across

Decrease:

Row 57: Chain 3

v stitch decrease step 1

dc ch 1 dc in middle of double-v stitch

v stitch dec step 2

v-stitch in each of the next chain 1 spaces

v stitch decrease step 3

dc in turning ch

 

Row 58: ch 3, turn; v-st in each ch1-sp across until only one v-st remains. ch 1

dv decrease 1

Yo and insert your hook in the turning chain gap, yo pull up loop

double v stitch decrease

Yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull through last 2 loops to finish the dc

dv decrease

Row 59: ch 3, turn; v-st in each ch1-sp across, dc in turning ch

Row 60: ch 3, turn; dc in 1st st, *ch 1 sk next v-st, dv-st in ch1-sp of next v-st* repeat from * until last v-st, dc in turning ch

Row 61-108: Repeat rows 57 – 60 twelve times

Row 109: ch 3, turn; v-st in each ch1-sp across, dc in turning ch

Row 110: ch 4, turn; dv-st in next ch1-sp, ch 1, sk next v-st, dv-st in next v-st*

Row 111: ch 3, turn; v-st in each ch1-sp across, dc in turning ch

Row 112: ch 3, turn; dc in ch1-sp fasten off

Border:

Around each turning chain or last dc of a row complete a hhdcp picot:

Yo, insert hook into row, yo, pull up loop, yo insert hook into same st, yo, pull up loop. You’ll have 5 loops on your hook

border illustrated

Yo, pull through all loops

border

Chain 3, insert hook into the hhdcp (holes highlighted above). Yo, pull up loop and pull through to complete your picot

border picot help

Make an extra hhdcp-picot at the point of the shawl

border illustrated

Change yarn color. Continue down the shawl until you reach the edge. FO

Border shown