Crochet Granny Shrug

Here it is! My very own crochet granny shrug! I told you I wanted one. 😉

Granny Shrug

Granny Shrug (back)

Free pattern: Granny Shrug by Kootoyoo
Yarn: Panda Woolblend Crepe
Hooks: 6mm & 8mm crochet hooks
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I made quite a few modifications to the pattern.

  • Used DK weight yarn, instead of super bulky weight yarn, and crocheted with 8mm hook, instead of the recommended 15mm. Basically, I used what I had available.
  • I crocheted 14 rounds and added 3 more rows to the back and bottom edges. The shrug sits comfortably on my shoulders and has a more open style to it.
  • All the seams were whip stitched using a tapestry needle and extra yarn.
  • To finish the sleeves, I added a few rounds of single crochet stitch to the cuffs using a 6mm hook. The cuff band is about 2cm wide.
  • I also crocheted a few rows of single crochet stitch to the front pieces and around the neck. This is worked in one long continuous row, from the bottom of one front piece to the other. Then turn work, Ch1 and crochet back to the other end. This was repeated several times until the “border” was about 4cm wide.
  • I worked one row of single crochet stitch to the bottom edge.

Granny Shrug

In retrospect, I could have made the shrug smaller. I think it’s a few rounds too big and the sleeves too long. It reminds me of a kimono, rather than a shrug. But I am looking forward to wearing it when the weather warms up a little. It is far too cold for a girl who grew up in the tropics! Brrr! At least it’s not raining today. Thank God!

Hope you’re having a good week!


13 Responses to “Crochet Granny Shrug”

  1. Tammy says:

    Oh I love it!! The border looks great. Mine still sits abandoned at the start of the third round! LOL
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  2. leila says:

    omg u made it!! how long did it take?? it looks great!!
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  3. Lara says:

    Oh Salihan, it looks tremendous! I love the modifications you’ve used, especially the borders around the edges. Great work!
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  4. saskia says:

    Wow! Looks great!!!!

    Saskia 🙂
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  5. Bev says:

    I love it, have made one in the heavier yarn for my daughter but think your one would be nicer for me. Hope it’s OK to use your pattern



  6. Julie says:

    oh WOW it looks so awesome!! very chic.
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  7. Rachel says:

    That is SO cute! I love it!

  8. Patricia says:

    It look so pretty on you 🙂
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  9. Jasmine says:

    It turned out great! I think I have a new project for this weekend 😀

  10. Anu says:

    I think it looks terrific just the way it is. Wish I had the skills 🙂

  11. Salihan I really love your shrug. You took the pattern and made it your own. I know it looks more like a sweater but it’s really super. I wouldn’t change a thing.

    Hugs XX
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  12. Maria says:

    The jacket looks wonderful. I had been thinking of doing it myself in 8ply, will definitely give it a whirl now
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  13. me says:

    Wow Salihan, I adore the shrug – I want one too it looks so good! Its been awhile since I visited your blog .. well done!

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