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Some long, long time ago I saw a similar shrug somewhere and I love it so much. I was a newbie back then and I couldn’t figure it out how I can make it and no pattern founded.

It was a good think to save the idea, because now after a few years, not only that I was able to design something similar, but also to write a pattern for all of you who will love it and who will love to try make it.

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Bring Me the Sun Shrug. Free Crochet Pattern & Video Tutorial

You can purchase the add free, easy printable, instant download PDF version of this pattern here:

About Design

The design is simple. It’s that classic shrug made from one rectangle. The amazing thing about this Bring Me The Sun Shrug is that to get to the final rectangle we will start from a circle and then a square and in the end we will get to the final rectangle.

Materials You will need:

  • Yarn

Worsted, 10 ply, medium size yarn

  • Crochet Hook

5 mm ( size h) crochet hook

  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch markers

 About the yarn

For this shrug I used LB Collection Cotton Bamboo in color Gardenia -170 (1 skein has 245 yards, 224 meters / 3.5 oz, 100 G)

This yarn is just perfect for summer clothes. The softness and drape of bamboo rayon combined with the durability of the cotton make it perfect for stylish and comfortable clothes. I founded easy to work with and I love the final look.

Bring Me the Sun Shrug. Free Crochet Pattern & Video Tutorial

Final measurements

Even if it’s a shrug and one size might fit many sizes, I made this pattern in 4 sizes from Small to 1X Large.

Below you can find the diagram with final measurements for each size that will help you to decide which size better fits you.

Bring Me the Sun Shrug. Free Crochet Pattern & Video TutorialHow much yarn do I need?

Like I said before this pattern is available in 4 sizes: Small, Medium, Large and 1 X large and is written in US terms

For each size you will need:

S – 200 grams, 450 m, 490 yds ( 2 skein )

M – 220 grams, 495 m, 540 yds ( 3 skein )

L – 240 grams, 540 m, 590 yds ( 3 skein )

XL – 260 grams, 585 m,  640 yds ( 3 skeins )

 

About the stitch pattern

The stitch pattern used for this Bring Me the Sun Shrug is the V Stitch.

1 double crochet, chain 1, 1 double crochet in the same stitch or ch 1 space.

As i said in “About Design” section, we will start with a circle.

Below you have the stitch pattern chart. The chart is representing the first few round of the main circle.

Bring Me the Sun Shrug. Free Crochet Pattern & Video Tutorial

You can purchase the add free, easy printable, instant download PDF version of this pattern here:

 

Abbreviations used in this pattern:

 

  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • V st – v stitch as explained above
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st (s) – stitch (es)
  • Inc – increase (1 V st, ch 1, 1 V st in the same ch 1 space)

Gauge

  • After 7 rounds the circle measured 20 cm (8”) in diameter.

Bring Me the Sun Shrug. Free Crochet Pattern & Video Tutorial

And I think we are done with all details and we can start.

Pattern notes

*Ch 3 at the beginning of the round, counts as first dc.

*if you want a longer shrug, work more rounds to the main circle until you have in diameter the desired length.

Main circle

Round 1

Start with a magic circle, ch 3 and make 11 more dc inside the circle. Pull the end to close the ring and join with a sl st with the 3rd st of the starting chain.

Round 2

Ch 3, 1 dc in the same st, 2 dc in each st around. Join with a sl st, with the 3rd st of the starting ch. (24 dc)

Round 3

Ch 4 ( ch 3 as a 1st dc and one separating ch of the 1st V st), 1 dc in the same st, [ ch 1, skip 1, 1 V st in next]. Repeat the section to the end of the round. Finish the round with ch 1, skip 1 and sl st with the 3rd st of the starting chain. (12 V sts)

Round 4 (increase round)

1 sc in the ch 1 space of the 1st V st, ch 3, 1 V st in the same space, ch 1, [1 Inc in the next V st, 1 V st in next]. Repeat to the end of the round. Sl st with 3rd st of the starting chain.

Round 5

1 sc in the 1st ch 1 space, ch 3, 1 dc in the same st,  [ch 1, 1 V st in next V st]. Repeat to the end of the round. Join with a sl st with the 3rd st of the starting chain.

Round 6

1 sc in first ch 1 space, ch 3, 1 dc in the same st, ch 1, 1 V st in the next V st, ch 1, [1 inc, 1 V st in the next 2 V sts]. Repeat to the end of the round.

Round 7

Repeat round 5.

Bring Me the Sun Shrug. Free Crochet Pattern & Video Tutorial

Next, continue alternate 1 increase round with 1 round without increasing. As you get further in the pattern, on the increase round you will have +1 V st between increases.

For example on round 4 the repeated section was 1 inc, 1 V st, on round 6 was 1 Inc, 2 V st, on round 8 will be 1 Inc 3 V sts and so on until you will finish the main circle and have in total:

  • S – 24 round
  • M – 26 rounds
  • L – 28 rounds
  • XL – 28 rounds

I suggest to increase one row in the second V st of the previous decrease and 1 row in the first one, just to have a perfect circle.

After finishing the main circle, fasten off.

Now we will transform the circle in square.

To make this we will use 8 stitch markers to mark the 8 section of the circle: 4 corners, top and bottom and left and right side.

At the end of the main circle you should have:

  • S – 78 V sts
  • M – 84 V sts
  • L – 90 V sts
  • XL – 90 V sts

Bring Me the Sun Shrug. Free Crochet Pattern & Video Tutorial

Divide the total amount of V sts to the 8 section of the circle like this:

  • S – 9 V sts for the corners, 10 V sts for top and bottom and 11 V sts for left and right
  • M – 10 V sts for the corners, 11 V sts for top and bottom and 11 V sts for left and right
  • L – 11 V sts for the corners, 11 V sts for top and bottom and 12 V sts for left and right
  • XL – 11 V sts for the corners, 11 V sts for top and bottom and 12 V sts for left and right

Bring Me the Sun Shrug. Free Crochet Pattern & Video Tutorial

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Circle to square

Now we will have to work the corners and make a square from the main circle.

Face your work on the right side.

Join the yarn on the right stitch marker of the corner.

Row 1

Ch 4, 1 V st in the next V sts until you have 2 V sts left, 1 dc in the V st before last one, ch 1, a dc in the last V st. Ch 4 and turn.

Repeat row 1 until you don’t have V sts left.

Repeat the same pattern for all 4 corners.

Bring Me the Sun Shrug. Free Crochet Pattern & Video Tutorial

 

 

Now we have a square.

To make the square the final rectangle that we need for out Bring Me the Sun Shrug we will extend the left and right side.

Square to rectangle

Join the yarn in the right corner of the side you are beginning to work, ch 4, [1 V sts in next st, ch 1]. Repeat to the end of the row.

*On the first row, on the section with decreases from the corner work, try to make the V sts keeping approximate the same distance between them as on a regular row.

Bring Me the Sun Shrug. Free Crochet Pattern & Video Tutorial

*Starting with row 2 it will be easier because you will have to make 1 V sts in each V st and ch 1 between.

Repeat row 1 until you have in total:

  • S – 15 rows
  • M – 16 rows
  • L – 18 rows
  • XL – 22 rows

Repeat the pattern on the other side.

Now we have the final rectangle and is time to sew the sides and let the arm hole.

Fold the piece in half horizontally (the widest part) and use 2 st markers to mark the arm holes

Let for arm holes:

  • S – 5 V sts
  • M – 6 V sts
  • L – 7 V sts
  • XL – 7 V sts

Sew the rest of the sts.

Bring Me the Sun Shrug. Free Crochet Pattern & Video Tutorial

Now we will add a border around starting in the middle st at the neck (top part).

Border

Round 1: Join the yarn, ch 1, 1 sc in the same st, 1 sc in each st around. Join with a sl st with first sc.

Round 2 – 3: Repeat round 1

Round 4: Ch 4, 1 dc in the same st, [ch 1, skip 2 or 3 sts (depending on you tension) 1 V sts in next]. Repeat this section to the end of the round.

Round 5: repeat round 1

And done!

A beautiful Shrug,  ready to be taken over shoulders when you feel a bit cold in the summer nights.

Bring Me the Sun Shrug. Free Crochet Pattern & Video Tutorial

You can purchase the add free, easy printable, instant download PDF version of this pattern here:

I also made a video tutorial with this shrug and you can find it at the link below:

Bring Me the Sun Shrug. Free Crochet Pattern & Video Tutorial

 

 

 

 

 

I made this Leaf Me On Vest for my mom. I am so happy when people in my family or friend ask me to make them crocheted clothes.

When my mom ask me to make her a summer vest,  immediately this design came into my mind because i simply love this leaf stitch pattern and you can wear it  at any age.

The  Pdf Pattern of the Leaf  Me On Vest is available for Free on Hobbii Website along with others gorgeous patterns from great designers. So go take a look.

Leaf Me On Vest

About Design

This Leaf Me On Vest is the is a beautiful light weight vest to wear it in the summer. It can be worn with everything from short jeans to dresses. Complete your outfit with this handmade vest. What I like most about a vest is that anyone can wear one. All depends on what you put under.

 

About Design

This Leaf Me On Vest has a simple construction. Only 3 panels sew together and done. Start with the back panel and then for the front panels just follow the same pattern as for the back, only that you will start with fewer stitches.

At the armpit, we will decrease a few stitches to shape the armholes.

After finishing all 3 panels, sew them together on the shoulders and sides and done. You can finish with a single crochet border.

This vest is over-sized with a positive ease of 11 cm around the hips area and 3 cm around the bust area.

Because of the stitch pattern is easy to size up or size down. Just add a group or more of 16 sts, or start with a group of more of 16 stitches less.

 

Leaf Me On Vest PDF Pattern

 

The Leaf Me On Vest is worked in a leaf stitch pattern, which is a combination of chains and double crochet. In the PDF pattern you will find a stitch chart for the top part which is the only part of the dress where you will need to count stitches and pay more attention.

 

Final Measurements

This pattern is available in 3 sizes, Small, Medium and Large, but you can easily adjust this measurement  by starting with fewer or more stitches. In the PDF pattern you will find a diagram with final measurement which will help you to make the proper size. Download the pattern from here

Materials you will need for this pattern

  • Yarn

Hobbii Twister Solid in the color you want. I used teal

  • Crochet Hook

3.5 mm Crochet Hook (E US Size)

  • Sewing needle
  • Scissors

For all sizes you will need maximum 4 cakes of yarn. For sizes Small and Medium 3 cakes will be enough and for size L  we will need to start a 4th cake.

I think I made you curious enough, so go on Hobbii Website and download the pattern and make this beautiful vest.

 

Leaf Me On Vest. Free PDF crochet pattern

It’s the last day of the month and is time for the most popular pattern. June 2019 Most viewed pattern is again the “Sea Breeze Covet Up” and I’m so happy with that because it was actually the Most viewed pattern of 2018 as well. Is overwhelming to see how a pattern from last year is still a popular one for the 3rd month in a raw.

I saw already a lot of your makes using this pattern and all of them are so beautiful.

So to thank you all for that today you have the Sea Breeze Cover Up pdf pattern for free in our shop and on Ravelry.

Sea Breeze Cover Up

*the offer is valid until 1st of July, 10 AM, CET

I really love this dress and I am so happy with this Giveaway. Being a pattern from last year, I was pleased to see a lot of pictures with your makes and all of them are so beautiful and outstanding.

For those of you who didn’t make this dress yet, go grab your pdf pattern and make one.

So, let’s talk about the pattern and about the design.

This Sea Breeze Cover Up is worked top-down. We are working first the collar, and then we will work the back and front side of the top part separately to shape the arm-holes.  After finishing the top part we will continue working on the body of the dress for as many rows as we need to get to the desired length.

When working on the body, to keep a straight line for the dress we will have to decrease on the sides. Details about how we are going to make the decrease you will find  in the pattern.

Sea Breeze Cover Up

When I designed this dress I was thinking at a shape that will work for this type of gradient yarn. Being a top-down, dress, the yarn worked just perfect. The only bad thing is that, when working on the top part of back and front, you will have to work 4 rounds on one side and 4 on the other until finishing the top part, to make sure that the color change will be similar.

After finishing the top part and start working on the body you just have to work as many rounds as you want until you get to the desired length.

This are the most popular patterns of this year and you can have them all. Check our shop here to see the offer.

Most 2019 popular patterns

Materials you will need for the Sea Breeze Cover Up

  • Yarn

Scheepjes Whirl in color Sea Breeze Tease

  • Yarn weight Fingering / 4 ply
  • The needle I used is 4 mm (G – 6  US)

1 Whirl was enough for size S and I still had 2 change colors left.

So, 1 whirl will be enough for M and L sizes also. On sizes 1X Large and 2 X Large you might need a whirlette to complete the length.

Sea Breeze Cover Up

From the makers the most common question about the pattern was about the decreases that are made on sides to keep a straight shape. Well, to answer this question I included in the pattern a stitch chart for the decrease and I hope this will be helpful.

You can also watch my Youtube tutorial for Little girl Summer top, which is basically the same pattern at a different scale and the decrease is made in the same way.

The only think that you don’t have to forget is to start the round with 2 slip stitches, and to skip 4 sts on sides (2 from the front and 2 from the back)

Another think that you might notice on the dress is that the front corner will go on the right. This is because we are working in circular rounds, only on the right side. If you want to avoid this you can turn after each round and working on the right side and on the wrong side.

I don’t finding like being an issue and this kind of thinks is actual the fact that the item is handmade and in all these “imperfections” I just found the beauty of an item being handmade.

No more talking :). Go check our Shop or Ravelry and grab you FREE pdf copy of Sea Breeze Cover Up. The Summer is near and it will be a great garment to wear it this summer. The Offer will end 1st of July, 10 AM, CET