I wanted to make something special for my sister’s birthday last week and remembered a while back she had asked me to make her a sweater. Unfortunately I didn’t have enough time (or expertise for that matter) to make one.
I came across the “Simple Shrug” pattern in the current issue of Crochet World magazine and surprised on how quick the body worked up! The body is mostly chain stitches which gave it the nice lace effect in the back and the ribbing, which took a little longer to finish then I thought, but was worth all the effort after seeing it and how soft and warm it felt! AND it looks like it was knitted!
After that part was complete, I only had to fold the shrug length-wise and sew the edges of the ribbing and a little bit of the sides of the body for the arm holes! That’s it! How easy is that??
The yarn I used for this project and the fingerless gloves was Caron Simply Soft in bone and was the absolute best choice for these projects. I love the feel and I love the smell of it too! Don’t ask.. I just love smelling yarn for some weird reason LOL
I couldn’t wait to give the gift to her (no one had any idea what I was giving her!) and she couldn’t believe it when she opened the box! “Don’t even tell me you made this?” was the first words out of her mouth with a look of shock. I said, “Of course I did!” LOL When she put it on, it was an absolute perfect fit! (Her being so tiny helped). She loved the gloves too!
This is what I love about crocheting; it not only makes the person receiving it happy, but I’m happy too and that’s a great feeling!
Enjoy them sunshine and I hope you get a lot of wear out of both of them!
She is modeling the shrug in the two pics below, while my hand is modeling one of the gloves:
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