Eva: A Crochet Shrug With Slip Stitch Ribbing SIZE Small-Med.

A fun crochet sweater: start with stretchy slip stitch ribbing, crochet lace onto it and you're done. Easy sweater to crochet aka "cocoon shrug." It shapes itself, thanks to the wide ribbing.
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  • Item #: 34-WZ122110
  • Manufacturer: Vashti Braha

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This pattern is for size Small-to-Medium. Size Large-to-XLarge is available separately.

Eva is a fun way to crochet a sweater: start with stretchy, plush ribbing of 100% slip stitches. Crochet lace onto it and you're basically done. This easy-to-make sweater is often called a "cocoon shrug": it shapes itself when you add the fashionably wide ribbing.

Eva is a shrug that stays on one's shoulders!

Pattern features helpful images, stitch symbols for the lacy back, and an assembly diagram. International English equivalents to American measurements, yarn weights, and stitch terms are provided in brackets.

Skill Level: Intermediate. The construction is an uncomplicated yet uncommon way to crochet a shrug by assembling rectangular pieces, then seaming them as you go. Pattern is written with a limited amount of abbreviations. Some crocheters may find this pattern to be Easy-Intermediate instead. 

After using this pattern you will know (if you didn’t already):

  • How to turn a rectangle into a comfortable "cocoon" or "cutaway"-style sweater
  • A fun, quick, and ingenious way to crochet a ribbed shrug
  • The design appeal of crochet slip stitches worked in a looser, "hook-led" gauge

Finished Dimensions for Size Small-to-Medium 

About the fit: this sweater stretches to fit the range of sizes Small to Medium, thanks to the stitches, yarn, hook size, and garment type. The ribbing gives it a shaped fit, so it's important to have the sweater long enough at the back waist for the different sizes. Garment pictured is a size Small to Medium.

Most of this pattern is the same for both sizes. A few extra rows of the lace section are added to give the size Medium more length at the back waist and a bit more width at the bust. This option would also work for a taller size Small person, or for someone who is long-waisted.

Width at Bust: Fits actual bust sizes from 32" to 36" {81 cm - 91.5 cm} the best. This is a shrug/cocoon or "cutaway"-style garment, so it is designed to be worn open in front.

Back Length:

16.5" - 19.5" {42 - 49 cm} not including ribbed band 

Supplies Needed

  • Crochet Hook: Size US J-10/6.00mm or size required for gauge. A US K-10.5/6.50mm crochet hook (or one size larger than the one required for gauge) is needed for foundation chs only. A US H-8/5.00mm crochet hook (or one size smaller than the one required for gauge) is needed for seaming only.
  • Yarn Shown: Berroco VintageTM (50% acrylic, 40% wool, 10% nylon; 217yds/200m per 3.5oz/100g), color #5175, 4 skeins (3.75 skeins to be exact).

Substituting a yarn: The best fibers for this project add bounce and plump stretchiness because of their wool or acrylic content. Choose a #3 light- to #4 medium-weight yarn that recommends on the label a crochet hook size range somewhere between US G/7/4.5mm-I/9/5.5mm. These yarns may also be referred to as DK (Double Knitting), Light Worsted, or Worsted weight.

  • Three Stitch Markers
  • Special Technique: Slip Stitches
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