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Easy Shrug Knitting Patterns

by | Dec 31, 2015 | Featured, Shrugs

Knitting patterns for Easy Shrugs. Most patterns are free. These shrugs are knit in one or two pieces. Many of them are one knit as one rectangle and then seamed to create the armholes. No shaping, little seaming. These are great projects for beginners or any knitter looking for quick knitting gratification.

These shrugs are knit in one or two pieces. Many of them are one knit as one rectangle and then seamed to create the armholes. No shaping, little seaming. These are great projects for beginners or any knitter looking for quick knitting gratification.

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Free Knitting Patterns

 Free Knitting Pattern for Easy Ribbed Shrug

Ribbed Shrug

This easy shrug is knit in one piece and seamed. Designed by Erika Knight. Sizes 34-36, 38-40, 42-44. Pictured project by honeybeeknits. Excerpted from Glamour Knits

Free Knitting Pattern for Myciena Bolero

Myciena Bolero

This easy shrug from Willow Yarn features a chevron stitch that is knit on a flat rectangle with ribbed edging and then folded and seamed to create the sweater front and sleeves.

Free Knitting Pattern for Easy Cable Cross Shrug

Cable Cross Shrug

Knit in one piece that is seamed at the ends and across the back to form arm holes. Designed by Willow Yarns. Sizes: Small (Medium, Large)

Free knitting pattern for Ribbed Lace Bolero - knit rectangle and seam

Free knitting pattern for Ribbed Lace Bolero -- knit a rectangle and seam

Ribbed Lace Bolero

Easy shrug by Kelly Maher is a rectangle that is knit and then seamed to form the shrug shape.

Free knitting pattern for Simple Knitted Shrug

Marni’s Simple Knit Shrug

Marni’s one piece shrug is knit in stockinette with double strands of aran weight yarn and seamed. Pattern includes video and photo instructions.

Free knitting pattern for Cassie Bolero shrug with diamond lace pattern

Cassie Bolero

Easy shrug by DROPS Design features a diamond lace pattern. Worked flat in one piece. Size: S/M – L – XL /XXL – XXXL

Free knitting pattern for Easy Speckled Shrug

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Speckled Shrug

Another folded rectangle shrug but this one from Lion Brand  folds up with longer sleeves and more relaxed fit. Knit with ribbing at top and bottom and stockinette for the body. About 38 x 44 in. (96.5 x 112 cm), before folding and seaming

Free knitting pattern for Cocoon Shrug and more easy shrug knitting patterns

Cocoon Shrug

Shrug by Lion Brand is a quick project knitting 3 strands of bulky yarn together on giant size 50 needles. One size, about 27½ in. [70 cm] across. Shrug is very stretchy and will fit most sizes.

Free knitting pattern for Shawl Collar Chevron Shrug and more easy shrug knitting patterns

Free knitting pattern for Shawl Collar Chevron Shrug and more easy shrug knitting patterns

Shawl Collar Chevron Shrug

Amanda Berka’s design is another knit rectangle folded and sewn to form a shrug. Her design features a ribbed shawl collar and a chevron pattern in the back.

Free knitting pattern for Something Lacy Shrug, easy candle flame lace shrug pattern

Something Lacy Shrug

The designer of this lovely shrug, Vera Sanon, says this is a great project for a first-time lace knitter. The candle flame lace is worked in a rectangle and seamed. The ribbing is added by picking up stitches and knitting. S, M, L, Xl, XXL

Free knitting pattern for Fenstal Shrug

Fenstal Shrug

Melanie Leeb’s easy shrug / bolero features chevron lace and is knit in one piece and seamed. Available in English and German. Great for multi-color yarn!

Free knitting pattern for Anthropologie Inspired Capelet shrug modeled after First Frost

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Anthropologie Inspired Capelet

Julia Allen’s interpretation of Anthropologie’s “First Frost Capelet” from the Winter ’05 catalog is a quick knit with big needles and chunky yarn.

Free knitting pattern for Boucle Cocoon Shrug and more easy shrug knitting patterns

Boucle Cocoon

Hilary Carr designed this draped shrug for Be Sweet yarns. Seamless and reversible. XS/S, M/L

 

Free knitting pattern for 50s Ribbed Shrug

50s Ribbed Shrug

Super easy vintage pattern with only 5 steps and no gauge needed. (Don’t be confused by the cape directions at the bottom.)

Free knitting pattern for Jackie O Cropped Cardigan shrug

Jackie O Shrug

The designer Purl Heroine says that this is easy enough to be a first sweater project because it’s a simple top down cardigan knit seamlessly with a textured slip stitch pattern.

Free knitting pattern for Cape Shrug and more easy shrug knitting patterns

Cape Shrug

This is another variation on the folded shrug from Lana Grossa. I like this one for the helpful diagram that shows how it should be worn. It is knit in stockinette with double strand lace yarn but you could substitute one strand of fingering weight yarn.

 

Free knitting pattern for Easy Rectangle Shrug -- just fold and seam -- and more easy shrug knitting patterns

Folded Rectangle Shrug

Easiest shrug ever by Echtstudio! Although the original post is not in English, the photo tutorial is clear and you can, of course, translate the page through Google. The basic instructions are

  1. Knit an elongated rectangle. Use any stitch pattern you want.
  2. To determine the length of the shrug you measure from your neck to where you want the end of the shrug. Their example is 70 x 85cm.
  3. Fold the piece in half and sew the sides with a darning needle leaving at least one-third open for armholes. That’s it! There are also instructions for adding longer sleeves

Free knitting pattern for long sleeved fringed shrug

Fringed Shrug

Schachenmayr’s long sleeved shrug is knit in one piece with garter and stockinette stitch, then seamed and embellished with fringe. Great with multi-color yarn!

Patterns for Purchase

Knitting pattern for Snowdrift Shrug

Snowdrift Shrug

Hilary Smith Callis designed this shrug that is a knit quickly top down in seed stitch and super bulky yarn for Knitscene Winter 2012. 33 (36½, 40½, 44, 48, 52)” bust circumference. One warning — the photo on the pattern page is not really flattering. The photo above is the designer’s photo of her own pattern.

Knitting pattern for Montreal Shrug Short Sleeved Cardigan

The Montreal

This super simple pattern for a shrug/cardigan with draped front by Karen Clements can easily be finished in a weekend in super bulky yarn.

Knitting pattern for Olimpia Shrug in fishermen's rib and more easy shrug knitting patterns

Olimpia Shrug

Knit side to side in fisherman’s rib. Sizes Small (Medium, Large, XL, 2X, 3X)

Knitting pattern for Azure Thing Shrug -- easy lace shrug pattern

Azure Thing Shrug/Cardigan

This easy lace shrug comes in two lengths – shrug and cardigan. XS (S, M/L, XL, 2XL/3XL)

Knitting pattern for convertible shrug / shawl Peterborough Shrug - easy shrug pattern with buttoned sleeves

Peterborough Shrug / Shawl

A shrug that converts to a shawl! I love this idea. Just button up the sleeves to wear as a shrug or unbutton to wrap around your shoulders. This easy shrug is knit in only two pieces. And no buttonholes — just button between the stitches.

Knitting pattern for Easy Weekender Long Sleeve Shrug

Easy Weekender Shrug

This long-sleeved chunky shrug knits up in one weekend, according to the designer. Pattern sizes: small, medium, L and XL. Plus size pattern also available.

Knitting patter for easy white cropped cardigan lace shrug

Lace Cropped Shrug

Cropped sweater shrug with lace pattern.

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