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Knitting patterns for shrugs and boleros, most are free patterns

 

Shrugs and boleros are great for topping off evening wear, a special occasion dress, or even a bridal gown. But they are also great for casual wear too, making them a versatile way to keep warm and still be in style.

 

To get the knitting patterns, scroll down the page to the individual pattern you want and click on the link to that pattern.

These patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.

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Free Knitting Patterns

Free Knitting Pattern for Lustrous Cabled Shrug

 Lustrous Cabled Shrug

Edged with knit cables this style adapts to the personality of the outfit and its wearer. Designed by Amy Polcyn. Sizes 34 (38, 42, 46, 50)”

Free Knitting Pattern for Prima Shrug

Prima Shrug

This ballet-inspired shrug is knit all in one piece so there is no seaming. Designed by Maggie Pace to showcase multi-color yarn though you can use a solid color too. Pattern and instructional video class available for free with a free trial at Creativebug.

Free knitting pattern for Cable Lace Bolero

Patons Cable Lace Bolero

Patons shrug features cables in worked in 4 stitches and with a 4 row repeat alternate with lace pattern also in a 4 stitch repeat. XS/S, M, XL, 2/3XL, 4/5XL

Free Knitting Pattern for Amy Shrug

Amy  Shrug

Knit in one piece with back edging sewn on.

Circular Shrug Free Knitting Pattern | Knitting Patterns for Shrugs and Boleros, many free patterns at http://intheloopknitting.com/free-shrug-bolero-knitting-patterns/

Circular Shrug

Photos of many variations are on the pattern site

Get the free knitting pattern designed by Julia Allen.

 

Free knitting pattern for Lace Shrug and more shrug bolero knitting patterns

Lace Shrug

Atti Sanderlund provides detail instructions with a photo tutorial for this gorgeous lace pattern.

Kamellia Lacy Shrug Free Knitting Pattern | Knitting Patterns for Shrugs and Boleros, many free patterns at http://intheloopknitting.com/free-shrug-bolero-knitting-patterns/

Kamellia Lace Bolero

Beautiful lace shrug in soft combed cotton.

Japanese Alternating Leaf Stems Shrug Free Knitting Pattern | Knitting Patterns for Shrugs and Boleros, many free patterns at http://intheloopknitting.com/free-shrug-bolero-knitting-patterns/

Japanese Alternating Leaf Stems Shrug

Designed by Pamela Young.

Openwork Knit Shrug with Ruffles Free Knitting Pattern | Knitting Patterns for Shrugs and Boleros, many free patterns at http://intheloopknitting.com/free-shrug-bolero-knitting-patterns/

Openwork Knit Shrug

Imagine yarn adds an elegant ruffle to collar and sleeves.

Golden Honey Shrug Free Knitting Pattern | Knitting Patterns for Shrugs and Boleros, many free patterns at http://intheloopknitting.com/free-shrug-bolero-knitting-patterns/

Golden Honey Shrug

This lace bolero sparkles when the recommended yarn is used.

Free Knitting Pattern for Ria Shrug

Ria Shrug

Designed by Cirilia Rose for Berroco, this versatile shrug has beads worked into the pattern stitch.

Snapped Convertible Cowl/Shrug Free Knitting Pattern | Knitting Patterns for Shrugs and Boleros, many free patterns at http://intheloopknitting.com/free-shrug-bolero-knitting-patterns/

Snapped Convertible Shrug and Cowl

Wear this knit bolero as is or roll it up and wear it as a cowl.

 

Vintage Knit Bolero Shrug Free Knitting Pattern | Knitting Patterns for Shrugs and Boleros, many free patterns at http://intheloopknitting.com/free-shrug-bolero-knitting-patterns/

Vintage Knit Bolero

Get the free knitting pattern

Free Knitting Pattern for Treeli Shrug

The Dancer’s Spirit Treeli Shrug

Designed by Jacqueline Perna, the pattern is knit in one pice without seams and comes with and without hood.

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Patterns for Purchase

Knitting Pattern for Summer Skies Shrug

Summer Skies Shrug

This lightweight bolero shrug is knit sideways, using dropped stitches between the cable and eyelet stitches to create extra spacing in an intricate knit fabric. Sizes: S (M, L, XL, 2XL) . Recommended yarn available on pattern page.

Knitting Pattern for Light Bolero

Light Bolero

This lacy shrug is knit in a single piece.

Knitting Pattern for Pacifica Shrug

Pacifica Shrug

Lightweight shrug with drop stitch pattern. Uses just one skein of the recommended yarn for S, M, and L sizes. To fit: S (M, L, XL/2XL, 3XL/4XL)

Evening Shrug Knitting Pattern | Knitting Patterns for Shrugs and Boleros, many free patterns at http://intheloopknitting.com/free-shrug-bolero-knitting-patterns/

Evening Shrug

THIS PATTERN IS NO LONGER FREE! However, the pattern book it was featured in, Parisian Nights, is still available at some sellers. Sparkle in this shrug knit with metallic yarn.

Knitting Pattern for Tacoma Shrug

Tacoma Shrug

All-over lace shrug in sizes S (M, L, XL, 2XL)

Mesh Lace Knit Shrug Knitting Pattern | Knitting Patterns for Shrugs and Boleros, many free patterns at http://intheloopknitting.com/free-shrug-bolero-knitting-patterns/

Mesh Lace Knit Shrug

Perfect for summer!

Get the knitting pattern for $5.50

Camellia Shrug Knitting Pattern | Knitting Patterns for Shrugs and Boleros, many free patterns at http://intheloopknitting.com/free-shrug-bolero-knitting-patterns/

Camellia Shrug

 

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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.

 

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Knitting patterns for cropped cardigans, boleros, jackets with short and long sleeves

 

Terry Matz

meTerry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, intheloopknitting.com. Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!

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