44 inches wide x 36 inches long, before folding and seaming
• Red Heart Boutique Infinity bulky (chunky) weight acrylic/ wool/ polyester/ nylon/ metallic yarn ( 31/2 oz/ 129 yds/ 100g per ball):
8 balls # 9530 enchanted • Size J/ 10/ 6mm crochet hook or size
needed to obtain gauge • Tapestry needle
4 shells = 5 inches; 6 rows = 4 inches
Weave in loose ends as work progresses. Shrug lengthens when worn. Chain-3 at beginning of row counts as first double crochet unless otherwise stated.
First foundation single crochet (first foundation sc): Ch 2, insert hook into 2nd ch from hook, yo, pull up lp, yo, pull through 1 lp on hook (see illustration A— ch-1 completed), yo, pull though all lps on hook (see illustrations B and C—sc completed). Next foundation single crochet (next foundation sc): [Insert hook in last ch-1 made (see illustration A), yo, pull up lp, yo, pull through 1 lp on hook (see illustration B— ch-1 completed), yo, pull through all lps on hook (see illustrations C and D—sc completed)] as indicated in instructions.
The right yarn and the right style are excellent
companions in this easy-to-wear shrug.
Shell: Fptr (see Stitch Guide) around center dc of next 3- dc group, working behind fptr just made, 3 dc in top of same dc, working in front of sts just made, fptr around same dc again. Single crochet join (sc join): Place a slip knot on hook, insert hook in indicated st, yo and draw up a lp, yo and draw through both lps on hook.
Row 1 (RS): Work first foundation sc (see Special Stitches), work 103 next foundation sc (see Special Stitches), turn. (104 sc)
Row 2: Ch 3 (see Pattern Notes), 3 dc in next st, *sk next 2 sts, 3 dc in next st, rep from * to last st, dc in last st, turn. (34 3- dc groups, 2 dc)
Row 3: Ch 3, shell (see Special Stitches) in center dc of each 3- dc group across, dc in top of beg ch-3, turn. (34 shells)
Row 4: Ch 3, 3 dc in center dc of each shell across, dc in top of beg ch-3, turn.
Rows 5–54: [Rep rows 3 and 4 alternately] 25 times. Row 55: Rep row 3. Row 56: Ch 1, sc in first st, sk next st, sc in each of next 3 sts, *sk next 2 sts, sc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * to last 2 sts, sk next st, sc in last st. Fasten off. (104 sc)
With RS facing and working in ends of rows across 1 side edge, sc join (see Special Stitches) in first row, 2 sc in each row across to last row, sc in last row. Fasten off. Rep across other side edge.
Fold piece in half widthwise, bringing first and last rows tog, matching sts of Side Edging. Beg at corner, sew 91/2 inches of side edges tog, leaving 81/2 inches unsewn at top for armhole opening. Rep to join other side edge.