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Eva Shrug with Slip Stitch Ribbing: Sizes Small &Med

Crochet
March 2011
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
5.0 mm (H)
6.0 mm (J)
6.5 mm (K)
800 - 875 yards (732 - 800 m)
Small-to-Medium. Large-to-1X AVAILABLE SEPARATELY
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Link to pattern for Sizes Large-XLarge (1X): http://www.shop.designingvashti.com/Eva-Crochet-Shrug-n-S... (or see separate listing in Ravelry)

Eva is a shrug that stays on the shoulders! It’s also a fun way to crochet a sweater: start with stretchy, plush slip stitch ribbing. Crochet lace onto it and you’re basically done. This construction is often called a “cocoon shrug” but this one shapes itself with the fashionably wide ribbing.

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 (and from Large to XLarge/1X in a separate pattern), 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, sizes Small-Medium: Fits actual bust sizes from 32” to 36” {81 cm - 91.5 cm} the best. This shrug/cocoon/cutaway is designed to be worn open in front.
Back Length, sizes Small-Medium: 16.5 in/42 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.
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