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Liebling Shrug

Crochet
July 2011
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
6.5 mm (K)
5.0 mm (H)
325 - 530 yards (297 - 485 m)
XSmall (Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X)
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This Tunisian eyelet lace crochet pattern is my favorite way to crochet with fancy tube yarns that can be lumpy in other crochet stitches.

I call the stitch pattern Tunisian Wicker. It’s a combination of Tunisian stitches that are familiar to those who have already ventured to stitches beyond Tunisian Simple Stitch, such as the yarn-over, slip stitch, and twisted stitches. For a view of this Tunisian lace pattern in a lace weight mohair yarn, see the award winning Weightless Tunisian Wrap.

Skill Level: Intermediate. This pattern combines Tunisian crochet stitches, and lesser-known regular crochet stitches, in new ways. There is no shaping (the edging automatically does the shaping). I have written it with a minimal amount of abbreviations, and provide, in brackets {}, the International English equivalents to American measurements, yarn weights, and stitch terms.

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

  • How easy it is to create a special occasion shrug
  • A simple way and a fancy way to turn a rectangle into a quick sweater
  • How to do the Twisted Tunisian Slip Stitch
  • A stylish way to use unique fashion tube, net, and tape yarns
  • A versatile new Tunisian stitch pattern
  • The structural relationship between Tunisian stitches and linked stitches
  • How simple blocking can transform a lacy design

Finished Dimensions
Sizes XSmall (Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X):
Bust: to fit standard actual bust sizes 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50)” {76 (86, 96.5, 106.5, 117, 127) cm}
Upper Arm: 10 (11, 11, 12, 12, 13)” {25 (27.5, 27.5, 30, 30, 32.5) cm}
Note: Pattern includes tips for customizing the fit. Liebling is designed to be close-fitting.

Recommended yarns and styling: Choose a yarn that lists a needle or hook size range of F/5/3.75 mm - G/7/4.50 mm.
For evening, a shimmery yarn with drape brings out the luxe look of the fine lacy texture. For daytime or casual styling, a cozy merino wool, fine acrylic blend, or smooth plant-based yarn would emphasize a vintage “shoulderette” look.