Liebling Shrug by Vashti Braha
Welcome! You are browsing as a guest
Would you like to see 7 projects made from this pattern and much more? create a free account What am I missing?

Liebling Shrug

July 2011
DK (11 wpi) ?
6.5 mm (K)
5.0 mm (H)
325 - 530 yards (297 - 485 m)
XSmall (Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X)
both US and UK
This pattern is available for $7.99 USD
buy it now or visit pattern website

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.