27 Beginner Crochet Shrug Patterns
When I first started crocheting, I become somewhat obsessed with beginner crochet shrug patterns. Why? Because shrugs are one article of clothing that often goes overlooked but once you have one, it will be your favorite piece to wear any and everywhere.
Shrugs are such simple pieces that can create such a big statement at the same time. Just throw it over your shoulders, wrap it around, or tie it in front. They provide comfort, warmth, style, and versatility.
Interested in making a few shrugs for yourself and/or to gift? Check out these 27 beginner crochet shrug patterns!
One last thing before we get to the list. You may not know this yet but most shrugs are made from simple rectangles and seamed together. Yes, they really are that simple. If you enjoy crocheting simple shapes like rectangles, you may want to check out our Crochet Anything with Rectangles class where you'll take the basic shape you already have down pat and turn it into useful, practical, and beautifully professional projects.
Cozy Fall Shrug
This crochet shrug is the perfect project to work on this season. It’s cozy and warm and really creative. The design uses some detailed stitches that any crocheter would have fun with, and it can be made in no time. Keep it for yourself or make one as a gift. Whatever you do, you’re sure to pick up a new skill from this beautiful pattern.
Snuggle up in this easy-to-make shrug design. It’s a simple repeat of stitches that come together to make a very cozy shrug that can be adapted to any size. Try it in a larger weight and increase the coziness! You may sell all finished products made from this pattern; however, you may not share, sell, or distribute this pattern in any way, in whole or in part.
Via Divine Debris
Bobble Cocoon Shrug
This little shrug is a great fall accessory, easy to throw on when it’s chilly out or you need an extra layer. I love how the collar adds extra warmth right where you need it — around your neck. The bobbles add a nice detail that compliments the openwork of the filet pattern. The contrasting colors offer just the right amount of interest if you love color. I know this would look stunning in a nice solid, too.
The Nova Shrug is a truly elegant accessory to any outfit! Grab your favorite dk (#3) weight yarn to create this piece! The Nova Shrug is a very easy workup with instructions to make it any size you would like.
Comfortable Crochet Shrug with Sleeves
Don't forget to take this Comfortable Crochet Shrug with Sleeves with you the next time you go outside in the chilly fall months! Made with soft worsted weight Caron Cakes yarn and loose-fitting sleeves, this crochet shrug pattern will feel wonderfully warm and cozy. The neutral color scheme shown can easily be matched with any outfit or you can even choose to make this pattern with your own favorite color scheme. Either way, you'll love how handy this crochet sweater pattern will be and the best part is that it's easy to make!
Aprilis Lace Shrug
Personally, I simply love crocheted shrugs like the Aprilis Lace Shrug. It’s an easy project to crochet, they are quick to make & they also look really good in anyone’s summer wardrobe. The second great thing about them is the fact that you could easily make them in warmer yarns with wool & you could potentially use them throughout winter.
Glam Girl Shrug
This Glam Girl Shrug will be your best friend at all kinds of social events. Perfect for a range of activities from weddings to walks in the park, this crochet shrug will pull together your outfit and add style. You'll be amazed at this easy crochet shrug pattern. Just barely covering your shoulders, this shrug will protect you from a cool breeze and instantly makes any sleeveless dress or top more modest.
Enjoy a peaceful Japanese afternoon wearing this stylish Kimono Shrug. The free crochet pattern includes directions on how to make this shrug in four different sizes. It is intended to be a loose-fitting garment and the pattern is designed to be worn as shown in the photo.
Via All Free Crochet
Wrap Me Tender
This shrug is very easy to make and you can choose between two sizes, S/M and L/XL The shrug pattern uses a simple pattern repeat and there is also a stitch graph in the pattern. The Wrap Me Tender shrug uses about 700-800 g of yarn, I used Drops Nepal yarn, but similar yarns can be used. The pattern is very beginner-friendly and has many pictures that help explain the various steps. It took me about 4-5 evenings to finish the shrug.
Meadow Lace Shrug
Simple lightweight crochet shrug made from one rectangle with zero shaping, increasing and decreasing. This casual and stylish summer cardigan is a perfect complement to wear on many occasions. The floral pattern keeps the crocheting interesting and the ribbing gives the shrug a knit look.
Via My Crochetory
Done In A Day Shrug
This easy crocheted shrug can be made in just a day! Using a large hook and chunky yarn, you will work up a simple rectangular shape. Pictures will walk you through how to fold and seam the piece to create a cozy shrug. Finish it off with a simple ribbed collar and cuffs at the sleeves. Makes a great last-minute gift or a nice way to use up your chunky yarn to make something for yourself this winter!
Via Mama in a Stitch
Tasha Traditional Shrug
Big and squishy are the perfect words to describe this easy shrug pattern. All you need to know is how to get your fpdc and bpdc on and you’ll be able to create some fun texture and snuggly shrug! It’s been tested and is perfect to accompany you while you watch rainy days from inside your home.
Via Divine Debris
Half Sleeve No Seam Shrug
Easy to make and no seams to sew together! Great to wear during the changing seasons or when you just want a little cover-up for a strappy dress!
This is a kid’s shrug pattern that’s cropped and with short sleeves. This can be paired perfectly with a sleeveless dress or shirt and goes well during cool temperatures.
Via Girlie's Crochet
Blue Willow Crochet Shrug
This Blue Willow Crochet Shrug is a timeless design that belongs in every woman's wardrobe. The best thing about this particular crochet shrug is that it's seamless – there's no need to work each part separately and sew them together at the end. Bulky yarn makes this a quick and cozy crochet pattern to complete.
This unique shrug made with Lion Brand Heartland yarn features a circular construction that makes it interesting to crochet.
Via Lion Brand
Cozy Cardigan Shrug
The body of the cardigan is a regular fit and super cozy. The extra collar and ribbing that wraps around the entire cardigan gives you an extra cozy element and creates a great added texture!
I wanted to add subtle texture throughout the cardigan to make it stand out in a simple way, so I used a few different stitches for each component of the cardigan.
Free pattern for an adorable Crochet Toddler Cocoon Shrug. It's as easy as making a large rectangle and cleverly sewing it together. Add some ribbing and you have a beautiful garment!
Adorable Girl's Shrug
Add this easy shrug to your list of ideas to crochet for a young girl, sizes 6 to 14. The yarn is a bulky weight available in solids and prints–very drapey and comfy soft.
Bette’s Winter Blanket Shrug
Warm, cozy, flattering shrug that works up quickly and easily. The Bette Winter shrug can be worn over a tank top when it starts to get chilly at night or over a dress to add a little color and a winter feel. I really enjoy the texture the stitches give this shrug. This piece is sure to keep you warm whether you’re out on the town or curled up on the couch.
The Woodlands Shrug is a beginner pattern which means anyone can make this! It’s crocheted as one rectangle and folded then seamed. This is a great garment for colder weather and features a nice lacey pattern.
Via Lion Brand
Willow Wrap Over Shrug
This unique wrap over shrug is both flattering and ultra-comfortable. It’s perfect to throw on with just about any top for an extra layer of warmth and a bit of style. Wear it two ways, either with the wrap in front or in back. A versatile piece for cool days and evenings.
Via Mama in a Stitch
Cool Weather Shrug
Cozy and comfy to wear, you'll count on this shrug for relaxing at home or going around town. This lightweight lofty yarn has a bit of modern sparkle and a long print pattern that creates looks with sophisticated style.
Lacy Shell Stitch Shrug
The shrug is worked in rows, creating a rectangle shape. The armholes are completed at the very end, sewing the corners of the short edges together. It’s as simple as that!
Via Ashlee Marie
Enlaced Underbrush Shrug
I love the simplicity of this piece. It uses basic stitches so even a less experienced crocheter could make it with ease. The simple stitches along with the shell edging add such a classic and elegant look to this easy-to-make shrug.
The Regina Shrug
The Regina Shrug is a fun and breezy shrug perfect for the spring and summer months! The general base of a cocoon shrug is a simple rectangle in which the corners are brought together and seamed to create a type of sleeve.
Via Casale Crafts
Simple Starlight Shrug
At its most basic, this shrug is a rectangle/square, with the sides folded down and sewn together to create armholes. This one uses the Tunisian Crochet Knit Stitch which comes out just like a knitted project!
Via One Dog Woof
Beginner crochet shrug patterns are ideal for beginner crocheters. They’re so simple to create, there are so many ways to make them, and they’re iconic pieces that are suitable for anyone. So, whether you’re looking to sell, gift, or fill your wardrobe, these free crochet shrug patterns are just what you’re looking for!
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