Monday, February 13, 2012

DIY Crochet: Open Shrug Pt 2

I was so jazzed about the comfy crochet shrug that I made, I decided to make a second. This time though, I wanted a bit of a different look, so I went for a much thinner yarn and a smaller hook

This Donna Karan Open shrug which retails for $995 was my inspiration

As a warning, this probably took two and half times as long as the last one, but the nice thing is the sweater isn't as thick so it can be worn all year long. If you have the time and patience give it a shot.

2 balls of Lion brand Fishermans Wool
Size K crochet hook
darning needle
Measuring tape

chain 115 (measuring 29 inches)
ROW 2: single crochet in second chain from the hook and in each successive chain, chain one, turn.
ROW 3 and on: repeat row 2 until garment measures 32 inches


Sew up the sides, leave 7 inches from the top on both sides for the armholes.



  1. I absolutely love this but I feel very silly because I can't figure out how you actually put it on. Can you explain or show a picture? Feeling a bit daft.

    Also, any suggestions on how to measure if I wanted to make this for a child or plus size adult? How did you decide on 29 in?

    1. Hi Melinda! You inspired me to write up a Blog post with a little picture tutorial on how to put on the sweater, I also answer your measurement question.