This is such a cute and quick little shrug. I immediately thought it’d be perfect as a summer tank coverup.. The average temp. at the office runs about 68 to 70 degrees. That’s a bit cold for me. So when I read that this granny square shrug was made with thick yarn I knew she would be mine. I chose Lion Brand’s Homespun – Mixed Berries because the color matched my five dollar workout tank perfectly 🙂 ..and you just can’t get thick yarn any softer. The entire time I was working on my squares I kept thinking how wonderful it would feel against my skin… and she does. My only issue with this gem is the length. I like my sweaters to fall at the top of my behind.. but in order to do that the sleeves would have to be longer than I wanted.. (this shrug is simply two granny squares.. If one side grows so does the other).. So, I stopped crocheting when the sleeves measured to my liking and stitched the two squares together.. Then I added two rows of single stitch, one row of: (Sk 1 sc, dc in next sc, ch 1), and one last row of single stitch. This added about two inches on the bottom.
Now she’s good in length and even sweeter with a ribbon. I like her, and, oh, she’s so soft! I can’t tell you how many complements I received. Granny-Chic, you gotta love it!
Pattern: Kootoyoo’s Granny Shrug found here… complete with video.