Maui Crochet Shrug

Sep 3, 2007
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Author

Jennifer Reeve

Introduction

Back when I lived in California, I taught a free workshop at my LYS on how to make an easy shrug. This was the pattern I used. I hope you enjoy it as much as my class and I did. It's great to wear over a tank or dress.

Materials List

3,4 or 5 hanks of Tahki “Cotton Classic II” (100% mercerized cotton, worsted weight, 1.75 oz (50 g) 74 yds (68 m)per hank). Size H 5.0 mm hook.

Finished Size

S (12in arm circ/ 38in length), M (14in arm circ/ 40in length), L (18in arm circ/ 42 in length)

Gauge

2 open fans & 9 rows= 6'(15.24 cm)

Notes

Fan: 1 tr, [ch 2, 1tr]4 times.

The Pattern

Ch 47(57,67)

Row 1: 1sc into 2nd ch from hook, *Ch 1, sk 4ch, into next ch work a Fan of 1 tr, [ch 2, 1tr] 4 times, then ch 1, sk 4ch, 1 sc into next ch; rep from * to last 5 ch, 1 ch, sk 4ch, work [1tr, ch2] twice and 1tr into last ch. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, 1sc into first st, *Ch3, sk next 2ch sp, 1dc into next sp**, Ch2, sk next tr, sc & tr then work 1dc into first ch2 sp of next Fan, ch3, work 1sc into center tr of next Fan; rep from * ending last rep at **, Ch1, 1tr into last sc, sk tch. Turn.

Row 3: Ch7 ( counts as 1tr and ch2), sk first tr, work [ 1tr, ch2, 1tr] into the next ch1 sp, ch1 sk ch3 sp, 1sc into next sc, *ch1, sk next ch3 sp, work Fan into next ch2 sp, ch1, sk next ch3 sp, 1sc into next sc; rep from * to end, sk tch. Turn.

Row 4: Ch6 (counts as 1tr, ch1), sk first tr, work 1dc into next ch2 sp, ch3, 1sc into center tr of Fan, *ch3, sk next ch2 sp, 1dc into next ch2 sp, ch2, sk next tr, sc &tr, work 1dc into next ch2 sp, ch3, 1sc into center tr of Fan; rep from * ending last rep in 5th ch(counting from bottom-up) of tch. Turn.

Row 5: Ch1, *1sc into sc, ch1, sk next ch3 sp, Fan into next ch2 sp, ch1, sk next ch3 sp; rep from * to last sc, 1sc into sc, 1ch, sk next ch3 sp, work [1tr, ch2] twice & tr all into 5ch of tch. Turn.

Repeat rows 2-5 until piece measures 38"( 40", 42"). End with either a Row 2 or 4 so that both sides will be flat. Fasten off. Seam arms in desired fashion( I used single crochet to bind both sides together then continued with the edging). Work edging of sc around all edges.

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JulieK wrote
on Oct 17, 2007 3:28 AM

that is so cute.

Paula4601 wrote
on Oct 17, 2007 2:12 PM

adorable!

Dessy1 wrote
on Nov 17, 2007 5:25 PM

This is very pretty. I have added it to my wishlist! :-)

DarleneT@2 wrote
on Jun 1, 2008 12:34 PM
That is really a cute shrug and rather dressy
Hopefully I can get a couple whipped up for my dds they both work in large offices and this shrug would be perfect for summer since they can't just wear a sleeveless style top or dress.

Thank you for sharing the pattern.

miket wrote
on Aug 5, 2008 11:05 AM

That looks really great and comfortable I wish i were back in Maui now i went with my gf on princess cruises for a few days i think we'll be flying back next time to stay longer.

issshy wrote
on Oct 13, 2008 11:55 AM

hi ta shrug is sooooooooo cute i want to ty makin one for myself but have a few doubts reguardin ta pattern....pls help me.........!!

reallmayer wrote
on Apr 2, 2009 6:36 PM

I can't wait to try this pattern!

MariAngel wrote
on Jul 22, 2009 2:37 AM

MariAngel

At the end of row 2 and subsequent rows, I see this symbol and haven't been able to figure out what it means.

sk tch. Turn.

What does tch mean?

CraftKitten1 wrote
on Jul 23, 2009 9:59 AM

tch is Turning Chain. So It just means you skip that and dont't do any stitches into that chain.

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Blount_76 wrote
on Mar 6, 2010 10:19 PM

HI

I am working on this pattern. A part of row 2 says ch2, sk next tr, sc & tr then work 1 dc into first ch2 sp of next Fan.  Where do you put the sc & tr?.

Thanks in advance

Charo76

on Mar 14, 2010 11:22 AM

This is so beautiful, thanks.

Could I translate it in Italian for my blog? With your name and a link to this page, of course. You can see a page here: http://alluncinetto.wordpress.com/2009/12/01/foglia-dacero/

Charo76, I think you have to skip 1tr & 1sc & 1tr. 

Blount_76 wrote
on Mar 18, 2010 10:49 AM

Thank You

 UmbertaMesina  you are rightNow I can see it...

Thanks alot

Blount_76

seira wrote
on Mar 18, 2010 11:13 AM

When you do the pattern repeat for the fan 1 tr [ch2 1tr] does that mean you end up with 5 triple crochets for the fan.

Its a really pretty shrug btw thank you for sharing the pattern =)

Indigomom wrote
on Apr 21, 2010 3:13 PM
on Jul 21, 2010 8:23 AM

this balero is really lovely

on Jul 21, 2010 8:24 AM

this balero is really lovely

momo@4 wrote
on Aug 6, 2010 2:41 PM

This is a very pretty design and so easy to make.  Thank you for the pattern and the chart that you posted on Ravelry.  I am better at symbol crocheting and charts so I really appreciate the visual support.  Without them I mentally struggle to follow patterns.  The chart made it so easy.  Thanks again.  Cheers!!

on Dec 11, 2011 8:04 PM

That shrug is unique and I think it is made way back in 80's. It would be an amazing gifts for girlfriend.

Jaesea wrote
on Dec 12, 2011 2:57 AM

Hello,

This is a very cute shrug, I've been trying to make it but after the first row...Frustration....  Grrrrr......It doesn't make much sense to me.  I'm an avid crocheter and I can usually follow most patterns that look & seem this easy, but the way it's worded for row two....Lets just say everything I've tried DOES NOT work out!  And darn and I really want to make this.  :-(  Can anyone clarify this row in simpler terms with more detail as it is not making sense.  I've seen the other questions here from the comments and others seem to be having trouble with some of the same issues in row 2. Row 1 is as far as I've successfully gotten.  Gosh this shrug is so pretty in the picture, I really like it!  HELP!!!!

Jaesea wrote
on Dec 12, 2011 2:57 AM

Hello,

This is a very cute shrug, I've been trying to make it but after the first row...Frustration....  Grrrrr......It doesn't make much sense to me.  I'm an avid crocheter and I can usually follow most patterns that look & seem this easy, but the way it's worded for row two....Lets just say everything I've tried DOES NOT work out!  And darn and I really want to make this.  :-(  Can anyone clarify this row in simpler terms with more detail as it is not making sense.  I've seen the other questions here from the comments and others seem to be having trouble with some of the same issues in row 2. Row 1 is as far as I've successfully gotten.  Gosh this shrug is so pretty in the picture, I really like it!  HELP!!!!

Jaesea wrote
on Dec 12, 2011 2:57 AM

Hello,

This is a very cute shrug, I've been trying to make it but after the first row...Frustration....  Grrrrr......It doesn't make much sense to me.  I'm an avid crocheter and I can usually follow most patterns that look & seem this easy, but the way it's worded for row two....Lets just say everything I've tried DOES NOT work out!  And darn and I really want to make this.  :-(  Can anyone clarify this row in simpler terms with more detail as it is not making sense.  I've seen the other questions here from the comments and others seem to be having trouble with some of the same issues in row 2. Row 1 is as far as I've successfully gotten.  Gosh this shrug is so pretty in the picture, I really like it!  HELP!!!!

alilsis wrote
on Dec 12, 2011 5:10 AM

i made this shrug for my daughter and yes the instructions are hard to umderstand but if you can folloe the chart it is simple. there is aslo a scarf on ravelry.com with the same pattern and the directions are written out better. once you get the first series of pattern down it just goes quiclkly

Jaesea wrote
on Dec 12, 2011 3:42 PM

Thank you alilsis,

I hope I can get this, usually I have no problem what so ever following patterns, but for some reason this one hasn't been working out right.  I'll look up that pattern on that scarf too.  I tried to do and redo this with the pattern instructions on here last night many, many times, following them exactly as stated, reading and re-reading them until I finally got frustrated, at 2:00 in the morning and gave up.  Thought I'd wait for someone to reply to my plea for help, (SMILE) so maybe it might give me some insight.  Thank you so much, I will try all your suggestions, I very much appreciate your reply.  God Bless.  Please pray that I will succeed.  :-)

Jaesea

Jaesea wrote
on Dec 12, 2011 3:45 PM

alilsis,

what chart were you referring to follow?  Where is there a chart?  I didn't see one on this page, only the instructions, is that what you mean by the chart?  I've not heard that terminology too often.  Thanks...:-)

Blessings

alilsis wrote
on Dec 12, 2011 4:56 PM

there is a pattern chart on ravelry.com for the maui shrug as well as a scarf which also has a chart and they are the exact same pattern

Jaesea wrote
on Dec 12, 2011 7:32 PM

Hi Alilsis,

Yes I understood your answer, what I don't understand is what a pattern chart is, that was my last question.  I only know about instructions in a pattern or directions.  But have not really heard of the term "CHART" for crocheting something.  That was what I was wondering about.  This is my first time to Ravelry and it seems to have a good selection of free patterns, very pretty.  I like this site.  Thank you.

Jaesea

alilsis wrote
on Dec 13, 2011 4:48 AM

a pattern chart is a picture of the pattern  enlarges so you can follow along  it shows you what each stitich is  and where the stitich  goes next    http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/maui-shrug that is the link for the pattern chart you can also go to crochetpatterncentral.com and they have instructions on how to read charts. 

Jaesea wrote
on Dec 13, 2011 3:30 PM

Ok thank you alilsis,

Now I understand, yes I have seen pattern charts before and vaguely remember the term mentioned now.  I went to the link you gave me and remember now. I found the chart late last night as I was looking for something like that.  Thank you very much, I appreciate your help and parience with me.  God Bless.

Jaesea

Pucikatt wrote
on Mar 19, 2012 9:06 PM

Hello this is a really beautiful pattern i am making it for my sister as a gift. can anyone tell me how to fasten off the arm or sleeves I'm not sure how to and the pattern does not say how..

alilsis wrote
on Mar 20, 2012 5:00 AM

you have to sew up the sleeves after you crochet the whole piece. you just fold the ends together and stitch up to where you like it to fit your shoulders.

Pucikatt wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 11:09 AM
oh thank you very much almost finish making it it is so beautiful .
janpower wrote
on Jun 17, 2012 1:30 PM

Thank you for your beautiful pattern.  Could I ask whether you would allow me to sell an item made from this pattern? (I would credit you, of course.)  Thank you.

Olga_Soleil wrote
on Aug 21, 2012 12:25 PM

Thank you very much for the pattern and the description! I made the same beautiful shrug. If you wish you could see it here in my blog: http://olgasoleil.blogspot.ie/2012/08/golden-shrug.html

Have a nice day!

Olga

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trods wrote
on Nov 18, 2012 12:14 PM

Can you pleasetell me what the abbreviation sk is? I love this shrug.  Many thanks.

villamarie wrote
on Aug 24, 2013 2:43 PM

Help I don't understand Row 2

alilsis wrote
on Aug 24, 2013 3:35 PM

what part do you not understand?

 

J Hub wrote
on Sep 14, 2013 9:32 AM

I see below were other crafters are not understanding your wording.  I also am one the @nd rew is very unclear and confuising could you please clairafiy and also this Shrug looks like it starts at the neck line? I would hope that you will email me so I can continual.  This pattern is to beautiful to not make.

 Thank you

J Hub

Knittinko wrote
on Jan 31, 2014 2:01 AM

I finally understand row 2 wording for anyone who hasn't figured it out yet. That chart on Ravelry really helps. 

 sk next tr, sc & tr then work 1dc into first ch2 sp of next Fan

basically you're supposed to skip the next triple crochet stitch, the next single crochet stitch AND triple crochet stitch. That means don't do anything in those stitches. Then work one double crochet stitch into the first 2 chain space in the next Fan. I think the punctuation is what confuses everyone. I didn't understand that entire phrase I copied above is one step. 

aha! Time to get back to this project. Hope to have it done in a few days for a banquet dinner. It is a beautiful pattern.

on Mar 19, 2014 2:54 PM

I found this design in a triangular shawl. Did you make another pattern with this design?

on Mar 19, 2014 2:54 PM

I found this design in a triangular shawl. Did you make another pattern with this design?

on Mar 19, 2014 2:54 PM

I found this design in a triangular shawl. Did you make another pattern with this design?

 

on Mar 19, 2014 2:54 PM

I found this design in a triangular shawl. Did you make another pattern with this design?

 

on Mar 19, 2014 2:54 PM

I found this design in a triangular shawl. Did you make another pattern with this design?

 

on Mar 19, 2014 2:54 PM

I found this design in a triangular shawl. Did you make another pattern with this design?

 

on Mar 19, 2014 2:54 PM

I found this design in a triangular shawl. Did you make another pattern with this design?

 

on Mar 19, 2014 2:54 PM

I found this design in a triangular shawl. Did you make another pattern with this design?

 

on Mar 19, 2014 2:55 PM

I found this design in a triangular shawl. Did you make another pattern with this design?

 

on Mar 19, 2014 2:55 PM

I found this design in a triangular shawl. Did you make another pattern with this design?

 

on Apr 9, 2014 12:27 PM

so beautiful, love to wear these over a sleevless dress ,made two already in different colors

on Apr 9, 2014 12:27 PM

so beautiful, love to wear these over a sleevless dress ,made two already in different colors

on Apr 9, 2014 12:27 PM

so beautiful, love to wear these over a sleevless dress ,made two already in different colors

Lee AnnH wrote
on Jun 15, 2014 9:23 AM

What a pretty shrug!   Thank you very much!!   :)

______

Lee Ann

 

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