Josie J. Walker
I made myself a shrug using a very basic concept, aka Basic Shrug 101.
Yarn: 2 skeins, Light & Lofty, Antique Rose
Hook: Red Heart Crystallites P-16 (11.5mm)
It was made specifically to fit me, but you can easily modify it to fit you.
Pattern uses US terminology
sl st slip stitch
dc(s) double crochet(s)
dc dec double crochet decrease
yo yarn over
There is also a tutorial called Triple Base Chain that shows how to do the dc-foundation ch, too
Row 1: Ch 3, using dc-foundation ch, make 37 dc. Ch 2, turn.
Row 2: Skip first dc, work dc into each dc of previous row, dc into turning ch. Ch 2, turn. (37 dcs)
Rows 3-16: Repeat Row 2. Do not fasten off.
With wrong side facing, fold work so that Row 1 meets Row 16, sl st to join.
Sleeves will be worked with right side of Back facing.
Row 1: Ch 2, 2 dc into end of each row for a total of 32 dcs. Sl st to join to turning ch. Do not turn.
Row 2: Ch 2, 6 dc, dc dec—yo, insert hook into next st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw through 2 loops, yo, insert hook into next st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw through 2 loops, yo, draw through all 3 loops on hook, (6 dc, dc dec) 3 times. Sl st to join to turning ch. (28 dcs)
Row 3: Ch 2, (5 dc, dc dec) 4 times (24 dcs)
Row 4: Ch 2, (10 dc, dc dec) 2 times (22 dcs)
Rows 5-10: Ch 2, 22 dcs.
Row 11: Ch 2, dc dec, 18 dc, dc dec (20 dcs)
Row 12: Ch 2, dc dec, 16 dc, dc dec (18 dcs)
Row 13: Ch 2, 18 dcs.
Row 14: Ch 2, dc dec, 14 dc, dc dec (16 dcs)
Weave in ends.