Chill Chaser Shrug Patterns

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Sometimes the weather does not call for a full jacket or sweater, but a shrug can be just enough to keep the chill away. This is a page containing chill chaser shrug patterns.


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This is my own version of a shrug. A shrug is a short sweater to chase a chill away. This would be a perfect bed jacket for a friend in the hospital. Or just to throw on when the nights are a little cool.

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This is not a conventional pattern, since I am not a professional pattern writer, but it is a simple pattern and should be easy enough for a beginner. It is a one-piece pattern. The only sewing needed is to form the sleeves. The pattern begins at one cuff and ends at the other cuff. If you have any problems, email me for assistance.

The measurement examples are my personal measurements.

Begin by taking measurements in inches.

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Click Here to download the Crochet Style Shrug Instructions in PDF format.

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September 19, 2005

I'm looking for a pattern for a 'shrug' (or 'hug' as I've also heard it called). This is like a sweater, except it's only the sleeves, and a connection across the back! I've searched a lot of knitting websites, and only came up with one that I liked, but the pattern sounds really strange.


Any simple patterns are appreciated!



By SNIGDIBBLY (Guest Post)
September 20, 20050 found this helpful

I found all of this by just using "free shrug pattern" into my search engine. A google search showed:

hope this helps.

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By Claudia- MD (Guest Post)
September 21, 20050 found this helpful

Butterick # 4396- seen in a recent JoAnn fabric flyer. (I didn't know that the pattern makers had knitting patterns.)

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October 4, 20050 found this helpful

try looking on , they always have lots of patterns.

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October 5, 20050 found this helpful

Thank you everyone!
I've found some good patterns from your tips!!

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By Allen Conquest (Guest Post)
October 6, 20050 found this helpful

You can find some patterns on

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By Becky (Guest Post)
October 30, 20070 found this helpful

Here is a very pretty one that is easy too!!!!!

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By KNITHAT101 (Guest Post)
February 4, 20080 found this helpful

What about a newsboy hat? Does anybody know good website for a knitted one?

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April 3, 20080 found this helpful

Here's a site with links to a lot of free patterns:

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June 7, 2005

I am looking for an easy knitted shrug pattern. Anyone know of one? Thank you,



By Donna Sue (Guest Post)
June 8, 20050 found this helpful I found a pattern online here. It looks beautiful!

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By (Guest Post)
June 8, 20050 found this helpful

Check out Lion Brand Yarns' website. They have a list of all the free patterns they have in both knitting and crocheting, including shrugs.


Type in "Lion Brand yarns," scroll down to "Welcome...." then click on first indented site below that.

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By Demetra Gayle (Guest Post)
August 6, 20050 found this helpful

Has anyone done the Knitting Goddess book's Arachne Shrug??? I need some ideas for the yarn, ways to substitute AND photos of it done. The drawings in the book are not always so clear for me, AND some of the instructions are not either. Someone said in a review of the book that it would be a great class to do each of Deborah's designs as a way to develop one's knitting skills and expertise.... well I've been pondering just that, and I KNOW I will need clearer instructions AND photos.

I LOVE her book and designs!!!!


Demetra Gayle

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By Inge (Guest Post)
August 29, 20050 found this helpful

Check out They have a couple of cool ones, including one a woman made to go with her wedding gown (which is the whole reason I was looking for a shrug pattern in the first place!)

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By Miranda. (Guest Post)
September 19, 20050 found this helpful ...This site has many free patterns for knitting, crochet, sewing, etc. I found a pattern for a shrug there awhile ago. I had a sleeveless pink dress which I took with me to a yarn shop and was able to exactly match the colour.


Another site is About Both sites are great!

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By Allen Conquest (Guest Post)
January 16, 20060 found this helpful

You can find some patterns on

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April 3, 20080 found this helpful

Here's a site with links to a lot of free patterns:

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By Tamara (Guest Post)
June 24, 20080 found this helpful

You can gret a simple Shrug from Perl Grey:

You can either by the complete kit, which tried to do, but the yarn is lovely but to fine for my taste and experience, or you could just order the pattern only via email, and use your own wool.


See picture for idea of look

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March 21, 2008

How do you sew a shrug?

butchieb from Nokomis, FL


March 21, 20080 found this helpful

I think they're knitted....

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March 21, 20080 found this helpful

You can buy this pattern. It has lots of way to sew shrugs, capes & capelets: (just cut the bottom "body" area of of view A & sew the bottom shut & you'll have a clasic long sleve shrug.

I've sewn LOTS of shrugs because I don't often have the time to knit or crochet them. Stretch fabric works WAY better than woven fabric does. I like to buy enough stretch fabric to make a long sleeve shrug to go with any short sleeve tops I may make, That way they can go from summer to winter clothes in a flash! What I do is take a piece of stretch fabric (It doesn't really matter which way the stretch goes, but on a long sleeve shrug, it's usually better to cut it the opposite way than you normally would, this way the stretch will be across the sleeves & arms. For a long sleeve shrug (see picture) measure how many inches it is from one wrist across to the other wrist with your arms spread wide. (or measure a long sleeve shirt) this is how long you need you fabric to be. (add seam allowance) You'll have to figure out how long you want it to be starting at you neck to how ever long you want it. Take that (lengthe) measurement & add about 3 or 4 inches for ease. Then you basically fold it into quarters & draw on you fabric with chalk you cutting lines. The shrug will start skinny at the wrist on each side then get larger untill its' the size of your upper arms & shoulders at the shoulder area you leave that part open for your body to fit through. Short sleeve shrugs are even easier.

I gotta run now, but I know I didn't explain myself correctly so write me here on ThriftyFun with any questions.

Here's a pattern from "Modest Prom" to sew a WOVEN FABRIC $5 shrug:

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By Becky (Guest Post)
March 24, 20080 found this helpful

There are patterns on different websites like HGTV or DIY, do-it-yourself. Just Google shrug patterns and see what you get.

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By CarolCoe (Guest Post)
April 26, 20080 found this helpful

Quick n dirty: Salvage an old long-sleeved T-shirt or sweatshirt.
-Cut off the sleeve cuffs to make 3/4 sleeves (unless you want to keep 'em).
-Cut out the neck ribbing, also cutting a deep, narrow V shape down the front, being sure to cut out ~10" for ties (or a space for button or frogs, etc.). *
-Next, cut off waistband ribbing (and cut bottom edge of shrug to desired finished length plus enough to hem under). *
* (You can leave ties raw underneath or cut matching pieces from excess waist material and face them, then turn inside out.)
-Hem all raw edges and embellish with bits of lace, buttons, iron-on patches, etc.
-Have fun!

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I am looking for a knitted shrug pattern for a toddler.

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May 19, 2009

I wonder if anyone has a simple pattern for a baby/toddler 2T baby shrug? I would really like to make one for my granddaughter. Thank you.

Lori from MI


Pattern for a Toddler Shrug

If you are talking about crochet or knit objects, Google baby crochet (or knit) patterns. Good luck and God bless you. (02/03/2009)

By Pat Giles

Pattern for a Toddler Shrug

Try for instructions on how to convert a kids sweatshirt into a shrug, in case you were not looking to knit or crochet one. Put "Sweatshirt Shrug" in the search box on the site. Speaking of coats, I made this one last Xmas for my niece's little dog, Swiffer. (02/06/2009)

By Mary Lou

RE: Pattern for a Toddler Shrug

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