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Herringbone crochet shrug free pattern

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herringbone crochet shrug free pattern.

Shrugs are one piece that you need in your wardrobe for whatever the season is, and they go so well with any outfit.

This herringbone crochet shrug is the easiest crochet project that you could ever make. It’s the quickest/best piece to crochet, also stylish to wear, and keeps your shoulder warm at the same time.

Simple Herringbone crochet shrug pattern.

Well, I must admit to you guys that my obsession with crocheting a shrug is that once I crocheted one, I want to make more, and I can’t stop and don’t stop making them like I am crazy in love, lol.

I am now currently own 3 crochet shrugs in my wardrobe: a lacy lightweight one, a cozy collar, and this herringbone one in this post. They are all pretty and perfect for beginner crocheters.

Especially this one here, the everyday shrug-free pattern is made from herringbone double crochet stitch throughout the entire crochet piece.

This shrug has a simple construction with no shaping involved; basically, you just crochet a rectangle/square and turn them into a shrug cardigan by folding each of the four corners to create the armhole, and you are done.

Now you girls know it is really easy, right?

And I am sure y’all love the easy-to-follow, in-depth, step-by-step video tutorial on youtube that I made to help along when you crocheting this shrug.

how to crochet  herringbone stitch easy shrug step by step for beginners.

Yarn used for this Everyday herringbone shrug.

For making a shrug with crochet herringbone stitch, you girl can use any yarn weight and any kind of fiber content with the recommended crochet hook size on the label.

A chunky yarn: would be a great one if you want the shrug to keep you toasty warm in the winter, and you can crochet them quickly.

4 medium weight yarn: is the one made for the example piece; you girl can pick up any fiber content for crochet this shrug; for example, natural fiber will give you a pretty drape outcome when you finish and is great for summer weather.

3 light/dk weight yarn: is also works great for this pattern as well. However, you will need a little more time to finish the project.

Overall, you can pick any yarn weight to work on this herringbone shrug pattern.

How to measure yourself for crocheting a shrug?

Now, you might wonder how am I supposed to crochet a shrug that fit my size if I pick different yarn weights from the pattern recommendation, right?

I will cover this step, and it really simple.

The answer is when you crocheted the foundation chain for this shrug pattern. Basically, you make the width to fit your size.

So just add more chains to the foundation chain to make them wide enough for your bust size. This free shrug pattern is your bust measurment+6-10 inches.

For example: if my bust size is 32 inches, then add 6 inches, so the width of my foundation chain should be 38 inches.

Now You get the idea?

how to crochet shrug cargian with herringbone double crochet stitch.

Let’s get started!

Supplies & materials.

  • I used Lion brand yarn, yarn weight medium 4; the one That I would recommend is “feel like butta” 100% polyester They have great varieties at a good price!!! I Love them ^^.  
  • I am using about  700 yards altogether.
  • 4.25 mm crochet hook or 4 mm crochet hook size
  • Sewing yarn needle

Gauge: ” 3 stitches of herringbone double crochet = 1 inch

Note: we are crocheting this shrug loosely, not too tight.

Skill and abbreviations.

  • (American crochet terms)
  • You will need to know how to make
  • Sl st (slip stitch)
  • dc, which means double crochet
  • Herringbone double crochet stitch video tutorial.
  • hbdc – herringbone double crochet: yarn over, insert hook into next chain, yarn over and pull through the chain and the first loop on the hook, yarn over and draw through 1 more loop on the hook, yarn over and draw through both loops on hook.
  • ch, Chain
  • slip knot

Finished Size Approximately:

Small to medium (another size to make it bigger by adding more chain to the foundation chain, detail in the pattern)

For me, the model wearing this piece, I am 4’9 feet tall.

herringbone double crochet stitch in row for a rectangle.


one rectangle 20×38 inch.

Gauge: ” 3 hbdc x 2 row ” = 1 inch.

How to crochet an easy everyday shrug with herringbone stitch video tutorial.

herringbone shrug cardigan crochet tutorial with step by step video.

Everyday shrug free crochet pattern instruction.

Pick up a crochet hook size 4.25 mm or 4. oo mm and Start off by making a slip knot. Then make 110 chains plus 3 chains =113 chains  (foundation chain multiple of 2 + 3 ).

  • small to medium chain 110
  • Large to XL chain 130
  • 2XL to 4XL chain 150

You will crochet it loosely, not too tight, to create a soft and squishy garment.

Row 1: Skip the first 3 ch from hook (counts as 1 dc), 1 hbdc in next ch, and every ch until the end of the row ( ch3 turn counts as 1 dc)

Row 2: skip the first st, 1 hbdc in the next st, and every st of hbdc until the end of the row; in the last st, make hbdc in the ch3 of the previous row. ( ch3 turn counts as 1 dc)

Row 3 and beyond Repeat row 2 until we get 20 inches deep and fasten off and leave the long tail for sewing.


assemble crochet rectangle for a shrugdigan.

Lay the piece of rectangle flat and fold each corner inward until they meet, then use your yarn needle to seam the corner with your preferred method.

( I used whip stitch) and leaving holes in the arm. For the armholes, I leave my one about 5 inches or your preferred length)

Create the sleeve for the shrug.

how to shape the armhole from a crochet rectangle.
how to add a crochet short sleeve to the shurg.

Rejoin your new yarn at any stitch of the armhole.

Round1.  sc all around the opening of the armhole.

Round2. make sc in each stitch all around the arm hole.

Note. On the armhole, work in a spiral. Do not join the round.

Round3. Repeat row 2 until your sleeve measures around 1 inch deep. Fasten off and weave in the end.

crochet a short sleeves.
crochet shrug cardigan.

Now enjoy your shrug.

If you make one I would love to see your creation tag me on Instagram!

Happy crocheting.

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Cheryl Myers

Friday 19th of February 2021

I love this pattern. I would like to know if you can make this with a worsted weight yarn.


Friday 19th of February 2021

Hi Cherly, yes you can make with worsted weight yarn it fine.


Sunday 5th of April 2020

I like you workmen’s My granddaughter is just learning to crochet . She knows her stitches now . I think she will love this shrug . Thank you so much for making your patterns available. Evelyn from NC


Tuesday 7th of April 2020

Thanks you Evelyn.