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easy crochet ribbed shrug cardigan free crochet pattern with video tutorial.

This cozy grey-shade ribbed crochet shrug pattern is perfect for layering not only for your favorite dress but also to go really nicely with any color of your outfit.

Did you know that you can crochet a shrug from a rectangle? That’s right this shrugdigan is constructed from a simple rectangle with easy crochet stitch.

What is a crochet shrug anyway?

Crochet shrugs are cardigan-like garments but shorter in length. Basically you could be called them a crochet cropped cardigan.

About this easy ribbed shrug pattern.

This lightweight shrug had a cozy collar made separate from the cardigan body and attached by seaming.

The entire of this crochet bolero shrug is made from half double crochet stitch in the back loop to create a beautiful ribbed knit-like garment.

You can also spice this sweater with different colors like a rainbow or add a long sleeve to it.

The best yarn for this beginner shrug pattern.

For this beautiful collar ribbing shrug, I use cotton yarn DK weight yarn/3 light, it is perfect for the summer and spring seasons.

And you can also use any kind of DK weight yarn to crocheted this shrug from polyester yarn, acrylic, or cotton blend depending on how warm of a shrug you want.

For example, if you girl goes for acrylic yarn or wool yarn you will have a warmer shrug to wear for a chilly cold day in the winter.

The cotton yarn or any plant fiber yarn will be perfect for hot and humid weather.

Simple crochet bolero shrug free pattern with video tutorial plus size.

Need more free crochet shrug patterns that are easy and simple?

Here I have a few of women’s shrugs That I made for you.

Easy everyday shrug.

Simple lace summer shrug.

Let’s get into this cozy ribbed collar shrug, shall we?

Easy crochet ribbed cardigan free crochet pattern with video.


  • I used cotton DK weight yarn 1200 yards for sizes fit up to small.
  • 4.0 mm crochet hook
  • Sewing yarn needle
  • Gauge: 4 hdc = 1 inch

Skill and abbreviations

  • you will need to know how to make (American crochet term)
  • sc which mean single crochet
  • dc which mean double crochet
  • hdc which mean half double crochet
  • blo which mean crochet in the back loop only
  • ch Chain
  • slip knot
  • sk  mean skip stitch

Finished Size Approximately:

 This example shrug is made to fit size small.

The other size up to 2XL is easy to adjust by just adding more chains to the foundation chain to make it bigger.

See the pattern below.

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

How to crochet a shrug step-by-step video tutorial.

Easy crochet ribbed shrug-free pattern instruction.

Crochet shrug made from rectangle.

Shrug your body makes 1 piece.

Start making a foundation chain

  • Small size chain 120.
  • Medium chain 130
  • Large 140
  • XL 150
  • 2XL 160

After we chain 120 chains you will get around 34 inches long and then will start on row1.

Row1. Make hdc in each chain across until the end of the row. chain 1 and turn.

Row2. Make hdc back loop only in each stitch across until the end of the row. chain 1 and turn

Row3 and more. repeat row 2 until you get a length of 22 inches for all sizes..


Assemble crochet shrug pattern for beginners.

Lay the rectangle in flatted fold on each end until they meet then use the yarn needle to sew to create the armhole.

The armhole will be around 5 inches.

Create the ribbed band for the collar.

Cozy collar crochet shrug cardigan free pattenr

Start with chain 18, you will get around 4 inches of the ribbed band if you want the thicker band add more chains to the foundation chain for example 20 chain, 30, or more.

After we got a long rectangle that has a length that will match the opening of the shrug body.

Row1. make hdc in each chain across until the end of the row. chain1 and turn

Row2. make 1hdc in each stitch back loop only until the end of the row. chain1 and turn

Row3 and more. repeat row 2 until you get the length that will match the opening of your shrug.

Join the ribbed band and the shrug body to create the collar.

Lay the shrug body and the ribbed band then join them together by sc or slip stitch or sewing using a yarn needle.

Tidy up the armhole is an option.

The armhole is good as it is but if you want to tidy up and make them a bit more pretty make Hdc around the armhole for just 1 or 2 rounds and that’s all I did.

Now it’s time to wear them and have fun!

We are all done!

Happy crocheting.

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Michele Genow

Friday 17th of September 2021

I LOVE this shrug!!! Thank you so much for the pattern but I'd one to make more of a sleeve so it covers more of my as. How do I extend a sleeve? D I just keep crocheting 8?? Thank you so much!!!