Red Heart® Gumdrop™ Sassy Girl's Shrug

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by Tammy Hildebrand, Red Heart® Design Team

Red Heart® Gumdrop™ Sassy Girl's Shrug

Your little girl won't shrug off compliments that she looks just like her mom and older sisters with the Red Heart® Gumdrop™ Sassy Girl's Shrug!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2+ hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 13 sts (4 inch or 10 cm); 12 rounds (4-1/2 inch or 11-1/2 cm) and 10 rows (4-1/4 inch or 10-1/2 cm) to crochet this shrug. If you cannot obtain the required gauge, switch to a different crochet hook.
  • 2
    Pattern and supplies are written for child size 2 with changes for child size 4, 6 and 8 in parenthesis. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning. You will need 1 skein of yarn to make this in size 2 and 2 skeins of yarn to make th is in sizes 4, 6 and 8.
  • 3
    To Fit Chest: 21 (23, 25, 26-1/2) inch (53-1/2 (58-1/2, 63-1/2, 67-1/2) cm Finished Chest Measurement: 21-1/2 (23, 26, 27-1.2) inch (54-1/2 (58-1/2, 66, 70) cm).
  • 4
    Special Stitch sc2tog (single crochet 2 together) = [Draw up a loop in next st] 2 times, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
  • 5
    Notes Shrug is worked in joined rounds beginning at center of back. Rounds are worked with right side facing at all times. Do not turn rounds. Spaces are left for armhole openings before final rounds of back are worked. After back is complete, fronts are worked back and forth in rows over a portion of the last round of back stitches. Sleeves are worked directly into armhole openings.
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    Back Ch 3; join with a slip st in first ch to form a ring. Round 1 (Right Side): Ch 2 (counts as first hdc here and throughout), 9 hdc in ring; join with a slip st in top of beginning ch—10 hdc. Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in back loop of each hdc around; join with a slip st in first sc—20 sc. Round 3: Ch 2, hdc in same sc as joining, hdc in next sc, [2 hdc in next sc, hdc in next sc] 9 times; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—30 hdc. Round 4: Ch 1, sc in back loop of each hdc around; join with slip st in first sc. Round 5: Ch 2, hdc in same sc as joining, hdc in next 2 sts, [2 hdc in next sc, hdc in next 2 sc] 9 times; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—40 hdc. Round 6: Repeat Round 4. Round 7: Ch 2, hdc in same sc as joining, hdc in next 3 sc, [2 hdc in next sc, hdc in next 3 sc] 9 times; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—50 hdc. Round 8: Repeat Round 4. Round 9: Ch 2, hdc in same sc as joining, hdc in next 4 sc, [2 hdc in next sc, hdc in next 4 sc] 9 times; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—60 hdc. Round 10: Ch 1, working in back loops, 2 sc in same hdc as joining, sc in next 5 hdc, [2 sc in next hdc, sc in next 5 hdc] 9 times; join with slip st in first sc—70 sc Round 11: Ch 2, hdc in same sc as joining, hdc in next 6 sc, [2 hdc in next sc, hdc in next 6 sc] 9 times; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—80 hdc. Round 12: Repeat Round 4. Round 13: Ch 2, hdc in same sc as joining, hdc in next 7 sc, [2 hdc in next sc, hdc in next 7 sc] 9 times; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—90 hdc. Round 14: Repeat Round 4. Round 15: Ch 2, hdc in same sc as joining, hdc in next 8 sc, [2 hdc in next sc, hdc in next 8 sc] 9 times; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—100 hdc. Sizes 6 and 8 Only Round 16: Repeat Round 4. Round 17: Ch 2, hdc in same sc as joining, hdc in next 9 sc, [2 hdc in next sc, hdc in next 9 sc] 9 times; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—110 hdc. Shape Armholes Round 1: Ch 1, working in back loops, 2 sc in first hdc, [sc in next hdc, 2 sc in next hdc] 5 (5, 6, 6) times, ch 15 (16, 17, 18), skip next 15 (16, 17, 18) for armhole opening), sc in next 31 (33, 33, 35) sts (for back neck), ch 15 (16, 17, 18), skip next 15 (16, 17, 18) sts (for armhole opening), *2 sc in next hdc, sc in next hdc; repeat from * to end of round; join with slip st in first sc—90 (86, 98, 94) sc and 2 ch-15 (16, 17, 18) spaces. Round 2: Ch 2, hdc in each sc and ch around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—120 (118, 132, 130) hdc. Round 3: Ch 1, sc in back loop of each hdc around; join with slip st in first sc.
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    Right Front Note: The first row of the right front begins at the lower back edge and is worked up to the neck edge. Row 1 (right side): Ch 1, sc in first 6 (7, 8, 9) sts, hdc in next 6 sts, dc in next 6 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 6 sts, hdc in next 6 sts, sc in next 6 (7, 8, 9) sts; turn, leaving remaining sts unworked—39 (41, 43, 45) sts. Row 2: Ch 1, working in front loops, sc2tog, sc in each st to last 2 sts, sc2tog; turn—37 (39, 41, 43) sts. Rows 3–8 (10, 12, 14): Repeat last 2 rows 3 (4, 5, 6) times. Row 9 (11, 13, 15): Repeat Row 1. Fasten off.
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    Left Front Note: The first row of the left front begins at the neck edge and is worked down to the lower back edge. Row 1 (right side): With right side facing, skip next 21 21, 25, 25) unworked sts on last round of back (for back neck), working in back loops, join yarn with sc in next st, sc in next 5 (6, 7, 8) sts, hdc in next 6 sts, dc in next 6 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 6 sts, hdc in next 6 sts, sc in next 6 (7, 8, 9) sts; turn—39 (41, 43, 45) sts. Rows 2–9 (11, 13, 15): Work same as Rows 2–9 (11, 13, 15) of right front. Fasten off.
  • 9
    Edging Round 1: With right side facing, working in ends of rows and in back loops of all sts around, join yarn with sc at center of lower back, sc evenly around; join with slip st in first sc. Round 2: *Ch 2, slip st in next st; repeat from * around, placing last slip st in joining slip st of previous round. Fasten off.
  • 10
    Sleeves (work 2) Round 1: With right side facing, working around armhole opening, join yarn with sc in back loop of first skipped hdc, sc in back loop of next 14 (15, 16, 17) hdc, working in bottom loops of ch, sc in next 15 (16, 17, 18) ch; join with slip st in first sc—30 (32, 34, 36) sc. Round 2: Ch 2, hdc in each sc around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch. Round 3: Ch 1, sc in back loop of each hdc around; join with slip st in first sc. Rounds 4–7 (9, 11, 13): Repeat last 2 rounds 2 (3, 4, 5) times. Round 8 (10, 12, 14): Repeat Round 2. Fasten off. Repeat for second sleeve in remaining armhole opening.
  • 11
    Finishing With yarn needle, weave in loose ends. With sewing needle and matching thread, sew button to center of left front lined up with center ch-2 space on right front.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2+ hours

Project Supplies

  • Red Heart® Gumdrop™ Yarn Juicy 104770810
  • Susan Bates® Plastic Crochet Hook Size I-9/5.5 mm 104236377
  • Yarn Needle
  • Sewing Needle with Matching Thread
  • 3/4 inch (19 mm) Shank Button
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