This shrug is a crochet project that I recently finished. I actually started it a year ago and then it quickly became a UFO – or unfinished object. I am sure if you crochet, knit or sew you know what I am talking about. For some reason there are just certain projects that you set aside and intend to go back to but that doesn’t happen in a timely manner. Well, this was one of those. I am so glad to have finished it and have already been able to wear it once.
The colors of this shrug remind me of Fall. The yarn I used to crochet this was a cotton yarn from Hobby Lobby called I Love This Cotton. It is a great cotton yarn to work with and I have used it for a lot of other scarves and shawls that I have crochet or knit. It also washes well. I used three coordinating colors – a brown, orange and a maroon. The maroon is my son’s high school color so the shrug will go with my band Mom shirt.
Shrugs are a great accessory to have, in my opinion. They stay on better than a shawl or wrap and they keep your shoulders, upper arms and back warm. I live in a warmer climate so they are perfect to wear in the early spring or fall. I have also made some bulky weight shrugs that are nice to wear around the house in the winter when you are cold.
I will eventually be writing up a pattern on how to crochet this shrug but I am going to do another test run of crocheting it in a different yarn first. Currently I am working on a crochet cowl and a knit cowl – I hope to have both of them done in the next couple of weeks.
What crochet or knitting projects are you currently working on? Click on Leave a Reply and tell me about them.