Rainbow Sherbet Shrug – Children’s Small – Free Crochet Pattern
Walking through Joann’s last week with my 4 year old she excitedly reached for RED HEART Super Saver in Retro Stripes and said “mommaaaaaaa – you can make me something out of this!”. I was not all that surprised she loves rainbows & rainbow sherbet – like most 4 year old girs. So of course, we grabbed a few skeins & on the ride home we talked about what she might like out of the yarn. She decided she would like a ‘summer sweater’ – which I’m sure to her 4 year old self made perfect sense. So we got home and looked through my pinterest to see what we could find & settled on a shrug.
I have to say while I wasn’t entirely convinced with her choice of yarn at the time I absolutely LOVE the way this project has worked up!
This shrug is super fun, super colorful, & very light weight – making it the perfect ‘summer sweater’ i suppose.
Amelia is also absolutely IN LOVE with this shrug & always wants to wear it!
One of my other favorite things about this shrug is that because its made with RED HEART its machine wash and dryer safe – which is super important with my little mess magnet!
This project is great for beginner crocheters & seasoned veterans alike!
For a small convenience fee a PDF version of this pattern is available here.
This pattern is great for any level crocheters of any level – it is worked on a triangle from the top down. Also, only using double crochet in a repetitive pattern makes it an easy project!
2 Skeins – RED HEART Retro Stripes
5 mm Crochet Hook – I prefer Susan Bates
Stitch Markers (4)
Ch – Chain
DC – Double Crochet
SlSt – Slip Stitch
For a cheat sheet of all my abbreviations click here.
Rainbow Sherbet Shrug Pattern:
*Ch 2 at beginning of every row does NOT count as DC*
Row 1: Ch 10 & Slip Stitch to join & form ring – Ch 2, 7 dc, Ch 2, 7 DC in ring – Ch 2 & turn
Row 2 – 22: 3 DC in first stitch, 1 DC in next stitch to ch 2 space – 2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in CH 2 space, 1 DC in each stitch to second last stitch – 3 DC in last stitch – Ch 2 & turn
Row 23:3 DC in first stitch, 1 DC in next stitch to ch 2 space – 2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in CH 2 space, 1 DC in each stitch to second last – 3 DC in last stitch – tie off & weave in ends
Congratulations! Its time for SLEEVES!
*grab your stitch markers*
Working from the points of the shawl count in 31 stitches and place a stitch-marker – then count 30 more from that marker and place another – these will be the openings for your sleeves.
Fold the tails of the triangle in until your stitch markers meet as shown above. Now you are ready to make your sleeves!
Row 1: SlSt to join at stitchmarkers – 1 DC in each stitch around- SlSt at end to join – Ch 2 & Turn
Row 2-9: 1 DC in each stitch around- SlSt at end to join – Ch 2 & Turn
Row 10: 1 DC in each stitch around- SlSt at end to join – tie off and weave in ends
*Repeat on opposite side*
You’ve completed your children’s shrug!
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