Shrugs are lightweight, unique and so cozy!
They are the perfect cover-up for chilly evening walks and fun nights in. I love wearing them while reading a great book or watching a fantastic movie at home.
A shrug is the most stylish accessory and the perfect handmade addition to your wardrobe.
I love how easy they are to crochet because they don’t require much shaping and even better, they’ll be ready in no time.
If you start now, you may be able to wear yours this evening!
They are great gifts for relatives and friends, in case you need some inspiration for the holidays or someone’s birthday.
You can try many beautiful patterns and color combinations while crocheting a shrug. It would be a shame to miss out on them.
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1. Granny Shrug Bolero
No better way to start this list than with this beautiful mesh shrug that uses a common granny square technique.
It is nice to throw on over a tank top or t-shirt if you’re unsure of the weather for the day.
It is also great for late-night grocery runs or hanging out with friends.
I can imagine watching sitting with my friends, watching the sunset or sunrise from our cars and not feeling the cold at all.
2. Mesh Shrug
This is a similar fit to the previous one but with a different take on the mesh pattern.
I love the wide neckline because it is easy to crochet and adds some uniqueness to an outfit.
3. Dreamcatcher Shrug
This is one of the most beautiful granny square patterns I’ve seen so far.
The cardigan is made by crocheting a granny square for the middle part.
After turning it diagonally, all you need to do is fill in the corners to make the final shape of the shrug.
4. Done In A Day Shrug
This is a great beginner-friendly pattern, because it uses the same stitch for the whole cardigan.
It is a quick piece to crochet and so beautiful!
5. Tulip Square Shrug
I love the sleeves on this shrug.
They are a perfect design for those who want to add some shape to their cardigan.
The back pattern is so beautiful as well, it is perfect for chilly spring or fall evenings.
6. Daphne Cocoon Cardigan
I love this pattern because it provides the perfect amount of warmth.
The alternating lace and solid parts make for a wonderful pattern and a fun crochet project.
You should try it right away!
7. Sunday Brunch Shrug
This is an amazing piece to wear to a formal event.
It is a great cover-up for when you get cold or when the sun shines too brightly and you need some protection.
8. Sherbet Shrug
Who doesn’t love sherbet? Just the name of this pattern makes it worthwhile already.
I love the two contrast between the two colors and the lacey pattern is beautiful.
9. Nova Shrug
This is the best beach cover-up patterns you could find.
It is breezy and delicate, perfect for a day at the beach.
10. Lace Shrug
This shrug reminds me of spring every time I look at it.
I love the color the designer chose as well, it suits the lace so well!
The ribbing is very unique and chic.
11. Modern Granny Shrug
Colorful granny squares are the best.
This cardigan was made with just one square which makes it perfect for beginners.
I would love to wear it for a walk through the woods.
12. Glam Girl Shrug
The glitter complements this pattern so much, it reminds me of mermaids and their elegant tails.
It is a beautiful shrug you can wear to formal events and parties.
13. Kimono Shrug
This is an amazing choice if you’d like to make a thicker shrug for yourself.
The colors are amazing in this picture but the cardigan would look wonderful with one color only as well.
14. Zero Shaping Shrug
This is another great beginner-friendly piece.
As the name suggests, there is no shaping involved.
You only need to crochet one piece. Isn’t that amazing?
15. Meadow Lace Shrug
Meadow lace has been all over social media recently.
It is time for you to use it for a shrug as well.
It looks so delicate and stylish, it is the only missing item from your wardrobe.
16. ‘Shrug And Then Shrug Again’ Shrug
All of us have those days when nothing goes right and we just want to hide ourselves under a blanket and stay at home.
Unfortunately, that isn’t always possible but that’s where this shrug comes in.
It may not solve your problems, but it will offer some comfort throughout the day.
17. Aida Shrug
This is the cutest shrug I have ever seen.
I love the seams and the adorable collar. It would look great paired with a dress.
18. Cardigan Shrug
Cardigans and shrugs are amazing.
However, there is one thing that is even better, a cardigan shrug.
Shrugs are easy and comfortable, cardigans are long and warm.
Combine the two and you get the benefits of both!
19. Woodlands Shrug
This is a beautiful, stylish piece I would wear to a dinner party with my family and friends.
I can’t wait to wear it while sitting out on the front porch.
20. Willow Wrap Over Shrug
The wrap-over design is such a unique idea!
THe pattern is lovely and it complements the ribbing so well.
21. Enlaced Underbrush Shrug
This bolero is perfect for late summer and early fall.
I love the design around the edges, it adds a cute detail to this piece.
22. The Regina Shrug
This is a lovely accessory to a boring outfit.
Once you put this on, your look will change in the best way possible.
23. Pumpkin Pie Shrug
The name of this pattern is so lovely and it certainly matches it.
It is a beautiful, modern pattern you will love to crochet.
It is perfect if you want to add a feminine touch to your outfit.
24. Everyday Cocoon Cardigan
This piece is perfect for everyday wear.
It is great to put on in the morning while you make your coffee and have breakfast.
It will keep you warm until you’re ready to start your day.
25. Cozy Cabled Shrug
I love crochet cables because it just shows you can make anything with crochet.
If you’ve never made crochet cables before, this is your sign to try them.
26. Season Spanning Shrug
I love the fit of this shrug because it is a unique pattern for this type of cover-up.
It truly is the best item to wear all year, no matter the season.
27. Mom’s Hug Shrug
Everyone needs a hug sometimes, whether that’s you or a loved one, this is the best cardigan to wear during those times.
It is great if you want to wear your favorite short sleeve top but it is cold outside.
28. Cal Virtuosity Shrug
As soon as I saw this shrug, I fell in love.
The textured design is amazing and I love the yarn they used for the sample pieces.
It is a future favorite waiting to be made.
29. Toscana Shrug
I love this delicate pattern a lot.
It is a great accessory for formal dinners or garden parties with your family.
There is no outfit you can’t pair it with.
30. Lacy Bolero
Whether you’re going to the beach or a fun festival, you need to take this item with yourself.
It is the perfect breezy, bohemian aesthetic cover-up you’ll find.
31. Navajo Blanket Shrug
Isn’t this pattern in the back of the shrug so cool?
I love the colors used for the sample as well.
It is a great and simple cardigan any crocheter can easily make.
32. Ragged Falls Shrug
This is a great shrug to crochet for the fall.
I can see myself wearing it, sitting by the fire, and drinking a cup of hot chocolate.
33. Crocus Cocoon Shrug
The pattern in the middle of the back is so beautiful.
I love the alternating flowers and the contrasting colors they used.
I think it would look really cute using one color only as well.
34. Movie Night Cardi
I love the two colors used with this cardigan.
The original shrug was made using on color only, however, if you’d like the striped version follow along with the linked Ravelry post.
35. Colour Splash Cardi
The different patterns on the body of the shrug and the edges match so well!
I love the opportunity to use this many colors.
It could be a great piece to crochet if you’re trying to downsize your yarn stash.
36. Cozy Hayride Shrug
This shrug is another fun piece to prepare for fall with.
It is great to wear when you take the kids to school and at work.
It must be so comfortable to wear while watching a movie.
37. Easy Cocoon Shrug
This pattern is lovely and the four alternating colors make it even more amazing.
I am sure you will make so many great memories wearing this cardigan because you won’t want to take it off.