Mesh Crochet Shrug

Sample of stitch pattern used in this shrug

closeup of mesh crochet



Cuff-to-cuff: 45 1/2 (46 1/2, 47 1/2)"
Width at back: 16 1/2 (17 1/2, 18 1/2)"


Approximately 420 (455, 490) yds of yarn
One size 6mm/J-10 crochet hook
One blunt-end yarn needle


beg = beginning
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
patt(s) = pattern(s)
rep = repeat
rev sc = reverse single crochet stitch
rnd = round
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)


14 sts and 7 rows = 4"/10cm over mesh stitch

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Mesh Stitch (multiple 3 + 2)
Set-up row: Dc in second sc, *ch 1, skip one sc, work 1 dc in each of next 2 sc; rep from * across, turn.

Row 1: Ch 3, dc in second dc, *ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc; rep from * across, ending ch 1, skip 1, dc in last dc and in top of turning chain; turn.

Rep row 1 for mesh st.

Ch 39 (42, 45).

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in every ch to end-38 (41, 44). Ch 1, turn.

Row 2: Sc in every sc to end. Ch 1, turn.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 for 1". At the end ch 3, turn.

Begin working mesh stitch following Set-Up Row: inc 1 st each side [every 2nd row once, then every 3rd row once] 4 times, then every 2nd row once (9 sts increased each side for a total of 18 sts increased) working new sts into patt as soon as possible-56 (59, 62) sts.

When piece measures 14 1/2" from beg or the length desired, place a marker at each end of the row to indicate end of sleeve.

Work even until piece measures 16 1/2 (17 1/2, 18 1/2)" from marker or the length desired. Place another set of markers to indicate beg of next sleeve.

Dec 1 st each side every 2nd row once, [every 3rd row once, every 2nd row once] 4 times (9 sts decreased each side for a total of 18 sts decreased) -38 (41, 44) sts.

Work even until piece measures 13 1/2" from last set of markers or the length desired. At end of last row, ch 1 turn.

Work sc for 1". Fasten off.


Block to measurements.

Sew sleeve seams from cuff to markers, or as desired.

Work 1 rnd sc around top and bottom. DO NOT TURN. Work 1 rnd rev sc.

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