Juno Chunky Shrug - Free Crochet Pattern

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I love a good cozy blanket. But wearing them out seems to be frowned upon. Which is basically what led me to come up with the Juno Shrug. A blanket I can wear in public. One of my great moments of genius if you ask me. It works up super quick and is truly the coziest go to sweater in my closet. I keep another one in the car. I wear it all the time and get so many compliments and feel a little guilty knowing the origin is that I just wanted to be able to wear a blanket in public. So now you too can enjoy your very own Juno with the free pattern below. And the Fab Folks at Lion Brand have even made it into a kt for you!

 COZY CROCHET JUNO SHRUG

COZY CROCHET JUNO SHRUG

Supply List:
Category 6 Chunky Yarn – 340 (390, 430) yards
Lion Brand Yarn Wool Ease Thick & Quick for best results
Crochet Hook Size Q / 15 mm
Tapestry needle to weave ends
Tape Measure
Fasteners or safety pins


Sizes:  Sizes: Small/Medium (Large/1X, 2X/3X)

Stitches Used / Abbreviations:
fhdc- foundation half double crochet
ch - chain
sc - single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
sc2tog – 2 single crochet together
sts  - stitches
RS: Right Side
WS: Wrong Side

Gauge: 5 sts x 3 rows = 4” in hdc


NOTES:

Shown in Small/Medium size
You will add or remove stitches for your initial row to meet required width
You will add rows to meet required length if needed.   
The stitch counts given in the pattern are based on the listed gauge, but it is very easy to substitute other weights of yarn. For the foundation row, simply work to the listed measurement, adding stitches as needed to meet this width.

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 I ROCKED MY JUNO SHRUG ALL THROUGHOUT  STITCH UP CHICAGO

I ROCKED MY JUNO SHRUG ALL THROUGHOUT STITCH UP CHICAGO


PATTERN:
ROW 1: Fhdc x 52 (58, 64) or to approx 43 (48, 53)”.
ROW 2: Ch 1 (does NOT act as stitch), 52 (58, 64) hdc across in back loop only, turn.  (RS)
ROW 3: Ch 1 (does NOT act as stitch), 52 (58, 64) hdc across, turn.  (WS)
ROWS 4 – 27 (30, 33): Repeat Rows 2 & 3 alternating,  or to approx. 29 (31, 33)”.
ROW 28 (31, 34): Ch 1 (does NOT act as stitch), 52 (58, 64) hdc
Fasten off leaving long tail of 12” or more.

ASSEMBLY:
Fold your work in half with WS facing out, marrying the beginning fhdc & last hdc rows – this will be inside out now.

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From the folded side: measure 6.5 (7.5, 8.5)” and place pin. This will be your armhole.
Begin working from where the folded corners of the fhdc & hdc rows meet and work sl st OR single crochet to marry the sides.
Work up to your pin for the armhole.
Fasten Off.

Repeat on the other side.

 SO MUCH TEXTURE

SO MUCH TEXTURE

Turn right side out and lay your piece out in a diamond shape with armholes on either side.

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CUFFS:
ROUND 1: Ch 1, sc evenly all the way around armhole opening (approx 3 sc for every 2 rows), working sc2tog at seam, sl st to top of ch 1 to join.
ROUND 2: Ch 1 (does NOT act as stitch) hdc around, sl st to top of first hdc to join.
Fasten Off.
Repeat on the other side.

COLLAR:
Rejoin your yarn at top center of diamond shape - which will become the Neck
Place stitch marker on each side approx. 7” below sleeve seams.

ROUND 1: Ch 1, sc evenly to marker below the sleeve seam, * [2 sc in next], 1 sc in next 5 sts *, repeat * to * to second marker approx. 7 inches below sleeve seam on other side, evenly sc around to end,  sl st to top of ch 1 to join.
ROUND 2: Ch 1 (does NOT act as stitch) hdc around, sl st to top of first hdc to join.
Fasten Off.
Weave in all ends.