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Find the Perfect Shrug Knitting Pattern

Need a quick, versatile wardrobe staple to transition from winter to spring and from summer to fall? Try a shrug knitting pattern!

If you’ve never used a shrug knitting pattern, you’re missing out. Shrugs are mini cardigans. They come in all sorts of colors and styles, they look great with just about anything, they’re warm without being too warm… need I go on?

If your wardrobe is missing this staple, it’s time you fixed that problem. The nice thing about a shrug knitting pattern is that it works up fast, offers a lot of choice in style and color, and works for almost any season. A shrug is the perfect accessory to dress up anything from jeans and a T-shirt to an out of season sleeveless dress.

Don’t pay a bunch of money for them in stores, though — make your own with these free knitting patterns.

Try a Beautiful Shrug Knitting Pattern

Anthrolpologie Inspired Capelet This is my all time favorite shrug knitting pattern. The girl who pieced it together is brilliant. It’s the quintessential shrug: cute, versatile, simple, and fun. Better yet, it’s very easy to make and is a perfect gift come the holiday season.

Victorian Shrug This simple pattern is pretty, feminine, and yet practical — a lacy sweater with a lot of wearing potential. It’s perfect for adding a bit of style to a simple outfit. No matter your style, you can dress this up or down with funky or simple colors and yarn — another great and versatile pattern.

Wrath of Khan shrug And then on the other end of the spectrum, we have this shrug pattern. It’s a sci-fi inspired piece of clothing with an unusual but still stylish flair. The longer you gaze at this project, the more it’ll grow on you.

Patons Shoulder Shrug This pattern is a little bit different. Instead of a cardigan, it’s a half sweater, closer to a poncho. It still creates a beautiful and trendy piece of clothing, though, and it will make a fantastic addition to any wardrobe.

Child’s Ballet Shrug Obviously I need at least one pattern for children in my repertoire! This ballet inspired shrug is perfect for young girls of any age. Actually, I adapted it for my teenage daughter, and she loved it. It really would work well for young dancers to wear in between sets. But it’s just as cute with jeans and a T-shirt.

If you don’t have a shrug hanging in your closet, you’re missing out. Get out your knitting needles and find a shrug knitting pattern you love today!