The Best Stylish Crochet Shrugs Ideas

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A crochet shrug is a piece of resistance of every single wardrobe you find it in. They are warm, they look good and they are easy to wear. That’s everything you need for an all-year-round piece of clothing.

It is always good to have a crochet shrug at hand. It goes well with everything, from smart dresses to casual t-shirt and jeans look. The versatility lies in the lightweight and airy structure, thanks to which you can wear your shrug all year long. One size fit all can be a drug’s second name as with its unique form there is no need to change sizes depending on the person wearing it. And what’s the most incredible, with our selection of the best stylish crochet shrugs ideas you will easily craft one, or multiple, on your own.

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Crochet Shrug Patterns

1. Iris Cocoon Shrug

This modern shrug design is a versatile piece that’s worthy of any fashionable wardrobe. The Iris stitch in a Square was used to create the delicate texture of the lightweight body. This cocoon shrug was designed by Gootie as an oversized piece which actually makes this beginner-friendly pattern even easier to follow as there are no size restrictions.

  • DESIGNED by Gootie
  • PROJECT TYPE blanket CAL
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Photos by Gootie / ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on madebygootie.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

2. Hideaway Shrug

From a square to a shrug easily and fast? Only with this Leah Gordon’s pattern! This model is a basic piece that you would grab from your closet any time you need something comfortable and easy to wear. Pop it on and twist your daily style easily. Quite thick texture gives warmth and builds up great structure that you can easily style up with a belt.

  • DESIGNED by Leah Gordon
  • PROJECT TYPE shrug
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Photos by Leah Gordon / ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on iplaywithfiber.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

3. Season-Spanning Shrug

Somewhere in between a cozy cocoon blanket and daily modern cardigan the season-spanning shrug has found it’s place. Rohn Strong has created this pattern and Yarnspirations makes it widely accessible to us all so that we can construct such versatile piece at home. This shrug is for sure a great piece to have in the closet, as it goes with every style, fits every body type and will always comfort you, even on your toughest day.

  • DESIGNED by Rohn Strong
  • PROJECT TYPE shrug
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate

Photos by Rohn Strong / ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on yarnspirations.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

4. Pumpkin Pie Cocoon Shrug

Airy and light, yet cocooning all around your arms and torso for the ultimate comfort. The Pumpkin Pie Cocoon Shrug by Aki Daga is all that and even more! The pattern is a beginner friendly one, so no worries for all those who are just starting their crochet adventure. You will too enjoy some stylish cocooning yourself after just a few stitches combined together in a designer manner. 

  • DESIGNED by Aki Daga
  • PROJECT TYPE shrug
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Photos by Aki Daga / ravelry.com

Find a video tutorial on YouTube, or read more about it on Ravelry.

5. Herringbone Shrug Cardigan

One size fits all and one crochet pattern satisfies all. That’s the shrug cardigan design by Carrie M Chambers that you’re about to craft and then enjoy the outcome. This shrug is a great piece to wrap yourself with when the winter strikes, but also an easy piece just to throw on during more gentle weather conditions. 

  • DESIGNED by Carrie M Chambers
  • PROJECT TYPE shrug
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner

Photos by Carrie M Chambers / ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on crochetwithcarrie.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

6. Crochet Cocoon

Hide in your own cozy and soft cocoon on days when you just don’t feel like struggling with the weather, or the world in general. Bella Coco Crochet has given us an instruction on how to create this great portable hiding space on your own. Very easy to follow, this crochet pattern consists of detailed information and video tutorial for all those who like it better to follow the visuals when handcrafting.

  • DESIGNED by Bella Coco Crochet
  • PROJECT TYPE shrug
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Photos by Bella Coco Crochet / instagram.com

Find original free pattern on blog.bellacococrochet.com, or read more about it on Instagram.

7. Embrasser – Free For a Limited Time

Embrace the soft touch of the crochet bolero shrug designed by Johanna Huck. The intermediate crochet pattern is based on a diamond-shape lace body that creates lightweight structure. It’s not only very decorative but also sits very well when worn. Wrap style is kept in place and easy to wear thanks to the structured cuffs. The style gives the possibility to wear it many different ways so have some fun with it.

  • DESIGNED by Johanna Huck
  • PROJECT TYPE bolero shrug
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate

Photos Expression Fiber Arts / ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on expressionfiberarts.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

8. Eleanor Sweater Scarf

What will come out of putting the sleeves and a scarf together? The amazing crochet sweater scarf by Hannah Cross. Super easy not only to craft but also to wear in so many different ways. A perfect piece to throw on your arms when it’s getting chilly. This versatile cover up comes in a variety of sizes that are all beginner crochet friendly. Use it as a wrap, scarf, cardigan and never repeat an outfit.

  • DESIGNED by Hannah Cross
  • PROJECT TYPE shrug
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Photos Hannah Cross / ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on hanjancrochet.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

9. Juno Chunky Shrug

There is no such thing as bad weather for a proper shrug. Stitch &Hustle has created a pattern for a perfect everyday crochet shrug. You can wrap it around you at home, in a cold cinema or outdoors. It will always feel cozy and toasty warm thanks to the use of a soft chunky yarn. The free crochet pattern comes in different sizes, however, the true nature of a crochet shrug is to be oversized and one fit all at the same time.

  • DESIGNED by Stitch & Hustle
  • PROJECT TYPE shrug
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Photos Stitch & Hustle / stitchandhustle.com

Find original free pattern on stitchandhustle.com.

10. Dream Catcher Cardi

This dreamy crochet shrug has it all. It is a cosy simple put on cardigan style piece of clothing. It is lightweight enough to be worn even during the warmer months. It is decorated with its diamond motif at the back. And it is a true pleasure to craft it with the Ned & Mimi Crochet pattern. A half chunky and warm, half lacy and delicate. This crochet piece is everything your need and want.

  • DESIGNED by Ned & Mimi Crochet
  • PROJECT TYPE cardi shrug
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Photos Ned & Mimi Crochet / nedandmimi.com

Find original free pattern on nedandmimi.com.

11. Magnolia Cocoon Shrug

Lacey and lightweight, this crochet shrug will bring a whisper of tenderness to your look. The piece has a store-bought look, and its texture combined with the solid color makes it great for any occasion. Even if you’re a beginner, the project is quick to complete. Give it a try and see what happens! The lacy shrug video tutorial will help you along the way.

  • DESIGNED by Aki Daga
  • PROJECT TYPE shrugs
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
a woman wearing a crocheted shrug

Photos by Aki Daga / Ravelry.com

Watch the original video tutorial on YouTube, or read more about it on Ravelry.

12. Almond Flowers Crochet Shrug

The rich design of this crochet shrug is an eye-catcher. If anyone thinks that crocheted clothing only looks cute and funny, this garment breaks all the stereotypes. Whether you’re going to a restaurant or a formal meeting, this shrug will fit the bill. Designed for advanced crocheters, it’s also a great way to hone your skills. Be quick, the pattern is only free for a limited time.

  • DESIGNED by Wardah Mhd
  • PROJECT TYPE shrugs
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate to advanced
a woman wearing a crochet shrug

Photos by Expression Fiber Arts / Ravelry.com

Find the original free for a limited time pattern on expressionfiberarts.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

13. Light Breeze Shrug

All those warm winter clothes often weigh too much. This crochet shrug is the answer. It’s light and yet warmer than layered sweaters. If you’re the first person to want to wrap up in something cozy when the temperature drops, this is definitely for you. There’s nothing to be afraid of if you just follow the directions.

  • DESIGNED by Martina Supova
  • PROJECT TYPE shrugs
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner
Two pictures of a crocheted shrug on a mannequin.

Photos by Martina Supova / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

14. Royal Crochet Cape

A really rich texture and royal colors. A crochet cape like this is not just an ordinary piece of fabric you can throw on at home. It’s a whimsical accessory that’s great for a variety of occasions. The pattern is only free for a limited time, so don’t waste your chance. There are too many outfits you can make with this piece to describe, so grab the hook.

  • DESIGNED by Wardah Mhd
  • PROJECT TYPE shrugs
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner
Two pictures of a woman wearing a crochet shrug.

Photos by Wardah Mhd / Ravelry.com

Find the original free for a limited time pattern on Ravelry.

15. Cozy Cocoon Sweater Cardigan

Cocoon sweaters are super cozy and great for all seasons. Whether it’s a cold winter evening when the central heating isn’t enough or just a chilly spring morning, you’ll feel good in them. The pattern uses an alpine stitch in combination with chunky yarn. Consider making it if you’re a beginner crocheter.

  • DESIGNED by Brianna Iaropoli
  • PROJECT TYPE shrugs
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A woman wearing a crochet shrug.

Photos by Brianna Iaropoli / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on lifeandyarn.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

16. Evergreen Cocoon Shrug

A super stylish crochet cocoon for those who like to wrap up. The pattern comes in sizes XS-5XL so you have plenty of choices. You can also go for a slightly larger size – it feels even more comfortable and cuddlier. The pattern is suitable for crocheters of all levels, including beginners. Another advantage is that you can work it with basically any stitch you like.

  • DESIGNED by Happy Heartsy
  • PROJECT TYPE shrugs
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Two pictures of a woman wearing a green crochet shrug.

Photos by Happy Heartsy / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on happyheartsy.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

17. The Tilda Shrug

A unique crochet accessory that is both a crochet cardigan and a crochet shrug. The special shape of the piece makes it extremely comfortable to wear. What’s more, it’s lightweight and easy to fold and take with you just in case. It’s great for all seasons, whether it’s a harsh winter or a cool summer evening.

  • DESIGNED by Rachel Misner
  • PROJECT TYPE shrugs
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Two pictures of a woman wearing jeans and a crochet shrug.

Photos by Rachel Misner / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on eandpcrochet.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

18. Giga Shrug

This lace crochet shrug is perfect for spring and summer. The design is breathable, but can still be cozy when the chilly evening arrives. A great piece for your campfire nights, so be sure to save this pattern for later. Another plus is that it’s compact and you can even take it with you when you travel to the mountains or anywhere else.

  • DESIGNED by GetKnit
  • PROJECT TYPE shrugs
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Two pictures of a woman wearing a crochet shawl, also known as a crochet shrug.

Photos by GetKnit / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

19. Sabrina Shrug

This shrug combines elegance and coziness, making it a versatile piece for any occasion. The unique design adds a touch of finesse to your outfit while keeping you comfortably warm. Whether layered over a dress or paired with casual wear, this shrug will become your go-to accessory.

  • DESIGNED by Toni Lipsey
  • PROJECT TYPE shrug
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
a woman wearing a crochet shrug in a neutral color

Photos by Toni Lipsey / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on tlycblog.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

20. Granny Stripe Shrug

Add a touch of bohemian flair to your wardrobe with a trendy granny shrug. This colorful and playful shrug exudes a relaxed vibe that’s perfect for casual outings or festivals. The granny stripe design gives it a fun and youthful feel, making it a statement piece in your closet. The pattern is free and easy-to-follow.

  • DESIGNED by Susan Frick
  • PROJECT TYPE shrug
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
a woman wearing a crochet shrug made of granny stitch in soft colors

Photos by Susan Frick / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on aboxoftwine.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

21. Våg – Shrug

A tiny shrug that is great for creating layers in your outfit. If you don’t like to wear your clothes in one layer, but it’s really hot outside, this pattern will do the trick. When made with light yarn, it’s great even on the hottest days. The crochet shrug pattern is easy and you’re sure to have fun with it, so give it a try!

  • DESIGNED by Sidsel Sangild
  • PROJECT TYPE shrug
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
a woman wearing a crochet shrug in a dark color

Photos by Sidsel Sangild / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on jarbo.se, or read more about it on Ravelry.

22. Granny Square Çocoon

A rather massive crochet shrug for those who love comfort. It will definitely suit those who can’t sleep without a huge blanket, even in the middle of summer. The pattern is great for crocheters of all levels, although it’s best to have some basic knowledge before you start. The pattern is free and easy to follow.

  • DESIGNED by Yarnspirations Design Studio
  • PROJECT TYPE shrug
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
a woman wearing a blue crochet shrug with an openwork texture and collar ribbing

Photos by Yarnspirations Design Studio / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on yarnspirations.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

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