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free knit shrug pattern for girl

Shrug here in shown in size 4
Cotton Twirl #2226 "happy baby"

Here is how the shrug looks laid flat:
[shown here in Mochi Plus - see that
pattern here.]

See other Cotton Twirl
patterns HERE

Here is an Adult Woman's
version of this shrug.


Child's Ballet Shrug in Cotton Twirl
Designed by Gail Tanquary

Sizes: 4 (6, 8, 10) yrs
Finished chest sizes: 20, 22, 24"

3 (3, 4, 5) 50 gr balls of Crystal Palace Cotton Twirl
Crystal Palace Bamboo 26" Circular Needles Sizes 6 and 8 
Size 10 knitting needle (for binding off)
Stitch Markers

Gauge: 16 sts = 4" in stockinette st

beg - beginning; cont - continue; inc - increase; K - knit; P - purl; PM - place marker; rep - repeat; RS - right side; sl - slip; tog - together; WS - wrong side

Using size 8 circular needle and long-tail cast on, CO 104 (120, 136, 152) sts.
row 1: (ws) P2, *K4, P4* to last 6 st, K4, P2.
row 2: (rs) K2, *P4, K4* to last 6 sts, P4, K2.
Repeat these rows until piece measures 4.5 (5, 5.5, 6)" from cast-on edge. End by working a rs row.
Next row: Rib 22 as established, place marker, rib to last 22 st, place marker, rib to end.

Decrease row: Change to size 6 needle. (rs) K2 tog, *(P2 tog) twice, (K2 tog) twice*. Rep between * once more, P2 tog twice, sl marker, *K1, K2 tog, K1, (P2 tog) twice.* to 4 sts before 2nd marker, K1, K2 tog, K1, sl marker, (P2 tog) twice, K2 tog twice) to last 6 sts, P2 tog twice, K2 tog.

This row sets new rib pattern. Cont as follows:
row 1 (ws): Rib as established across row.
row 2: Rib to marker, *sl 1, K2, psso the 2 knitted sts, P2*. Repeat between * to 3 sts before marker, Sl 1, K2, psso, slip marker, rib to end.
row 3: Rib to marker, *P1, yo, P1, K2* to 2 sts before marker, P1, yo, P1, sl marker, rib to end.
row 4: Rib as established.
row 5: Rib as established.
Rep rows 2-5 until pattern panel measures 10 (11, 12, 13)".
End by working row 5.
Thus the measurement from the original Cast On edge will be 14.5 (16, 17.5, 19)".

Note: The following incs are worked in K sts only by tipping left needle forward and knitting into the purl bump on the stitch below the one on the needle, then knitting into the st on the needle. Incs are made in the next 2 rows. The incs at the beg and end of the row were worked by knitting into front and back of the st because it is awkward to knit into purl bumps of sts on the edge of the work.

row 1: (rs) K in front and back of 1st st, *P2, inc in next 2 K sts by knitting into purl bumps, * to first marker, sl marker, K1, inc in back of next st in purl bump, K1, P2* to 3 sts before next marker, K1, inc in next st, K1, sl marker, *P2, inc in next 2 K sts* to 3 sts before end, P2, K in back and front of last st.

row 2: P2, * inc by working into purl bumps of next 2 K sts, P4* to last 4 sts, inc in next 2 K sts, P2. Change to larger needle and continue in K4-P4 ribbing to 4.5(5, 5.5, 6)". Bind off loosely in pattern, using tip of size 9 needle.

Sew edges: Seam the underarm edges as shown in photo to form circle.

Ties: Using larger needle, cast on 50 sts. K 1 row. Bind off. Attach to end of seam and underarms.

Designed and Crocheted by Gail Tanquary for Crystal Palace Yarns
Visit Gail's shop, Alameda Yarn Co., in Alameda, CA if you are in the East Bay area.

copyright 2010 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We are happy to share this  pattern with crocheters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Knitting Shops carrying Crystal Palace Yarns  Cotton Twirl are welcome to use this free pattern for their customers.

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