Crystal Palace Yarns
free knit shrug pattern for girl
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)
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
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,
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
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
welcome to use this free pattern for their customers.
Crystal Palace Yarns, Richmond, CA
phone: 510-237-9988, fax: 510-237-9809