FAQ: How To Crochet A Shrug Sweater?

How do you measure a crochet shrug?

To find this finished circumference measurement on yourself, take a tape measure and measure around your neck, down the front, around your back and back up again. Pull the two sides of the tape measure together on your front. This will simulate the finished measurement of the shrug when closed with a button.

How do you measure shoulder width for crochet?

Don’t measure your shoulder width across the front of your body, measure across your back. To do this correctly, measure up to where your shoulders end, not all the way to the top of your arm. Pass the tape across your back from one shoulder to the other.

How many granny squares does it take to make a cardigan?

You should have 14 granny squares along the top and bottom of the cardigan, 3 granny squares for each armhole and 6 granny squares seamed together each side to form the sleeves. Weave in all ends to finish.

How long is a shrug?

Stand tall, holding a bar in an overhand grip with your hands just outside your thighs. Lift your shoulders straight up, hold for one or two seconds in this elevated position, then lower them back to the start. Throughout the exercise, make sure you keep your shoulders back and your spine and elbows straight.

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