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Topaz Baby Shrug from Patons No. R21

Knitting garter stitch bay shrug

Materials and Size

Patons Beehive Baby Wool or Patons Baby Wool with Nylon

Quantity – 2 balls

Length from cuff to cuff, 20 ins.

Knitting Needles, 1 pair each UK Nos. 10/3.25mm/US 3 and UK 12/2.75mm/US 2

Length of Ribbon.

A Fine Crochet Hook.

One Reel of Fine Crochet Silk or Small Quantity of Patons Fuzzy Wuzzy Angora.

A Small Quantity of Silk for Embroidery.


8 stitches to the inch in width measured over plain smooth fabric.


Note: This pattern uses UK crochet terms. UK double crochet = US single crochet, UK treble = US double crochet and so on.

Using smaller needles, cast on 40 stitches.

1st row: K2, * P1, K1, rep from * to end of row.

Rep 1st row for 4 ins.

Next row: * Increase once in first st, rep from * to end of row.

Using larger needles, work 16 ins. in garter stitch.

Using smaller needles, proceed as follows:

1st row: * K2tog, rep from * to end of row.

2nd row: K2, * P1, K1, rep from * to end of row.

Rep 2nd row for 4 ins.

Cast off.

To Make Up

With a slightly damp cloth and warm iron, press lightly.

Using a flat seam, sew up cuffs and side edges for 2 ins.

Fold cuff ribbing in half.

At centre of one side fold over an edge for 2 ins. to form collar.

Using Crochet Hook and Silk, work around outer edge of garment and cuffs as follows:

1st row: 1 dc into each st.

2nd row: 1 tr into first dc, * miss 2 dc, 1 tr into next dc, 3 ch, 3 tr into same dc, rep from * to end of row.

For alternate edging, using Crochet Hook and Baby Wool, work 1 row of dc round outer edge of garment and cuffs, then 1 row of Fuzzy Wuzzy Angora.

Embroider collar with grub roses as illustrated.

Sew ribbon at each end of collar. Finally, press all seams.

The original publication of this pattern is in the public domain, however this digital version is copyright Sarah Bradberry, May 28th 2012. All rights reserved.