|Awesome 80's school picture|
I had read in a Lion yarn newsletter about turning a rectangle into a shrug, and Wa-La! I had my inspiration. Creating this shrug was so super simple, any beginning crochet or knit-er could do this project with a little patience. In a nutshell, crochet a rectangle that is long enough to cover the bottom of your shoulder blades. For this piece, I did crochet one, skip a stitch, etc. in order to get the pretty holes. You could use any pattern you like so long as it produces a nice rectangle shape. Then I turned the rectangle inside out and slip stitched a seam up until about my armpits and flipped it right side out. I went around the armholes in a single crochet for about 5 rounds just to give them a more distinct shape. Be sure to check out the above blog link if you decide to try this, or leave a comment if you have any questions.
To finish, I slipped some flocked ribbon around the arm holes to make them a little tighter. Here is how it turned out:
I was pretty happy with how this turned out, and am so excited to wear this around town! =)