26 Elegant Knitted Shrug Patterns

Whatever your style, we listed a knitted shrug patterns that will be ideal for your style. Shrugs are usually worn as a statement piece over a blouse, tank top, T shirt or a dress.

A knitted shrug is comparable to a cardigan. However, instead of covering the whole torso, a shrug is shorter. A shrug is a combination of a vest and a shawl. It typically has full length sleeves, but it is not a requirement.

Most women like to wear a shrug to cover their arms and back when wearing a sleeveless or strappy dress. The shrug will help provide warmth and a bit of fashion.

Below is a list of 26 amazing shrug knitting patterns. We have included patterns for every age and occasion. And there are sizes ranging from extra small to 5X.

1. Easy Shrug Knitting Pattern by BarbsDaughterDesigns

Here is a stylish shrug knitting pattern that could be worn for all types of occasions. It has a classic feel that women of all ages will love. The pattern is simple and versatile. This shrug can be worn at home or at a wedding.

This downloadable pattern includes easy-to-follow written instructions. There are instructions for sizes S/M, L/XL and XXL/XXXL. It requires medium weight yarn, #15 knitting needles, and #15 cable needles.

Find the Pattern by BarbsDaughterDesigns HERE

2. White Cable Capelet Shrug Knitting Pattern by VintagePatternFaves

White Cable Capelet Shrug Knitting Pattern by VintagePatternFaves

The White Cable Capelet shrug is absolutely beautiful. It makes a great winter accessory or a stunning addition to a winter wedding. Make one for each of your bridesmaids.

The pattern uses modular knitting. If you are new to the technique, this is a great pattern to try.

Find the Pattern by VintagePatternFaves HERE

3. Sea-Green Free Shrug Knitting Pattern by Marni Reecer

Sea-Green Free Shrug Knitting Pattern by Marni Reecer

The free shrug knitting pattern is easy to make. The shrug leaves the torso fully open while covering the arms. It is perfect for wearing in the office or anytime your arms get a little chilly.

You will need size US 13 or 9 mm knitting needles and bulky/chunky yarn. If you also know how to crochet, you can add the optional border. The border is just an added bonus. It looks perfectly fine without it.

Find the Pattern by Marni Reecer HERE

4. Summer Shrug knitting Pattern by StudiorajkaBoutique

Summer Shrug knitting Pattern by StudiorajkaBoutique

Here is a shrug knitting pattern that is ideal for a beginner knitter. The Summer Shrug pattern is extremely easy to knit. The shrug would be a nice addition to your outfit on a chilly evening. It is lightweight yet thick enough to keep away the chill.

This beginner-friendly knitting pattern comes in 2 sizes: regular and plus. You will only need to know how to knit and purl. It can be completed in as little as 4 to 5 hours.

Find the Pattern by StudiorajkaBoutique HERE

5. Beginner Scoop Knitted Shrug Pattern by Brome Fields

Beginner Scoop Knitted Shrug Pattern by Brome Fields

If you are looking for a warm shrug for winter, this one is comfy and toasty.

The shrug is knit flat on circular needles using a variation of the broken rib knit stitch.

You will need approximately 470 yards of super bulky yarn and US 15 circular knitting needles with a 32” or longer cable.

Find the Pattern by broomefields HERE

6. Sweet Lacy Summer Knit Shrug Pattern by HandKnitArtisans

Sweet Lacy Summer Knit Shrug Pattern by HandKnitArtisans

The Sweet Lacy Summer Shrug is an elegant accessory to add to a summer dress. The suggested yarn gives this shrug a luxurious look and feel.

An experienced beginner can complete this pattern. There are instructions for bust sizes: 32-34″, 36-38″ and 40-42″.

Find the Pattern by HandKnitArtisans HERE

7. Loose Bolero Knitted Shrug Pattern by HobiholikFashion

Are you looking for a lightweight summer shrug knitting pattern? This one is flowy and airy. It is knitted on large needles, giving it a large open gauge.

The pattern was designed for a beginner level knitter. It uses the techniques cast on, bind off, knit, purl, working in the round, and changing from in the round to flat knitting.

Find the Pattern by HobiholikFashion HERE

8. Silver Moon Shrug Knitting Pattern by Patons Design Team

Silver Moon Shrug Knitting Pattern by Patons Design Team

Here is a free shrug knitting pattern you can knit and use up your old skeins of yarn. The gradient design makes a fun pattern. You can create several of these shrugs and each one can be completely unique.

This shrug knits up quickly and is a great project for someone that doesn’t want to make a full sweater.

Find the Pattern by Patons Design Team HERE

9. Snowcloud Shrug Knit Pattern by The Yarnaid

Snowcloud Shrug Knit Pattern by The Yarnaid

Here is a shrug that has a simple, soft textured pattern. It has gentle curving lines, sloping edges, and a high collar.

The PDF pattern includes written instructions along with charts to make the snowdrift. The pattern contains several different bust sizes.

Find the Pattern by TheYarniad HERE

10. Plus Size Chunky Long Sleeve Shrug Pattern by HandKnitArtisans

Plus Size Chunky Long Sleeve Shrug Pattern by HandKnitArtisans

This shrug knitting pattern knits up fast and easily. The finished shrug is thick, warm, cosy and comfortable. It has long textured sleeves, a high collar, and ribbed edging. It would look super cute with jeans and a tank top.

Find the Pattern by HandKnitArtisans HERE

11. How to knit a shrug by ThreeBirdsSitting

How to knit a shrug by ThreeBirdsSitting

This lovely loose fitting knitted shrug is perfect for beginners. This shrug hangs just above the waistline in the back and the sleeves reach to the elbows.  It has easy-to-follow and simple instructions.

You will only need to know how to knit, purl, yarn over, and seaming. There are instructions for 4 sizes.

Find the Pattern by ThreeBirdsSitting HERE

12. Lace-Edged Knit Shrug Pattern by HeirloomlaceKnits

Lace-Edged Knit Shrug Pattern by HeirloomlaceKnits

Here is a classic shrug that would make a nice warm wrap for spring and fall. The edges have a beautiful lace edge.

The suggested yarn is heavy DK or worsted weight. There are instructions for ladies’ S/M and M/L.

Find the Pattern by HeirloomlaceKnits HERE

13. Cassie Free Shrug Knitting Pattern by DROPS Design

Cassie Free Shrug Knitting Pattern by DROPS Design

This easy shrug design contains a stunning diamond lace pattern. It is worked flat in one piece. It includes instructions for Sizes: S/M, L, XL /XXL, and XXXL.

The pattern is worked back and forth on a circular needle to make room for all the stitches.

Find the Pattern from DROPS Design HERE

14. Minnie Shrug Pattern by Hello Gabby88

Minnie Shrug Pattern by Hello Gabby88

Do your arms get cold easily? Try this shrug knitting pattern. This mini shrug is lightweight and versatile

You must be comfortable reading patterns to make this shrug. It has instructions for sizes: Small / Medium, Large/XL, 2XL/3XL, and 4XL/5XL.

Find the Pattern from by HelloGabby88 HERE

15. Simple Shrug Wrap Knitting Pattern by GirlpowerDesigns

Simple Shrug Wrap Knitting Pattern by GirlpowerDesigns

You will fall in love with this shrug. It is cosy and warm and feels like a nice fluffy blanket. It is so comfortable; you will not want to take it off.

The shrug is knitted from the bottom up using chunky yarn. It knits up quickly. You can choose from sizes XS/S, S/M, M/L, L/XL, and XL/2X.

Find the Pattern by GirlpowerDesigns HERE

16. ICE Knit & Crochet Shrug Pattern by BernioliesDesigns

ICE Knit & Crochet Shrug Pattern by BernioliesDesigns

This elegant shrug has a regal feel. It is suitable for all occasions. Wear it to a wedding or a holiday party. You can bet your friends will be impressed when you tell them you made it.

The pattern only has one size: S/L. To complete it, you will need 5 skeins of 4ply fingering weight yarn, 2 – 5 mm crochet hooks, and size 9 US knitting needles.

Find the Pattern by BernioliesDesigns HERE

17. Woman Sexy Shrug Knitting Pattern by Puon Sweater

Woman Sexy Shrug Knitting Pattern by Puon Sweater

Here is a knitted pattern for beginners as well as advanced knitters. The pattern can be hard to understand, so you must be comfortable reading patterns.

The pattern is knitted in rows and loops. You will need both circular needles and double pointed needles.

Find the Pattern by PuonSweater HERE

18. Ribbed Lace Bolero by Kelly Maher

Ribbed Lace Bolero by Kelly Maher

This dainty shrug is made with worsted weight yarn. It is very feminine and will look cute over any sleeveless dress or top.

The free shrug knitting pattern is for a size small. However, there are easy calculations for a custom fit.  

Find the Pattern by Kelly Maher HERE

19. The Four L Knitted Shrug Pattern by Rian Anderson

The Four L Knitted Shrug Pattern by Rian Anderson

Make this large lacy shrug with your stash yarn. It uses 3 types of yarn, and they do not even need to be the same thickness. They just need to be between 4 ply and 10 ply thickness. Ribbon yarn, silky chainette, tramline and special effect yarns work the best.

This shrug knitting pattern is knitted using a simple lace stitch on large needles. This makes the project work up quickly.

Find the Pattern by RianAnderson HERE

20. Souhegan Summer Knit Shrug Pattern by slfCreations

Souhegan Summer Knit Shrug Pattern by slfCreations

This is an easy-to-follow downloadable PDF pattern. This delightful piece can be knitted in a single weekend or over a few evenings.

An advanced beginner should be able to complete this pattern. There is one size: adult – one size fits most.

Find the Pattern by slfCreations HERE

21. Blackberry Knit Shrug Pattern by Jennifer Thruston

Blackberry Knit Shrug Pattern by Jennifer Thruston

This cosy shrug will keep you warm in chilly weather. The pattern uses chunky yarn, so the piece works up quickly. You can leave it draped open or close it with a broach.

The free shrug knitting pattern includes sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, and 4XL.

Find the Pattern by Jennifer Thruston HERE

22. Sleevie Wonder Wrap Shrug Scarf Knit Pattern by HectanoogaPattern

Sleevie Wonder Wrap Shrug Scarf Knit Pattern by HectanoogaPattern

Use this versatile shrug as a shawl or a scarf. It is a quick and easy knitting pattern. The finished shrug is 72 inches long with loose, flowing sleeves. It was designed to fit a person who wears a size small to medium. There is a longer version included for larger sizes.

Find the Pattern by HectanoogaPatterns HERE

23. Knitting Lacy Shrug by AnnoushkaFashion

Knitting Lacy Shrug by AnnoushkaFashion

Here is a gorgeous lace shrug. It would be perfect for a wedding. It uses a simple four-row lace repeat pattern to create a stunning lace design.

We would recommend this pattern for an intermediate level knitter. There are 6 sizes to choose from: small, medium, large, XL, 2X, and 3X.

Find the Pattern by AnnoushkaFashion HERE

24. Loose Knit Shrug Pattern by PieraRomeoDesign

Loose Knit Shrug Pattern by PieraRomeoDesign

You can knit up the shrug knitting pattern in a few hours. It is a nice loose and airy shrug that would be perfect for summer evenings.

The shrug is worked in one piece and can be completed in 3 to 5 hours.

Find the Pattern by PieraRomeoDesign HERE

25. Easy Shrug Knitting Pattern by FluffyStitchesShop

Easy Shrug Knitting Pattern by FluffyStitchesShop

Here is a beginner-friendly pattern that makes a winter shrug. The oversized shrug will keep you cosy and comfortable. Wear it out on the town or curl up in it on your couch.

This shrug knitting pattern uses bind off, cast on, knit, knit front and back, purl, and purl front and back.

Find the Pattern by FluffyStitchesShop HERE

26. Simple Shrug Knitting Pattern

Simple Shrug Knitting Pattern

The simple shrug knitting pattern is a large, fashion statement piece that you can snuggle up in all through winter and still look chic during the rest of the year.

It is a rookie-friendly, oversized blanket sweater that is just perfect for staying warm both indoors and outside.

The finished sweater’s measurements are approximately 40.5 inches from one end of an arm to the other end of the arm.

Shrug Knitting Pattern Materials
  • One size 19 (US)/15mm circular knitting needle.
  • 8 skeins equivalent to 127 yards of Lions Pride Woolspun Linen Yarn.
  • Two one and a quarter inch buttons of your liking.
  • A tapestry needle you will use to weave in the ends.
  • A sewing needle and thread to attach the buttons.
  • A pair of scissors

Get the pattern HERE

IF YOUR ARMS GET COLD, YET YOU DO NOT WANT TO WEAR A CARDIGAN, TRY A KNITTED SHRUG PATTERN. THESE ACCESSORIES ARE FASHIONABLE AND TRENDY.

Shrugs are fun projects that knit up quicker than full sweaters. They are the perfect accessory for every season. Make a lacy lightweight shrug for summer, or a tightly knitted pattern with heavy yarn for winter.

Shrugs can complement all types of outfits. You can pair them with dresses or jeans and a spaghetti strap shirt. Whatever your style, we have included a knitted shrug pattern that will be ideal for your style.