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Friday, March 13, 2015

Kerry Shrug

One of my most popular patterns has been the Kerry Shrug.

It was first published in Crochet! magazine - Spring 2013.

Then it was featured in an episode of Knit and Crochet Now! -
Season 4 - Episode 402.

(More details about where to find the pattern and purchase the episode can be found here and here.)
M22150_kerry_300_medium  This design is a simpler version of the Glendalough Shrug.

Last year Carol Chesick emailed me about her journey in making this shrug.  She had a few questions about the pattern but did most of it on her own.
Didn't she do a wonderful job?  I think it looks great on her.
Here is what Carol says about her experience with this shrug:

I just loved the look of the Kerry Shrug but was a little intimidated. Not sure I had the skills, but decided to soldier on. I am so glad I did. I made it to wear to a summer wedding and was actually quite surprised when no one mentioned anything about it. I guess I expected some reaction.

It was then I walked up on a conversation my adult son and his friends were having about MY shrug!! I never thought the praise and compliments would come from the groom and his groomsmen. It was then all their wives and girlfriends starting complimenting me on making such a beautiful piece.  It was an advanced pattern but well worth the effort.

I have since worn it not only with a dress but over a shirt with blue jeans as well. I feel so good in it.

Congratulations, Carol, on crocheting an advanced pattern and successfully creating a wearable piece of art!


  1. I love this pattern as well. It's nice to know I wasn't the only one that felt intimidated, I will have to give it a try now. Great job!

  2. Feel free to email me with any questions you may have - would love to see a photo of your finished project- Jennifer

  3. Wouwie Carol wat a very very very beautiful shrug. I can only talk for mezelf and my comment is than "Job well done"