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Easy and Cute Baby Shrug Knitting Pattern

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Learn how to knit an easy and cute baby shrug following the simple instructions in this guide!

Learn how to knit an easy and cute baby shrug following the simple instructions in this guide!

How to Knit a Baby Girl Shrug

Are you looking for a baby knitting pattern you can make quickly and layer over any top? This "Diamonds Rib Lace Baby Shrug" is a great last minute gift idea! It's very easy to knit because you just have to create a rectangle. There's no need to knit the sleeves, and there are no pick-up stitches involved. You have to sew just one inch at each end. It's also good lace-knitting practice for beginners. I've also added a video tutorial for you to follow along. Have fun!

Baby in her shrug!

Baby in her shrug!

Knitting Instructions

The pattern is for 6-18 month-old babies. The shrug in the pictures is knitted with category 4 medium worsted weight, Caron Simply Soft yarn. You will need a pair of US 5 knitting needles and a yarn needle.


22 sts x 30 rows for 4" x 4" in Stocking sts


  • K = Knit
  • P = Purl
  • YO = Yarn Over
  • K2tog = Knit-two-together
  • SSK = Slip 2 stitches knit-wise, insert the left needle through the front of both loops and knit together
  • SSKPO = SSK then slip the stitch back to the left needle. Lift the next stitch over the SSK loop and off the needle. Transfer the SSK loop back to the right needle. (Watch the following video)
Knit a Rectangular Shape!

Knit a Rectangular Shape!

Let's Start!

Cast on 78 stitches.


Row 1: (Right Side) K2, *(P2, K2), repeat* to end.

Row 2: (Wrong Side) P2, *(K2, P2), repeat* to end.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 (4) more times to reach Row 10.

(Option) For Row 5, combine and work together with Lion brand Fun Far yarn.

Middle Part

Row 11: K2, YO, K2tog, K5, YO, SSKPO, YO, *(K7, YO, SSKPO, YO), repeat* 6 times to the last 6 sts., end with K2, SSK, YO, K2.

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Row 12: P to end.

Row 13: K2, YO, K2tog, K2, YO, SSKPO, YO, *(K7, YO, SSKPO, YO), repeat* to the last 9 sts., end with K5, SSK, YO, K2.

Row 14: P to end.

Repeat Rows 11 to 14 to reach Row 66 or the piece measures about 9.5 inches

How to Knit the Middle Part


Repeat Rows 1 and 2 (5) times again.

Bind off loosely.


Fold the piece half as shown in the picture. Sew about 1 inch each both side. Enjoy!

This pattern is for personal use only and not for commercial sale.

Sew like this, about 1" both side.

Sew like this, about 1" both side.

All Done!

(c) whiteflowerneedle 2014

(c) whiteflowerneedle 2014

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© 2014 Christy Hills


Lisa Auch from Scotland on August 29, 2014:

Beautiful knitted shrug, thank you so much for the instructions