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Crochet Aurora Shrug Pattern & Tutorial

Updated: Apr 19, 2019

I'm extremely excited to share with you a pattern I designed as part of Lion Brand's 12 Weeks of Christmas this year! There are projects for quick last minute gifts and projects that take a little more time but worth the wait!

My contribution is the Crocheted Aurora Shrug. I absolutely LOVE their new ZZ Twist Yarn. It's soft, 100% acrylic and has a very nice drape with the lacy stitches I used!

This week only, all kits (12 Weeks of Xmas) are currently 20% off! Purchase the Aurora Kit here!

You can also purchase the ad-free pattern from my shops, available in a tri-fold format, perfect for on-the-go crocheting!

I had the opportunity to take this out on one of our camp trips and take photos in Bodega Bay, CA.


S/M: 40 x 31.5

L/XL: 45 x 34.25

Materials used in tutorial

  • Lion Brand's ZZ Twist (purchase here!): I used the color Taupe, 5 (6) Balls | 1230 (1476) Yards.

  • Crochet Hook- I used Clover's Amour Hook in USJ 6mm

  • Scissors

  • Tapestry Needle



Other Abbreviations:

ch – Chain

st(s) – Stitch(es)

sl st(s) – Slip Stitch(es)

sk – Skip yo – Yarn Over

beg – Beginning rep – Repeat rem – Remaining

sc – Single Crochet dc – Double Crochet tr – Treble Crochet

pm – Place Marker tr3tog – Work 3tr in same st, leaving last loop of each st on hook, yo, draw through all 4 loops.

SPECIAL STITCHES 6-tr Cluster – Work 3tr in next st, leaving last loop of each st on hook, sk5 sts, work 3tr in next st, leaving last loop of each st on hook, yo & draw through all 7 loops. 4-tr Cluster – Work 3tr in next st, leaving last loop of each st on hook, sk2 sts, work 1tr in next st, leaving last loop of each st on hook, yo & draw through all 5 loops.

LEVEL Intermediate – With Photos and Video Tutorial (at end of post or click here)


S/M (L/XL)


Row 1: ch148 (166), 1dc in the 4th ch from hook & in each ch st across. 145 (163) sts.

Tip: Work 145 (163) foundation double crochet (fdc) sts instead! (fdc video tutorial)

Row 2-3: ch2 (does not count as st) & turn, 1dc in each st across. 145 (163) sts.

Row 4: ch4 (counts as tr) & turn. sk2, tr3tog in next st, *ch5, 6-tr cluster (working first 3tr in same st as last cluster), sk5, 3tr in next st, complete cluster. Rep from * until last 3 sts. ch5, 4-tr cluster (working first 3 tr in same st as last cluster), sk2, 1tr in last st. Complete cluster.

Row 5-7: ch2 (does not count as st) & turn, 1dc in each st across. 145 (163) sts.

Rep rows 4-7 for a total of 43 (47) rows.

Fold piece down & pm approx. 6.5” down from folded edge for armhole.

Note: you can adjust size of armhole by placing marker closer or further from folded edge.

Fasten on from the bottom open edge & sew by working sl sts up the sides (through both pieces) stopping at marker. Rep for other side. You may use a tapestry needle to sew instead.

ARMHOLES | with right side out Fasten on anywhere in armhole. Work sc sts evenly around (approx. 2 per dc rows & 3 for the cluster rows). Repeat for other armhole.

COLLAR | with right side out Fasten on at bottom (or anywhere you’d like). Round 1-5: Ch3 (counts as dc st), 1dc in every st around. sl st to the 3rd ch of the beg ch3.

Finishing Fasten off and weave in all ends.


Crochet Aurora Shrug

Video Tutorial




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