Cozy Knit Shrug

A classy and elegant coverup.

Skill Level | Beginner
Available Sizes | XS-M, L-XL, 3XL-5XL

Perfect for a special occasion or any time you need just a little extra warmth. It’s simple enough for a beginner and quick enough for a great weekend project.


About this Pattern

If you’re looking for an easy, beginner knitting project that’s more interesting than a scarf, you’re in the right place. Our cozy knit shrug is worked in basic stitches and textured yarn to create a lofty and stretchy fit.

With this project you’ll learn how to use basic stitches to create a simple shape and then later turn that shape into something functional and wearable. This project is perfect for beginner’s who have already worked a project or two and are looking to improve their skills even more. The yarn has a slightly lower stitch definition that a plied yarn but it’s still workable for new knitters.

Before you begin, review this page entirely so you understand the full scope of the project. We have a list of recommended supplies and abbreviations here on this page as well as written instructions and a tutorial to walk you through our cozy knit shrug step-by-step.

getting started

Recommended Supplies

  • Approx 290(520, 640) yds; Bernat Freesia Yarn (Colorway shown: Frosted Pine) – Not Currently Available on Amazon
  • US 11 Circular Knitting Needles, 24″ or longer
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

FAQ: Can I use a different yarn?
Sure, as long as it’s in the same weight category. Check your gauge and adjust as needed so the sizing comes out right. The recommended yarn amount will likely be different too.

Yarn Substitution Resources:
The Ultimate Guide to Substitute Yarn

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pattern details


This pattern is written using standard US crochet terminology.

  • CO Cast On
  • K Knit
  • P Purl
  • Rep Repeat
pattern notes

Additional Notes

Finished Size

XS-M: 16.5″ wide; 37″ long
L-2XL: 19.5″ wide; 56″ long
3XL-5XL: 22.5″ wide; 60″ long


13 sts x 23 rows = 4″
worked in
garter stitch

printable pattern

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the pattern

Written Instructions

CO 53(56, 59) sts

Row 1: K all sts

Repeat: Rep last row until work measures approx 37(56, 60)” from cast on edge.

Bind Off: Work a standard knitting bind off.


Step 1: lay work flat. Fold top right corner downward (this now becomes lower right corner).

Step 2: Bring both top and bottom corners together. Seam the two ends together with a yarn needle.

Step 3: Weave in ends.

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see how it’s done

Step-by-Step Tutorial

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Left-Handed Tutorial on YouTube

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