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Easy and Cute Baby Shrug Knitting Pattern

Updated on April 16, 2016

Are you looking for a baby girl knitting pattern that you can make quickly and layer it on any top? This "Diamonds Rib Lace Baby Shrug" is the best and last minute gift idea.

This pattern is very easy to knit because you have to knit just a rectangular shape. No need to make shape for sleeves and no pick up stitches at all. You have to sew just one inch at each end. It is also a good practice of lace knitting for beginners. Easy to follow YouTube video is also provided. Have fun!

Baby in her shrug!

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(c) whiteflowerneedle 2014

Knit just a rectangular shape!

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(c) whiteflowerneedle 2014

Sew like this, about 1" both side.

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(c) whiteflowerneedle 2014

All Done!

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(c) whiteflowerneedle 2014

Knitting Instructions

The pattern is for 6 to 18 months 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)

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.

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


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.

How to knit The Middle Part

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      Lisa Auch 3 years ago from Scotland

      Beautiful knitted shrug, thank you so much for the instructions