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Crochet Rectangle Shrug

This easy crochet rectangle shrug is a the perfect weekend crochet project! It’s made using bulky (Aran) weight yarn and a 6mm crochet hook, to work up a rectangle and sew it together to create the cocoon shape to create a simple cozy shrug which is perfect to throw over any outfit for an extra layer of warmth.

Easy Crochet Shrug Pattern

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I am a huge fan of being warm and snuggly and this rectangle shrug creates the perfect cocoon cardigan to keep me warm and snuggly even on the coldest of days! 

This pattern features a super-snuggly stitch pattern which uses 2 crossed double crochet alternating with rows of double crochet to ensure the fabric will keep you warm. There are video tutorials for all the stitches used within the pattern to help you complete your rectangle shrug.

You can also choose between two different lengths to make your cocoon depending on how long you want your cardigan to be – the one pictured is the shorter length.

I really believe that shrugs are one of those pieces of clothing that once you’ve made and worn one, you’ll fall in love with it’s easy wearability ! This shrug is perfect to throw over jeans and a long sleeved tee-shirt, or worn over a pretty, floaty dress paired with thick tights – the outfit possibilities are endless.

It’s even perfect for those lockdown days or lounging on the sofa, as a great alternative to your dressing gown! Pop this over your pyjamas, and you can consider yourself fully dressed!

Purchase the Printable PDF Pattern

You can download your printable PDF copy of the Jessie Cocoon Cardigan from my Etsy Shop or Ravelry Shop for only £4.50. You’ll receive 2 copies of the pattern – 1 x UK Terms and 1 x US Terms.

Click the button below to purchase.  

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Skill Level: Easy


  • To complete this project you will need:
  • 2 different colours of Aran (Worsted) yarn as per size chart. I used:
  • Hayfield Bonus Aran Tween (74% Acrylic, 20% wool, 6% viscose. 400g/920 yds)
  • MC: Shade 624 Chestnut Tweed
  • CC: Shade 681 Crabapple (Only 250 yrds maximum required of CC for all sizes)
  • 6mm crochet hook – (I love Furls Streamline Swirl Hooks)
  • Darning needle
  • Scissors
  • 4 stitch markers
Easy Crochet Cocoon Cardigan

The Jessie Cocoon Cardigan is a loose fit with room for a jumper underneath for those really chilly days which allows you to really snuggle into your cardigan. It would work well cinched in with a belt to make your outfit more unique and show of your shape if you wanted to too!

Below you will find details of the sizing for the pattern and the yardage required to complete the project.

SizeBust MeasurementYards Required Short lengthYarns Required Long Length
XS28-30 inch600900
Small32-34 inch6501000
Medium36-38 inch7201150
Large40-42 inch8501350
XL44-46 inch9001400
2XL48-50 inch10001500
3XL52-54 inch11001650
4XL56-58 inch12001700
5XL60-62 inch13001800

Stitches Used in the Pattern: UK terms – (US in brackets)

Click the stitch to see how to make the stitch

  • Rev Dc                         Reverse Double Crochet (Crab Stitch)
  • HTr (HDc)                   Half Treble Crochet (Half Double Crochet)
  • FPHTr (FPHDc)        Work a HTr (HDc) around the front post
  • BPHTr (BPHDc)       Work a HTr (HDc) around the back post
  • Tr                                  Treble Crochet (Double Crochet)
  • CTr                                Crossed Treble Crochet (Crossed Double Crochet) – Video tutorial above.

All the stitches used are the usual basic stitches, and some are a variation to keep us increasing our stitch vocabulary.

This pattern has been fully tested and the feed back was great from my lovely testers. From saying how much the photos in the pattern helped to finish the projects to another already starting on their 2nd cardigan because they loved how it turned out!

If you’re ready to make your own Jessie Cocoon Cardigan, simply click the buttons below to purchase for only £4.50.

Once you’ve made your cardigan, tag me in a photo on your social media using @cosyrosieuk so I can see your finished project!

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