Chunky Seed Stitch Shrug


Upcycled yarn gained a new life as a chunky, comfy shrug with a versatile shawl collar. This knitting pattern will help You make one, too! Feel free to pick any yarn that fits gauge and needle size: this style works for most materials.


I dug up on old sweater from the flea market, unravelled it, and knit it again into a chunky, comfy shrug that’ll keep me warm during the winter.

The shrug balances stockinette with seed stitch, and features a crochet picot cast-off which gives it a light, airy feel. This style doesn’t have closure in the front, and can be worn open, or closed with a pin or brooch. This feature gives the shrug versatility in a feminine way.

The seed stitch shrug is knit with large needles, and has a shaped back and sleeves. The wide border can be knit as large or as narrow as You choose.

Gauge: 4″ x 4″/ 10 cm x 10 cm = 20 rows and 15 stitches in stockinette and 24 rows and 15 stitches in seed stitch.

The pattern is written in Finnish and English, and includes phase photos.

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • crochet

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • S – M – L – XL


  • approx 400 grams of yarn
  • circular needle size 7mm – US 10.75
  • DPNs size 7mm – US 10.75
  • crochet hook size 5mm – US 8

You Will Also Need:

  • tapestry needle for weaving in ends