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Of sleeveless Easter Dresses?  This year should be better than most since Easter falls a little later than usual but those darn egg hunts are always so early in the morning.  My poor daughter invariably freezes her little arms off or we are desperately running around trying to find her a jacket and she ends up in something that just doesn't show off her Easter prettiness to advantage.   This year I decided (finally) to rectify the situation.

The pattern to the pink shrug is available on Etsy.

V-Stitch Shrug

V-Stitch =   (dc, ch1, dc ) in same chain or space

Pattern can be adjusted to any size by adding multiples doing multiples of 3 + 5.

Any weight of yarn can be used but I prefer a light worsted weight yarn (4) like Caron Simply Soft.  This shrug is so comfy and versatile.   Super easy pattern to follow.
I used about 1 1/2 skeins of Simply Soft for this shrug.  I used an I hook but crochet tightly so if you crochet more loosely you might use an H hook.

The sweater in the picture is a size 6/7.

 I am writing the directions out that I used exactly.  Again, this is easy to adjust.  You merely make a chain long enough to stretch from your desired sleeve length on one arm to the same spot on the other.  Arms out like a T.  

Chain 164

Row 1.  Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each across
Row 2.  Chain 5, turn, (dc, ch1, dc) in  3rd sc (first V-stitch made), *skip next 2 sc, V-stitch in next sc,* repeat from * to * across, dc in last SC.
Row 3-5.  Chain 3 (counts as dc) turn, *V-stitch in ch 1 space of V-stitch in previous row*, repeat across.  Dc in last DC.
Row 6.  Ch 1, turn.  Sc in each dc and ch 1 sp across
Row 7.  Ch 1, turn.  Sc in each sc across.
Repeat rows 2-7 until desired length.  (4 times total for size 6/7).  Fasten off.

Fold last row to meet starting row with right sides folded to the inside.

Make sure corners are matched.  Join yarn through both loops at right corner and ch 1, sc through both layers in each sc across about ¼ of work.  For me that was 45 sc.  Fasten off.   Now flip work so you repeat the same thing from the opposite corner.  Fasten off.

Turn sleeves right side out.  Top and bottom match right now and it doesn’t matter which you join in. 

Round 1.  Join yarn about halfway between the two sleeves at edge.  SC around entire edge.  Join. 
Round  2*.  Chain 3, dc in same as join, *dc in next stitch, 2 dc in next*, repeat from * to * around.  Join.  Repeat until ruffled edge is desired length.  It only took me 2 rounds for the look in the photograph.

Sleeve edge

Join to back of sleeve edge.
Round 1.  SC evenly around sleeve edge (36 sc for size 6/7)
Round 2-4.  Ch 1, sc in same, sc in each stitch around (repeat 2 times or until desired length of cuff is reached).  Fasten off.

Repeat for other sleeve.

Weave in all ends.

I haven't tested this pattern yet so please let me know if there are any mistakes or if you need clarification.