The pics of this shrug didn't come out great because I was taking them of myself with my iphone but you get the idea. This was the first time I tried the Lovers Knot stitch and really liked it; it works up quickly. The shrug ended up being much too large around the arms, so I sewed it up more than suggested. The pattern for this shrug is located here on the second page of comments.
Beginner Crochet Two-Tone Cuff Bracelet:
Yarn Used: Vannah's Glamour in Jewel and Platinum (leftover scraps of one skein) Hook Used: Size 2 or C
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Using COLOR 1: Chain until the chain fits around your wrist (or the wrist of the person you're making the bracelet for) end to end.
Chain 9 more. (The bracelet overlaps 8 chains, the first two count as the first half double crochet, the other chains make up the rest of the 8).
Row 1:Using COLOR 1: Half Double Crochet (HDC) in 3rd chain from the hook and in all accross.
Row 2:Using COLOR 1: Ch 2 to start the row. Half Double Crochet (HDC) in all previous rows HDCs UNTIL you have the 8 last HDCs left. Measure the diameter of the button you plan on using to the stitches you have to determine how many HDCs you'll have to skip and chain instead. (Ex: The diameter of the button I used was the same size as three stitches, so I HDC in the next three, chained three and skipped three HDCs from the previous row, then HDC in the last two HDCs from the previous row).
Row 3:USING COLOR 2: Fasten off COLOR 1. Attach COLOR 2 in last HDC from previous row. HDC in each HDC from previous row, including HDC in the chain from the previous row the number of chains that were created. (Ex: The diameter of the button I used was the same size as three stitches, so I HDC three in the chain.)
Row 4:Using COLOR 2: Half Double Crochet (HDC) in all accross.
Weave in ends.
Attach the button: I used clear quilting thread to sew the button on, but any matching thread will do.