I found this free shrug pattern on the Lion Brand yarn site and had to share it here! It's a very simple shrug, basically just a big rectangle. I used some wool I had found in the Wal-Mart factory ends bargain bin for $6.00 and it came out really nice!
I did follow the pattern on the site but did less rows than they reccommend. I kept folding it how it would be sewn on myself until I liked the fit, and of course it can be made bigger or even smaller, and can have a different look with a lighter yarn.
Very easy nice project though!
You can get the free pattern here: