All you need to do is crochet a rectangle then slip stitch the edges together to make sleeves.
Is there anything easier than that?
You can do this with any weight yarn and any size hook.
I made one for myself and one for my daughter.
Hers was done in a worsted weight yarn and took a couple of hours.
Mine was done in a fingering weight yarn and took ages, mainly because I kept stopping and doing other things in the middle.
You need to measure the length you would like the shrug to be. Both of the ones I made were short sleeve ones.
Start chaining, your chain should be a multiple of 5 + 2. For my shrug the starting chain was 192 and for Lulu’s it was 62.
Row 1: Turn and SC in the second chain from the hook, SC across till the end of the chain.
Row 2:Turn and do a no turning chain dc (the link takes you to a youtube video explaining how to) you can also do a 3 chain if you prefer. 2DC in the same stitch, *Skip 4 stitches, In the same stitch 2 DC, Ch 1, 2 DC* Repeat until you get to the last 5 SCs, Skip 4 and then 3DC in the last stitch.
Row 3:Turn do a no turning chain dc, 2 dc in the same stitch, skip all the DCs and work (2DC, CH1, 2DC) CH 1 space only until you get to the last cluster which is 3DCs. Work 3 DCs in the very last DC.
Row 4:Turn do a no turning chain, 2 DC in same stitch, *CH2, SC in the space between the DCs in Row 2, CH2 . (2DC, CH1, 2DC ) in the next chain space. CH2, and SC in the space between the next DC clusters in row 2*. Repeat until the last 3DC cluster and DC3 in the last DC.
Repeat rows 2 – 4 until the shrug is as high as you want it.
Turn your work and SC in same stitch,* CH 4, SC in CH1 space* Repeat until you SC in the very last dc.
Turn and SC in each SC and 4 SC in the CH4 spaces till the end.
Now fold the rectangle over and either sew the edges or slip stitch together to form the shrug.
Wear it and feel pretty good about yourself or make a mini one for the mini you in the house.