Beginner Shell Scarf Free Crochet Pattern

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Beginner Shell Scarf

Original Design by Maggie Weldon


Easy Skill


Size: About 6" wide by 60" long (without fringe)


Yarn Needle

Sport Weight Yarn :

Main Color (MC) – 3oz, 161yd (85g, 147m)

Deborah Norville Hipster - Flamingo - used in model.

Foliage used in Video.


Lace Weight Yarn :

Novelty yarn - 0.44oz, 219yd (12g, 197m)

Premier ® Enchant ® – Jewelry Box – used in model. Grand Bazaar used in Video.


Note: The Scarf is made using one strand of each yarn held together.

Crochet Hook: Size J-10 (6.00 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.

Gauge: 2 shells = 4"; 2 rows shells = 2"


beg: beginning
CC: contrasting color
ch: chain
dc: double crochet
hdc: half double crochet
lp(s): loop(s)
MC: main color
rem: remaining
rep: repeat
rnd: round
sc: single crochet(s)
sp(s): space(s)
slst(s): slip stitch(es)
st(s): stitch(es)
tr: treble crochet
yo: yarn over



Special Stitches
Shell: 5dc in same st or sp indicated


Row 1: (Right Side) Using one strand of each yarn and holding both strands together, ch20, sc in 2nd ch from hook, [skip next 2 ch, shell in next ch, skip next 2 ch, sc in next ch] 3 times. (3 shells & 4sc)


Row 2: Ch3 (counts as first dc, now and throughout), turn, 2dc in first sc, [skip next 2 dc, sc in next (center) dc, skip next 2 dc, shell in next sc] twice, skip next 2 dc, sc in next (center) dc, skip next 2 dc, 3dc in last sc. (2 shells, 2 half-shells & 3sc)


Row 3: Ch1, turn, sc in first dc, [skip next 2 dc, shell in next sc, skip next 2 dc, sc in next (center) dc] twice, skip next 2 dc, shell in next sc, skip next 2 dc, sc in last dc. (3 shells & 4sc)


Rows 4-61: Rep Rows 2-3.


At end of Row 61, finish off and weave in ends.


Cut a piece of cardboard 6" wide x 6" long. Holding one strand of each yarn together, wind yarn loosely 56 times around the cardboard.

Cut across one end. Hold together 4 strands of each yarn; fold in half.


With wrong side of Scarf facing and using a crochet hook, draw the folded end up through a stitch and pull loose ends through the folded end; draw the knot up tightly.


Make a fringe in each sc and center dc of last row and opposite each sc and shell of first row. Lay flat on hard surface and trim ends.




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