Wednesday, November 12, 2008

How to Crochet a Shell Winter Scarf



Shell Crochet Winter Scarf

Skill Level: Easy, Beginner


This scarf matches the crochet shell hat

Video Tutorial: Crochet Shell Scarf

Written by Teresa Richardson


Abbreviations
SH = Shell
CH = Chain
DC = Double Crochet
SC = Single Crochet

Size I crochet hook
4-Ply Medium Worsted Weight Yarn - 2 -6 ounce Skeins

It may take 3-4 hours to complete this scarf depending on your experience with crochet. If it takes you longer, that is completely alright. There is no need to rush.

The Scarf is approximately 7.5" wide

Multiple 6+2

Chain 20 -
This will give you 3 shells.
Chain 26 - this will give you 4 shells

Row 1:
SC in the next CH from the hook, *skip 2 chains and do 5 DC in the next CH, skip 2 chains and do a single crochet in the next CH. Repeat from * for a total of 4 times. (you will have 4 full shells)

Row 2: CH 3 turn, do 2 more DC in the same SC. This will count as half of a shell. *SC in the third DC of the shell, 5 DC in the next SC. Repeat from * 3 times total. SC in the third DC of the shell, 3 DC in the last SC for half of a shell. ( you will have 3 full shells and 2 half shell on each end)

Row 3: CH 1, turn, SC in the top of the last DC, *5 DC in the next SC, SC in the third DC of the shell. Repeat for a total of 4 times from *, SC in the third DC of the shell.(you will have 4 full shells this row)

Repeat Rows 2 and 3 for the remaining length of the scarf.

Finishing:
The starting and finishing ends will vary somewhat. It is up to you in how you want to finish the edges so I am giving you some ideas in how to cover up the different edges.


  1. Crochet a shell edging over the starting chain so both ends are wavy.

  2. Continue on around the scarf evenly placing shells on both sides and covering up the foundation chain end.

  3. Crochet SC, HDC, DC HDC, SC in the valley of the shell. The staggered stitch heights will help create a flat edge. With this technique, you may want to do a single crochet edging all the way around after filling in the valley's of the shells.

  4. Add fringe.


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