Crochet Shell Variation 4 - Afghan or Scarf




Crochet Shell Variation 4 - Afghan or Scarf


Written by Teresa Richardson

This pattern stitch will make a great afghan or a scarf.

Size Estimate for a K/6.6mm crochet hook:
Baby Afghan - Chain 90 for 27.5 inches or 69.9CM
Full Size Afghan - Chain 225 for 68.5 inches or 174CM
Scarf - I am recommending a chain of 28, same as the video and a smaller size G or H crochet hook.

Skill Level: Beginner familiar with crochet basics to Intermediate

Video Tutorial: Crochet Shell Variation 4 - Afghan or Scarf

Materials
Crochet Hook Size K was used in the video
4 ply yarn

Abbreviations
CM = Centimeters
SK - Skip
CH's - Chains
SC - Single Crochet
DC - Double Crochet
Shell - 5 Double Crochet -For this project, the 5 double crochet worked together will be called a shell.

Multiple: 6 chains ( Chains will be added or taken away in increments of 6 to adjust the size)

Row 1: Work 2 DC in the 2nd CH from the hook, SK 2 CH's, SC in the next, *SK 2 CH's, work 5 DC in the next CH, SK 2 CH's, SC in the next. Repeat from * for the width. For the edge, SK 2 CH's and work 3 DC in the last CH.

Row 2: CH 3, turn, work 2 DC in in the same stitch as the beginning CH. This is the edge 1/2 shell. *Work 5 DC in the (center)3rd stitch of the next Shell. Continue across from * for the remainder of the row. Upon completion of the row, work 3 DC in the last double crochet, edge shell to form a straight edge on each side.

Row 3: CH 3, turn, work 2 DC in in the same stitch as the beginning CH. This is the edge 1/2 shell. SC between the shells. *Work 5 DC in the (center)3rd stitch of the next Shell. SC between the shells. Continue across from * for the remainder of the row. Upon completion of the row, work 3 DC in the last double crochet, edge shell to form a straight edge on each side.

Repeat rows 2-3 for the length of the pattern stitch.



Comments

  1. Good afternoon, Teresa .....

    Last night, I began a piece using your "crochet shell variation 4 - afghan or scarf" pattern/instructions. I particularly like the two rows of double crochet and have decided to incorporate that into my piece. I do have a couple of questions though. If I remember correctly, after the second row of double crochets has been completed, I chain 3, turn, and work 2 DC in the same DC; skip 5 DC, and in the 6th DC, work 5 DC crochets. Repeat this across the piece, and in the last DC, work 3 DC for a half-shell. Is it safe to assume that row 3 of your written instructions is worked next??? After that, I'm confused as to what happens next. Do you perhaps have the written instructions for the "additional way to work the pattern stitch" as shown in your video, in addition to how the pattern should be followed after that??? I am happy with the way the piece is working up so far, but I hestitate to proceed for fear of doing something wrong. I would appreciate any help, advice you could give me. It's because of you that I have taken up crocheting again. Thank you! Debbie Standridge

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  2. Hellow
    I would like to crochet a hip belt for bellydancing, using the crochet shell variation you've explained here. But I don't know how I can crochet a triangle with this pattern. Can you help me to tell me how I have to do it?
    Kind regards
    Caroline

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  3. Hi Teresa!

    I tried multiple of 6 chains but it did not work out. I tried multiple of 6 chains plus 4 and then DC in 4th chain from hook. It worked out correctly after a small modification. I hope you will change in your instructions. Thank you for your great help. I am learning a lot from you.

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  4. Great pattern....thank you for sharing this.

    Caryn Joy

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