Easy Lacy Shells Scarf Pattern
by Sandi Marshall
This easy scarf is a variation of my lacy lapghan pattern, which I had added to this site in 1998. This scarf is pretty in a variegated or ombre yarn, as shown in the photos below.
This is a good project for beginners who have learned how to do the double crochet stitch. I have included extra photos (and links to even more photos) to help with parts of the pattern that a beginning crocheter might have questions about.
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About 2 oz. worsted weight yarn (more if you want a longer length) - shown in example photos above: Red Heart TLC Essentials, color 2958 Falling Leaves
U.S. Size G or H crochet hook
Finished size shown in the example above: about 2 3/4" wide x 44" long
Gauge: a group of 3 dc stitches = 3/4" wide; 2 pattern repeat rows (rows 3 and 4) = 1"
Additional close-up photos, with stitches marked, along with extra explanation and hints
for this pattern:
Row 1: Working in back loops only for this row, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in ea ch across (13 sc).
Row 2: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in both loops of each of next 2 sc, skip 3 sc of previous row, then (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) all in back loop of next sc, skip 3 sc of previous row, dc in both loops of each of next 3 sc.
Row 3: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in both loops of each of next 2 dc, ch 3, skip next 3 dc, in chain-1 space work 3 sc, ch 3, skip next 3 dc, dc in both loops of each of next 3 dc.
Row 4: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in both loops of each of next 2 dc, skip the ch-3, skip next sc, then (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) all in back loop of next sc, skip next sc, skip the next ch-3, dc in both loops of each of next 3 dc.
Additional Rows: Repeat rows 3 and 4 until you have reached about 1 inch less than the finished length you want.
Next to the Last Row: Repeat row 3.
Last Row: ch 1, sc in first dc, sc in each of next 2 dc, 2 sc in ch-3 space, sc in both loops of each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in last ch-3 space, sc in each of last 3 dc.
Used In Edging: How To SC Around A DC Post - http://crochet.about.com/library/blscdpost.htm
How To Slip Stitch (sl st) = Insert hook in stitch, wrap yarn over hook, pull yarn through the stitch and through the loop on the hook, at the same time.
Adding An Edging (Optional): If you wish to add the edging that is shown in the example photo on the left, (with right side of the scarf facing you) attach yarn around first dc post on long edge of scarf. slip stitch around same post, ch 1, 2 sc around same post, sl st around same post. Continue in the same manner, working (sl st, 2 sc, sl st) around each dc post, until you reach the end of the first long edge of the scarf. Next, ch 1, sc in first sc on short edge, ch 2, sc in next sc, * sl st in next sc, sc in next sc, ch 2, sc in next sc, ** repeat the directions between * and ** twice more, then sl st in last sc, ch 1, then continue in the same manner as before along the other long edge of the scarf, working (sl st, 2 sc, sl st) around each dc post, until you reach the end of this long edge of the scarf. Next, ch 1, sc in first sc on short edge, ch 2, sc in next sc, * sl st in next sc, sc in next sc, ch 2, sc in next sc, ** repeat the directions between * and ** twice more, then sl st in last sc, sl st in first sl st made at the beginning of the edging round. End off. Weave in ends.
If desired, add fringe to the ends. The following link gives instructions and a photo showing how to add fringe to a scarf: http://crochet.about.com/od/clothingforwomen/ss/swskscarf_4.htm
My wider version of this scarf is at http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa031106.htm
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