Easy Lacy Double Shells Scarf Pattern
by Sandi Marshall
This easy scarf is a wider version of my lacy shells scarf pattern. That scarf is a variation of my lacy lapghan pattern, which I had added to this site in 1998. These are easy patterns, suitable for beginners. I have included extra photos to illustrate how to crochet parts of the patterns.
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About 3 oz. worsted weight yarn (more if you want a longer length) - shown in example photo above: Red Heart, color #373, Petal Pink
U.S. Size G or H crochet hook
Finished size shown in the example above: about 5 1/4" wide x any length, as desired
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 (21 sc).
Row 2: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in each of next 2 sc, skip 3 sc, then make a shell by working (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) all in next sc, skip next 3 sc, dc in next sc, skip next 3 sc, then (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) all in next sc, skip next 3 sc, dc in each of last 3 sc.
Row 3: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 3, skip next 3 dc of shell, in chain-1 space work 3 sc, then ch 3, skip next 3 dc of shell, dc in next dc, ch 3, skip next 3 dc of shell, in chain-1 space work 3 sc, then ch 3, skip next 3 dc of shell, dc in each of last 3 dc.
The following photo shows the beginning of row 4:
Row 4: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in each of next 2 dc, skip the ch-3, skip next sc, then (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) all in next sc, skip next sc, skip the next ch-3, dc in next dc, skip the next ch-3, skip next sc, then (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) all in next sc, skip next sc, skip the next ch-3, dc in each of last 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 each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next ch-3 space, sc in next dc, 2 sc in next ch-3 space, sc in 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 The Edging: (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 ** four more times, 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 ** four more times, 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
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