I always love a good play on words! The Shellegant Scarf is just as it sounds: Elegance with shells. The openness of the shells give a graceful look, and the diamond fringe at the ends of the scarf adds extra style to this simple scarf. Make this scarf in a solid color or jazz it up with 2 colors to add a fun color block look to your scarf.
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- 350 total yards of #4 worsted weight yarn in 1-2 colors. (230 yards in main color, 120 yards in contrast color)
- J 6.0 mm hook
- Yarn Needle
- Measuring Tape
Gauge: 2 shells wide by 2 shells high = 4 inches by 3 inches
Use pattern instructions to work your swatch.
Stitch Glossary: ch-chain, sk-skip, st-stitch, sc-single crochet, dc-double crochet, shell
Shell-(4 dc, ch 1, 4 dc) in the same st.
- Ch 3 counts as dc.
- Ch 6 counts as (dc, ch 3).
Row 1: Sc in the back bump of the 2nd ch from the hook and in the back bump of each ch across. Turn. (25 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1. Sc in the same st as the ch 1. *Sk 3 st. Shell in the next st. Sk 3 st. Sc in the next st.* Repeat from * to * across. Turn. (3 shells, 4 sc)
Row 3: Ch 6. Sk the next 4 st. (Sc in the next ch 1 space. Ch 3. Sk the next 4 st. Dc in the next st. Ch 3. Sk the next 4 st.)x2. Sc in the next ch 1 space. Ch 3. Sk the next 4 st. Dc in the next st. Turn. (6 ch 3 spaces, 3 sc, 4 dc)
Row 4: Ch 3. (3 dc in the next ch 3 space. Dc in the next st. 3 dc in the next ch 3 space. Ch 1. Sk the next st)x2. 3 dc in the next ch 3 space. Dc in the next st. 3 dc in the next ch 3 space. Dc in the 3rd ch of the ch 6. Turn. (23 dc, 2 ch 1 spaces)
Row 5: Ch 1. Sc in the same st as the ch 1. (Sc in the next 7 st. Ch 1. Sk the next ch 1 space)x2. Sc in the next 8 st. Turn. (23 sc, 2 ch 1 spaces)
Row 6: Ch 1. Sc in the same st as the ch 1. Sk the next 3 st. (Shell in the next st. Sk the next 3 st. Dc over the 2 ch 1 spaces from the previous 2 rows. Sk 3 st)x2. Shell in the next st. Sk 3 st. Sc in the next st. Turn. (3 shells, 2 dc, 2 sc)
Row 7-42: Repeat Rows 3-6.
Row 43: Repeat Row 3.
Row 44: Repeat Row 4.
At this point, you should have 11 shell rows in the Main Color. Change to the Contrast Color.
Row 45: Repeat Row 5.
Row 46: Repeat Row 6.
Row 47-86: Repeat Rows 3-6.
Row 87: Repeat Row 3.
Row 88: Repeat Row 4.
At this point, you should have 11 shell rows in the Contrast Color. Change back to the Main Color.
Row 89: Repeat Row 5.
Row 90: Repeat Row 6.
Row 91-130: Repeat Rows 3-6.
Row 131: Repeat Row 3.
Row 132: Ch 3. *3 dc in the next ch 3 space. Dc in the next st.* Repeat from * to * across. (25 dc) Fasten off and weave in ends.
- Cut 21 strands of yarn 20 inches long. Using 3 strands at a time folded in half, begin attaching the yarn to one end of the scarf for your fringe. Sk 3 st and attach the next 3 pieces of yarn. Continue this across the end of the scarf.
- Split the 6 strands of each fringe in half and pair it with 3 strands from the fringe directly beside it. Make a knot with the new 6 strands. The knot will be offset from the original knot made to attach the yarn to the end of the scarf. The final 3 of the end pieces of fringe will remain unknotted.
- Split the fringe into 3 strands again and repeat the process above. The knots will be offset from the previous knots and in line with the original knots. You will see a diamond shape made from the fringe.
- Trim the ends of your fringe so they are even.
Repeat for the other end of the scarf.
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I hope that you enjoyed this free scarf pattern! I’d love to see photos if you work one up!