Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Crochet Video tutorial: Easy Crochet Lace Shell Scarf

 Lace Shell Scarf Pattern

  Find instructions here
 with Photo Tutorial
For video go HERE

**I fixed hook size I not K. PDF corrected
**Also, some people are seeing a chain 26 instead of a chain 22. A site linked to an old PDF. The correct chain is 22.

**All the information for my original pattern (All Half Triple Crochets) is below. But someone asked to have it written with all Double Crochets so that is at the very very end of this post.

**See comments on the youtube video on 

This is a very elegant lacy shell scarf which is very very easy to make. Easy enough for a beginner. After row 4 you won't even need the instructions which I love. You repeat row 3 for the pattern.

The only stitch you are doing is a Half Triple Crochet (HTR). You do a Half Triple Crochet Shell and a Single Half Triple Crochet . As you go throughout the pattern all you do is build a Shell stitch in the Shell from the previous row and do a Single HTR on top of the other single HTR's from the previous row. 

IF you need a photo tutorial it can be found after downloading the PDF. Written pat is below.

Yards of Yarn: 474 feet - 158 yards (for every extra row add 9 feet)

Hook Size: K
Finished Size: 6 inches wide x 51 inches long
Yarn: Caron 1 pound, Sky Blue
Gauge: 3.67 sts per inch / 1 row per inch
Rows: 51

HTR (Half Triple Crochet)
Wrap yarn around hook 2 times , then insert hook into the indicated stitch, YO and pull through, YO pull through 2 loops, YO and pull through all 3 remaining loops.

HTR Shell= [2 Htr, chain 2, 2 Htr] all in same stitch

* = Repeat instructions between the astericks
TCH = The Turning Chain
YO = Yarn Over


Chain: 22, add or subtract in multiples of 6
(ch4 counts as 1st Htr here and throughout)
Row 1: Do 1 Htr in 5th chain from the hook, do 1 Htr in each stitch across the row. (you made 18 Htr's -19 total)

Row 2: Ch 4, turn. Do 1 Shell in the 4th st (include the ch4 as the first), Skip 2 sts, *Do 1Htr in the next st, skip 2 sts, 1 Shell in the next stitch, skip 2 sts* repeat from * to * end w/ 1Htr in the TCH* (3 Shells and 4 Single Htr's made)

Row 3: Chain 4, *Do 1 Shell in the center of the Shell from the previous row, then do 1htr in the top of the previous rows single HTR*
Repeat the instructions between * and you will do the final “1Htr” in the turning chain.
(including the beginning ch4, you made 3 Shells and 4 Single Htr's.)

Very Last Row: Do 1HTC in the top of each stitch AND in the center of each Shell. That was left out of the video.

Repeat row 3 until you reach the desired length. Cut yarn and weave in all ends.

Again, for the Photo Tutorial please download the PDF HERE.

Pattern written with Double Crochet's 

Chain 21 (Still add or subtract in multiples of 6)
K Hook which Measured 6 inches wide by 3 inches tall

DC= Double Crochet
Wrap yarn around hook 1 time, then insert hook into stitch, YO and pull through, YO pull through 2 loops, YO and pull through 2 loops.

Shell[2 dc, chain 2, 2 dc] all in same stitch

* = Repeat instructions between the astericks
TCH = Turning Chain

Row 1: do 1 DC in the 4th chain from the hook and do 1Dc in each stitch across the row (there's 19DC's total)
Row 2: ch3, turn. The beginning ch3 is the 1st DC now skip the NEXT 2 stitches after that, and in the forth stitch from the hook Do *1 Shell in the next chain, Skip next 2 stitches, 1Dc in the next stitch, Skip next 2 stitches* Repeat from * to * 1 more time. Then, Do 1 Shell in the next stitch. Skip 2 sts, do 1DC in the next stitch..which is the turning chain (You made 3 Shells and 4 single DC's, including the beg ch3)

Row 3: ch3, turn. *Do 1 Shell in the center of the Shell from previous row, 1 DC in the single DC from previous row* repeat from * to * 1 more time then, Do 1 Shell in the center of the Shell from previous row , 1 DC in the turning chain (If you're not sure where the turning chain is...just skip the next 2 dc's because they are part of the shell from the previous row. The next stitch is the turning chain.

Last Row: Do 1DC in the top of each stitch AND in the center of each shell, ending in the TCH. Cut yarn and your finish!!

Repeat row 3 for as long as you need to.

IF you have any questions at all, please let me know. You can leave a comment on this post (see below, right after this post) or you can leave a comment on either of my videos.

The links are here:



  1. Thank you for such a pretty pattern!!! When I get this finished I will let you know.

  2. I really like how soft and lacey this scarf is...Thank you for sharing.

  3. Hello and thank you for sharing this. Have saved it to my favorites.


  4. how do you finish it so that you have the same # of htc?

  5. In regards to finishing with the same # of HDC long as you can complete the row in pattern the number of sts isn't important. There are times when I'm not paying attention to what i'm doing and I will do 1 stitch less in the "shell" sts. But it's fine, as long as you can complete the [*1 Shell and 1HDC] pattern your fine. If you have any other questions you can email me

  6. I'm going crazy looking for more of Loops & Threads yarn in True Blue which has gone on closeout. Do you have any for sale or know where I might try??

  7. Thank you for such a lovely scarf pattern! I have wanted to try this type pattern! Now, I just need to wait for cooler weather (if we ever get any down here!) or crank the A/C down to 60!

  8. confuseing u need to make it were a 10 year old nos wat it means i dont no wat it means and im 10

    1. Since you are 10, you also need to learn to spell.....just saying.

    2. Ask an adult to help you with the pattern. Follow the pattern she offers on this site.

  9. Thank you for this lovely pattern . I see though you have a different number of beginning stitches. The pattern I have is for a starting chain of 26. do I still go into the 4th ch for beginning shell ?

    1. Hi,
      An external website linked to an old PDF when they should have linked to the blog post. That way if there are changes you can get an updated one. I've asked them to change that. The beginning chain is 22. Add or subtract in multiple of 6 to increase or decrease. Sorry for the confusion. Thanks!

  10. so when I get to the end how do I do the pattern on the very first base row don't we need that for the other end of the scarf?

  11. Yes, you do an row of HTR's if you'd like to. I did I like symmetry. Do 1htr in each htr and ch2sp. to the end of the row. :)

  12. I really liked this video! It is so easy to follow. I am making mine now and I am already a 1/4 of the way done. Thank you! Thank you also for posting how to end it, I was wondering about that.

  13. Love this pattern. Thanks!!!

  14. I tried downloading pattern to my adobe's saying your doc is not a valid pfd.

    1. It seems to be working. Just go to
      You can choose "View" or "Download".
      Let me know if you are still having trouble downloading it.

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  16. This is a beautiful pattern, i found your instructions very easy to follow and have just finished the scarf.

  17. This is a beautiful pattern, i found your instructions very easy to follow and have just finished the scarf.

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