Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Shell Pattern...

If you remember, for Christmas I made this scarf for my step-mom.

Well, I have had a few people ask me about the pattern. My friend Lisa found the pattern, which was free, on a website a while ago. I have searched for it and have not been able to find it. So, I decided to share it with you myself. Please remember, this is not my design or pattern. 

The pattern is pretty simple. You start with a foundation chain of 25. In the fourth chain from the hook you are going to hook one double crochet, chain two and then hook a single crochet, the first three foundation chains count as your first double crochet. Then you will skip two chains and in the next (third) chain you will hook two double crochets, chain two and then hook a single crochet. Then, skip another two chains and hook 2 dc, 2 ch, 1 sc. You end up with 8 "shells" across your foundation chain of 25. At the end of your first row you are going to chain 2 and turn. You will now repeat the "shell" stitch pattern (2 dc, 2 ch, 1 sc) 8 times across hooking each "shell" in the chain two space. Now, just repeat your rows until your scarf is the desired length. I made this one the length of my arms, finger tip to finger tip. Then, to get a nice scalloped edge along the other side of my foundation chain, I just hooked 8 "shells' to the flat side of it.


Foundation chain of 25. It helps me to hook them a little looser than normal. 

In the fourth chain from your hook, double crochet,

chain two and single crochet.

Skip two foundation chain stitches and then in the next (or third) chain, hook two double crochets, chain two, and then single crochet, repeating to the end of your foundation chain.

This is what your first row will look like.


Chain two and turn. Do you see the chain two space in the last "shell" you made? In that space you will...

hook two double crochets, two chains and one single crochet.

After finishing your second row, your scarf should look like.

Now, chain two and turn. Repeat the "shell" pattern (2 dc, 2 ch, 1 sc) in each chain two space across to the other side.

The first finished "shell" of the third row. I love the scalloped edge you get with this pattern...

This is three rows finished with three "shells' of the fourth row.

It really goes by very quickly. I made the scarf for my step-mom with Red Heart Soft. I used Loops and Threads Impeccable for the tutorial above. You will love this pattern.

{hugs}
Laura

6 comments:

  1. I love it! Must try this pattern sometime soon - especially now that Winter is definitely on its way. Thank you so much for sharing it.
    Leah

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  2. I'm going to make a cowl for a friend, so I think I'll adapt this stitch to do that. Very cute!

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  3. Beautiful scarf, thanks so much for sharing. I have nominated you for the Liebster blog award! :) Visit my blog for an explanation of what it is - http://handmadebyhannahblog.blogspot.com/2012/03/liebster-award.html

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  4. Wow Laura such beautiful tutoral!!! Thankyou very much for sharing your pattern with us! I"ll definitly make one. Lovely day.
    Charlien - Crochet24 -

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  5. thanks a lot for this lovely pattern.

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  6. Such a wonderful pattern! Learning new stitches just makes me so happy, and I'm thankful for your wonderful tutorial! Being new to crochet, seeing the stitches and how they work together is so much easier than just reading. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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