I wrote this simple pattern to be used in my crochet class. It proved to be simple enough for beginner (adult) students. Some of my students already had some basic knowledge of crochet but one had never held a crochet hook before taking this class. This was her 3rd session and she did great with this pattern. Besides learning the double crochet stitch my goal was for the students to begin learning how to follow a pattern and I was delighted to see they were all able to quickly pick up the abbreviations and follow the pattern on their own.
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Beginner Shell Scarf
Worsted Weight Yarn
F,G or H Hook
ch - chain
sc - single crochet
st - stitch
dc - double crochet
sk - skip
Row 1: Ch 19, turn skip first ch, sc in each ch to end (18 sc)
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first st now and throughout), turn, dc in next st and in each st across (18 dc)
Row 3: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 2 st, sk next 2 st, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next st, sk next 2 st, dc in next 2 st, skip next 2 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next st, sk next 2 st, dc in last 3 st
Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as first st now and throughout), turn, dc in next 2 st, sk next 2 st, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 space (center of shell), sk next 2 dc, dc in next 2 dc, skip next 2 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 space (center of shell), sk next 2 dc, dc in last 3 st
Repeat row 4 to desired length.
Finishing: Ch 3, turn, dc in each dc and in each ch 2 sp across. (18 dc) Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across. (18 sc) Finish off.