Monday, April 22, 2013

Beginner Shell Scarf Pattern



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


Materials Needed:
Worsted Weight Yarn
F,G or H Hook

Abbreviations:
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.

5 comments:

  1. This is a lovely pattern! I noticed that in Row 4, the second time that it says (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), I believe it should say "in next ch 2 space (center of shell)" like it does earlier in this row instead of "in next st." Could you please let me know if I am correct? Thank you for posting this! I love it!

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    1. You are definitely right, Lisa. Thank you for pointing this out to make the pattern more accurate. I'll make the change.

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    2. Thank you so much Barbara! You're very welcome, I'm happy I could help! Thank you for clarifying! I'm making my second scarf now using this pattern :-)

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  2. If you visit my business page, www.facebook.com/lovesmeknotcrochet, the last picture posted was of a scarf that I just finished last night using this pattern. I'm also on Instagram @lovesmeknotcrochet. Thanks again for the beautiful (and very quick to make) pattern!

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