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Shell Stitch Scarf

Simple Shell Stitch Scarf
Hey Everyone! Here is a simple scarf that looks a lot harder than it actually is!! I didn't use a pattern to make this I just played with the stitch until I had what I wanted. This pattern basically works as a multiple of 4 plus add however many you need to get to the next row.

For example if you wanted your scarf to be 5  double crochet shells across you would do 20 plus 3 more for your first dc in the second row, Totaling  23.

Here is the same type of scarf I just started in brown using a bigger hook (size J) and slightly wider. ( tip if you are a extra curvy chiq chick and want a way to look slimmer, a thicker scarf can do the trick)

DC Shell Stitch

Okay so you may be thinking wow thats pretty but ummm what is a shell stitch?? That my chiq friend is an easy one! All it is, is ( 2dc,ch1,2dc) sk4 repeat!

Now lets explain it even more in case what I wrote above looks like another language!
whatever is in the ( ) goes all in the same space. So first you make 2 double crochet then you chain 1 then you do 2 more double crochet all in the same space.
Now by doing this you added a lot of stitches and your work would then always be increasing so we then skip 4 to even it out.

Also at the beginning of every round you need to slip stitch in the first 2 stitches and then chain 3 which counts as your first dc in your first shell. This gives it the cool wavy edging and prevents you from adding in another shell.

Now lets look at the pattern for the scarf, after reading above you should be able to then change this into a blanket or a different size scarf with some trial and error. Send me photos of what you make and I will post them with your name :)

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Simple CHIQ Shell Scarf
Any yarn, stay away from novelty types
Any hook they yarn suggests
The brown scarf is Loops and threads impeccable in dark brown and size J hook
The pink is Bernet's breast cancer awareness flamingo pink and a size G hook.

Chain 27
(DC in 4ch from the hook , ch1, 2dc) sk4 ( 2dc,ch1,2dc) repeat until the end
Slip Stitch 2 spaces, (Ch3, dc, ch1, 2dc) skip 4 ( 2dc,ch1,2dc) repeat until the end
Repeat row two until you have your desired length.

Watch my Youtube video and learn to make this without having to read the pattern!


  1. Made this scarf from a ball and a half of Red Heart Holiday in the Aran color (with the gold metallic thread running through it)I had left over from this year's Christmas gift crocheting. My teenage daughter already tried to "claim" it! That is the best stamp of approval I could get. Pattern worked up quickly and was great TV crocheting.

  2. simple instructions! So love it!

  3. this is so easy! I'm going to make one tonight!


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