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2013 Changes shades of grey

Happy New Year everyone! New Year's Eve Morning, while doing a Demo At Michaels Arts and Crafts I decided to make a little something to go with my dress for New Year's Eve. Everyone said I was crazy and couldn't make something that quick. HA I am Mary Kathryn I can do it and you can too! Now I know not everyone can crochet as fast as I do but I think most can do this pattern in a weekend!

L Hook ( if you don't have one you can use a m or n which will make you stitches bigger and will affect the width or use a J and will make your stitches smaller and may make it take longer, this is YOUR creation and statement do what you like, as always view my patterns as an OUTLINE and you do the rest)
2 Balls of Redheart Boutique Changes ( Redheart Boutique Magical would also look lovely in this!)

Looks great with jeans too and ooo so warm!

Loosely chain  480 ( To Quote Mikey from the crochet crowd think loosely goosey!) ( I made mine this size, I am 5'7 and curvy... I like long scarves! If you are smaller or want a shorter one take away 4 chains for each shell) * when designing this I chained until I had the length I wanted and then did the math to see how many shells I could make, eel free to start his way to and if you come to the last shell and the count is off just fake it and add it in even if you are a space or too off most wouldn't be able to tell!**

** Shell equals 2dc,ch1,2dc**
Row 1 chain 3 ( first dc) dc into the forth chain from the hook, ch1,2dc all in the same space, *skip 3 chains, 2dc, chain1,2dc, in the next chain* repeat until the end of the scarf. I have a total of 120 shells in  my first row.

Row 2-14 ( or however many rows wide you want, I used 2 balls and an L hook and this is how many rows I ended up with)  turn, slip stitch on top of each dc and chain space of the first shell,( see photo below) chain 3,dc,ch1.2dc ,* skip next shell,2dc,ch1,2dc,* repeat until end of row.  NOTE you crochet 1 less shell at each end for every row, which is why we slip stitch at the beginning of the row and why when ending you should be 1 shell short.
See how I crocheted INTO the SPACE and not the stitch
Here is a close up of how the sides look! I love all the textures in this yarn!
For those who like charts here is a reduced sample

And here is a picture of me wearing it Aboard the Queen Mary Ship on New Years Eve!!

At first I wore it more like a wrap to keep my shoulders warm but after 30 minutes of dancing to awesome 80's music, I wore it more like a scarf.



  1. I bought the Changes yarn just to make this scarf, following the directions at the Red Heart site. Well, I started with 484 chains with my L hook and mine is over 200" long and I was only able to get about 2 rows from one skeins. The pattern on the Red Heart site says that it is supposed to be 84". I rarely have to change a hook size... what is wrong with this pattern???

    1. OH NO!! I am sure that is not a fun experience I'm sorry you are having trouble. Sounds like you are chaining looser than I do and being the changes yarn has different textures it varies slightly. Also with the bigger hooks sometimes there is a difference in the brand.( my L from the crochet dude, boyle and susan bates all give me a different gauge.) I made about 6 in a row with that count coming out with the length stated. If I were you I would chain until the length you want. Based on how big yours is coming out either try a J hook or start by chaining 360 which is about a 1/4 shorter. if you want it shorter just decrease by 4 and the pattern will work out perfectly. please let me know if I can help more!

    2. I am re looking over my version and redhearts to make sure I didn't miss something! thank you for commenting


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