Crochet Skinny Shell Scarf {free crochet pattern}

Just because the weather is warmer doesn’t mean we have to ditch our scarves! I love wearing scarves as they can instantly add pizazz to an otherwise boring ensemble. So, I love this crochet skinny scarf to wear in the spring and summer and liken it to a crocheted necklace of sorts.
My Merry Messy Life: Crochet Skinny Shell Scarf - Free Pattern!

I based this scarf off patterns from JoAnne’s and Creative Jewish Mom, but had to change the pattern quite a bit with the yarn I used and because I changed colors three times. You know me – I like bold, bright colors, so the colors in this scarf might be a be much for your mom. Just scale it down to what works for you. It’s such a cute and unique accessory!

Crochet Shell Scarf in Spring Colors using Cotton Yarn

Crochet Skinny Scalloped Scarf

Materials

  • Hook: J/10 6.00 mm
  • Yarn: Sugar’n Cream Cotton in Hot Pink (where to buy), Hot Blue (where to buy), and White (where to buy) for one scarf and Hot Green (where to buy) and Hot Purple (where to buy) for the other
  • Tapestry needle to sew in tails
  • Scissors to cut the tails

Abbreviations

  • SL ST = slip stitch
  • DC = double crochet
  • HDC = half double crochet
  • SC = single crochet
  • CH = chain
  • ST = stitch
  • SL ST = slip stitch

 

If changing colors in the foundation rows, do this (like the above picture)
  • Ch 203 (or adjust it to whatever length you like – make it divisible by 4, then add 3 chains at the end!)
  • In the 3rd ch from the hook, work 1 DC. Work 1 DC all the way down (200 DC total)
  • Fasten off
  • Attach white w/ a SL ST and CH 2. Work a HDC in the next stitch and in each space all the way down (200 total)
  • Work 4 HDC on the end side
  • Then continue on the other side, working 1 HDC in each space.
  • Work 4 HDC on the end side and join with a SL ST to the beginning CH 2.
  • Fasten off (if continuing with the same color, then do not fasten off and continue at Scallop/Shell Edge)


If NOT changing colors in the foundation rows, do this (like the above picture)

  • Ch 203 (or adjust it to whatever length you like – make it divisible by 4, then add 3 chains at the end!)
  • In the 3rd ch from the hook, work 1 HDC. Work 1 HDC all the way down (200 HDC total)
  • CH 2, work a HDC in the next space. Work 1 HDC all the way down (200 HDC total)


Scallop/Shell Edge

  • (if using a new color – join with a SL ST) CH 1. SC in the first space. Skip the next space, then work a shell in the next space. SHELL 1 SC, 1 HDC, 2 DC, 1 HDC, 1
  • *Skip the next space. SC in the next space. Skip the next space. Work a shell in the next space*
  • Repeat from * all the way down, but you will not end with another shell, you will end with an empty skipped space. (I stopped here with the green and purple scarf)
  • Then, on the side, work a shell.
  • Turn your work, and start the pattern again from * all the way down, ending the same way as above.
  • Work 1 shell on the other end and join to the beginning CH 1 with a SL ST.
  • Fasten off and sew in the tails
Merry Crocheting!

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About Sara McFall

Sara is the owner and founder of My Merry Messy Life, which started in 2011 as a way to chronicle her journey to a natural, chemical-free lifestyle and to share her passions of mothering, real food, homeschooling and crochet. She is a mama to three precious and energetic little boys and wife to a university professor who loves to sing, dance ballet and ballroom, and live simply and naturally.