This Easy Crochet Lace Scarf is the perfect first time scarf project for beginners. The 2-row repeat pattern will surprise you in its simplicity.
Once you’ve been crocheting a little bit and you’ve learned the basic stitches, move up with this project to add beautiful lace and increase your skill level.
“Easy Shell Scarf” free crochet pattern by Kim Guzman © Feb. 2023. All rights reserved.
Technique: Regular Crochet.
Skill Level: Easy.
Crochet Pattern At A Glance
Easy Crochet Lace Scarf for BeginnersDesigner: Kim Guzman © 2022-23. All rights reserved.
When est. crochet time is over 24 hours, each 24 hours will automatically adjust to a day.
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- Stylecraft “Special DK”, 100% acrylic, 322 yds/295m per 3.5 oz/100g per skein: 2 skeins, 530 yards used, color Lincoln.
- Suggested Crochet Hook Size H-8 (5mm) or hook needed to meet gauge
- Yarn Needle for weaving ends
- Work row 1 with a beginning chain count of a muliple of 7 plus 9.
- Work row 2 to set up stitch pattern.
- Work rows 3-4 for 2-row repeat.
- Work remaining 148 rows, or until desired length, in 2-row repeat.
This is a free crochet pattern and the written instructions are below. If you prefer a printable download, a PDF is also available for purchase.
My Crochet Pattern Notes
This scarf is crocheted from short end to short end. It’s a wonderful opportunity to try out your first crochet lace pattern.
Start out with this free crochet pattern for a simple crochet shell and an open v-stitch when learning crochet lace. The lace is just enough to keep your mind going but not enough to be scary.
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8″ x 65″
Stylecraft “Special DK”, 100% acrylic, 322 yds/295m per 3.5 oz/100g per skein: 2 skeins, 530 yards used, color Lincoln.
“Special Double Knit” is classified as a DK weight (size 3) yarn and is currently available in 100 shades.
Available at LoveCrafts (aff link). If you’re in the US, look up at the top right to switch to US Dollars. I’ve purchased from them for years and love the selection.
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I‘ve used DK weight yarn (size 3) because I love this size. There’s a lot of yardage on a 100g skein of Stylecraft Special DK, making it economical as well. You could use any yarn you like, using the hook size you prefer. You may need to make changes to the number of stitches and the amount of yarn required.
If you are unable to use Stylecraft Special DK, any acrylic or acrylic blend in size 3 lightweight yarn will be close enough.
If you’re going to make a lightweight crochet scarf, you’ll want a lightweight yarn. But, the pattern works for more than that. You can also use a heavier weight yarn, if you prefer. You’ll need more yarn and a larger hook. The project will be bigger. Or, adjust the stitch count.
Suggested Crochet Hook Size H-8 (5mm) or hook needed to meet gauge.
Yarn Needle for weaving ends.
Shell (sh): [2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc] in same st or sp.
V-Stitch (v-st): [Dc, ch 2, dc] in same st or sp.
This crochet scarf pattern is written in US crochet terminology.
beg=beginning; ch=chain; dc=double crochet; rep=repeat; RS=right side; sc=single crochet; sk=skip; sps=space(s); st(s)=stitch(es); tr=treble crochet.
All numbers after the colon at the end of an instruction are stitch counts. Use the stitch count to check your work.
In stitch pattern, 22 stitches for 9 rows measures approximately 4″ x 4″.
To change the width, make your initial chain any multiple of 7, then add 9.
Matching Hat and Scarf Set
This Easy Shell Scarf has a matching hat! You can find the Shell Stitch Hat here. Having a matching set works great for gifts.
Scarf of the Month CAL 2023
I’m pleased to be participating in the Scarf of the Month CAL 2023!
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Free Crochet Pattern Instructions
Row 1: Ch 44, sc in 2nd ch from hook, *sk 2 ch, 2 dc in next ch, ch 3, 2 dc in next ch, sk 2 ch, sc in next ch, rep from * across, turn.
Row 2: Ch 4, dc in same sc, *ch 1, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, v-st (see Special Stitches above) in next sc, rep from * to last ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc in last ch-3 sp, ch 1, [dc, tr] in last sc, turn.
Row 3 (RS): Ch 1, sc in same tr, *sh (see Special Stitches above) in next sc, sc in ch-2 sp of next v-st, rep from * to last sc, sh in last sc, sc in sp between last dc and beg ch 4, turn: 6 sh.
Row 4: Ch 4, dc in same sc, *ch 1, sc in ch-3 sp of next sh, ch 1, v-st in next sc, rep from * to last sh, ch 1, sc in ch-2 sp of last sh, ch 1, [dc, tr] in last sc, turn.
Rows 5-152: Rep rows 3-4, or until desired length. fasten off.
Weave in all ends securely.
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