Shells & Chains Scarf (download now)
By Anastacia Knits DesignsÂ Â / http://anastaciaknits.net
Materials: Sample above was made with leftover Opal sock yarn, approximately 40 grams, which made a small scarf preblocking that measured 4.75â€ wide by 42â€ long, size F (3.5 mm) crochet hook, following the smallest size directions. I crochet loosely; most crocheters will need to go up a hook size or two to get gauge
Gauge: Â 1 shell = 1.66â€. Gauge does not matter; crochet a nice, open fabric that drapes well. Finished size will vary with gauge & number of pattern repeats
Measurements: small (4.75â€ wide), medium (6.65â€ wide), & large (10â€ wide) by desired length
Abbreviations (pattern uses US terms):
sc: single crochet
dc: double crochet
shell: (dc, ch 1) 4 times, dc once more, all in same sc
Row 1: Ch 26 (34, 50). Sc in 2nd ch from hook, * sk 3 ch, shell in next ch, sk 3 ch, sc in next ch.Â Rep from * 2 (3, 5) times more, ending final sc in last ch: 3 (4, 6) shells made & 4 (5, 7) sc made.
Row 2: Ch 6 (counts as dc & ch 3 space, now & throughout pattern), turn. Sk 2 dc & sc in next dc, ch 3, dc in next sc. * Ch 3, sk 2 dc, sc in next dc, ch 3, sk 2 dc, dc in next sc. Rep from * 1 (2, 4) times more, ending final dc in last sc of row: 6 (8, 12) ch 3 sp made.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn. Sc in 1st dc, * shell in next sc, sc in next dc. Rep from * 2 (3, 5) times more, ending final sc in 3rd ch of beg ch 6.
Rep row 2 & 3 for pattern as many times as desired for length of scarf, then repeat row 2 once more.
Sc around entire scarf, working 3 sc in each corner.
End off. Weave in ends, block scarf, & wear with pride!
Many thanks to my testers, honeystalks, AussiesPrincess, CollieGrl64, bjclark63, & jam52. As always I couldnâ€™t do it without each & every one of you.
Feel free to make as many of these as you like for local craft fairs/auctions/raffles/bazaars, but please
do not sell finished items online. The pattern itself is not for sale.Â If making for charity, please let me know the name of the charity & include my contact info with the item (Â http://anastaciaknits.net). If you have any questions or comments or just want to join like-minded souls, please join my Ravelry group at http://www.ravelry.com/groups/anastacia-knits-designs. Thanks!