Looking for a fun and easy project that makes a great gift? Be sure to give our Easy Shell Stitch Scarf pattern a try – just a 2 row repeat!
Design Story and Inspiration for our Easy Scarf Pattern
After designing the Easy Shell Stitch Blanket pattern, I knew I wanted to make a scarf from my leftover skein. I set out using the same stitch pattern on a smaller scale and love how this turned out!
This project was designed as part of the Holiday Maker’s Challege, an 8-week event where I give away a free downloadable PDF each week!
Patterns for the challenge must meet the following criteria:
1. Quick to make
3. Use stash yarn
So, for me, this fit the bill perfectly! Even though a scarf is a bit larger of a project than I usually make for the challenge, the shell stitch pattern works up very fast and this only took a weekend!
Yarn Options for This Free Crochet Pattern
I love Red Heart Super Saver Ombre yarn. It’s affordable and changes colors beautifully. I’ve designed several baby blankets with it and I always get rave reviews about the colors – plus it’s easy to care for, which is a huge consideration when making a baby blanket!
Feel free to use any yarn you like for this pattern. The Super Saver Ombre is a worsted weight yarn (category #4) but you can use DK or chunky yarn if you like. It will affect the final width, but since you can crochet until it’s as long as you like it will be fine.
Use up that stash yarn!
Shell Stitch Scarf Pattern Details
This scarf can be made flat or as an infinity scarf as you see here. Just stitch the end closed to make a cowl or infinity scarf, and leave open if you want a traditional scarf.
You can choose to add fringe, pom poms or tassels as well!
Easy Shell Stitch Scarf
What You’ll Need
Yarn: 1 skein Red Heart Super Saver Ombre, (worsted weight #4)
Crochet Hook: US Size K (6.50mm)
Notions: Yarn needle, scissors
Gauge: 14 sts and 8 rows = 4″ in crochet shell stitch pattern
Finished Blanket Size: Approximately 5.5″ wide x 52″ length
Ch 4 at beginning of row counts as dc, ch 1.
Stitch is a multiple of 6 + 2 if you would like to adjust the width of the scarf.
Easy Shell Stitch Scarf Crochet Pattern
Ch 26 (or multiple of 6 + 2).
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *Skip 2 ch, shell in next ch, skip 2 ch, sc in next ch; repeat from * to end; turn.
Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), dc in first sc, *skip dc, ch1, sc in middle dc of shell, skip ch1, dc, work shell in sc; rep from *, ending last shell with dc, ch1, dc in last sc; turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in top of last dc, *shell in next sc, sc in middle dc of shell; repeat from * to end, working last sc in 3rd ch of turning ch.
Repeat rows 2-3 until scarf is 52″ or desired length.
Stitch ends together for infinity scarf if desired.
Weave in ends.
If you need help with the stitch pattern, please view this blanket tutorial (the only difference is the width and there is no border on the scarf):
Final Thoughts on the Easy Shell Stitch Scarf
That’s it! I hope you love this pattern as much as I loved designing it! It truly works up quickly and is an easy pattern that you memorize after a few rows. Just a 2 row repeat!