This easy to crochet scarf uses simple shell stitches made of double crochet (dc) and chain stitches (ch) to create a lightweight finished accessory. The pattern includes instructions to make 3 different scarf sizes and instructions to make this scarf with any yarn and hook (and to any size – including shawls and blankets!). Pop by to get the free crochet pattern for the Starry Eye Scarf.
The Starry Eye Scarf Pattern was originally designed by Joanita Theron as a Guest Post. Joanita retired this design from her site and sold the full-pattern rights to Oombawka Design, Ltd. This pattern is now available exclusively at Oombawka Design Crochet.
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Create a Lightweight Scarf with Easy Crochet Shell Stitches
Starry Eye Scarf
You can use any yarn and hook to make this project!
- With the yarn and hook you’ve chosen for the project, chain until you reach the width you’d like for your scarf (shawl, or blanket).
- Now, check that the number of chains you have can divide evenly by 4.
- Chain 3 extra stitches and follow the pattern.
- Continue crocheting until your project is the length you would like it to be.
- Finish off and weave in your ends.
- Yarn: Mighty Stitch Worsted Weight. 3.52 oz (100 g), 208 yds (190 m). 80% Acrylic, 20 % Wool. Worsted Weight Yarn . Machine wash cold. Tumble dry low.
- Crochet Hook: 4 mm (G)
- Yardage: Small (Scarflet): 97 yds, Medium: 233 yds; Large: 444 yds
- Yarn Colors: Canary (tutorial images)
- Yarn Needle, Scissors
- Small: Approximately 5 inches (13 cm) wide X 35 inches (90 cm) long
- Medium: Approximately 7 inches (18 cm) wide X 60 inches (152 cm) long
- Large: Approximately 10 inches (25 cm) wide X 80 inches (203 cm) long
- Tension/Gauge is not necessary for this project to be perfect
- Using Mighty Stitch Worsted Weight, approximately 1 shell stitch per inch and 2 rows per 1 inch.
US Terminology used
- ch – chain
- ch1sp – chain 1 space
- dc- double crochet
- DMR – double magic ring
- g – grams
- m – meters
- oz – ounces
- R – row
- sc – single crochet
- Shell – 1 dc, (ch 1, 1 dc) 3 times
- sk – skip
- sl st – slip stitch
- st(s) – stitch/stitches
- yds – yards
- [ ] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches; within the row – a set of instructions to be repeated the given number of times.
- ( ) – important notes AND sets of stitches
Shell Stitch (shell)
- Make 1 dc, (ch 1, 1 dc) 3 times in the specified chain or chain space.
- Small (Medium, Large)
- USE ANY YARN AND HOOK for this project: Chain until you reach the width you’d like your shawl (scarf, blanket) to be, then check that the number of chains you have can divide evenly by 4. Chain 3 extra stitches and follow the remaining instructions. Crochet until your project is the length you would like it to be before finishing off.
- Skip all stitches not mentioned. Beginning in Row 2, other than the first and last stitches of each row, we will only be working into the center ch1sp (the second ch1sp in the shell) across.
- DMR alternatives
- Add the Starry Eye Scarflet to your Ravelry library here.
Starry Eye Scarf Pattern
An easy shell stitch scarf crochet pattern.
R1: Ch 23 (31, 43), sk the first 6 chs (counts as 1 dc, 3 sk chs), 1 shell in the next ch. *Sk the next 3 chs, 1 shell in the next ch**. Work from * to ** across until 4 chs remain. Sk the next 3 chs, 1 dc in the last ch. [2 dc, 4 shells]
R2-R70 (R120, R160): Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc). Sk all sts not mentioned. *1 shell in the center ch1sp of the next shell**. Work from * to ** across to the last st. 1 dc in the last st. [2 dc, 4 shells]
Proceed to finishing instructions.
- You will need a small amount of Worsted Weight Yarn in 2 colors and a 4 mm (G) hook.
The optional flower is crocheted in continuous rounds. You may wish to use a stitch marker to mark your place at the end of Rnd 1.
Rnd 1: With yellow: DMR: make 6 sc. [6 sc]
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. Finish off. [12 sc]
Rnd 3: With white: Join in any st with a sl st. Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc in the same st, ch 3, sl st into the next 2 sts. *Ch 3, 2 dc in the same st, ch 3, sl st into the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Finish off and weave in any ends. Hand sew a pin or brooch back to the back of the flower to wear as a brooch on your scarf.
- Weave in any ends.
- Add a button closure, or clasp (or magnetic clasp), or wear it with a decorative shawl pin.
- TIP: For the scarf: to make R1 mimic the final row of your project, with the ‘good side’ (right side) of your project facing you, join your yarn in the unworked loop of the first ch in R1. Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc). *Sk the next 3 chs, 1 shell in the next ch**. Work from * to ** across to the last st. 1 dc in the last st. Finish off and weave in both ends.
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