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A crochet lacy scarf pattern that is surprisingly simple and will be the perfect accessory for cool summer nights. You’ll love the breezy flow of the scarf which can be worn as a light scarf or wrap. Keep scrolling for the free pattern or purchase the ad-free PDF here.
close up of crochet scarf with lace pattern

Lacy patterns can tend to look intimidating until you realize those lacy bits are made mostly of chains! The repeating shell stitch is made of five double crochets in the same stitch. Easy.

In August my mom and I took a trip up to the North Shore for my birthday.  It has always been one of our favorite places to go and it was amazing to be able to spend a gals weekend together without kiddos.

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We ate, shopped, walked, and ate some more. Of course, some of that shopping was checking out the local yarn shops.

If you are ever in Duluth, I highly recommend visiting Yarn Harbor.

lacy crochet scarf with open shell stitches hanging on a wall

Fancy yarns are usually out of my price range, but seeing as it was my birthday, I splurged on myself a bit!

When it came time to plan for Mother’s Day this year, it seemed like a perfect idea to use the yarn I bought with her to make something for her.

There are so many great fingering weight yarn options out there with a large variety of price ranges that this pattern should be doable by anyone.

purple lacy crochet scarf hanging pin image

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Crochet Lacy Scarf Pattern

Purchase an ad-free printable version of the Crochet Lacy Scarf here

Skill Level: Easy


open lacy crochet fabric draped on a hangerAbbreviations:

ch(s): chain(s)
sc(s): single crochet(s)
dc(s): double crochet(s)
sk: skip
ch sp: chain space
sp: space
tc: turning chain

Finished Size:

Approx. 12” x 60” after blocking

lacy crochet fabric in a circle on a wood floorNotes:

The top of each shell is the 3rd dc of the 5-dc shell.

When instructed to work in a chain sp (ex. sc in ch-5 sp), work the stitch around the chain and into the space instead of trying to work into the chain. The stitch will slide along the chain and line up where it needs to be as the pattern is worked.

If you’d like to adjust the size, the starting chain should be a multiple of 12 + 8.


Gauge is not critical for this project

lacy crochet stitches with open shells stitches in purple

Lacy Scarf Crochet Pattern Instructions:

Ch 68, turn

R1: sc in 8th ch from hook, *ch 5, sk 3 ch, sc; repeat from * across, turn

R2: ch 6, sc in ch-5 sp, 5 dc in sc, sc in ch-5 sp, *ch 5, sc in ch-5 sp, 5 dc in sc, sc in ch-5 sp; repeat from * across, turn

R3: ch 6, sc in top of shell (3rd dc of 5-dc shell), *ch 5, sc in ch-5 sp, ch 5, sc in top of shell; repeat from * across, ch 5, sc in last ch sp, turn

R4: ch 3, 3 dc in sc, sc in ch-5 sp, ch 5, sc in ch-5 sp, *5 dc in sc, sc in ch-5 sp, ch 5, sc in ch-5 sp; repeat from * across, ending with a sc in the last ch sp, turn

R5: ch 6, sc in ch-5 sp, *ch 5, sc in top of shell, ch 5, sc in ch-5 sp; repeat from * across, ch 5, sc in 3rd ch of tc

Repeat rows 2-5 for a total of 95 rows.  Weave in ends and block if desired.

crochet lace scarf before blocking
before blocking

If you decide not to block the scarf, it will still be lovely but significantly smaller.

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lacy crochet scarf hanging up

17 Comments on Crochet Lacy Scarf Pattern

  1. How do you recommend blocking this? I used a baby alpaca yarn. By the way, I love the pattern especially since it’s so easy.

  2. If I wanted to make this wider for a shawl, would you recommend doubling the begging chain or is the patter built in multiples?

  3. As I follow this pattern I find that I keep ending up with the shells on top of each other from row to row as opposed to the staggering I see in your finished product. I’m not ending up with any extra chains or a shortage of chains. Is there a step I’m missing or misreading?

  4. I love this pattern,will increase the width slightly to make a shawl for my niece for Christmas. It is just the style I as looking for. Thank you. ?

  5. Yarn Harbor is one of the first places I go to when I get to Duluth. I come across from Superior.

  6. I love this scarf pattern…am so happy you like the North Shore. I live in a small town, Marathon, ON…about 3 1/2 hours east of Thunder Bay. Would love for you to send me your downloadable crochet planner but do not own a printer…but love visiting your site….

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