Seashore Shell Stitch Scarf

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The Seashore Shell Stitch Scarf is the one you grab when you have a fancy night out that’s just a bit chilly. It won’t overheat you and it will keep the chill off your next all while keeping you looking absolutely fabulous.

shell stitch crochet scarf laid out and partially folded

As you look through the pattern, I think that you’ll be surprised with how simple this lacy shell stitch scarf is and you’ll want to get started right away!

Can you double crochet? Chain? You sure can! The trickiest part, which really isn’t too tricky at all, is putting the stitches in the right places. (If you are more of a visual person, I’ve included a graph in the printable version of the pattern.)

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lace crochet scarf draped over a hanger

Those gorgeous stitches are made by alternating rows of 5 dc shells with open shells. Two simple stitch patterns make up this entire elegant crochet scarf.

close up of crochet shell stitches done in ivory yarn

Hoooked Eucalyps Yarn

Recently when I was browsing a yarn shop I kept returning to this yarn. It was SO SOFT and shiny. Another lady kept looking at the same yarn and I was encouraging her to buy it by showing her different color combos she could use all while chanting to myself, “you don’t need more yarn, you don’t need more yarn.”

I have no idea if she purchased any, but you know I caved and brought it to the register. No regrets.

Hoooked Eucalyps is a fine weight yarn made from eucalyptus.

And to answer the question some of you may be thinking, no, it doesn’t smell like it.

ivory colored lacy crochet scarf folded

The yarn itself isn’t wound tightly so it does split easily. I’ve found working with yarns like this (I’ve had the same experience with bamboo and bamboo blend yarns) just takes some getting used to and slowing down a bit.

This yarn is well worth the extra effort. The sheen and texture given to the stitches is amazing.

I will mention that it does cost more than yarns I normally use. I’d consider it a splurge to make a fancy scarf that can be worn when you need something a little smoother and sleeker.

I didn’t block the finished scarf before taking pictures and I am not sure I will block it. The only reason I would is to make those turning chains, which form the shell-like look on the side of the scarf, stand out a bit more.

close up of open shell stitches

Any thoughts on whether or not I should block it? Will you block yours?

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crochet scarf with text saying lacy crochet scarf free pattern

Seashore Shell Stitch Scarf

For those of you who prefer patterns formatted for printing you can get the PDF of this pattern in my shop which includes a stitch graph.

Skill Level: Easy



ch(s): chain(s)
dc(s): double crochet(s)
sk: skip
sp: space

Gauge: 4” x 4 =5 shell repeats by 8 rows

Finished Size: 6” by 58.5”

Notes / Stitch instructions:
Top of 5 dc shell: the 3rd dc of each 5 dc shell. You’ll crochet into the dc at the top of the shell just like you would any dc.

Chains at the beginning of rows are not counted as double crochets.

thin crochet scarf draped on a hanger

Pattern Instructions:

ch 28 or any multiple of 4

R1: dc in 4th ch from hook, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same ch, *sk 3 ch, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch, repeat from * to the end of the row, turn.

R2: ch 3, 5 dc in each ch-1 sp, turn.

R3: ch 3, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the top of each dc shell (see notes), turn.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 for a total of 109 rows. Fasten off and weave in ends.

crochet lacy scarf wrapped on a hanger

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(Seriously, why why why would I name this something I can’t even say consistently? Because it made me giggle. Over and over again.

If I ever start making videos of my patterns I am going to hate myself for this.)

Take a look at some other gorgeous lacy patterns:

Lacy Scarf

Wrap me in Diamonds

Diamond Lace Baby Blanket


  1. Hi, Love the pattern! I am new to crotchet so have a question regarding rows 3 and 4 – how do the end – is there a single crotchet to the turning chain? Am I missing something. Thanks!

    1. Hi Rozmin,

      The the last stitches of rows 2 and 3 don’t go anywhere special. For row 2 it’s in the last ch space and for row 3 it is in the top of the shell. The edges end up with a zig zig pattern instead of being straight like they would be if you worked those last stitches into a turning chain. Hope that helps!

      1. Thank you so much for your reply and sharing this lovely pattern! I have loaded the completed project on Pintrest.

  2. Thank you for the beautiful pattern! I think I’d Love to see it blocked out.
    As for the pool, I was pretty self conscience till I lived in Florida for a couple of years and went to the beaches there. What I’ve seen cannot be unseen! I no longer worry about it!! 😉

  3. Love this! Any chance of looking forward to a hat to match? Looking for Christmas gifts, this as a scarf and hat set would be awesome and then………..how about some fingerless gloves to complete the set?
    Good job on this one! As for the pool……lolololo…..wait till your OLD AS DIRT and try to place things that are out of place in the right place!

    1. I’m dying. Your comment made me crack up! So you’re saying it only gets worse?!? After 3 kids I feel like gravity has taken a stronger hold!

      I hadn’t planned on making this a set but maybe I will!!!

  4. It’s beautiful. It reminds me of one my mom had that was her mom’s or grandmother’s. Unfortunately it’s falling apart and I have no idea how to save it or even if it is worth the effort to try. I think I will just make this one and pass on trying to salvage the other. Thanks for yet another gorgeous pattern.

    1. I am sorry to hear about your heirloom scarf! I think Mikey at the Crochet Crowd has some resources for fixing crochet fabric so you might want to check that out. Thanks for the compliment on the pattern.

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