Urban Shells Scarf Free Pattern
Urban Shells Scarf
300m of DK weight yarn
4.5mm crochet hook
Tapestry needle for sewing in the ends
Measurements: 4.25inches (11cm) wide and 52.5inches (133cm) long
Stitches used (US terminology): chain (ch), slip stitch (slst), single crochet (sc), double
crochet (dc), triple crochet (tr), back post double crochet (bpdc)* and front post double
Special stitches: shell (sh): (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in same stitch or space.
Note: a bpdc gets worked when the wrong side (WS) of the scarf is facing you fpdc gets
worked when the right side (RS) of the scarf is facing you. ‘St’ stands for Stitch,m ‘sk’
means Skip and ‘chsp’ means Chain Space (i.e. space created by chaining, such as in the
center of the shell). I used 300 yards of a DK weight yarn, but the pattern will easily
lend itself to other yarn weights.
Chain 26 (multiple of 5 plus 1 chain for turning)
Row 1: sc in second ch from hook. Sc in each ch across, turn (25sc)
Row 2: ch4, tr in same st, sk 3 st, (slst, ch4, tr in same st), rep across row, ending with
a slst in the last st. Do not turn, instead rotate 180′ (6 scallops)
Row 3: ch2, sh (shell) in first st, *sk 2 st, dc in next st, sk 2 st, sh in next st, rep from *.
Row 4: ch2, sh in chsp of previous shell, *sk 2 st, bpdc around dc from previous row, sk
2 st, sh in next st, rep from *. Turn
Row 5: ch2, sh in chsp of previous shell, *sk 2 st, fpdc around bpdc from previous row,
sk 2 st, sh in next st, rep from *. Turn
REPEAT ROWS 4 and 5 UNTIL SCARF IS DESIRED LENGTH (or the yarn has nearly run
SCALLOP EDGING (so that both ends match!):
Row 1 (WS should be facing you): ch2, 2sc in chsp, *ch1, bpdc around fpdc from the
previous row, ch 1, 3sc in chsp of sh from previous row, rep from * until second last sh,
ch1, 2sc in sh, turn (25sc)
Row 2: ch1, sc in top of each st to the end of the row, turn (25sc)
Row 3: (ch4, tr) in same st, sk 3 st, (slst, ch4, tr in same st), rep across row, ending
with a slst in the last st (6 scallops)
Fasten off yarn and weave in ends.
Stand back and admire, then wrap it around your neck and go look in a mirror!