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Dainty Shells Scarf
Dainty Shells Scarf

This Dainty Shells Scarf is the perfect lacy scarf to wear any time of the year. The brightly colored yarn used for this free crochet scarf pattern will add the perfect splash of color to your outfit. Use Red Heart Luster Sheen yarn to make this stylish accessory. The pretty lime green color shown here is great to wear during the spring and summer months. It's dainty like seashells, and it's lightweight enough to wear to the beach.


Crochet HookF/5 or 3.75 mm hook

Yarn Weight(2) Fine (23-26 stitches to 4 inches)


  • RED HEART® Luster Sheen®: 2 balls 620 Lime.
  • Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 3.75mm [US F-5] Yarn needle

Size: Scarf measures 4½” x 54” (12cm x 144 cm)

Gauge/Tension: Gauge is not essential for this project.

Picot: Ch 3, sl st in third ch from hook.
Shell: 5 dc in specified st.



Ch 26.
Row 1 (RS): Sc in second ch from hook, *ch 3, skip next 2 ch, dc in next ch, ch 3, skip next 2 ch, sc in next ch; repeat from * across; turn.
Row 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in first sc, sc in next dc, ch 3, dc in next sc, ch 3, sc in next dc, shell in next sc, sc in next dc, ch 3, dc in next sc, ch 3, sc in next dc, 3 dc in last sc; turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first dc, ch 3, dc in next sc, ch 3, sc in next dc, ch 3, dc in next sc, ch 3, sc in center dc of shell, ch 3, dc in next sc, ch 3, sc in next dc, ch 3, dc in next sc, ch 3, skip next 2 dc, sc in top of ch-3; turn
Row 4: Ch 6, sc in next dc, shell in next sc, sc in next dc, ch 3, dc in next sc, ch 3, sc in next dc, shell in next sc, sc in next dc, ch 3, dc in last sc; turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, [sc in next dc, ch 3, dc in next sc, ch 3, sc in center dc of shell, ch 3, dc in next sc, ch 3] twice, sc in third ch of ch-6; turn.
Repeat Rows 2-5 until piece measures 53” (135cm) from beginning; repeat Row 2 once more.
Last Row: Sc in first dc, ch 2, hdc in next sc, ch 2, sc in next dc, ch 2, hdc in next sc, ch 2, sc in center dc of shell, ch 2, hdc in next sc, ch 2, sc in next dc, ch 2, hdc in next sc, ch 2, skip next 2 dc, sc in top of ch-3; fasten off.

Top Border
With RS facing, join yarn with a slip st in first sc, ch 1, sc in first sc, *(2 dc, [picot] twice, 2 dc) in next dc **, sc in next hdc; repeat from * 3 times, ending last repeat at **, sc in last sc; fasten off.

Bottom Border
With RS facing working along opposite side of foundation ch, join yarn with a slip st in remaining loop of first ch, ch 1, sc in same ch, * (2 dc, [picot] twice, 2 dc) in next ch **, skip next 2 ch; repeat from * 3 times, ending last repeat at **, sc in last ch; fasten off.


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Why AllFreeCrochet Loves this Pattern

We at AllFreeCrochet naturally love all crochet patterns, but certain ones tend to stand out from the rest, like this Dainty Shells Scarf. You normally think of scarves, especially crochet scarves, as cold-weather accessories, but you can just as easily crochet a spring scarf to wear all year 'round! Using lightweight yarn and a more open and lacy pattern, you can work up your own crochet spring scarf to layer under a light jacket or just over a simple tee. The lightweight yarn will keep the scarf light on your shoulders while still adding a little bit of warmth while the lacy stitch pattern will give an ethereal vibe to any outfit.

This particular scarf is the perfect combination of both, plus it's shown in a brighter spring green shade that's perfect for the newly budding flowers and plants everywhere. Plus, this crochet spring scarf is an easy pattern to work up, so almost anyone can make their own version. Because of its difficulty, it's also easy to customize, so you can make it longer or shorter (depending on how many times you want it looped around your neck) or even wider or skinner to create a skinny scarf or a wider lace shawl. Because of its ease and versatility, this is definitely one of our top picks. 

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For those of use that really love to accessorize no matter the season, this is the perfect scarf. This dainty shells scarf is a beautiful combination of shells and picots and very light and airy. The designer used a weight 2 yarn so this scarf is practically weightless.

If you have a little time on you hands, this would really be beautiful crocheted in a cotton thread instead of the Red Heart Luster Sheen yarn. You may be surprised at all of the different colors that thread comes in now. For a long time it was only in white and beige. Other vendors are introducing much vibrant colors. However, this design in luster sheen is also very beautiful.

This is just the perfect touch for those in between seasons. Its so light and delicate that it seems to float rather than hang around your neck. This post doesnt have any photos, but if you search the Red Heart Yarn site itself, you will find the free download (with photos) for this project. Search under the name above (Dainty Shells) and it will pop right up.

I'm going to attach ends and make it an infinity scarf

I'm going to make it a little bit wider and make a shawl. I think that would look good.

Very pretty!


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