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Last month, I had the chance to attend the Snap! conference for craft, DIY, food, and other creative bloggers in Salt Lake City, Utah. One of the fun features of this event is that you can get assigned a “secret sister” to share three gifts with. My secret sister was Jessica from Mad in Crafts, and she mentioned that she liked purple and red. And scarves.
I dug through my stitch pattern books, looking for something perfect to highlight the texture. But, I couldn’t choose just one stitch for this yarn, so I decided to do something a little different.
I choose one pattern – a herringbone stitch – for the main part of the scarf, which is worked from side to side. And then I added this lacy shell border. I makes a great gift. And, my secret sister really liked it!
If you’d like to make a more unisex version, you can just continue the herringbone stitch pattern (Row 2) until the scarf is the perfect size.
I know the lacy shells might be challenging for some crocheters, so I’ve included a complete video tutorial at the end of the pattern.
Herringbone Scarf with Lacy Shells
Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter
- Adult: 5” (13 cm) wide x 58.5” (148.5 cm) long before blocking.
- Filtes King Extra (1.75 oz/50 g/99 yd/91 m/100% washable Merino wool) – 4 skeins in 2071, or approximately 396 yd (362 m) in any medium weight yarn.
- US Size H-8 (5 mm) crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
- Yarn needle.
- 17 sts = 4” (10 cm) wide in Row 2 pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.
Abbreviations Used in This Pattern
- ch – chain
- dc – double crochet
- dc2tog – dc 2 sts together – (Yo, insert hook in designated st or sp, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops) twice, yo and drawn through all 3 loops on hook.
- ea – each
- rep – repeat
- sc – single crochet
- sc2tog – sc 2 sts together – (Insert hook in designated st or sp, yo and draw up a loop) twice, yo and drawn through all 3 loops on hook.
- sp – space
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- t-ch – turning chain
- * Rep instructions after asterisks as indicated.
- This scarf is crocheted from side-to-side along the long edge. You can find tips for working with long foundation chains in this photo tutorial.
- To adjust the length of this scarf, chain a multiple of 3 sts, + 3 (for the herringbone stitch) that is ALSO a multiple of 8 sts, + 1 (for the lacy shells).
- Ch 249.
- Row 1: Turn, sk 1 ch, sc in next st and ea st across. (248 sts)
- Row 2: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), *sk 1 st, dc in next 2 sts, dc in skipped st; rep from * across to last st, dc in last st.
- Rows 3-7: Rep Row 2 – 5 times, or until scarf measures approximately 3” (7.5 cm) wide, or until scarf measures approximately 2” (5 cm) less than desired finished width.
- Row 8: Turn and work along short edge of scarf, ch 1, 2 sc in side of ea row across to first row, sc in side of first row, ch 2. (Or, fasten off yarn, and join with sl st to unworked side of foundation row, continue to Row 9.)
- Row 9: Turn and work along unworked side of foundation row, starting in first st, *sc, sk 3 sts, (ch 1, dc) 4 x in next st, ch 1,** sk 3 sts; rep from * across, ending at ** with 3 sts remaining, sk 2 sts, sc in last st. Continue working rows along long edge of scarf.
- Row 10: Turn, ch 5 (counts as dc + ch-2 sp), sk 2 ch-1 sp, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 2, sk 2 ch-1 sp, dc in sc, *ch 2, sk 2 ch-1 sp, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 2, sk 2 ch-1 sp, dc in sc; rep from * across.
- Row 11: Turn, ch 2, dc in ch-2 sp (counts as dc2tog), *(ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1) twice, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1,** dc2tog inserting hook into next ch-2 sp; rep from * across, ending at ** at last ch-2 sp; dc2tog inserting hook into next ch-2 sp and top of ch 3 of t-ch.
- Row 12: Turn, ch 1, sc2tog in same st and next dc (skipping ch-1 sp), *sc in ch-1 sp, sc in dc, sc in ch-1 sp, (sc, ch 3, sc) in dc, sc in ch-1 sp, sc in dc, sc in ch-1 sp,** (sc2tog inserting hook in next dc, skipping ch-1 sp, dc2tog, ch-1 sp, and inserting hook in next dc); rep from * across, ending at ** before last ch-1 sp, sc2tog inserting hook in last dc, skipping ch-1 sp, inserting hook in dc2tog.
- Fasten off. With yarn needle, weave in ends. Spray block if necessary.