So by now it's no secret that I'm fairly addicted to crocheting during the colder months. If you've been following me in any capacity since October, you've seen me crank out project after project. What can I say? Idle hands are the Devil's playground or something, I've never been a person who likes to let my hands be idle. Crocheting is perfect for me, Noah and I can watch a movie and cuddle and I can still be creative! It's win-win.
Because I like to be able to multi task, I do a lot of very simple beginner projects that require a lot of repetition. And this gorgeous shell stitch cowl scarf is no exception. This is a single stitch, folks. For several rounds. You don't get much easier then this, so it you're looking for an impressive beginner project, this is it! Isn't it pretty?
It's warm and cozy and has gorgeous texture, too! Ready to make your own? I'm already itching to make another one so I might get started with you. Click through for the free pattern!
See, it's cute! If you're looking for a simple no-brainer project this is the one for you. It works up in about 3-4 hours if you're moving quickly.
Shell Stitch Cowl Scarf free crochet pattern
- H hook
- Worsted weight yarn (I used Lion Brand Cotton Ease in stone for this product, I am so addicted to this yarn!) I used approximately 2 skeins, or 400 yards, maybe a little less.
- Yarn needle
sl st: slip stitch
dc: double crochet
Ch 99. Sl st your chain into a circle (without twisting it! If anyone has an easy way to do this, please dear lord let me know, I always end up twisting mine at least once)
Row 1: Ch 2, then into the base of your ch 2, dc 2 st in the same stitch. Every 3ed st, dc 3 together in the same stitch, then skip the next 2 and do another 3 dc into the 3ed st. You will end up with 33 'shells.' Once you have reached the end of your ch, and have arrived back at your first shell, sl st your last shell to your first shell.
Row 2-28: Ch 2, then dc 2 into the space at the base of your ch. Then skip to dc 3 into the space between shells of your precious row, all the way around. Sl st your last shell to your first at the end of every row. Weave in your ends with your yarn needle, and you're done!
Now that you've finished your scarf, I bet you're itching for some other easy, cute and free patterns right? Well here are a few more of mine to get your started!
Have fun crocheting, folks! And if you make something from one of my patterns I'd love your feedback and to see pictures (who knows, it might even get featured on the blog here!)