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Moon Scallops Scarf

Inspired by pink moon scallop shells collected from sandy beaches, this scarf brings together small and large shell shapes. The result is a breezy scarf that’s easy to make and easy to wear on morning walks while you look for seashells.

Time: Day Project

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 72” long and 10” wide after blocking

Gauge: 2 lace-shells and 2 dtr = 3.25”; 3 rows of lace-shells, including 2 ch-5 sp rows = 2” after wet blocking (Gauge is not critical for this project)

Materials

Super fine weight yarnYarn: Hedgehog Fibres Sock Yarn (90% superwash Merino wool, 10% nylon; 383 yards [350 meters]/100 grams): Coral (2 balls), hand dyed

Hook: US size E/4 (3.5 mm)

Notions: Removable stitch markers, tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

All shells are worked on odd numbered rows and designate the right side of the scarf. There are repeated rows of large lacy shell patterns, where I have used treble crochets separated with chain spaces between each stitch. Double trebles separate each shell. Rows of smaller shell patterns follow, with double crochets with no chain spaces. I used a sock weight yarn to allow maximum drape. Small shells are worked to create the trim around each edge. I made the scarf a longer length in order to give other options for how to wear it. There is a variety of stitch heights used to make a light and airy finished piece. You will begin the pattern from bottom and work to top.

Special Stitches

Shell (shell): 9 dc in indicated st.

Beginning half shell (beg-shell): Ch 3, 3 dc in indicated st

Ending half shell (end-shell): 4 dc in indicated st.

Lacey shell (lace-shell): (Tr, ch 1) 4 times in indicated st, tr in same st.

Wide dc2tog (wdc2tog): Worked over 3 sts; yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, pull up a lp, yo and draw through 2 lps on hook (2 lps on hook), sk next sc, yo, insert hook in next st, yo, pull up a lp, yo and draw through 2 lps on hook (3 lps on hook), yo and draw through all lps on hook.

Wide dc3tog (wdc3tog): Worked over 5 sts; yo, insert hook in same st as last st made, yo, pull up a lp, yo and draw through 2 lps on hook (2 lps on hook), sk next sc, yo, insert hook in next st, yo, pull up a lp, yo and draw through 2 lps on hook (3 lps on hook), sk next sc, yo, insert hook in next st, yo, pull up a lp, yo and draw through 2 lps on hook (4 lps on hook), yo and draw through all lps on hook.

Pattern

Ch 50.
Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each rem ch across, turn. (49 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, wdc2tog over first 3 sc,*ch 3, wdc3tog, rep from * across to last 2 sts, ch 3, wdc2tog over last st worked in and 2 last sts, turn. (2 wdc2tog, 11 wdc3tog)

Row 3: Ch 1, tr in top of first wdc2tog, sk next ch-3 sp, *lace-shell in top of next wdc3tog, sk next ch-3 sp, tr in top of next wdc3tog, rep from * across, ending with last tr in top of last wdc2tog, turn. (6 lace-shell, 7 tr)

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first tr, *ch 5, sk next 4 sts, dc in center tr of lace-shell, ch 5, sk next 4 sts, sc in next st, rep from * across, turn. (12 ch-5 sps, 7 sc, 6 dc)

Row 5: Ch 5 (counts as first dtr), place marker in top of ch 5, *sk next ch-5 sp, lace-shell in next dc, sk next ch-5 sp, dtr in next sc, rep from* across, turn. (6 lace-shell, 7 dtr)

Row 6: Ch 1, sc in first dtr, *ch 5, sk next 4 sts, dc in center tr of lace-shell, ch 5, sk next 4 sts, sc in next dtr, rep from * across, ending with last sc in marked ch, turn. (12 ch-5 sps, 7 sc, 6 dc)

Rows 7-10: Rep Rows 5-6, 2 times.

Row 11: Ch 3 (counts as first dc throughout), *sk next ch-5 sp, shell in next dc, sk next ch-5 sp, dc in next sc, rep from * across, turn. (6 shells, 7 dc)

Row 12: Ch 8 (counts as tr, ch 4), place marker in 4th ch, *sk next 4 dc in next shell, dc in center st of shell, ch 4, sk next 4 dc of same shell, tr in next st, rep from * across, ending with last tr in top of beginning ch 3, turn. (1 ch-8 sp, 11 ch-4 sps, 6 dc, 6 tr)

Row 13: Ch 3, beg-shell, *sk next ch-4 sp, dc in next st, sk next ch-4 sp, shell in next st, rep fr­om * across to last ch-8 sp, end-shell in marked ch, turn. (5 shells, 2 half shells, 6 dc)

Row 14: Ch 7 (counts as dc, ch 4), place marker in 3rd ch, sk first 4 dc, tr in next st, *ch 4, sk next 4 dc of next shell, dc in center st of shell, ch 4, sk next 4 dc of same shell, tr in next st, rep from * across to last 4 sts, ch 4, dc in marked ch, turn. (1 ch-7 sp, 11 ch-4 sps, 6 dc, 6 tr)

Row 15: Ch 3, *sk next ch-4 sp, shell in next st, sk next ch-4 sp, dc in next st, rep from* across, ending with last dc in marked ch, turn. (6 shells, 1 ch-3 sp, 6 dc)

Row 16–19: Rep Rows 12-15.

Row 20: Rep Row 12.

Row 21: Ch 5 (counts as first dtr), place marker in top of ch 5, *sk next ch-4 sp, lace-shell in next st, sk next ch-4 sp, dtr in next st, rep from * across, ending with last dtr in marked ch, turn.  (1 ch-5 sp, 6 lace-shells, 6 dtr)

Row 22: Rep Row 6.

Row 23-30: Rep Rows 5-6, 4 times.

Rows 31-35: Rep Rows 11-15.

Rows 36-39: Rep Rows 12-15.

Rows 40-138: Rep Rows 20-39, 6 times. Do not fasten off.

Border

Rnd 1 (WS): With WS facing, rotate piece 90 degrees, ch 1, *work 381 sc evenly spaced along long edge of scarf to next corner, 3 sc in corner, 46 sc along short edge of scarf to next corner, 3 sc in corner, rep from * along next long and short edge, join with sl st in first sc. Do not turn. (866 sc)
Rnd 2 (WS): Ch 7 (counts as dc, ch 4) in same sc as join, place marker in 3rd ch, sk next 4 sts, dc in next st, *work [ch 4, sk next 4 sc, dc in next st] across to 3 sc at corner, ch 4, sk 3 corner sc, dc in next st, rep from * around to ch 7, ch 4, sl st in marked ch, turn. (174 ch-4 sp, 174 dc)

Rnd 3 (RS): Ch 3, place marker in top of ch 3,*sk next ch-4 sp, shell in next st, sk next ch-4 sp, dc in next st, rep from * around, sl st in marked ch. (87 shells, 87 dc)

Fasten off.

Finishing

Remove stitch markers and weave in all ends. Wet block scarf.

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Comments
    • Nicola P.

      Hi Michele! Good catch! A featured photo has now been added (the rest are on the right hand side of the page, or below if you’re on mobile!) – Nicola, Editor

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