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One Skein Mathilde Cowl

A simple stacked rows foundation starts this cowl off with the look of picots, then a four-row lace repeat creates textured arrows with defined points around the base. One 100-gram ball of worsted weight yarn is all you need to crochet this fascinating cowl.

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How to Crochet the Shell Stitch

The shell stitch is a must-learn for every crocheter as it is one of the easiest ways to create a lace-like openwork fabric with crochet. The shell stitch probably gets it’s name from the shape of this stitch being similar to that of a scallop shell that you’d find on the beach. It’s fitting that, this stitch tends to make breezy and delicate designs that are perfect for letting that ocean air sweep you away. 

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La Jolla Swoncho

This lacy swoncho with three-quarter length sleeves is the perfect layer to slip over a summer outfit for a little warmth when the evening cools off or the air conditioning is too chilly. The lopsided lace stitch pattern is easy to learn and the increases are simple enough an adventurous beginner can tackle this project.

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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.

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Pineapple Cardigan

Time-honored pineapple lace gets an update with this modern cardigan. Set into a field of simple double crochet, vertical lace panels create visual interest and figure-flattering lines. Whether you wear it to the office or out to a weekend brunch, this versatile garment is sure to become a wardrobe stable.

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Crochet Shell Stitch Tutorial

Complete the first four rows of the Festive Fourth of July Shawl pattern for your foundation. Then follow this stitch school article for a visual step-by-step of completing the stitch.

Row 1 (RS): Dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 1, tr in same ch, tr in next ch, turn.

Row 2 (WS): Ch 4 (counts as

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Bonfire Blanket

This versatile blanket is pretty enough for your living room but rugged enough to use outside for that extra layer of warmth whenever you need it. Worked back and forth from end to end, this blanket features shells, front/back posts, crossed stitches, and bobbles to create a texture that’s both durable and beautiful.

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Moonlit Shells Shawl

This pretty summer shawl is crocheted with a simple repeat of double crochet stitches and chains and a large hook to create great drape. Crocheted from the bottom tip to the top, a lovely beaded edging is added around all three sides.

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