Feeling Flirty Lacy Shell Shawl

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This feeling flirty lacy shell shawl is so light and delicate. Work this crochet pattern from the bottom up. Start with one shell and continue adding a shell to each side as you work up. Since this is made from a yarn cake that has beautiful, variegated colors throughout, there were just two yarn ends to weave in at the end.

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Feeling Flirty Lacy Shell Shawl

Spring and Summer Light Shawl

The yarn used in this pattern is a number 1, super fine. Pair this with an easy crochet shell stitch and this is the result. It has a lovely drape and a wide wingspan, which makes this shawl amazingly easy to style. Since there is not much bulk, it can be wrapped snuggly around your neck for warmth or loosely draped as an accessory to accent your wardrobe.

Back View of Finished Wrap
Back View of Finished Wrap

Wear this as a Poncho

It is large enough to wear as a poncho if you added a brooch to the front to hold the sides in place. Just put on your back and bring the sides to the front. They look gorgeous hanging down in front with the grey border or wrap together a bit and secure.

Pink and Grey Lacy Shell Shawl Crochet Pattern
Pink and Grey Lacy Shell Shawl Crochet Pattern

Varying the Color Scheme of the Yarn in the Shawl

I love pink and grey colors together for baby blankets. However, until this crochet shawl, I had never combined the two colors for a wearable. When using a yarn cake, the color that you start with becomes the main colors of the yarn. As the number of shells continue to grow with each row, the rows of each color become less and less.

Therefore, I wanted to show off the white and light pink a bit more leaving the darker pink and grey to be more of a highlight color. I started with in the center of the yarn. If you prefer to have the dark pink and grey as the main colors of this shawl, start on the outside of the yarn.

Lacy Shawl Styled on Mannequin
Lacy Shawl Styled on Mannequin

Valentine’s Day Lacy Shawl

It is near the end of January as I am finishing writing up this pattern and the soft look of the stitches paired with the pastel pink, white and grey colors to accent make me think of Valentine’s Day that is just around the corner. I think love is in the air and this wrap will be an exquisite accessory to dress up any outfit.

Close Up of Crochet Shell Stitches
Close Up of Crochet Shell Stitches

A Bit About the Lacy Crochet Shell Stitch Used in This Pattern

This lacy shell stitch is achieved by repeating two rows throughout this pattern. One row consists of chain and single crochet stitches. The next row is where the shell is made by working a double crochet in the same stitch five times.

Crochet Photo, Video Tutorials, and a Row Count Chart Below the Pattern

I have included photos of the first few rows to help with understanding the pattern. Additionally, there are video tutorials for both left and right hand crocheters. Lastly, there is a chart detailing the row being worked and number of shell stitches per row.

Crochet Scarf Wrapped Around Neck
Crochet Scarf Wrapped Around Neck

Lacy Shawl Styling Options

There are so many styling options to this lovely, light and lacy shawl. It can be work as a wrap, a poncho if you add a pin to hold the sides, or a scarf that is snuggled around your neck. I also like wearing this with a bit of the shawl hanging down over my shoulders for another way to show off the beauty of this crochet pattern and pretty yarn combination.

Enjoy finding ways to wear this beauty. This would be a lovely handmade gift to give someone too.

Side View of Feeling Flirty Crochet Shawl
Side View of Feeling Flirty Crochet Shawl

Directions: Feeling Flirty Lacy Shell Shawl

Gauge

21 single crochet stitches to 4 inches

Size

Measured from the center of the wingspan to the tip this is 30 inches long. The width is 75 inches wide.

Materials

The Slate Divide 03 Rainbow Wrapsody from Yarn Bee 1 yarn cake/skein or 918 yards. I purchased this at Hobby Lobby. However, if you do not have one close to you or are not able to get this particular yarn. Any super fine number 1 or 2 will work just wonderfully with this crochet pattern. It’s a Wrap would work well too.

Size E 3.5 mm Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle

Scissors

Wingspan of Crochet Shawl
Wingspan of Crochet Shawl

Abbreviations

CH = Chain

DC = Double Crochet

SC = Single Crochet

SL ST = Slip Stitch

SP = Space

ST = Stitch

STs = Stitches

[ ] repeat between

Pattern Notes

Each shell stitch consists of 5 double crochet stitches.

Turn at the end of each row.

CH 3 at the beginning of the rows counts as a double crochet.

The number of shells continues to increase by 1 shell every odd numbered row.

  • All even rows consist of chain and single crochet stitches.
  • All odd rows are an alteration of shell stitches and chain stitches.

The pattern consists of repeating rows 4 and 5 alternatively until the shawl is as large as you would like it. I went until I was out of yarn and made sure that I ended on a shell stitch row so the last row would be pretty.

Feeling Flirty Lacy Shell Shawl Crochet Printable PDF Pattern
Feeling Flirty Lacy Shell Shawl Crochet Printable PDF Pattern

Crochet Pattern Directions

Row 1

CH 4 (this will count as a DC). Complete 4 DC in the fourth CH from the hook. Turn. (1 shell)

Row 2

CH 3 (counts as a DC). Complete 1 DC in the same ST. CH 3 and complete a SC in the middle DC from the previous row. CH 3 and work 2 DC in the last ST from the previous row. Turn

Photo Tutorial of Rows 1 and 2

Crochet Stitch Photos for Rows 1 and 2
Crochet Stitch Photos for Rows 1 and 2

Row 3

CH 3 (counts as a DC). Complete 4 DC in the same ST. (the CH 3 and 4 DC count as the first shell stitch of this row). Complete a SC in the CH 3 SP from the previous row. CH 3 SC in the next CH 3 SP of the previous row. Work 5 DC in the last ST. Turn (2 shells)

Photo Tutorial of Row 3

Crochet Stitch Photos for Rows 1 and 2
Crochet Stitch Photos for Rows 1 and 2

Row 4

CH 3 (counts as a DC). Complete 1 DC in the same ST. CH 3 and complete a SC in the middle DC of the first shell from the previous row. CH 3 and complete a SC in the CH 3 SP from the previous row. CH 3 and complete a SC in the middle DC of the next shell from the previous row. CH 3 and complete 2 DC in the last ST from the previous row. Turn

Photo Tutorial of Row 4

Row 4 Crochet Stitches
Row 4 Crochet Stitches

Row 5

CH 3 (counts as a DC). Complete 4 DC in same ST. (this is the first fan of the row). Complete SC around the previous row CH 3 SP. CH 3, SC around the next previous row CH 3 SP. Work 5 DC in SC SP between next 2 CH Spaces, SC in the following CH 3 SP. CH 3 and complete a SC around the next previous row CH 3 SP. Work 5 DC in the last ST. Turn (3 Shells)

Photo Tutorial of Row 5

3 Shells for Row 5
3 Shells for Row 5

From this point on, the pattern is a repeat of altering rows 4 and 5.

However, I will write out the next two rows to try and make sure that the pattern is clear on how to repeat the pattern throughout.

Row 6

CH 3 (counts as a DC). Complete 1 DC in the same ST. [CH 3, work 1 SC in the middle DC of the previous row shell ST. CH 3, work 1 SC around the previous row CH 3 SP.] Repeat between [ ] ending with 2 DC in the last ST. Turn

Photo Tutorial of Row 6

Chain Stitches for Row 6
Chain Stitches for Row 6

Row 7

CH 3 (counts as a DC). Complete 4 DC in the same ST. 1 SC around the previous row CH 3 SP. CH 3 SC around the next CH 3 SP in the previous row. [Work 5 DC in the SC between the next 2 CH Spaces, SC in the following CH 3 SP. CH 3 SC around the next previous row CH 3 SP.] Repeat between [ ] ending with 5 DC in the last ST. Turn (4 shells)

Photo Tutorial of Row 7

4 Shells for Row 7
4 Shells for Row 7

Rows 8-95

Continue alternating between rows 4 and 5 until desired length.

Feeling Flirty Lacy Shell Shawl Row and Shell Stitches Chart for Crochet Pattern

Feeling Flirty Lacy Shell Row Chart
Feeling Flirty Lacy Shell Row Chart

Video Tutorials for the Feeling Flirty Lacy Shell Shawl

Right Hand Crochet Video Tutorial

Left Hand Crochet Video Tutorial

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I hope that you liked this pattern. If you are looking for more ideas for crocheted projects, here are a few others you may enjoy.

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