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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Directions: Feeling Flirty Lacy Shell Shawl
21 single crochet stitches to 4 inches
Measured from the center of the wingspan to the tip this is 30 inches long. The width is 75 inches wide.
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. This Hobbi Yarn would work nicely. It’s a Wrap would work well too.
Size E 3.5 mm Crochet Hook
CH = Chain
DC = Double Crochet
SC = Single Crochet
SL ST = Slip Stitch
SP = Space
ST = Stitch
STs = Stitches
[ ] repeat between
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.
Crochet Pattern Directions
CH 4 (this will count as a DC). Complete 4 DC in the fourth CH from the hook. Turn. (1 shell)
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Continue alternating between rows 4 and 5 until desired length.
Feeling Flirty Lacy Shell Shawl Row and Shell Stitches Chart for Crochet Pattern
Video Tutorials for the Feeling Flirty Lacy Shell Shawl
Right Hand Crochet Video Tutorial
Left Hand Crochet Video Tutorial
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You can find Victoria crocheting, quilting, and creating recipes. She has worked in restaurants for many years. Her many crochet patterns and quilt patterns are enjoyed by many. In her professional career, she has worked in management in a wide variety of businesses including higher education as a dean of a division. All the while attending college part-time to achieve her doctorate in higher education with an emphasis in e-learning.