Nov 30, 2006
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by Emily Nelson


Shelly ScarfThis fun scarf is perfect year-round.

[Editor's Note: This pattern was originally published on Emily's website. She plans to take her web site down, and we're very happy to give her pattern a home here. This is a companion to the The Professional hat.]

Materials List

  • About 200-250 yds worsted weight yarn
  • Size K/10 1/2 hook (6.5 mm)
  • yarn needle (optional for weaving in ends)


13 sts = 4”


Shell: 5 dc all in same stitch

The Pattern

To Begin

Ch 19.

Row 1: 4 dc in 4th ch from hook, sk 4 chs, *shell in next ch, sk 4 chs; rep from * to last ch, 3 dc in last ch, turn.

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 4 dc in first dc, work shell in 3rd dc of each shell across to last shell, 3 dc in 3rd dc of last shell, turn.

Rows 3-68: Repeat Row 2. Add or subtract rows to make the scarf longer or shorter.

Finish off.

Tassels: Cut 60 equal-length pieces of yarn. Separate into 6 10-piece bunches. Attach 5 bunches, evenly spaced, to each end of scarf.

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Anonymous wrote
on Dec 4, 2006 10:49 AM

i am now making this scarf in black for a christmas is easy and quick to make...i love how it looks. i will probably make it in several different colours, including my personal favourite - grey. it is a very feminine look, especially in soft pastel colours such as soft pink, off white and ecru.

katsai wrote
on Dec 5, 2006 12:18 PM
I really like the look of this scarf... i will definately be making atleast one when i find a spare few moments. It looks simple yet effective, and i'm sure its a quick FO fix ;P
I agree with the previous poster, it'd look great it many colour variations and also yarn weights/types....

Thanks for this Emily :)

Acrylicana wrote
on Dec 11, 2006 6:09 PM
I'm making a scarf with this pattern (and Lion suede yarn..mmm, softness) right now for a dear friend. :D

This pattern is just right and sure to be such a lovely scarf when I'm finished. ^_^

Kruti wrote
on Dec 17, 2006 10:56 PM

This pattern is beautiful and I would love to try it, but I'm still a bit of a beginner crocheter. I'm definitely going to try it though. :o)

helena.b wrote
on Dec 20, 2006 7:40 AM
I really love this pattern,its so simple and very effective. I have already crocheted 1 scarf with twilleys spirit yarn and now I'm on to my 2nd scarf with Lang yarns(mille colori). They are both very beautiful and quick enough to crochet for christmas pressies.

Thanks for the great pattern.

Sin wrote
on Dec 20, 2006 7:54 PM

I am actually working on this pattern as we speak. it's LOVELY. how did you get started making patterns?

Monet wrote
on Dec 29, 2006 5:10 PM

I just made this set and it was so easy and turned out so wonderful. I had everybody asking if they could have a set! Great Job!

Sushi Bunny wrote
on Jan 6, 2007 12:11 PM

I love this pattern. It hooks up so quickly and looks great in so many different yarns and combinations. I made one for my mom for christmas along with "The Professional" and she loved them. You can find pictures on my blog, they turned out great. I also made one for myself and am working on another in a light chenile yarn for a friend. Thanks for the great pattern!

Jen wrote
on Jan 9, 2007 5:07 AM

Love this pattern! I was looking for an open work pattern to make scarves for my grans for Christmas, broken hearted that I only discovered this now :(

Chris Scott wrote
on Jan 11, 2007 1:46 AM

Made a couple of these scarves now for my mother-in-law's friends. Really easy and quick to do and looks lovely. :)

Tickledorange wrote
on Jan 14, 2007 11:13 PM
I made a headband this weekend using this pattern. Thanks for sharing it!

lisabee wrote
on Jan 19, 2007 11:23 AM

I tried this pattern and I love it! I'm making a beautiful crimson scarf for my mom...

renee wrote
on Jan 22, 2007 3:25 AM

luv the pattern

Shannon wrote
on Jan 24, 2007 12:41 PM

I'm working on my second scarf in this pattern. I love it.

John wrote
on Jan 25, 2007 11:49 PM

I just finished my first Shelly Scarf and love it! You can see pictures of it at my blog. Enjoy!

FancyPants wrote
on Jan 27, 2007 4:31 PM

I've been looking for the perfect scarf pattern to use some silvery silk yarn I have and THIS IS IT!! Thanks so much for posting this pattern. I love it and can't wait to make the scarf!

Michelle wrote
on Jul 3, 2007 4:26 AM

Thank you for this pattern - it's a lovely scarf and makes up so well! I've made it twice now. Photos of my first version are on my blog

SPLES wrote
on Dec 14, 2007 3:26 PM

I have made about ten of these scarves--in all colors. The ones in solid wool are the prettiest.

gpike wrote
on Feb 7, 2008 4:53 PM

HELP!! I am new at crocheting! I tried this scarf but it ended up curving after the first row. I am wondering if my chains were too tight or if there is a trick to the pattern or something i am doing wrong!! I love the scarf and would like to try it!

pandorakick wrote
on Jun 30, 2008 6:12 AM

I've made this scarf in a thick acryl/wool blend with an 8 mm needle in solid white. Works up in an evening and indeed makes a great gift. Love this pattern and will be using it more often!



Kimmie4 wrote
on Oct 11, 2008 8:46 PM
I just made this scarf for my 22 y/o daughter out of Peaches & Creme Cotton in the Peppermint color. It will be great for Christmas and she loves it!

Thanks for the pattern! I'm sure I'll be using it again!

Daisylover80 wrote
on Oct 20, 2008 2:32 AM

I just started this pattern as a Christmas gift for my sister. I'm using Red Heart Pink Camo and the shell pattern makes the colors separate so nicely. I've only done about 9 rows so far and I can already tell it's going to turn out so beautifully-- it looks almost like lace. I can't wait to see my sister's face on Chrismas morning. Thank you so, so much for this excellent (and easy!) pattern! x Daisy

rubberyarn wrote
on Oct 21, 2008 6:24 PM
I LOVE this pattern!

It's easy to follow and looks so fancy and difficult but it's really not!

I used a soft boucle yarn for this and it's so comfy!!

emstarr wrote
on Dec 17, 2008 11:28 AM

I love this pattern! I'm kind of a beginner and I managed to make it without messing it up. I made it in a variegated yarn and it still looks beautiful. Thanks for the great pattern!

JoelaM wrote
on Jan 20, 2009 4:43 PM
This is an awesome pattern! Thanks for sharing. I will make lots of these.


RusticOkie wrote
on Jan 24, 2010 11:55 AM

I love this pattern so much.  It works up very quickly and looks beautiful.  My favorite is to make it with Caron Simply Soft, it gives the scarf a great look. 

squishy8me wrote
on Jan 12, 2012 9:57 PM

Ok despite everyone stating that it is an easy pattern I am still having a hard time making this scarf. If a pattern is not on I have a very hard time making a pattern. Can someone please make a video or give me some advice/tips, anything, please!!!! Thank you :)

sarahshamsi wrote
on Jul 4, 2012 7:56 PM

oh I am going to try this very soon in chocolate brown color :)