Shelly Scarf
This scarf is a companion to The Professional Hat.


  • 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

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 10 6-piece bunches. Attach 5 bunches, evenly spaced, to each end of scarf.

If you use this pattern to make a Shelly Scarf, please post a link to your blog entry or your photo in the comments. I’d love to see it!

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  1. I would like the width to be wider. How many chains to achieve pattern results.

    Thank you>

  2. I just finished the body of my scarf. Its super cute, but I’m having trouble figuring out how to do the tassels. Do you have any step by step tassle instructions somewhere.

  3. Thanks for such a great pattern! So many write patterns without complete instructions and I’m like ok what do I do now? Can’t read your mind! You gave step by step and that’s what I need.

  4. Hi how do i make this scarf pattern wider thanks

  5. Thank you so much for this adorable pattern! I’m just starting out crocheting and I wanted to tackle something other than a single stitch scarf for one of my nieces. However, because I am SO new at this, I have a question- how would I decrease it to make it more narrow? I’m making it for a 5 year old, and I think it would fit her better with three columns of shells. Thanks in advance for helpin’ this beginner! 🙂

  6. […] I have been trying to get hooking but haven’t really felt up to it. I did whip up the Head Hugger hat for Dill who was actually disappointed! Ingrate! I totally missed and dropped the ball for gifts for The Bee’s teacher this year. I’m going to spend the holiday getting acquainted with some yarn and create a few of my favorites: Nangellini’s Phlight of Fancy scarf, the Mesh scarf and the Shelly scarf. […]

  7. I’m a new to crochet and not too good at reading patterns, but this was very easy for me. The picture helped a lot. I <3 my FO! Thank you for sharing for Free.

    • I, too, am new to crochet. This was my first attempt at following a pattern that I started myself (without having my Mother start it off for me! I did it! Very easy to follow. I can’t wait to start a new project! Thank you.

  8. This is just what I needed for a perfect scarf!

    • Great easy pattern. I made mine into a skinny scarf, long enought to loop around twice… nice.


  9. I am going to use this pattern to make a scarf for my little sister!!! she sent me yarn to make a scarf for her and her boyfriend… im using this one for her. now i gotta find a “boyish” pattern for his scarf.

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