Hi all. I wanted to share a recent creation I made.
Sometimes you find the pattern and get a yarn to match. But this time around it was the yarn that inspired my Simple Shells Light Crochet Wrap.
I recently received a ton of yarn as a gift. There were various fiber contents and colors, each kind different from the last. Immediately there was one that stood out to me. It was a beautiful metallic silver yarn. Right off the bat, I had a vision for this particular yarn.
It’s the Ava yarn from Classic Elite Yarns. It’s a blend of viscose, wool, and polyester, and it is perfect for the Simple Shells Light Wrap.
This crochet shawl pattern is really delicate and simple to make. It uses the shell stitch which, paired with the subtle metallic yarn, adds a beautiful textural wave to the wrap.
It’s a lightweight crochet wrap to take on vacations with you or for mild weather. It can also be worn in a variety of ways, so it would be a beautiful holiday gift.
Throw it over your shoulders for an elegant drape or wrap it into a chunky scarf for a cold walk outdoors. It also makes a beautiful crochet prayer shawl.
Make your own shell stitch crochet wrap. It’s perfect for all seasons, fall and summer alike. You can pair it with an elegant evening dress for a show at the theater. Or take it on a nice stroll down the beach.
Whatever your reasons for making this, you’ll enjoy learning a new stitch and creating something so beautiful. Check out the crochet wrap pattern below and see for yourself how easy it is to make.
Simple Shells Light Shawl Crochet Pattern
SKILL LEVEL: Beginner
Hook: U.S. J-10/6.0mm
Yarn: DK or Light Worsted Weight Yarn – 800 yds total
Tools: Scissors, tapestry needle
st = stitch
sk = skip
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
Shell = (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) into the same space or st.
SPECIAL INFORMATION: This pattern is worked as a 2-row repeat.
To make the shawl wider add multiples of 8 to the starting chain.
FINISHED SIZE: 18” wide x 58” long
ROW 1: Starting in the 2nd chain from the hook, sc in each ch across. Turn. 75 sts
ROW 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), dc in the next 2 sts, *sk 2 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in the next st, sk 2 sts, dc in the next 3 sts; repeat from * across. Turn. 9 (dc, ch 2, dc) groups
ROW 3: Ch 3, dc in the next 2 dc; *sk next dc, shell in the next ch-2 space, sk next dc, dc in the next 3 dc; repeat from * across. Turn. 9 shells
ROW 4: Ch 3, dc in the next 2 dc; *sk first 3 dc of next shell, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 of same shell, sk next 3 dc of same shell, dc in the next 3 dc; rep from * across. Turn. 9 (dc, ch 2, dc) groups
ROW 5: Ch 3, dc in the next 2 dc; *sk next dc, shell in the next ch-2 space, sk next dc, dc in the next 3 dc; repeat from * across. Turn. 9 shells
REPEAT Rows 4 – 5 until you reach the desired length, ending on row 4.
LAST ROW: Ch 3, dc in the next 2 dc; sk next dc, 3 dc in next ch-2 space, sk next dc, dc in the next 3 dc; rep from * across.
Fasten off yarn and weave in ends.
Finishing: add fringe as desired to each end of the crocheted shawl.