Simple Shells Light Wrap Crochet Pattern

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Simple Shells Light Wrap Crochet Pattern

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. Let me fill you in on where I acquired this magical yarn.

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 wrap 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 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.

I had been wanting to make a shawl for quite a while but I was having trouble finding inspiration. This Ava yarn is creative and such good quality too. The subtle metallic makes for really interesting projects, and it was a lot of fun to work with.

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 pattern below and see for yourself how easy it is to make.

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Simple Shells Light Shawl Crochet Pattern



Hook: U.S. J10/6.0mm

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

SPECIAL STITCHES: This crochet shawl pattern uses a shell stitch: 3dc, ch1, 3dc into the same space.

SPECIAL INFORMATION: This pattern is worked as a 2-row repeat.

FINISHED SIZE: 18” wide x 58” long

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Chain 72 + 4 (76 total) – Note: to make wider, this pattern is done in multiples of 8 (ex. 80, 96, 104, etc). Each 8 stitches equals approx. 2″.

ROW 1: Starting in the 2nd chain from the hook, sc into each stitch until you reach the end of the row. Ch3 (counts as first dc of the following row), turn. 

ROW 2: Dc into the next 2 stitches, sk 2 stitches, *(dc, ch2, dc) in the next stitch, sk 2 stitches, dc in 3 stitches, sk 2 stitches; repeat from * across; end last rep with dc in last 3 stitches, ch3, turn. 
ROW 3: DC in the next 2 dc; *shell ( 3dc, ch1, 3dc) in the next ch2 space, dc in the next 3 dc; rep from * across, ch 3 turn 
ROW 4: Dc into the next 2 dc; *ch1, sk first 3 dc of the shell, in ch1 space of shell work (dc, ch2, dc), sk next 3dc, dc in the next 3 dc; rep from * across; ch3, turn. 
ROW 5: DC in the next 2 dc; *shell ( 3dc, ch1, 3dc) in the next ch2 space, dc in the next 3 dc; rep from * across, ch 3 turn. 
REPEAT Rows 4 – 5 for the rest of the pattern until you reach the desired length ending on row 4. 
LAST ROW: DC in the next 2 dc; *small shell ( 3dc) in the next ch2 space, dc in the next 3 dc; rep from * across, ch 3 turn. 
Break off yarn and weave in ends. 
Finishing: add fringe to each end of the crocheted shawl. 

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25 Comments on Simple Shells Light Wrap Crochet Pattern

  1. Faith Wallace
    November 2, 2018 at 6:31 PM (9 months ago)

    Your simple shells Light Wrap Crochet is beautiful, but I’m allergic to wool. What other yarn would you recommend?

  2. Abby
    November 2, 2018 at 9:15 PM (9 months ago)

    Thanks for sharing this beautiful pattern! I’m a bit confused about Row 2. As written, there is only 1 V-stitch in that row, after the first 2DC in next 2 st, sk 2 st. The Row 2 repeat then begins at *dc in 3 st, sk 2 st, ending with dc in last 3 st.

    Shouldn’t there be V-stitches between every 3dc group on Row 2? Otherwise, there are no ch2-sp to work the shells into on Row 3 after the first V-stitch.
    Thanks for any help with this 🙂

  3. Debbie barlogio
    November 2, 2018 at 11:18 PM (9 months ago)

    I need help with sewing threads no money.Help debbiebarlogio handrail I am a key pillowcase for fireman’s for ne?

  4. Anonymous
    November 3, 2018 at 5:58 AM (9 months ago)

    This shawl is just stunning. Thanks very much for sharing the pattern. It seems easy eniugh; I think I can!!

  5. Dot Rosenberg
    November 3, 2018 at 10:30 AM (9 months ago)

    Sounds awesome,and it beautiful!! Thanks!

    Dot Rosenberg

  6. Dot Rosenberg
    November 3, 2018 at 10:44 AM (9 months ago)

    Beautiful BUT once I read info on ” free” was NOTdo free!!! Hate this kind of come- co!!?

  7. Jenny Cummings
    November 3, 2018 at 7:56 PM (9 months ago)

    I think this is a brilliantly beautiful pattern.
    Is there any way to make it a little wider? Just wondering.

  8. DT
    November 6, 2018 at 11:21 AM (8 months ago)

    Trying to make your Simple Shells Light Wrap but having trouble on rows 3 & 4, especially 4. Do you have a video showing how to make this pattern? Thanks so much for your help!

  9. Jeanette Hargrove
    November 7, 2018 at 6:58 AM (8 months ago)

    Did you make a video of this scarf. Also to make it wider how many more chain can be added? Thanks

  10. Annette
    November 7, 2018 at 7:17 PM (8 months ago)

    Either I’m not following this pattern properly or there’s some sort of problem with it. Could be a typo or misplaced *, I don’t know, but I’ve tried 3 times to follow it and it just doesn’t look right.

  11. Linda G.
    November 10, 2018 at 1:41 PM (8 months ago)

    The wrap is gorgeous!
    But it was really difficult to do this. Maybe there is something wrong in row 3?
    Kind Linda

  12. Patti
    November 13, 2018 at 7:53 AM (8 months ago)

    I haven’t tried this yet, but the pattern does not give the number of stitches per row, but counting the stitches referenced it doesn’t seem to match the starting chain stitch count. Anyone tried this one yet? THANKS! It’s beautiful and I would love to make it.

  13. Linda
    November 14, 2018 at 9:30 AM (8 months ago)

    thank you love the patterns

  14. Stace
    November 16, 2018 at 3:38 PM (8 months ago)

    Trying to make this right now, but row 4 is really confusing me….

  15. Joan
    November 21, 2018 at 5:17 AM (8 months ago)

    Thank you for sharing this pattern! Please clarify Row 4 directions. As I work the pattern, I am following through (dc,ch2,dc) then I think it should read SK next 3 Dc of shell, ch1 and DC in nx 3 DC. Repeat from * across. Perhaps I am over thinking this but it could be confusing for an inexperienced crocheter.
    Thanks so much!

  16. J
    December 23, 2018 at 5:32 AM (7 months ago)

    Your wrap is beautiful! In row 2 I do not see any chain 2’s in the pattern repeat section, yet Row 3 asks me to crochet shells in the chain 2’s. Instead of skip two stitches in row 2 should it be chain 2?

  17. LJ
    January 2, 2019 at 12:43 PM (7 months ago)

    In row 2, i think there’s an asterisk missing or perhaps in the wrong place. If you work it the way it’s written, you would have only one (dc, ch 2, dc) in the beginning of the row, and then the remainder of the row would be a repeat of *DC 3, skip 2*.

  18. Alicia
    January 22, 2019 at 6:43 PM (6 months ago)

    Thanks for sharing this pattern! Do you have any idea how this will work up with worsted weight yarn?

  19. Janet Garant
    March 7, 2019 at 9:45 AM (4 months ago)

    in row 4 are you skipping 6dc after making the (dc. ch2 dc) in the shell ?

  20. Cheryl
    March 17, 2019 at 7:50 PM (4 months ago)

    This looks beautiful, but I can’t work out row 4. After (dc, ch2 dc), so next 3dc; there are 3 dc of the Shell in addition to 3 dc before the next repeat. That leaves a lot of bulk. Is this correct?

  21. Emily
    April 8, 2019 at 7:37 AM (3 months ago)

    In row 4, do I continue on with the 3 individual DC?
    I love this pattern.

  22. Michelle
    April 11, 2019 at 4:06 AM (3 months ago)

    Row 4 I believe is missing steps. It’s missing 3 DC in the 3 DC after you skip the 3 DC of the shell.

  23. Tammy
    June 3, 2019 at 5:17 PM (1 month ago)

    I wish u had videos

  24. Antoinette Buck
    June 8, 2019 at 7:46 PM (1 month ago)

    the wrap is stunning but i am having a bit of a problem with the last row . can the instructions be made a little clearer.

  25. Rebecca Roberts
    June 22, 2019 at 3:22 AM (4 weeks ago)

    Thanks so much, the pattern seems really great! I have one question, in row do you ch1 after you do the v stitch in to the top of the shell as well? Or only a ch1 before


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