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Pretty stacked shell stitches combine with easy double crochet ruffles for a quick scarf that’s both warm and delicate. You’ll love how fast it works up!
Since you crochet the ruffle after the main body of the scarf, this pattern is completely adjustable! My scarf is just about right for an adult woman at 72″ long and 6″ wide (8.5″ wide counting the crochet ruffle), but I think it would look so pretty as a wider super scarf, too!
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How do you crochet a ruffle?
Ruffles are SO simple to make! Even a beginner with a project or two under their belt could attempt this pattern.
If you know how to increase by working 2 stitches into the same space, you can crochet a ruffle!
For this pattern, you make a crochet ruffle by adding rows of increasing double crochet along the side of your completed scarf. Because the stitches are doubled, they’ll naturally have to ruffle to fit in the shorter space.
Materials You’ll Need to
- J/6.0mm Crochet Hook – I used my Furls Streamline for this project.
- 2 skeins Lion Brand Wool Ease, worsted  weight, 80% Acrylic yarn/20% wool, 3oz/85g; 197yds/180m, shown in Blush Heather
My scarf used a little less than 2 skeins of this yarn, so between 300 and 400 yards should do. Of course, if you adjust the length, or even if your gauge is slightly different than mine, your yardage requirements will vary.
- Yarn Needle
Ch- chain; Dc- double crochet; Sc- single crochet; Sk- skip; Sl- slip; St- stitch;
Gauge / Finished Size
72″ long by 6″ wide, 8.5″ wide with ruffle
Shell stitch: 5dc in next st.
This stitch will be written out in the pattern, but not the stitch counts- that makes it a lot quicker to make sure you’re following the pattern accurately!
Turning chains do NOT count as a stitch throughout.
To adjust the scarf’s length, simply repeat until your desired length.
To adjust the width of your scarf, work your starting chain in a multiple of 6 +2.
Seaglass Ruffle Scarf Pattern Instructions
Row 1: Ch 26, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sk 2, 5dc in next st, sk 2, SC in next st rpt across. [25 (4 shells and 5 sc)] (Multiple of 6, + 2 extra chains.)
Row 2: Ch 2, turn, DC in 1st st, ch 2, sk 2, SC in center of shell, ch 2, sk 2, DC in SC repeat across [5 DC, 4 SC]
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, SC in first st, sk 2, 5dc in next sc, sk 2, SC in next DC repeat across. [26 (4 shells and 5 sc]
Repeat Rows 2-3 until the scarf measures the desired length. My scarf has 119 rows and 60 shell rows.
Row A: Ch 2, turn, *work 2dc into side of first sc row, work 4dc into turning ch-2 space of next row,* repeat * to * across edge of scarf.
Row B: Ch 2, turn, 2dc in each st.
Row C: Ch 2, turn, *2dc, DC,* repeat * to * across.
Fasten off and weave in all ends. Block lightly if desired.