Wednesday, October 23, 2013

crochet love {shell stitch wrap}

I started making this little wrap a longgggg time ago. I posted about my progress in making it on my Instagram back in March! Holy cow. I was really excited about it at first. I wanted something that I could just throw on to wear around the house when it was chilly. I usually trudge around the house trying to keep a huge blanket wrapped around me and that just gets annoying after a while. So I made this shawl...

Now that it is done, I am a little less excited about it. It took a long time to make, and there are some things I wish were different about it. However, it still does the job of keeping me warm. It's easy to wear, has some versatility to it, and is in a pretty rosy pink color. So, at least it wasn't entirely a bust.

Now that it has been close to 8 months since I started making it, I can't remember the exact pattern I created, but I will try to give you the jist of what I did.

First, I chained a whole bunch (in hindsight, I wish I had made it even longer), and made sure the number of chains were a multiple of 3.

Second, I worked a v-stitch pattern across the chains with 2 chains in between each v-stitch and a v-stitch at each end.

Third, I worked 1 6-double crochet shell in the first v-stitch and 1 dc in the next v-stitch and repeated that pattern all the way across.

Fourth, on the next row, I worked a single crochet in the 2nd and 5th double crochet of each shell stitch, and 2 chains in between each single crochet, all the way across.

Then, I just repeated those three rows over, and over, and over again. I think there are about 53 rows total. I ended with a shell stitch because I liked the little scalloped edge.

I used Caron Simply Soft yarn in soft pink. This isn't my favorite yarn to use, but they have some fun color options and it is a good price for the amount of yarn in the skein. I tend to pick up at least 1 skein every time I pop over to Wal-Mart.

So basically, this shawl is just a rectangle. I added a little toggle button to one side and have found a few fun ways to wear the shawl once buttoned up. I can finally cross this project off my to-finish list. This poor little shawl has just been itching to be shared for months! I don't like having a ton of half-finished projects laying around, yet I can't seem to finish one completely before I start another one! It's a sickness, I tell you!


  1. I think you look lovely with it on, well done.

  2. Have you ever written up an official pattern on this? I'm horrible without a pattern.