Crochet Lacy Scarf Pattern, Alana Lacy Scarf

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Designing crochet lacy scarf patterns is how I satisfy my crojo in spring and summer. Once the summer sets in I am always thinking of crochet projects that are wearable on sunny days and a lacy scarf seems like the perfect fit.


You can hardly see me without my scarf and I think it is the perfect accessory to dress up any plain outfit. looking for a mother’s day gift? Why not whip one of these real quick?

 

 

 

 

 

It is a fast-growing crochet pattern with all the big gaps and the repetitive pattern would put you at ease instantly.  I altered the regular shell stitch to create this airy and light fabric.

 

 

I tried them in acrylic and a blend of cotton, the cotton one came out gorgeous with more stitch definition as you can see in the purple scarf. The red one I whipped up with some leftover baby acrylic yarn and still looks beautiful and light.

Crochet Lacy Scarf Pattern


Work from the free pattern below or purchase an ad-free PDF for $2.99 here. You will receive a download link once you make payment and click “Return to Merchant”.

Materials

  1. DK weight, size 3 yarn. Cotton preferable.
  2. Hook G (4.25mm).
  3. Yarn needle to weave in the tails

Gauge
2 shells = 4 inches long
Finished Measurements
58 inches long and 6 ½ inches wide not measuring the tassels. Just keep repeating the rows if you want to make it wider. Each row will add ¾ inches to the width.
Yardage
Takes around 250 yards. If you plan to make the scarf wider add 30 yards for each row. Each row adds ¾ inches to the width of your scarf.
Stitch Abbreviations
The pattern is in standard American terms.
hdc- half double crochet
tr- triple crochet
sl st- slip stitch
ch- chain
sk- skip
st- stitch
Stitch Explanation
Triple crochet (tr): It is a taller than a double crochet and worked as follows:
Wrap the yarn around the hook 2 times, insert your hook into the next st and pull up a loop, *(yarn over and pull through 2 loops) 3 times.——A triple crochet made.
Shells:I have used 2 types of shells in this pattern. Though they are very similar, mixing them up adds more dimension to the pattern.
Lacy shell: (tr, ch 1, tr, ch 1, tr) all worked into the same st.
Solid Shell: ( tr, ch 1, 3 tr ) all worked into the same st.
                                                                        Pattern
The scarf is worked lengthwise and you start with a very long chain. I found that the shells looked better worked this way :). Please see stitch explanation above for lacy and solid shell.
With G hook Chain 180 + 3 for turning chain. If you chain tightly, use the next size hook for your foundation chain.
Row 1: 1 hdc in 3rd chain from hook, * skip 2 ch, 1 lacy shell in next st, skip 2 ch, 1 hdc in next ch, * repeat from * to * till end. ———–30 shells

Note: In the next round the beginning Ch 5 counts as the first (tr + ch 1 ) of a shell and the idea is to work a shell in the dip between each of the two shells of the previous round alternating with a hdc in the peak of each shell. See pic above.
Row 2 : ch 5 , 1 tr in first st, sk 2 st, 1 hdc in next st ( the middle tr at the peak of a shell), sk 2 st, *(1 lacy shell into the dip between next two shells, sk 2 st, 1 hdc in to next st on the peak of a shell, sk 2 st ) *, repeat from * to * ending with a (tr, ch 1, tr) in the last st.
Row 3 : Ch 2, 1 hdc in first st, sk 2 st, 1 solid shell in next st at the dip between 2 shells, sk 2 st, 1 hdc in next st at the peak of a shell*, repeat from *-* working last hdc into the top of beginning chain 4.
Row 4: Repeat Row 2
Row 5: Ch 2, 1 hdc in first st, sk 2 st, 1 lacy shell in next st at the dip between 2 shells, sk 2 st, 1 hdc in next st at the peak of a shell*, repeat from *-* working last hdc into the top of beginning chain 4.
Row 6: ch 5 , 1 tr in first st, sk 2 st, 1 hdc in next st ( the middle tr at the peak of of a shell), sk 2 st, *(1 solid shell in to the dip between next two shells, sk 2 st, 1 hdc in to next st on the peak of a shell, sk 2 st ) *, repeat from * to * ending with a (tr, ch 1, tr) in the last st.

Row 7: Repeat Row 5
Row 8: Repeat Row 2
If you want to add to the width of your scarf, repeat rows 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 .
Tassels And Finishing
For tassels, cut 4 strands of 8 inches length. Fold at the middle of the strands and pull through the scarf to get a loop, yarn over grabbing all the strands and pull through the loop. Tighten the knot and trim as needed. I attached 5 tassels on each side. Weave in the ends.
You might also like my Aida Shawl Crochet Pattern and One Skein Crochet Shawl Pattern for summer. 
Crochet Lacy Scarf Free Pattern

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27 Comments

  1. Daglams
    May 25, 2013 / 11:23 am

    Thank you for these beautiful pattern.

  2. Anonymous
    June 10, 2013 / 10:46 am

    Where are the instructions?

  3. July 17, 2013 / 11:48 pm

    I made the scarf and I love how it turned out. Thank you…. I was wondering if you have a matching pattern for a hat or beanie to go with this scarf. Would love to give the set to my daughter-in-law for her birthday! Thank you

  4. Anonymous
    January 2, 2014 / 4:42 pm

    where do I get the pattern

  5. February 6, 2014 / 3:59 pm

    Thanks for sharing that pretty scarf!

  6. February 6, 2014 / 3:59 pm

    Thanks for sharing that pretty scarf!

  7. February 21, 2014 / 11:05 am

    Hi ! For the ones on the above picture, did you really chain only180+3 because when I do that, the scarf is too short ! For having 60" long I had to chain 240. Please tell me !
    Friendly

    • February 21, 2014 / 3:16 pm

      You can try switching to the next size hook. It is possible that you crochet tighter than me.

  8. October 4, 2014 / 2:36 am

    How do you think I would go as a beginner with this? I also have to translate it all into Aussie lol…
    It looks really lovely….you are so clever….
    Sylvia x

  9. November 23, 2014 / 7:27 am

    I am having trouble understanding row two it is not coming out right and the directions are not making sense to me. Ugh!

    • November 23, 2014 / 5:07 pm

      Hi Sharon, kindly write to me using the Contact Me form and I will help you out.

  10. Anonymous
    April 3, 2015 / 10:36 am

    thanks so much for the free patterns, its help me so much as the beginer

  11. Anonymous
    May 30, 2015 / 9:50 pm

    Love this pattern! I am fairly new at crocheting, but have made three of these already. Once I got the hang of it, I really enjoyed working with these stitches. To make my scarves, I used an acrylic/metallic polyester blended yarn from Hobby Lobby. They are shimmery and gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your pattern!

  12. Anonymous
    September 15, 2017 / 12:36 am

    I made the exact scarf from your Alana Scarf from Lion Brand. I liked the pattern so much that I made it into a King Size Blanket

    • September 15, 2017 / 1:41 pm

      I am so glad to hear that. I would love to see a picture.

  13. Marilyn Breathat
    October 26, 2018 / 12:30 pm

    hi love this scarf pattern could u send it to me?

  14. Melissa G
    March 18, 2019 / 8:06 am

    I like this pattern, nice pretty, light scarf. I’m curious, though – the above instructions say the solid shell is 1TC, a chain, and then 3 TC – should that be 3 TC on both sides of the chain? Thank you!

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      March 20, 2019 / 8:42 am

      Hi Melissa, I can understand why you are confused. Most shells have 3 tr on either side but I altered the shell pattern to suit my design. So no worries, just follow the solid shell pattern given and it will turn out great :).

  15. Sherry
    March 23, 2019 / 8:47 am

    When you refer to the chain 3 turning chain, are you doing a chain 3 at the end of each row?

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      March 23, 2019 / 8:32 pm

      Every alternate row starts with a turning chain of ch 5 which counts as a tr and a ch 1.

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