Description: The Crochet Shell Stitch Shawl is a lightweight and elegant accessory that’s perfect for adding a touch of warmth and style to your outfit. The shawl features a series of shell stitches worked in a repeating pattern, creating a wavy and textured design that drapes gracefully over your shoulders.


  • Worsted weight yarn in your chosen color (approximately 400-500 yards)
  • Crochet hook appropriate for your yarn (usually a size H/5mm or I/5.5mm hook works well)
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends


Note: This pattern uses US crochet terminology.


  • Ch: Chain
  • Sc: Single crochet
  • Dc: Double crochet
  • Sk: Skip
  • Sp: Space


Foundation: Ch 5.

Row 1:

  1. In the 5th ch from the hook, work (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all in the same ch.
  2. Turn.

Row 2:

  1. Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in the same ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk 2 dc, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk 2 dc – repeat across until 1 ch sp and 2 dc remain, 1 dc in the last ch sp, 1 dc in the top of the turning ch from the previous row.
  2. Turn.

Row 3 and beyond: Repeat Row 2 until your shawl reaches the desired size. This repetition will create the shell stitch pattern.

Finishing: Once you’ve reached your desired size, fasten off the yarn and weave in any loose ends using a yarn needle.

Optional: You can add a simple border around the edges of your shawl using a round of single crochet or picot stitches for a decorative touch.

Feel free to customize the size and color of your shawl according to your preferences. This pattern is versatile and can be adapted to various yarn weights and colors, allowing you to create a shawl that perfectly suits your style.

Remember, this is a basic pattern to get you started. You can always add your own creative touches by experimenting with different yarns, colors, and stitch variations. Happy crocheting!