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Low Tide Shell Stitch Crochet Cowl Pattern Free

Learn how to crochet a shell stitch cowl. This Low Tide Shell Stich Cowl Crochet Free Pattern is available as a free PDF too.

Crochet cowl patterns are great. Crocheted cowls keep you warm but stay out of the way. Pair this striped yarn cowl with a matching hat for a great set.

The crochet stitch used in this striped crochet cowl pattern is the interlocking block stitch. The pattern is a two row repeat after you set it up. This crochet stitch makes up and stripe with great texture.

You can pull the cowl up to meet your hat or over your head for extra warmth. This cowl has a tight woven textured to help keep the wind out.

Make this pretty shell cowl crochet pattern. Look good and keep warm this winter with a free cowl crochet pattern.

The Yarn

The yarn used in this crochet cowl pattern is Mandala from Lion Brand. There are many beautiful colors of this yarn.

I chose Centaur Mandala Yarn. This color is a pretty mix of reds, browns, tans, purples and golds.

This yarn is a gauge 3 yarn made out of 100% acrylic. The yarn is machine washable.

I have made a few other free cowl crochet patterns that you can try: Cocoa Chunky Cowl, Moss Stitch Chunky Cowl, Candy Cane Neck Warmer Pattern, and Cranberry Bulky Crochet Cowl Pattern.

Make this pretty shell cowl crochet pattern. Look good and keep warm this winter with a free cowl crochet pattern.

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How to Make a Shell Stich Cowl Crochet Free Pattern

Supplies

  • Scissors
  • tapestry needle
  • 1- J 5.75 MM crochet hook
  • 1 – Hand Dyed Yarns A Chick That Knitz in Low Tide, or any gauge 4 yarn worsted weight yarn 280 yd (100 gm)
  • 1 – 6 oz (170.1 g) Caron Simply Soft in Dark Country Blue or any gauge 4 yarn worsted weight yarn

Shell Stitch Cowl Crochet Free Pattern

Abbreviations – US Term

  • ch – chain
  • yo – yarn over
  • sc – single crochet
  • dc – double crochet

To make the pattern smaller or larger use a multiple of 6 + 2 for the chain.

Learn how to do the Simple Shell Stitch with this Shell Tutorial Video Right-Handed

Size: Adult women approx. 7 in x 15.5 in flat (18 cm x 39 cm)

Make this pretty shell cowl crochet pattern. Look good and keep warm this winter with a free cowl crochet pattern.

Shell Stitch Cowl Crochet Pattern

Chain 116

Row 1: In the 2nd chain from the hook, and in each chain across, sc. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 2: *Skip two chains, work 5 dc into the next chain space. Skip two chains again, one sc. into the next chain. Repeat the instructions from the * to the end. Your last stitch will be a sc. into the final chain. Chain 3 and turn.

Row 3: In the top of the sc. you made from the row below, work 2 dc. (You just created a half shell) now look for the middle dc of the shell (the 3rd dc) and sc. Skip over the next 2 dc, find the sc. of the row below and work 5 dc. Continue across working a sc. into the third dc, and a “shell” into the sc. Your last stitch will be a half shell (3 dc). Chain 1 and turn.

Row 4: 1 sc into the very next stitch, the last dc you made on the row below. Skip over the 2 dc and work 5 dc into the sc. End this row with a sc into the last stitch, chain 3 and turn. 

Repeat Rows 3-4 until you have 16 rows or the height you want.

Knot, cut end and weave ends with a tapestry needle.

The color change is 4 rows of the low tide then 1 row of the dark blue, then 3 rows of the low tide, followed by 1 row of the dark blue. Repeat and finish with low tide.

Finishing

Fold the rectangle in half on the horizonal. Then slip or whip stitch the edges together to from the cowl. You can pin the edges together if it helps.

Weave end all ends. Enjoy your free shell stitch cowl crochet pattern.

Make this pretty shell cowl crochet pattern. Look good and keep warm this winter with a free cowl crochet pattern.
Make this pretty shell cowl crochet pattern. Look good and keep warm this winter with a free cowl crochet pattern.

Low Tide Shell Stitch Cowl Crochet Free Pattern PDF

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Low Tide Shell Stitch Cowl Crochet Pattern

Make this pretty shell cowl crochet pattern. Look good and keep warm this winter with a free cowl crochet pattern.

Materials

  • Scissors
  • tapestry needle
  • 1- J 5.75 MM crochet hook
  • 1 - Hand Dyed Yarns A Chick That Knitz in Low Tide, or any gauge 4 yarn worsted weight yarn 280 yd (100 gm)
  • 1 - 6 oz (170.1 g) Caron Simply Soft in Dark Country Blue or any gauge 4 yarn worsted weight yarn

Instructions

  1. Chain 116
  2. Row 1: In the 2nd chain from the hook, and in each chain across, sc. Chain 1 and turn.
  3. Row 2: *Skip two chains, work 5 dc into the next chain space. Skip two chains again, one sc. into the next chain. Repeat the instructions from the * to the end. Your last stitch will be a sc. into the final chain. Chain 3 and turn.
  4. Row 3: In the top of the sc. you made from the row below, work 2 dc. (You just created a half shell) now look for the middle dc of the shell (the 3rd dc) and sc. Skip over the next 2 dc, find the sc. of the row below and work 5 dc. Continue across working a sc. into the third dc, and a “shell” into the sc. Your last stitch will be a half shell (3 dc). Chain 1 and turn.
  5. Row 4: 1 sc into the very next stitch, the last dc you made on the row below. Skip over the 2 dc and work 5 dc into the sc. End this row with a sc into the last stitch, chain 3 and turn. 
  6. Repeat Rows 3-4 until you have 16 rows or the height you want.
  7. Knot, cut end and weave ends with a tapestry needle.
  8. The color change is 4 rows of the low tide then 1 row of the dark blue, then 3 rows of the low tide, followed by 1 row of the dark blue. Repeat and finish with low tide.

Finishing

  1. Fold the rectangle in half on the horizonal. Then slip or whip stitch the edges together to from the cowl. You can pin the edges together if it helps.
  2. Weave end all ends. Enjoy your free shell stitch cowl crochet pattern.

Notes

Abbreviations – US Term

  • ch – chain
  • yo – yarn over
  • sc – single crochet
  • dc – double crochet

To make the pattern smaller or larger use a multiple of 6 + 2 for the chain.

Learn how to do the Simple Shell Stitch with this Shell Tutorial Video Right-Handed

Size: Adult women approx. 7 in x 15.5 in flat (18 cm x 39 cm)

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