This kerchief pattern features the double v-stitch or the split shell stitch. It works up quick and easy, and can be made for children and adults. It is started at the bottom point and worked with a few increases in each row to create a triangle.
Another beauty is that you can easily use any yarn and hook size that you want and simply make it to the dimension that you want.
The split shell stitch is one of my favorite crochet stitches. It’s not only mindless, but it’s super easy to throw your hook into the spaces of the shells.
I love kerchiefs because they can be worn for different reasons. One primary reason is for a headband to keep your hair in place. Also, you can easily make them a bit larger and wear them as an ear warmer in the cooler weather. Or, wear them just for fun!
Double V-Stitch or Split Shell Kerchief Pattern
Skill Level: Easy
- Yarn: Lion Brand Yarns – 24/7 Cotton (Medium, #4; 100% Mercerized Cotton; 3.5oz/100g; 186yds/170m) 1 ball
- Crochet Hook: H 5.00mm
- Other: Scissors, Yarn Needle.
Finished Size: 18.5″ wide by 11″ deep.
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Dc = Double Crochet
Dv-St = Double V-Stitch
Sc = Single Crochet
Sk = Skip
Sp/Sps = Space/Spaces
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
V-St = V Stitch
Special Stitch Instructions:
- Dv-st: (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in designated st or sp.
- V-st: (dc, ch 1, dc) in designated sp.
Row 1: Ch 4, 4 dc in 4th ch from hook, (skipped chs count as first dc). Turn. [5 dc]
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc, now and throughout pattern), dc in first st, sk next st, dv-st in next st, sk next st, 2 dc in last st. Turn. [4 dc and 1 dv-st]
Row 3: Ch 3, dc in first st, ch 1, dv-st in next dv-st, ch 1, 2 dc in last st. Turn. [4 dc, 2 ch-1 sps and 1 dv-st]
Row 4: Ch 3, dc in first st, v-st in first ch-1 sp, dv-st in next dv-st, v-st in next ch-1 sp; 2 dc in last st. Turn. [4 dc, 2 v-sts and 1 dv-st]
Row 5: Ch 3, dc in first st, dv-st in first v-st and into each dv-st and v-st across; 2 dc in last st. Turn. [4 dc and 3 dv-sts]
Row 6: Ch 3, dc in first st, ch 1, dv-st into next dv-st and into each dv-st across; ch 1, 2 dc in last st. Turn. [4 dc, 2 ch-1 sps and 3 dv-sts]
Row 7: Ch 3, dc in first st, v-st in first ch-1 sp, dv-st in next dv-st and into each dv-st across to last ch-1 sp, v-st in last ch-1 sp; 2 dc in last st. Turn. [4 dc, 2 v-sts and 3 dv-st]
Rows 8-17: Rep Rows 5-7 ending last rep at row 5.
Row 18: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next st and into each st and ch across to last st; 2 sc in last st. [61 sts]
First String & Row 19: Ch 40 for first string. Working into back bumps, sc in 2nd ch from hook and into each ch across. Continue to sc into each stitch across in row 18.
Second String: Ch 40, sc in 2nd from hook and into each ch across. Join with slip stitch in last sc made in row 19. Fasten Off.