"Shell" Refreshment Set to Crochet
Free Crochet Home Decor Pattern

This free "shell" refreshment set pattern was originally published in the 1940s in the Bucilla's Crochet Creations for Home Decorations.

Follow the easy instructions of this vintage crochet pattern to make this set which includes a doily and glass muffs. There is absolutely no charge for personal use of this easy crochet pattern for decorating your home.

Free Crochet Home Decor Pattern:
Crochet a Doily and 6 Glass Muffs

Crochet Home Decor Pattern - 'Shell' Refreshment Set


Bucilla Wonder-Knit, Article 3777:
3 Skeins Main Color (A);
2 Skeins Contrasting Color (B)
Steel Crochet Hook, Size 0.


This set consists of 1 Doily (approximately 8 inches in diameter) and 6 Glass Muffs.

Gauge: 9 rnds = 2 inches.

Note: (A) Work all rnds from right side in back loop of sts and join with slip st in first sc (never work into this slip st). (B) Shell: [1 sc, 1 hdc, 5 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc] all in same place.


Crocheting the Doily

With A make a loop on hook (always begin new yarn this way), ch 2, 12 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join (see Note A).

Rnd 2 - Ch 1, 2 sc in joined sc, 2 sc in each remaining sc, join; (24 sc in rnd).

Rnd 3 - Ch 1, 1 sc in joined sc, [ch 1 and 1 sc] all in each remaining sc; end, ch 1, join.

Rpt rnd 3 twice.

Rnd 6 - Ch 1, 1 sc in joined sc, [ch 1 and 1 sc] all in each ch and each sc around; end, ch 1, join; (48 sc in rnd), fasten off.

Rnd 7 - With B rpt rnd 3, omitting first ch.

Rnd 8 - Rpt rnd 3.

Rnd 9 - Rpt rnd 3, fasten off.

With A rpt rnds 7, 8 and 9.

How to Crochet the Shell Edge

Rnd 1 - With B 1 sc in any sc, * skip next ch, a Shell (see Note B) in next sc, skip next ch, 1 sc in next sc; rpt from * around; in last rpt omit last sc, join; (24 Shells in rnd), fasten off.

Rnd 2 - With A work Loops behind Shells as follows: - [1 sc and ch 4] all in each sc between Shells around, join; (24 Loops in rnd).

Rnd 3 - Ch 1, work a Shell in each Loop around, join, fasten off.

Crocheting the Glass Muff (Make 6)

With B work to end of rnd 2 of Doily.

Rpt rnd 3, 3 times. Fasten off.

Rnd 6 - With A rpt rnd 3, omitting first ch.

Rpt rnd 3, 6 times. Fasten off.

Rpt rnds 7, 8 and 9 of Doily.

How to Crochet the Shell Edge

With open top of Muff toward you, working in free sc loops of rnd 5, rpt Shell Edge of Doily; (12 Shells; 12 Loops in rnd).

This free "shell" refreshment set pattern was originally published in the 1940s in the Bucilla's Crochet Creations for Home Decorations.

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