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Crochet shell stitch

Guide

Feel free to use any type of yarn (or even thread) for your project. Most yarns have the recommended crochet hook size on the label.


Techniques used in this stitch

UK / US crochet term:

Chain stitch – ch

Double crochet / Single crochet – dc / sc

Treble / Double crochet – tr / dc

Shell - work in the same space 2 tr/dc + 1ch + 2 tr/dc

Foundation Chain: Multiples of 6 + 4

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Row 1: 5 ch skip, * shell in next ch, 5 ch skip; rep from*, shell in next ch, 3 ch skip, 1 tr/dc in last ch, turn.

Row 2: 2 ch, 1 tr/dc in 2nd foundation ch,

* 1ch, 1dc/sc in shell, 1 ch, 1tr/dc + 1ch + 1 tr/dc in middle foundation ch between shells; rep from*, 1ch, 1dc/sc in shell, 1 ch, 1tr/dc in 4th foundation ch, 1 dc/sc in ch, turn.

Row 3: 3ch, 2 tr/dc in dc/sc below, * shell in space of 1 ch between tr/dc; rep from*, 3tr/dc in space of 2 ch, turn.

Row 4: 1 ch, 1 dc/sc in tr/dc below, * 1 ch, 1tr/dc + 1ch + 1 tr/dc in shell below, 1ch, 1dc/sc in shell, rep from*,

1 ch, 1tr/dc + 1ch + 1 tr/dc in shell below, 1ch, 1dc/sc in ch, turn.

Row 5: 3ch, * shell in space of 1 ch between tr/dc; rep from*, 1 tr/dc in ch, turn.

Row 6: 2 ch, 1 tr/dc in space between 1st and 2nd tr/dc, * 1ch, 1dc/sc in shell, 1 ch, 1tr/dc + 1ch + 1 tr/dc in shell below; rep from*, 1ch, 1dc/sc in shell, 1 ch, 1tr/dc in space between tr/dc and 3ch, 1 dc/sc in ch, turn.

Repeat rows 3 - 6 until you have reached your desired length.

Two colors, 100% cotton thread.

Three colors, wool yarn.

Two colors, 100% cotton thread.


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