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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

Slip stitch – sl.st

Double crochet / Single crochet – dc / sc

Treble / Double crochet – tr / dc

Stitch – st

Quadruple treble / Triple treble – qdr.tr / trp.tr:

yarn over the hook 4 times, insert the hook in foundation chain (or st). Yarn over the hook and pull the hook through ch (or st). You should now have 6 loops on your hook.

Yarn over the hook and draw yarn through the first 2 loops on your hook. Repeat the preceding step four more times until you have only 1 loop left on the hook.

Foundation Chain: Multiples of 14 + 4

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Row 1: skip 10ch, *work 6 times in next ch: [ 1 qdr.tr / trp.tr + 1ch]; 1 qdr.tr / trp.tr in the same ch, skip 6ch, 1tr/dc in next ch, skip 6ch; rep from *,

work 6 times in next ch: [ 1 qdr.tr / trp.tr + 1ch]; 1 qdr.tr / trp.tr in the same ch, 1tr/dc in last ch, turn.

Row 2: Work 1sl.st in each tr/dc, qdr.tr / trp.tr and in space of 1ch. At the end of the row work 1sl.st in first foundation ch, turn.

Row 3: 7ch, work 2 times in 1st foundation ch: [ 1 qdr.tr / trp.tr + 1ch]; 1 qdr.tr / trp.tr in the same ch,

* 1dc/sc in 4th qdr.tr / trp.tr below, work 6 times in tr/dc below: [ 1 qdr.tr / trp.tr + 1ch]; 1 qdr.tr / trp.tr in the same st; rep from*, 1dc/sc in 4th qdr.tr / trp.tr below, work 3 times in last tr/dc below: [ 1 qdr.tr / trp.tr + 1ch]; 1 qdr.tr / trp.tr in the same st, turn.

Row 4: Work 1sl.st in each qdr.tr / trp.tr, dc/sc and in space of 1ch. At the end of the row work 1sl.st in 6th ch, turn.

Row 5: 1ch, 1dc/sc in 6th ch below, * work 6 times in dc/sc below: [ 1 qdr.tr / trp.tr + 1ch]; 1 qdr.tr / trp.tr in the same st, 1dc/sc in 4th qdr.tr / trp.tr below; rep from*, turn.

Row 6: Work 1sl.st in each dc/sc, qdr.tr / trp.tr and in space of 1ch. Turn.

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

Color combination with pink, cotton + viscose


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