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Crochet shell textured 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

Front Post dc/sc – FPdc/sc

Treble / Double crochet – tr/dc

Front Post tr/dc – FPtr/dc

Back Post tr/dc – BPtr/dc

Half tr/dc – htr/hdc

Stitch – st

Post stitch - Pst

Foundation Chain: Multiples of 12 + 2


Row 1: Skip 1h, * 1dc/sc in each of next 4ch, skip 2ch, 5tr/dc in next ch, skip 2ch, 1dc/sc in each of next 3ch; rep from *, 1dc/sc in last ch, turn.

Row 2: Make 1ch and 1dc/sc in first st, * 1dc/sc in each of next 2dc/sc below, [1BPtr/dc over tr/dc below, 1tr/dc in space between two tr/dc] – work 4 times, 1BPtr/dc over last tr/dc below, skip 1dc/sc, 1dc/sc in each of next 3dc/sc below; rep from *, turn.

Row 3: Make 1ch and 1dc/sc in first st, * 1dc/sc in next st, [ 1 FPtr/dc over Pst below, 1tr/dc in space between Pst and tr/dc, 1tr/dc in next space between tr/dc and Pst] – work 4 times, 1 FPtr/dc over last Pst, skip 1dc/sc below, 1dc/sc in each of next 2st; rep from *, turn.

Row 4: Make 1ch and 1dc/sc in first st, * make 13FPdc/sc over Pst and tr/dc below, skip 1dc/sc, 1dc/sc in next st; rep from *, turn.

Row 5: Make 3ch and 3tr/dc in same space as first dc/sc of row 1, * skip 3Pst, 1dc/sc in each of next 7Pst below, make 5tr/dc in same space as middle dc/sc of row 1; rep from*, skip 3Pst, 1dc/sc in each of next 7Pst below, make 3tr/dc in same space as last dc/sc of row 1, 1htr/hdc in last dc/sc below, turn.

Row 6: Make 3ch and skip first st, [1tr/dc in space between two tr/dc, 1BPtr/dc over next tr/dc below] – work 2 times, * skip 1dc/sc, 1dc/sc in each of next 5dc/sc below, [1BPtr/dc over tr/dc below, 1tr/dc in space between two tr/dc] – work 4 times, 1 BPtr/dc over last tr/dc below; rep from *, skip 1dc/sc, 1dc/sc in each of next 5dc/sc below, [1BPtr/dc over tr/dc below, 1tr/dc in space between two tr/dc] – work 2 times, 1tr/dc in third ch, turn.

Row 7: Make 3ch and skip first st, [ 1tr/dc in space between sts, 1tr/dc in next space between sts, 1 FPtr/dc over Pst below] – work 2 times, * skip 1dc/sc, 1dc/sc in each of next 3dc/sc below, [ 1FPtr/dc over Pst below, 1tr/dc in space between Pst and tr/dc, 1tr/dc in next space between tr/dc and Pst] – work 4 times, 1 FPtr/dc over last Pst; rep from *, skip 1dc/sc, 1dc/sc in each of next 3dc/sc below, [ 1FPtr/dc over Pst below, 1tr/dc in space between Pst and tr/dc, 1tr/dc in next space between tr/dc and Pst] – work 2 times, 1tr/dc in third ch, turn.

Row 8: Make 1ch and 1dc/sc in first st, make 6FPdc/sc over Pst and tr/dc below, * skip 1dc/sc, 1dc/sc in next st, 13FPdc/sc over Pst and tr/dc below; rep from *, skip 1dc/sc, 1dc/sc in next st, 6FPdc/sc over Pst, 1dc/sc in third ch, turn.

Row 9: Make 1ch and 1dc/sc in first st, * 1dc/sc in each of next 3st, make 5tr/dc in same space as middle dc/sc of row 5, skip 3Pst, 1dc/sc in each of next 4Pst below; rep from*, 1dc/sc in last ch, turn.

Repeat rows 2 - 9 until you have reached your desired length.

100% Wool

100% Cotton

Colors and rows:

* 1, 2, 3 & 4 – pink; 5, 6, 7 & 8 – blue; 9, 10, 11 & 12 – beige; 13, 14, 15 & 16 – white *.

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