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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

Stitch – st

4 half tr / dc puff stitch – puff st.: yarn over hook, insert hook into space of 1ch and draw yarn up.

Repeat this step 3 times (work in the same space ).

Yarn over hook and draw through 8 loops, yarn over hook and draw through all loops.

Foundation Chain: Multiples of 18 + 2

Row 1: Skip 1ch, * 1dc/sc in next, rep from*, turn.

Row 2: 1ch, * 1dc/sc into back loop only of next st; rep from*, turn.

Row 3: 1ch, * 1dc/sc into back loop only of next 3st, 2ch, skip 6st, work [ 1tr/dc + 1ch ] – 6 times in the same st, 1tr/dc in the same st, 2ch, skip 6st, 1dc/sc into back loop only of next 2st; rep from *, 1dc/sc into back loop only of last st, turn.

Row 4: 1ch, * 1dc/sc into back loop only of next 2st, 2ch, work 1puff st. + 1ch in each space of 1ch below, 1ch, skip 1dc/sc below, 1dc/sc into back loop only of next dc/sc below; rep from *, 1dc/sc into back loop only of last st, turn.

Row 5: 1ch, * 1dc/sc into back loop only of next 2st, 2dc/sc in space of 2ch, work [ 1dc/sc in puff st., 1dc/sc in space of 1ch ] - 5 times, 1dc/sc in puff st., 2dc/sc in space of 2ch, 1dc/sc into back loop only of next dc/sc below; rep from *, 1dc/sc into back loop only of last st, turn.

Row 6, 7 & 8: 1ch, * 1dc/sc into back loop only of next st; rep from*, turn.

Row 9: 4ch, work [ 1tr/dc + 1ch ] – 2 times in the same st, 1tr/dc in the same st, * 2ch, skip 6st, 1dc/sc into back loop only of next 5 st, 2ch, skip 6st, work [ 1tr/dc + 1ch ] – 6 times in the same st, 1tr/dc in the same st; rep from * , 2ch, skip 6st, 1dc/sc into back loop only of next 5 st, 2ch, , work [ 1tr/dc + 1ch ] – 3 times in the last st, 1tr/dc in the same st, turn.

Row 10: 3ch, * work 1puff st. + 1ch in each space of 1ch below, 1ch, skip 1dc/sc below, 1dc/sc into back loop only of next 3st below, 2ch; rep from*, work [1puff st. + 1ch in space of 1ch] – 2times, 1puff st. in next space of 1ch, 1tr/dc in 3rd ch, turn.

Row 11: 1ch, 1dc/sc in tr/dc below, work [ 1dc/sc in puff st., 1dc/sc in space of 1ch ] - 2 times, 1dc/sc in puff st., 2dc/sc in space of 2ch, * 1dc/sc into back loop only of next 3st, 2dc/sc in space of 2ch, work [ 1dc/sc in puff st., 1dc/sc in space of 1ch ] - 5 times, 1dc/sc in puff st., 2dc/sc in space of 2ch; rep from *, 1dc/sc into back loop only of next 3st, 2dc/sc in space of 2ch, work [ 1dc/sc in puff st., 1dc/sc in space of 1ch ] - 2 times, 1dc/sc in puff st, 1dc/sc in 3rd ch, turn.

Row 12 & 13: Repeat Row 6.

Repeat rows 2 - 13 until you have reached your desired length.

100% Cotton yarn.

Color combination with pink & grey

Colors & rows: * 1 & 2 – dark grey, 3 & 4 – light grey, 5, 6, 7 & 8 – dark grey, 9 & 10 – pink, 11 & 12 – dark grey *.

Color combination with pink & blue

Colors & rows: 1, 2 , 3, 4, 5 & 6 – dark blue, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12 – dark blue, 13, 14 , 15, 16, 17 & 18 – white, 19, 20 , 21, 22, 23 & 24 – light pink, 25, 26 , 27, 28, 29 & 30 – dark pink.

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