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Crochet shell puff 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

Half tr / half dc – h.tr/h.dc

Double treble / Treble – d.tr/tr

Puff stitch – puff.st: yarn over, insert hook into space of st, yarn over, draw yarn through stitch. Repeat preceding step 3 times. Yarn over and draw through first 8 loops on hook, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook.

Stitch – st

Foundation Chain: Multiples of 13 + 4

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Row 1: Skip 3ch, 1tr/dc in next, then work 1h.tr/h.dc, 1dc/sc, *7ch, skip 7ch, 1dc/sc, 1h.tr/h.dc, 1tr/dc in each of the next 2ch, 1h.tr/h.dc, 1dc/sc; rep from*, 7ch, skip 7ch, 1dc/sc, 1h.tr/h.dc, 1tr/dc in each of the next 2ch, turn.

Row 2: 4ch, 1 puff.st in 2nd tr/dc below, 1ch, 1 puff.st in h.tr / h.dc, 1ch, 1 puff.st in dc/sc, 1ch, * skip row below and work 1dc/sc + 3ch + 1dc/sc under the foundation ch, 1ch, work 1 puff.st + 1ch in each of the next dc/sc, h.tr/h.dc and tr/dc; rep from *, 1tr/dc in 3rd ch, turn.

Row 3: Work 4ch, * 6tr/dc in space of 3ch, 7ch; rep from*, 6tr/dc in space of 3ch, 3ch, dc/sc in 3rd ch, turn.

Row 4: 3ch, skip row below and work 1dc/sc in space of 4ch, * 1ch, work 1puff.st + 1ch in each of the next 6 tr/dc, skip row below and work 1dc/sc + 3ch + 1dc/sc in space of 1ch between 3rd and 4th puff st.; rep from*, 1ch, work 1puff.st + 1ch in each of the next 6 tr/dc, skip row below and work 1dc/sc + 1ch in space of 1ch between puff.st and tr/dc, 1tr/dc in 1st ch, turn.

Row 5: 3ch, 3tr/dc in space of 1ch, * 7ch, 6tr/dc in space of 3ch; rep from *, 7ch, 3tr/dc in space of 3ch, 1tr/dc in 1st ch, turn.

Row 6: 4ch, work 1puff.st + 1ch in each of the next 3 tr/dc, * skip row below and work 1dc/sc + 3ch + 1dc/sc in space of 1ch between 3rd and 4th puff st., 1ch, work 1puff.st + 1ch in each of the next 6 tr/dc ;rep from*, skip row below and work 1dc/sc + 3ch + 1dc/sc in space of 1ch, 1ch, work 1puff.st + 1ch in each of the next 3tr/dc, 1tr/dc in 3rd ch, turn.

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

100% Wool yarn

100% Cotton yarn

Colors & rows: 1 & 2 – blue, 3 & 4 – white, 5 & 6 – beige, 7 & 8 – light green, 9 & 10 – dark green, 11 & 12 – beige, 13 -16 - white.


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