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Crochet long loop 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

Double treble – Treble – d.tr / tr

Stitch – st

Long treble / long double crochet – L.tr/L.dc: yarn over, insert the hook into the stitch, yarn over, draw up a long loop. The loop should be roughly the same size as 5 chains.

Then yarn over, and draw through the 2 loops on the hook, repeat preceding step.

Foundation Chain: Multiples of 13 + 4

Row 1: Skip 2 ch, * 1dc/sc in next, skip 4ch, 11 L.tr/L.dc in next, skip 4ch, 1dc/sc in each of the next 2ch; rep from*, turn.

Row 2: Make 2ch and work 1dc/sc in each of the next st below, 1dc/sc in 2nd ch, turn.

Row 3: Make 5ch and 5 L.dc/L.tr in 1st dc/sc below, * skip 5 dc/sc below, 1dc/sc in each of the next 3 st below, skip 5dc/sc, 11 L.tr/L.dc in next st; rep from*, skip 5 dc/sc below, 1dc/sc in each of the next 3 st below, 5 L.tr/L.dc in + 1d.tr/tr in 2nd ch, turn.

Row 4: Make 2ch and work 1dc/sc in each of the next st below, 1dc/sc in 2nd ch, turn.

Row 5: Make 2ch, * 1dc/sc in next st, skip 5dc/sc below, 11 L.tr/L.dc in next st, skip 5dc/sc, 1dc/sc in each of the next 2 st below; rep from*, work last dc/sc in 2nd ch at the end of the row and turn.

Repeat rows 2 - 5 until you have reached your desired length.

Cotton yarn

Colors & rows: 1 & 2 – green, 3 & 4 – white, 5 & 6 – dark pink, 7 & 8 – light pink, 9 & 10 – yellow, 11 & 12 – white, 13 & 14 – green, 13 & 14 – light green.

Thick wool yarn

Colors & rows: * 1 & 2 – white, 3 & 4 – green, 5 & 6 – brown*.


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