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Crochet textured 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 - slt

Double crochet / Single crochet – dc/sc

Treble / Double crochet – tr/dc

Double treble / Triple crochet – dtr/tr

Shell: 9dtr/tr in same chain (or space of 5ch)

Stitch – st

Foundation Chain: Multiples of 8 + 4

Row 1: Skip 1 ch, 1dc/sc in next, * skip 6ch, shell in next ch, skip 6ch, make slt + 5ch + slt in next ch; rep from*, work 1dc/sc in last ch (instead slt + 5ch + slt), turn.

Row 2: Make 1ch and 1dc/sc in first dc/sc below, work 1dc/sc + 1tr/dc + 1dc/sc in each of next dtr/tr. Keep loops of 5 chs at front of shells (see picture). Work 1dc/sc in last dc/sc below at end of row. Turn.

Row 3: Make 6ch, 5 dtr/tr in first dc/sc below, * make slt + 5ch + slt in back loop of 5th dtr/tr of shell below:

Work shell in space of 5ch, rep from *,

make slt + 5ch + slt in back loop of 5th dtr/tr of shell below, 6 dtr/tr in last dc/sc below, turn.

Row 4: Make 1 ch and 1dc/sc in first dtr/tr below, work 1dc/sc + 1tr/dc + 1dc/sc in each of next dtr/tr. Keep loops of 5 chs at front of shells. Make 1dc/sc in 6th ch and turn.

Row 5: Make 1ch and 1dc/sc in first dc/sc below, * work shell in space of 5ch, make slt + 5ch + slt in back loop of 5th dtr/tr of shell below; rep from *, work shell in space of 5ch, 1dc/sc in last dc/sc of row below, turn.

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

100% Cotton

Multicolored / Cotton - 100%

Colors and rows: * 1 & 2 – blue; 3 & 4 – white; 5 & 6 – pink * .

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