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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

Double crochet / Single crochet – dc/sc

3 half treble / half double crochet Puff stitch – Pff: yarn over, insert hook in first, yarn over, draw yarn through stitch. Repeat preceding step 2 times. Yarn over and draw through all loops on hook.

Front Post double crochet /single crochet – FPdc/sc

Shell: make 9tr/dc in same space.

Stitch – st

Foundation Chain: Multiples of 10 + 2

Row 1: Skip 1 ch, 1dc/sc in each of next 2ch, * 2ch, skip 3ch, 1tr/dc in next, 3ch, 1Pff in first ch, 1tr/dc in same foundation ch, 2ch, skip 3ch, 1dc/sc in each of next 3ch; rep from*, 2ch, skip 3ch, 1tr/dc in next, 3ch, 1Pff in first ch, 1tr/dc in same foundation ch, 2ch, skip 3ch, 1dc/sc in each of next 2ch, turn.

Row 2: Make 1ch and 1dc/sc in first dc/sc below, * make shell in space of Pff, 1dc/sc in second dc/sc below; rep from *, turn.

Row 3: Make 4ch and 1tr/dc in dc/sc below, * make 2ch, skip 3tr/dc, work 1FPdc/sc over each of next 3tr/dc, 2ch, 1tr/dc in dc/sc below, 3ch, 1Pff in first ch, 1tr/dc in same dc/sc below; rep from *, make 2ch, skip 3tr/dc, work 1FPdc/sc over each of next 3tr/dc, 2ch, 1tr/dc + 1ch + 1tr/dc in last dc/sc below, turn.

Row 4: Make 3 ch and 4tr/dc in space of 1ch, * 1dc/sc in second FPdc/sc below, make shell in space of Pff; rep from *, 1dc/sc in second FPdc/sc below, 4tr/dc in space of 4ch, 1tr/dc in third ch, turn.

Row 5: Make 1ch and 1dc/sc in first tr/dc below, 1FPdc/sc over next tr/dc, * 2ch, 1tr/dc in fifth tr/dc of shell of Row 2, 3ch, 1Pff in first ch, 1tr/dc in same tr/dc of shell, 2ch, skip 3tr/dc, work 1FPdc/sc over each of next 3tr/dc; rep from *, 2ch, 1tr/dc in fifth tr/dc of shell, 3ch, 1Pff in first ch, 1tr/dc in same tr/dc of shell, 2ch, skip 3tr/dc, work 1FPdc/sc over last tr/dc of row below, 1dc/sc in third ch, turn.

Row 6: Make 1ch and 1dc/sc in first dc/sc below, * make shell in space of Pff, 1dc/sc in second FPdc/sc below; rep from *, make shell in space of Pff, 1dc/sc in last dc/sc, turn.

Row 7: Make 4ch and 1tr/dc in dc/sc below, * make 2ch, skip 3tr/dc, work 1FPdc/sc over each of next 3tr/dc, 2ch, 1tr/dc in fifth tr/dc of shell of Row 4, 3ch, 1Pff in first ch, 1tr/dc in same tr/dc of shell below; rep from *, make 2ch, skip 3tr/dc, work 1FPdc/sc over each of next 3tr/dc, 2ch, 1tr/dc + 1ch + 1tr/dc in last dc/sc below, turn.

Repeat rows 4 - 7 until you have reached your desired length.

Multicolored / 100% Cotton

Colors and rows: * 1 & 2 – light purple; 3 & 4 – dark purple*.

Multicolored / Cotton - 100%

Colors and rows: * 1 & 2 – beige; 3 & 4 – blue; 5 & 6 – pink; 7 & 8 - white *.

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