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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

Slip stitch - slt

Double crochet / single crochet – dc/sc

Double treble / triple – dtr/tr

Stitch – st

Foundation Chain: Multiples of 19 + 2

Row 1: skip 1ch and work 1dc/sc in next, * [ 2ch, skip 2ch, slt in next ] – make 2 times, 1ch, skip 1ch, slt in next, 2ch, skip 2ch, slt in next, 1ch, skip 1ch, slt in next, [ 2ch, skip 2ch, slt in next ] – make 2 times; rep from *, work 1dc/sc in last ch instead of making slt, turn.

Row 2 (RS): make 2ch, * work 1dc/sc in next space of 2ch, skip one space of 2ch and one space of 1ch, work shell into next space of 2ch:

Make 7ch and slt in space of 2ch, turn.

Make 3ch, skip 3ch and work 1dc/sc in each of next 4ch, turn.

[ Make 2ch, work 1dc/sc in back loop of each of next 4dc/sc below, 3ch, make slt in same space of 2ch, turn.

Work 3 ch, 1dc/sc in back loop of each of next 4dc/sc below.

Turn. ] – repeat 6 more times until you have 15 rows of textured dc/sc. Continue the row: skip one space of 1ch and one space of 2ch, work 1dc/sc in next space of 2ch, 1ch; rep from *,

work 1dc/sc in last dc/sc instead of making 1ch, turn.

Row 3: make 5ch and 1dtr/tr in first dc/sc, * 1ch, skip 3 rows (of textured dc/sc) of next shell and work slt in back loop of dc/sc of next row, [ 2ch, skip 1row, work slt in back loop of dc/sc of next row ] – repeat 3 more times until you have 4 spaces of 2ch, 1ch,

make 1dtr/tr + 1ch + 1dtr/tr in space of 1ch below; rep from *,

work 2dtr/tr in last space of 2ch instead of making 1dtr/tr + 1ch + 1dtr/tr, turn.

Row 4:

First shell.

Make 9ch, skip 2ch and work 1dc/sc in each of next 4ch, 3ch, make slt in space between two dtr/tr, turn.

Work 3 ch and 1dc/sc in back loop of each of next 4dc/sc, turn.

[ Make 2ch, work 1dc/sc in back loop of each of next 4dc/sc below, 3ch, make slt in same space between two dtr/tr, turn.

Work 3 ch, 1dc/sc in back loop of each of next 4dc/sc below, turn. ] – repeat 2 more times until you have 8 rows of textured dc/sc.

Continue the row: * skip one space of 2ch and work 1dc/sc in next space of 2ch, 1ch, 1dc/sc in next space of 2ch, make shell in space of 1ch between two dtr/tr below; rep from *.

Skip one space of 2ch and work 1dc/sc in next space, 1ch, 1dc/sc in next space, make last shell.

Last shell.

Make 7ch and slt in space between dtr/tr and 5ch, turn.

Make 3ch, skip 3ch and work 1dc/sc in each of next 4ch, turn.

[ Make 2ch, work 1dc/sc in back loop of each of next 4dc/sc below, 3ch, make slt in same space between dtr/tr and 5ch, turn.

Work 3ch, 1dc/sc in back loop of each of next 4dc/sc below, turn. ] – repeat 3 more times until you have 9 rows of textured dc/sc, turn.

Row 5: make 1ch and 1dc/sc in back loop of dc/sc of next row of shell, [ 2ch, skip 1row, work slt in back loop of dc/sc of next row ] – repeat 1 more time,

* 1ch, make 1dtr/tr + 1ch + 1dtr/tr in space of 1ch below, 1ch,

skip 3 rows of next shell and work slt in back loop of dc/sc of next row, [ 2ch, skip 1row, work slt in back loop of dc/sc of next row ] – repeat 3 more times until you have 4 spaces of 2ch; rep from *.

Work 1ch, make 1dtr/tr + 1ch + 1dtr/tr in space of 1ch below, 1ch, skip 3 rows of next shell and work slt in back loop of dc/sc of next row, 2ch, skip 1row, work slt in back loop of dc/sc of next row, 2ch, make 1dc/sc in space of 2ch on top of shell, turn.

Row 6: make 2ch, * work 1dc/sc in next space of 2ch, work shell into space of 1ch between two dtr/tr, skip one space of 2ch, work 1dc/sc in next space of 2ch, 1ch; rep from *, work 1dc/sc in last dc/sc instead of making 1ch, turn.

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

100% Cotton

Colors and rows: * 1 & 2 – light brown; 3 & 4 – light purple; 5 & 6 – apricot, 7 & 8 – blue; 9 & 10 – white; 11 & 12 – coral * .

100% Cotton

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