- Step by step instructions #1011
The colorful shell stitch creates an open and airy fabric.
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Techniques used in this stitch
UK / US crochet term:
Chain stitch – ch
Treble / Double crochet – tr / dc
Crossed treble / Crossed double crochet – crs.tr / crs.dc
Picot of 3 chan stitches - Picot.
Foundation Chain: Multiples of 7 + 4
Row 1: (Right side, pink yarn) insert hook into 5th ch from hook, * 1 crs.tr / crs.dc dc skip 3ch, 2dc into next ch; rep from *, 1tr/dc into last ch, turn.
For crs.tr / crs.dc insert hook in 5th ch from hook and work tr/dc, than insert hook in 4th ch and make tr/dc again.
Row 2: (Left side, white yarn) 3ch, * work following stitches in space of 3ch: 2 tr/dc, picot, 4 tr/dc, picot, 2 tr/dc; rep from *, 1tr/dc into last of 3ch, don’t turn.
Row 3: (Left side, pink yarn) 5ch, * work 2 crs.tr / crs.dc in stitches below between picots, 3 ch; rep from *, 2ch and 1tr/dc into last tr/dc below, turn.
Row 4: (Right side, white yarn) 3ch, 2 tr/dc , picot, 2 tr/dc in space of 2 ch,* work following stitches in space of 3ch: 2 tr/dc, picot, 4 tr/dc, picot, 2 tr/dc; rep from *, 2tr/dc, picot, 2 tr/dc in space of 5 ch, 1 tr/dc in 3rd of 5 chs, don’t turn.
Row 5: (Left side, pink yarn) 3ch, 1 crs.tr / crs.dc, 3ch * work 2 crs.tr / crs.dc in stitches below between picots, 3 ch; rep from *, 1 crs.tr / crs.dc, 1tr/dc, turn.
Repeat rows 2 - 5 until you have reached your desired length.
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