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Crochet big 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

Treble / Double crochet – tr / dc

Foundation Chain: Multiples of 16 + 2

Row 1: (green yarn) insert hook into second ch from hook, 1 dc/sc, * 4 ch, 7 ch miss, 3 tr/dc + 2ch + 3 tr/dc in next ch, 7 ch miss, 1dc/sc in next ch; rep from *, turn.

Row 2: (beige yarn) 1ch, 1 dc/sc in dc/sc of previous row, * 2 ch, 3 tr/dc in tr/dc of previous row, 2 tr/dc + 2ch + 2 tr/dc in space of 2 ch, 3 tr/dc in tr/dc of previous row, 2ch, 1 dc/sc in dc/sc of previous row; rep from *, turn.

Row 3: (brown yarn) 3ch, * 5 tr/dc in tr/dc of previous row, 2 tr/dc + 2ch + 2 tr/dc in space of 2 ch, 5 tr/dc in tr/dc of previous row, 1 tr/dc in dc/sc of previous row; rep from *, turn.

Row 4: (green yarn) 1ch, 1 dc/sc in dc/sc of previous row, * 4 ch, 3 tr/dc + 2ch + 3 tr/dc space of 2 ch, 1dc/sc in tr/dc previous row (at the end of this row work 1dc/sc in last of 3 ch); rep from *, turn.

Row 5: (beige yarn) 1ch, 1 dc/sc in dc/sc of previous row, * 2 ch, 3 tr/dc in tr/dc of previous row, 2 tr/dc + 2ch + 2 tr/dc in space of 2 ch, 3 tr/dc in tr/dc of previous row, 2ch, 1 dc/sc in dc/sc of previous row; rep from *, turn.

Row 6: (brown yarn) 3ch, * 5 tr/dc in tr/dc of previous row, 2 tr/dc + 2ch + 2 tr/dc in space of 2 ch, 5 tr/dc in tr/dc of previous row, 1 tr/dc in dc/sc of previous row; rep from*, turn.

Row 7: (green yarn) 1ch, 1 dc/sc in dc/sc of previous row, * 4 ch, 3 tr/dc + 2ch + 3 tr/dc space of 2 ch, 1dc/sc in tr/dc previous row (at the end of this row work 1dc/sc in last of 3 ch); rep from *, turn.

Repeat rows 2 - 7 until you have reached your desired length.

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