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Crochet shell stitch

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Techniques used in this stitch

UK / US crochet term:

Chain stitch – ch

Double crochet / Single crochet – dc / sc

Treble / Double crochet – tr / dc

Double treble / Treble – d.tr / tr

Picot of 3ch – picot

Foundation Chain: Multiples of 12 + 2

Row 1: skip 1ch, * 1dc/sc in next ch, 4 ch, skip 3ch, 1 dc/sc in next ch, 5ch, skip 3ch, 1 dc/sc in next, 4ch, skip 3ch; rep from *, 1 dc/sc in last ch, turn.

Row 2: 5ch, 1dc/sc in space of 4ch below, * 8tr/dc in space of 5ch, 1 dc/sc in space of 4ch, 4ch, 1 dc/sc in next space of 4ch; rep form *, 8tr/dc in space of 5ch, 1 dc/sc in space of 4ch, 2ch, 1 tr/dc in dc/sc below, turn.

Row 3: 1ch, 1dc/sc in tr.dc below, picot + 1ch, * work into each front loop of tr/dc below: 1 tr/dc + picot + 1ch. Then work 1dc/sc in space of 4ch, picot + 1ch; rep from*. Work again into each front loop of tr/dc below: 1 tr/dc + picot + 1ch. Then work 1dc/sc in space of 5ch, turn.

Row 4: For this row work over stitches which was made in second row. Crochet 7 d.tr /tr into back loops of the tr/dc (shells of 8tr/dc) and another 2 d.tr/tr work into space of 4ch (see pictures below).

Make 3 ch, 1 d.tr/tr in space of 5ch between dc/sc of second and third rows, * 1ch, work 1d.tr/tr + 1ch over back loop of next 4 tr/dc below, skip 1tr/dc of the second row, then work 1d.tr/tr + 1ch over back loop of next 3 tr/dc below, 1 d.tr/tr in space of 4ch between dc/sc of second and third rows, 1ch, 1 d.tr/tr in the same space of 4ch between dc/sc of third row and next dc/sc of second row; rep form *. Work again ch, crochet 1d.tr/tr + 1ch over back loop of next 4 tr/dc below, skip 1tr/dc of the second row, then work 1d.tr/tr + 1ch over back loop of next 3 tr/dc below, 1 d.tr/tr in space of 4ch between dc/sc of second and third rows, 1tr/dc in dc/sc below, turn.

Row 5: 1ch, 1dc/sc in tr/dc below,* 4 ch, skip two spaces of 1ch, 1 dc/sc in next space, 5ch, skip two spaces of 1ch, 1 dc/sc in next, 4ch, skip two spaces of 1ch, 1 dc/sc in next; rep from *, 1 dc/sc in third ch, turn.

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

Color combination with blue, pink and white

Colors & rows: rows 1 -3: white thread, rows 4 - 7: blue thread, rows 8-11: white thread, rows 12 – 15: pink thread, rows 16-19: white thread, rows 20-23: blue thread.

Color combination with green and brawn

Colors & rows: rows 1-2: brawn thread, rows 3-4: green thread.

Color combination with green and pink

Colors & rows: row 1: green thread, rows 2-3: pink yarn, rows 4-5: green thread, rows 6-7: pink thread.

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