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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

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

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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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