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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

Double Treble / Treble – d.tr /tr

Picot of 3ch - picot

Stitch – st

Foundation Chain: Multiples of 10 + 2

Row 1: skip 1ch, * 1dc/sc in next, 1ch, skip 4ch, 7d.tr/tr in next ch, 1ch, skip 4ch; rep from*, 1dc/sc in last ch, turn.

Row 2: Change the color of yarn and fasten to first dc/sc below. Work 2ch, 1dc/sc in space of 4 foundation ch, * 11ch, 1dc/sc in next space of 4 foundation ch, picot, 1dc/sc in next space of 4 foundation ch; rep from *, 11ch, 1dc/sc in next space of 4 foundation ch, 1dc/sc in last dc/sc below. Don't turn.

Row 3: Change the color of yarn and fasten to first dc/sc below. 5ch, 3d.tr/tr in the same dc/sc below, * 1ch, work 1dc/sc in 4th d.tr/tr of shell below and in space of 11ch (see pictures below),

1ch, skip 1row, 7d.tr/tr in dc/sc of next row below (dc/sc between shells); rep from*, 1ch, work 1dc/sc in 4th d.tr/tr of shell below and in space of 11ch, 1ch, 4d.tr/tr in last dc/sc below, turn.

Row 4: Change the color of yarn and fasten to first d.tr/tr below. 1ch, 1dc/sc in fist d.tr/tr below, 5ch, * skip 1row and work 1dc/sc in space of 1st 5ch below, 1picot, work 1dc/sc in next space of 5ch below, 11ch; rep from*,

1dc/sc in space of 1st 5ch below, 1picot, work 1dc/sc in next space of 5ch below, 5ch, 1dc/sc in 5th ch of row below. Don't turn.

Row 5: Change the color of yarn and fasten to first dc/sc below. 2ch, * skip 1row, 7d.tr/tr in dc/sc of next row below (dc/sc between shells), 1ch, work 1dc/sc in space of 11ch and in 4th d.tr/tr of shell below , 1ch; rep from *,

7d.tr/tr in dc/sc of next row below (dc/sc between shells), 1ch, 1dc/sc in dc/sc below, turn.

Row 6: Change the color of yarn and fasten to first dc/sc below. 2ch, skip 1 row, 1dc/sc in space of 5 ch of next row below, * 11ch, skip 1row and work 1dc/sc in space of 1st 5ch below, 1picot, work 1dc/sc in next space of 5ch below; rep from *, 11ch, skip 1row and work 1dc/sc in space of 1st 5ch below, 1dc/sc in last dc/sc below. Don't turn.

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

Color combination with blue and brown

Colors & rows: row 1: dark blue, row 2: light blue, row 3: dark blue, row 4: brown, row 5: light blue, row 6: brown, row 7: light blue, row 8: beige, row 9: brown, row 10: beige, row 11: brown, row 12: dark blue, row 13: beige, row 14: dark blue, row 15: beige, row 16: light blue. Repeat colors with the first row.

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