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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

Puff stitch – puff st: yarn over hook, insert hook into st and draw yarn up. Repeat this step 2 times more (work in the same st). Yarn over hook and draw through 6 loops, yarn over hook and draw through all loops.

Stitch – st

Foundation Chain: Multiples of 8 + 2

Row 1: Skip 2 ch, * 1dc/sc in next, 5ch, skip 5ch, 1dc/sc in next, 1ch, skip 1ch ; rep from*, 1dc/sc in next, 5ch, skip 5ch, 1dc/sc in each of the next 2ch, turn.

Row 2: Make 3ch, 4 tr/dc in 1st dc/sc below, * 1ch, 9tr/dc in space of 1ch; rep from*, 1ch, 5tr/dc in space of 2ch, turn.

Row 3: 4 ch, * 1puff st + 1ch + 1puff st in 3rd foundation ch between 2dc/sc (see pictures), 5ch; rep from *, 1puff st + 1ch + 1puff st in 3rd foundation ch, 3ch, 1dc/sc in 3rd ch, turn.

Row 4: 2ch, * 9tr/dc In space of 1ch, 1ch; rep from*, 1dc/sc in 1st ch, turn.

Row 5: 4ch, skip 2 rows, 1puff st in last tr/dc of next row below, * 5ch, skip 2 rows and work 1puff st + 1ch + 1puff st in 5th tr/dc of next row below (see pictures); rep from *, 5ch, skip 2 rows, 1puff st in 3rd ch of next row below, 1ch, 1tr/dc in 1st ch of Row 4, turn.

Row 6: Make 3ch, 4 tr/dc in space of 1ch, * 1ch, 9tr/dc in space of 1ch; rep from*, 1ch, 4tr/dc in space of 4ch, 1tr/dc in 3rd ch, turn.

Row 7: 4 ch, * skip 2 rows and work 1puff st + 1ch + 1puff st in 5th tr/dc of next row below, 5ch; rep from *, skip 2 rows and work 1puff st + 1ch + 1puff st in 5th tr/dc of next row below , 3ch, 1dc/sc in 3rd ch, turn.

Repeat rows 4 - 7 until you have reached your desired length.

In last row after group of 2puff sts work {2ch 1dc/sc in 5th tr/dc, 2ch} instead 5ch.

Color combination with purple & green

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