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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

Shell: work 3tr/dc + 1ch + 3tr/dc in the same st.

Stitch – st

Foundation Chain: Multiples of 10 + 2

Row 1: Skip 1ch, work 1dc/sc In each of the next ch, turn.

Row 2: Make 4ch, skip 5ch, * work shell in next st, 5ch, skip 9st; rep from *, work shell in next st, 3ch, 1dc/sc in last dc/sc below, turn.

Row 3: Make 4ch, * [work 1dc/sc + 3ch in space of 1ch] – 4 times, 1dc/sc in the same space, 7ch; rep from * for all next shells. Work 3ch + dc/sc in 1st ch instead 7ch at the end of the row. Turn.

Row 4: Make 3ch, skip 2 rows and work 2tr/dc in last dc/sc of next row below.

* Make 2ch, 1dc/sc on the back side of 3rd dc/sc below: insert you hook on the back side through 2 loops of 3rd dc/sc (see picture) and work dc/sc.

Make 2ch, skip 2 rows and work 5tr/dc in 5th dc/sc of next row below; rep from *, 2ch, 1dc/sc on the back side of 3rd dc/sc below, 2ch, work 2tr/dc in last dc/sc of next row below and 1tr/dc in dc/sc of the 2nd row, turn.

Row 5: Make 1 ch and work 1dc/sc in each of the next tr/dc, 2dc/sc in space of 2ch, 1dc/sc in dc/sc below. Work 1dc/sc in 3rd ch at the end of the row, turn.

Row 6: Make 4ch and 3tr/dc in 1st dc/sc below, * 5ch, skip 9st, make shell in next st; rep from*, 5ch, make 3tr/dc + 1ch + tr/dc in last dc/sc below, turn.

Row 7: Make 4ch, 1dc/sc in space of 1ch, 3ch, 1dc/sc in the same space, * 7ch, [work 1dc/sc + 3ch in space of 1ch] – 4 times, 1dc/sc in the same space; rep from * for all next shells. Then make 7ch, 1dc/sc in space of 4ch, 3ch, 1dc/sc in the same space, 1ch, 1tr/dc in the same space, turn.

Row 8: Make 1ch and 1dc/sc in top fo tr/dc below, 2ch, * skip 2 rows and work 5tr/dc in 5th dc/sc of next row below, 2ch, 1dc/sc on the back side of 3rd dc/sc below, 2ch; rep from *, skip 2 rows and work 5tr/dc in 5th dc/sc of next row below, 2ch, 1dc/sc in 1st ch of row below, turn.

Row 9: Make 1 ch and work 1dc/sc in dc/sc, 2dc/sc in space of 2ch, 1dc/sc in each of the next tr/dc, below. Turn.

Repeat rows 2 - 9 until you have reached your desired length.

Colors & rows: * 1 – 3: beige, 4 - 7: blue, 8 – 11: white *.

Color combination to making little flowers pattern

Colors & rows: 1 - white, 2 - green, 3 - pink, 4 & 5 - white, 6 - light green, 7 - dark pink, 8 & 9 -white, 10 - green, 11 - pink, 12 & 13 - white, 14 - light green, 15 - yellow, 16 & 17 -white, 18 - green, 19 -blue, 20 & 21 - white, 22 - light green, 23 - dark pink, 24 & 25 - white.

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