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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

Front Post tr/dc – FPtr/dc

Back Post tr/dc – BPtr/dc

Picot of 5ch – picot

Stitch – st

Foundation Chain: Multiples of 7 + 2

Row 1: Skip 2ch, 2dc/sc, * skip 2ch, 4ch, 5dc/sc; rep from *, skip 2ch, 4ch, 3dc/sc, turn.

Row 2: Make 3ch, * 5tr/dc + picot + 5tr/dc in space of 4ch, 1FPtr/dc over third dc/sc below; rep from *, 5tr/dc + picot + 5tr/dc in space of 4ch, 1 tr/dc in second ch, turn.

Row 3: Make 3ch, * skip 2tr/dc, 1FPtr/dc over each of the next 3tr/dc, 4ch, 1FPtr/dc over each of the next 3tr/dc, 1BPtr/dc over FPtr/dc of previous row below; rep from *, skip 2tr/dc, 1FPtr/dc over each of the next 3tr/dc, 4ch, 1FPtr/dc over each of the next 3tr/dc, 1tr/dc in third ch, turn.

Row 4: Make 3ch, * 5tr/dc + picot + 5tr/dc in space of 4ch, 1FPtr/dc over BPtr/dc below; rep from *, 5tr/dc + picot + 5tr/dc in space of 4ch, 1 tr/dc in third ch, turn.

Repeat rows 3 - 4 until you have reached your desired length.

Colors & rows: * 1 & 2 purple, 3 & 4 light yellow, 5 & 6 yellow, 7 & 8 white *.

Thick wool yarn

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