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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

1 tr / dc decrease – 1dec

2 tr / dc decrease – 2dec

3 tr / dc decrease – 3dec

Stitch – st

Foundation Chain: Multiples of 7 + 2

Row 1: SSkip 1ch, * 1dc/sc in each of next 4 ch, 3ch, 1dc/sc in each of next 3 ch; rep from *, 1dc/sc in last ch, turn.

Row 2: Make 1ch and 1dc/sc in first stitch, * make shell of 9tr/dc in next space of 3ch, skip 3dc/sc below, work 1dc/sc in next st; rep from *, turn.

Row 3: Make 3ch, work 1dec: skip first tr/dc of shell and work 1 incomplete tr/dc in second st, skip third tr/dc of shell and work 1 incomplete tr/dc in fourth st, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook.

* Make 3ch, 1dc/sc in fifth tr/dc of shell, 3ch, work 3dec: make 1 incomplete tr/dc in sixth and eighth tr/dc of same shell, then make 1 incomplete tr/dc in second and fourth tr/dc of next shell, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook; rep from *.

Make 3ch, 1dc/sc in fifth tr/dc of shell, 3ch, work 2dec: make 1 incomplete tr/dc in sixth and eighth tr/dc of same shell, then make 1 incomplete tr/dc in last dc/sc of previous row, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook, turn.

Row 4: Make 1ch, * 1dc/sc in dec st, 3dc/sc in next space of 3ch, 3ch, 3dc/sc in next space of 3ch; rep from *, 1dc/sc in dec st, turn.

Repeat rows 2 - 4 until you have reached your desired length.

Cotton 100%

Colors & Rows:* 1 & 2 – apricot; 3, 4 & 5 – blue; 6, 7 & 8 – light beige; 9 – apricot *.

Cotton 100%

Colors & Rows:* 1 – white; 2 – dark brown; 3 & 4 – apricot, 5 – dark brown; 6 – white *.

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