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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 in the same stitch: 3 tr/dc + 2 ch + 3 tr/dc

Small shell – work in the same space: 1dc/sc + tr/dc + 1 dc/sc

Foundation Chain: Multiples of 26 + 5

Row 1: 4 ch skip, work into foundation chain 3 tr/dc, 5ch, 11 ch skip, 2tr/dc + 1ch + 1t/dc in next ch, 1ch, 1tr/dc + 1ch + 1tr/dc in next ch, 1 ch, 1 tr/dc + 1 ch + 2 tr/dc in next ch, 5 ch, 11 ch skip, * shell in next ch, 5ch, 11 ch skip, 2tr/dc + 1ch + 1t/dc in next ch, 1ch, 1tr/dc + 1ch + 1tr/dc in next ch, 1 ch, 1 tr/dc + 1 ch + 2 tr/dc in next ch, 5 ch, 11 ch skip; rep from*, 3 tr/dc + 1ch + 1 tr/dc in last ch. Turn.

Row 2: 4 ch, 3 tr/dc in space of 1 ch, 2 ch, 2 tr/dc, work 5 times: 2 ch + 1 tr/dc; 1 tr/dc, 2 ch, * shell in shell, 2 ch, 2 tr/dc, work 5 times: 2 ch + 1 tr/dc; 1 tr/dc, 2 ch; rep from*, 3 tr/dc in space of 4 ch, 1ch, 1tr/dc in third ch. Turn.

Row 3: 5ch, 3 tr/dc in space of 1 ch, 2 ch, 1 dc/sc in first tr/dc, work 5 small shells over the next five spaces of 2 ch, 1 dc/sc in last tr/dc, 2 ch, * 3 tr/dc + 5ch + 3tr/dc in shell below, 2 ch, 1 dc/sc in first tr/dc, work 5 small shells over the next five spaces of 2 ch, 1 dc/sc in last tr/dc, 2 ch; rep from*, 3tr/dc in space of 4 ch, 2 ch, 1 tr/dc in third ch. Turn.

Row 4: 4ch, work in space of 2 ch: 1 tr/dc + 1ch + 1 tr/dc + 1ch + 2tr/dc; 5 ch, shell in top of the third small shell below, * 5 ch, work in space of 5 ch: 2 tr/dc, 5 times – 1ch + 1tr/dc, 1 tr/dc; 5 ch, shell in top of the third small shell below; rep from *, 5 ch, 2 tr/dc + 1ch + 1tr/dc + 1ch + 1 tr/dc, 1ch, 1 tr/dc in third ch. Turn.

Row 5: 4 ch, work 2 times: 1 tr/dc + 2ch; 2 tr/dc, 2 ch, * shell in shell, 2 ch, 2 tr/dc, work 5 times: 2 ch + 1 tr/dc; 1 tr/dc, 2 ch; rep from*, shell in shell, 2 ch, 2tr/dc, work 2 times: 2 ch + 1 tr/dc; 1 ch, 1 tr/dc in third ch. Turn.

Row 6: 3 ch, 2tr/dc + 1dc/sc in space of 1 ch, work 2 small shells over the next two spaces of 2 ch, 1 dc/sc in last tr/dc, 2 ch, * 3 tr/dc + 5ch + 3tr/dc in shell below, 2 ch, 1 dc/sc in first tr/dc, work 5 small shells over the next five spaces of 2 ch, 1 dc/sc in last tr/dc, 2 ch; rep from*, 3 tr/dc + 5ch + 3tr/dc in shell below, 2 ch, 1 dc/sc in first tr/dc, work 2 small shells over the next two spaces of 2 ch, 1dc/sc + 2 tr/dc in space of 4 ch, 1 tr/dc in third ch. Turn.

Row 7: 4 ch, 3 tr/dc in next stitch, 5 ch, work in space of 5 ch: 2 tr/dc, 5 times – 1ch + 1tr/dc, 1 tr/dc; 5 ch, * shell in top of the third small shell below, 5 ch, work in space of 5 ch: 2 tr/dc, 5 times – 1ch + 1tr/dc, 1 tr/dc; 5 ch; rep form*, 3tr/dc + 1ch + 1 tr/dc in last stitch. Turn.

Repeat rows 2 - 7 until you have reached your desired length.

Color combination with purple and yellow

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