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Crochet shell-picot 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

Slip stitch - slt

Double crochet / Single crochet – dc/sc

Treble / Double crochet – tr / dc

Front Post tr/dc – FPtr/dc

Stitch – st

Post stitch - Pst

Picot of 3ch – picot: make 3ch,

insert hook through 2 loops of previous tr/dc and make slt.

Foundation Chain: Multiples of 16 + 5

Row 1: Skip 5ch, * 1dc/sc in next ch, 3ch, skip 2ch, 1dc/sc in next, skip 2ch, 1tr/dc in next, 4ch, 1tr/dc in next, skip 2ch,1dc/sc in next, 3ch, skip 2ch, 1dc/sc in next, 3ch, skip 2ch; rep from *, work 1ch + 1tr/dc in last ch instead 3ch, turn.

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

Row 3: Make 4ch, * 1dc/sc in (next) space of 3ch, work 1t/dc + picot + 1ch in each of next 8tr/dc, 1tr/dc in last tr/dc of shell, 1dc/sc in space of 3ch, 3ch; rep from *, 1dc/sc in (next) space of 3ch, work 1t/dc + picot + 1ch in each of next 8tr/dc, 1tr/dc in last tr/dc of shell, 1dc/sc in space of 4ch, 1ch, 1tr/dc in first ch, turn.

Row 4: Make 2ch, * 1FPtr/dc over the first tr/dc of shell, 3ch, 1FPtr/dc over the third tr/dc of shell, 3ch, 1FPtr/dc over the fifth tr/dc of shell, 3ch, 1FPtr/dc over the seventh tr/dc of shell, 3ch, 1FPtr/dc over the last tr/dc of shell; rep from *, work 1tr/dc in third ch, turn..

Row 5: Make 5ch, * 1tr/dc in first Pst of shell, [1dc/sc in (next) space of 3ch, 3ch] – make 3 times, 1dc/sc in next space of 3ch, 1tr/dc in last Pst of shell, 4ch; rep from*, work 2ch instead 4ch, 1tr/dc in second ch, turn.

Row 6: Make 3ch, 4tr/dc in space of 2ch, * [1dc/sc in (next) space of 3ch, 3ch] – make 2 times, 1dc/sc in next space of 3ch, 9tr/dc in in space of 4ch; rep from *, [1dc/sc in (next) space of 3ch, 3ch] – make 2 times, 1dc/sc in next space of 3ch, 4tr/dc in in space of 5ch, 1tr/dc in third ch, turn.

Row 7: Make 6ch, slt in fourth ch from hook, 1ch, work 1t/dc + picot + 1ch in each of next 3tr/dc, 1tr/dc in last tr/dc of shell, * 1dc/sc in space of 3ch, 3ch, 1dc/sc in next space of 3ch, make 1t/dc + picot + 1ch in each of next 8tr/dc, 1tr/dc in last tr/dc of shell; rep from *, 1dc/sc in space of 3ch, 3ch 1dc/sc in next space of 3ch, work 1t/dc + picot + 1ch in each of next 4tr/dc, 1tr/dc in third ch, turn.

Row 8: Make 5ch, 1FPst over the third tr/dc, 3ch, 1FPst over the fifth tr/dc, * 1FPtr/dc over the first tr/dc of shell, 3ch, 1FPtr/dc over the third tr/dc of shell, 3ch, 1FPtr/dc over the fifth tr/dc of shell, 3ch, 1FPtr/dc over the seventh tr/dc of shell, 3ch, 1FPtr/dc over the last tr/dc of shell; rep from *, 1FPtr/dc over the first tr/dc, 3ch, 1FPtr/dc over the third tr/dc, 3ch, 1tr/dc in third ch, turn.

Row 9: Make 4ch, * 1dc/sc in space of 3ch, 3ch, 1dc/sc in next space of 3ch, 1tr/dc in Pst, 4ch, 1tr/dc in next Pst, [1dc/sc in (next) space of 3ch, 3ch] – make 2 times; rep from *, 1dc/sc in space of 3ch, 3ch, 1dc/sc in next space of 3ch, 1tr/dc in Pst, 4ch, 1tr/dc in next Pst, 1dc/sc in space of 3ch, 3ch, 1dc/sc in space of 5ch, 1ch, 1tr/dc in second ch, turn.

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

Multicolored / Cotton – 100%

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

Multicolored / Cotton – 100%

Colors & rows: 1, 2, 3 & 4 – blue; 5, 6, 7 & 8 – dark green; 9, 10, 11 & 12 – green; 13, 14, 15 & 16 – light green; 17, 18, 19 & 20 – beige; 21, 22, 23 & 24 – apricot.

Wool – 100%

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