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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

Double treble / Triple crochet – dtr/tr

Triple treble / Double triple crochet – ttr/dtr

Shell: make 2tr/dc + 2dtr/tr + 1ttr/dtr + 2ch + 1ttr/dtr + 2dtr/tr + 2tr/dc in same space of 2ch.

Stitch – st

Foundation Chain: Multiples of 10 + 3

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Row 1: Skip 3ch, * 1dc/sc in next ch, 3ch, skip 2ch, 1dc/sc in each of next 3ch, 3ch, skip 2ch, 1dc/sc in next ch, 2ch, skip 1ch; rep from *, 1dc/sc in next ch, 3ch, skip 2ch, 1dc/sc in each of next 3ch, 3ch, skip 2ch, 1dc/sc in next, 1ch, 1dc/sc in last ch, turn.

Row 2: Make 7ch, 1ttr/dtr + 2dtr/tr + 2tr/dc in same space of 1ch below, * 1dc/sc in space of 3ch, 4ch, 1dc/sc in next space of 3ch, shell in space of 2ch; rep from *, make 1dc/sc in space of 3ch, 4ch, 1dc/sc in next space of 3ch, work 2tr/dc + 2dtr/tr + 1ttr/dtr + 1ch + 1ttr/dtr in space of 3ch (in space of 4ch – for all next rows), turn.

Row 3: Make 2ch, 1dc/sc in space of 1ch, * 3ch, 1tr/dc + 2ch + 1tr/dc in space of 4ch, 3ch, 3dc/sc in space of 2ch of shell; rep from *, 3ch, 1tr/dc + 2ch + 1tr/dc in space of 4ch, 3ch, 1dc/sc in space of 7ch, 1dc/sc in sixth ch, turn.

Row 4: Make 5ch, * 1dc/sc in next space of 3ch, shell in space of 2ch, 1dc/sc in next space of 3ch, 4ch; rep from *, work 2ch instead 4ch, 1tr/dc in first ch, turn.

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

Repeat rows 2 – 5 until you have reached your desired length.

Multicolored / Cotton – 100%

Colors & rows: * 1 & 2 – brown; 3 & 4 – beige; 5 & 6 – blue; 7 & 8 – white; 9 & 10 –pink*.


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