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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 – shell: make 9tr/dc in same ch.

Stitch – st

Foundation Chain: Multiples of 8 + 2

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

Row 2: make 6ch, * 1dc/sc in middle (fifth) tr/dc of shell below, 3ch, 1tr/dc in dc/sc below, 3ch; rep from *, 1dc/sc in middle tr/dc of shell below, 3ch, 1tr/dc in last dc/sc, turn.

Row 3: make 3ch, work 3tr/dc + 1ch in each space of 3ch, make 3tr/dc in last space of 6ch, 1tr/dc in third ch and turn.

Row 4: make 1ch and 1dc/sc in first tr/dc, * work shell in next 1ch (between tr/dc), make 1dc/sc in space of 1ch; rep from *, work shell in next 1ch, make 1dc/sc in third ch, turn.

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

100% Cotton

Colors & rows: 1 - 16 – beige; 17 – dark green; 18 & 19 – light green; 20 – dark green; 21 & 22 – light beige; 23 – dark green; 24 & 25 – white; 26 – dark green; 27 & 28 – beige; 29, 30 & 31 – dark green; 32, 33 & 34 – grass green; 35, 36 & 37 - light beige; 38, 39 & 40 – light green.

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