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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

Picot of 3 dc/sc – pct: make 2ch and 3dc/sc in first ch.

Stitch – st

Foundation Chain: Multiples of 19 + 5

Row 1: Skip 5ch, 1dc/sc in next ch, 1ch, skip 1ch, * 1dc/sc in next ch, 1pct, skip 2ch, 1tr/dc in next ch, 1pct, skip 1ch, [ 1tr/dc + 1pct in next ch] – make 3 times, skip 1ch, 1tr/dc in next ch, 1pct, skip 2ch, 1dc/sc in next ch, 1ch, skip 1ch, 1dc/sc in next ch, 4ch, skip 2ch, 1dc/sc in next ch, 1ch, skip 1ch; rep from *, 1dc/sc in next ch, 1pct, skip 2ch, 1tr/dc in next ch, 1pct, skip 1ch, [ 1tr/dc + 1pct in next ch] – make 3 times, skip 1ch, 1tr/dc in next ch, 1pct, skip 2ch, 1dc/sc in next ch, 1ch, skip 1ch, 1dc/sc in next ch, 2ch, 1dc/sc in last ch, turn.

Row 2: make 3ch and 3tr/dc in space of 2ch below, * 1ch, 1dc/sc in first tr/dc, 4ch, 1dc/sc in third tr/dc, 4ch, 1tr/dc in fifth tr/dc, 1ch,

7tr/dc in space of 4ch; rep from *, 1ch, 1dc/sc in first tr/dc, 4ch, 1dc/sc in third tr/dc, 4ch, 1tr/dc in fifth tr/dc, 1ch, 4tr/dc in space of 5ch, turn.

Row 3: make 3ch, [1pct, 1tr/dc in next tr/dc below] – make 3 times, * 1ch, 1dc/sc in space of 4ch, 4ch, 1dc/sc in next space of 4ch, 1ch, 1tr/dc in first tr/dc of shell below, [1pct, 1tr/dc in next tr/dc] – make 6 times; rep from *, 1ch, 1dc/sc in space of 4ch, 4ch, 1dc/sc in next space of 4ch, 1ch, 1tr/dc in first tr/dc, [1pct, 1tr/dc in next tr/dc] – make 2 times, 1pct, 1tr/dc in third ch, turn.

Row 4: make 1ch and 1dc/sc in first tr/dc, 4ch, 1dc/sc in third tr/dc, * 1ch, 7tr/dc in space of 4ch, 1ch, 1dc/sc in second tr/dc of shell below, 4ch, 1dc/sc in fourth tr/dc, 4ch, 1dc/sc in sixth tr/dc; rep from *, 1ch, 7tr/dc in space of 4ch, 1ch, 1dc/sc in second tr/dc, 4ch, 1dc/sc in third ch, turn.

Row 5: make 4ch and 1dc/sc in space of 4ch, * 1ch, 1tr/dc in first tr/dc of shell below, [1pct, 1tr/dc in next tr/dc] – make 6 times, 1ch, 1dc/sc in space of 4ch, 4ch, 1dc/sc in next space of 4ch; rep from *, 1ch, 1tr/dc in first tr/dc of shell below, [1pct, 1tr/dc in next tr/dc] – make 6 times, 1ch, 1dc/sc in space of 4ch, 2ch, 1tr/dc in last dc/sc below, turn.

Row 6: make 3ch and 3tr/dc in space of 2ch below, * 1ch, 1dc/sc in second tr/dc of shell below, 4ch, 1dc/sc in fourth tr/dc, 4ch, 1dc/sc in sixth tr/dc, 1ch, 7tr/dc in space of 4ch; rep from *, 1ch, 1dc/sc in second tr/dc of shell below, 4ch, 1dc/sc in fourth tr/dc, 4ch, 1dc/sc in sixth tr/dc, 1ch, 4tr/dc in space of 4 ch, turn.

Repeat rows 3 – 6 until you have reached your desired length.

100% Cotton

Colors & rows: 1 - 7 – grey; 8 & 9 – dark green; 10 & 11 – light green; 12 & 13 – grey; 14 & 15 – grass green; 16 & 17 – dark green; 18 & 19 – light green; 20 & 21 – grass green; 22 - 26 – grey.

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