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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

Half treble / half double crochet – htr / hdc

Double treble / Triple crochet – dtr / tr

Long loop stitch with 4dc/sc on top – llp

Stitch – st

Please see a video tutorial of the long loop stitch:

Foundation Chain: Multiples of 21 + 2

Row 1: Skip 1ch, * 1dc/sc in next ch, 4ch, skip 3ch, 1dc/sc in next ch, 2ch, skip 2ch, 1dc/sc in next, 1htr/hdc in next, 1tr/dc in each of next 4ch, 1ht/hdc in next ch, 1dc/sc in next ch, 2ch, skip 2ch, 1dc/sc in next, 4ch, skip 3ch; rep from *, 1dc/sc in last ch, turn.

Row 2: make 5ch, * 1dc/sc in next space of 4ch, 2ch, work 1llp over dc/sc and htr/hdc below:

Yarn over hook, insert hook into first st (dc/sc) below and draw up a loop. Repeat one more time. Yarn over hook, insert hook into second st (htr/hdc) below and draw up a loop. Repeat one more time.

Yarn over and draw through first 8 loops, yarn over and draw through remaining 2 loops on hook.

Insert hook into middle space of long loop stitch and work 4dc/sc.

Make 1ch, [1llp + 1ch over next 2st below] – work 3 times, 1ch, 1dc/sc in space of 4ch, 4ch; rep from *, 1dc/sc in next space of 4ch, 2ch, [1llp + 1ch over next 2st below] – work 4 times, 1ch, 1dc/sc in space of 4ch, 2ch, 1tr/dc in last dc/sc below, turn.

Row 3: make 5ch, 4dtr/tr in space of 2ch, * 2ch, 1dc/sc in space of 1ch (between first and second llp stitches), 4ch, 1dc/sc in next space of 1ch, 4ch, 1dc/sc in last space of 1ch, 2ch, 7dtr/tr in space of 4ch below; rep from *, 2ch, 1dc/sc in space of 1ch (between first and second llp stitches), 4ch, 1dc/sc in next space of 1ch, 4ch, 1dc/sc in last space of 1ch, 2ch, 4dtr/tr in space of 5ch, 1dtr/tr in third ch, turn.

Row 4: make 5ch and skip first dtr/tr, [1llp + 1ch over next 2st below] – work 2 times (over shell of 4dtr/tr), 1ch, * 1dc/sc in space of 4ch, 4ch, 1dc/sc in next space of 4ch, 2ch, [1llp + 1ch over next 2st below] – work 4 times (over shell), 1ch; rep from *, 1dc/sc in space of 4ch, 4ch, 1dc/sc in next space of 4ch, 2ch, [1llp + 1ch over next 2st below] – work 2 times (over shell of 4dtr/tr), 1dtr/tr in fifth ch, turn.

Row 5: make 1ch and 1dc/sc in dtr/tr below, 4ch, 1dc/sc in next space of 1ch, * 2ch, 7dtr/tr in space of 4ch, 2ch, 1dc/sc in space of 1ch (between first and second llp stitches), 4ch, 1dc/sc in next space of 1ch, 4ch, 1dc/sc in last space of 1ch; rep from*, 2ch, 7dtr/tr in space of 4ch, 2ch, 1dc/sc in space of 1ch (between first and second llp stitches), 4ch, 1dc/sc in fifth ch, turn.

Row 6: make 5ch, * 1dc/sc in next space of 4ch, 2ch, [1llp + 1ch over next 2st below] – work 4 times (over shell), 1ch, 1dc/sc in space of 4ch, 4ch; rep from *, 1dc/sc in next space of 4ch, 2ch, [1llp + 1ch over next 2st below] – work 4 times (over shell), 1ch, 1dc/sc in space of 4ch, 2ch, 1tr/dc in last dc/sc, turn.

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

100% Cotton

Colors & rows: 1 - 8 – brown; 9 & 10 – peach; 11 – 20 – beige.

100% Cotton

Colors & rows: * 1 & 2 – white; 3 & 4 – blue*.

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