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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 / trc

Front Post double crochet / single crochet – FPdc/sc

Post stitch - Pst

Stitch – st

Foundation Chain: Multiples of 12 + 2

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Row 1: Skip 1ch, * 1dc/sc in each of next 5ch, 3ch, skip 3ch, 1dc/sc in each of next 4ch; rep from *, make 1dc/sc in last ch, turn.

Row 2: make 1ch and 1dc/sc in first st below, * 1ch, 11dtr/trc in space of 3ch, 1ch, skip 4dc/sc below, 1dc/sc in next st; rep from *, turn.

Row 3: make 4ch, * skip 1dtr/trc, work 1FPdc/sc over each of next 9 dtr/trc below, 3ch; rep from *, skip 1dtr/trc, work 1FPdc/sc over each of next 9 dtr/trc below, 1ch, 1tr/dc in dc/sc below; turn.

Row 4: make 5ch and 5dtr/trc in space of 1ch, * 1ch, skip 4 Pst below, 1dc/sc in next Pst, 1ch, 11dtr/trc in space of 3ch; rep from *, 1ch, skip 4 Pst below, 1dc/sc in next Pst, 1ch, 5dtr/trc in space of 4ch, 1dtr/trc in third ch, turn.

Row 5: make 1ch and 1dc/sc in first dtr/trc, 1FPdc/sc over each of next 4dtr/trc, * 3ch, skip 1dtr/trc, work 1FPdc/sc over each of next 9 dtr/trc below; rep from*, 3ch, skip 1dtr/trc, work 1FPdc/sc over each of next 4 dtr/trc below, 1dc/sc in fifth ch, turn.

Row 6: make 1ch and 1dc/sc in first st below, * 1ch, 11dtr/trc in space of 3ch, 1ch, skip 4FPdc/sc below, 1dc/sc in next st; rep from *, turn.

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

100% Cotton

Colors & rows: 1 - 9 – beige; 10 - 12 – cider; 13 – dark blue; 14 – white; 15 – cider; 16 – dark blue; 17 – white; 18 & 19 – beige; 20 - 24 – white; 25 – blue; 26 – beige; 27 – white.

Flower

+ Techniques used in this stitch (British term / American term):

Slip stitch - slt

Half treble / hal double crochet – htr / hdc

Flower Petals (blue):

Make 10 ch, slt in tenth ch from hook, * work 3ch, 5dtr/trc + 3ch + slt in same ch, make 1slt in each of next 2ch; rep from * more 4 times, fasten off.

Flower middle part 1 (beige):

Make 11 ch, * 1dc/sc + 9ch in eleventh ch from hook; rep from * more 4 times, 1dc/sc in same ch, fasten off.

Flower middle part 2 (white + cider):

Make 5ch, slt in fifth ch from hook. 1 round: make 7dc/sc in ring of 5ch. 2 round: make 6dc/sc in ring of 5ch. 3 round: repeat round 2 but change the color of yarn.

Flower bud:

Make 3ch, work 1 incomplete tr/dc in third ch from hook, make 5 incomplete dtr/trc and 2 incomplete tr/dc in same ch, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook. Change the color of yarn and make slt in same third ch, work 8ch for stem of the bud, fasten off.

Leaf:

Make 7ch, skip 2ch, 1dc/sc in next, 1htr/hdc in next, 1tr/dc in next, 1htr/hdc in next, 1dc/sc in last ch, 1ch. Work on opposite side: make 1slt in each of next 5 foundation chs. Work on opposite side: make 1slt in second ch, dc/sc, htr/hdc, tr/dc, htr/hdc, dc/sc and 1ch below, work 8ch for stem and fasten off.


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