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Crochet shell edging

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

Stitch - st

Row 1: Make 35ch. Skip 3ch, 1tr/dc in next, 2ch, skip 2ch, 1tr/dc in each of the next 11ch, 4ch, skip 3ch, 1tr/dc in each of the next 11ch, 2ch, skip 2ch, 1tr/dc in each of the next 2ch, turn.

Row 2: 3ch, 1tr/dc in 2nd tr/dc below, 2ch, 1tr/dc in each of the next 9tr/dc below, 4ch, 1dc/sc in space of 4ch, 4ch, skip 2st, 1tr/dc in each of the next 9tr/dc below, 2ch, 1tr/dc in tr/dc, 1tr/dc in 3rd ch, turn.

Row 3: 3ch, 1tr/dc in 2nd tr/dc below, 2ch, 1tr/dc in each of the next 7tr/dc below, * 4ch, 1dc/sc in space of 4ch; rep from* 1more time, 4ch, skip 2st, 1tr/dc in each of the next 7tr/dc below, 2ch, 1tr/dc in tr/dc, 1tr/dc in 3rd ch, turn.

Row 4: 3ch, 1tr/dc in 2nd tr/dc, 2ch, 1tr/dc in each of the next 5tr/dc below, * 4ch, 1dc/sc in space of 4ch; rep from* 2 more times, 4ch, skip 2st, 1tr/dc in each of the next 5tr/dc below, 2ch, 1tr/dc in tr/dc, 1tr/dc in 3rd ch, turn.

Row 5: 6ch, 1tr/dc in each of the next 2tr/dc below, 2ch, 1tr/dc in each of the next 3tr/dc below, * 4ch, 1dc/sc in space of 4ch; rep from* 3 more times, 4ch, skip 2st, 1tr/dc in each of the next 3tr/dc below, 2ch, 1tr/dc in tr/dc, 1tr/dc in 3rd ch, turn.

Row 6: 3ch, 1tr/dc in 2nd tr/dc, 2ch, 1tr/dc in each of the next 3tr/dc below, 2tr/dc in space of 4ch, * 4ch, 1dc/sc in space of 4ch; rep from* 2 more times, 4ch, 2tr/dc in space of 4ch, 1tr/dc in each of the next 3tr/dc below, 2ch, 1tr/dc in each of the next 2tr/dc below, 12tr/dc in space of 6ch, 1dc/sc in 3rd ch of 3rd row, turn.

Row 7: Work 1dc/sc in space between dc/sc and 1st tr/dc, 4ch, 1dc/sc in space between 2nd and 3rd tr/dc, 4ch, 1dc/sc in space between 4th and 5th tr/dc, 4ch, 1dc/sc in space between 6th and 7th tr/dc, 4ch, 1dc/sc in space between 8th and 9th tr/dc, 4ch, 1dc/sc in space between 10th and 11th tr/dc, 4ch, 1dc/sc in space between 12th and 13th tr/dc, 2ch;

1tr/dc in each of the next 2tr/dc below, 2ch, 1tr/dc in each of the next 5tr/dc below, 2tr/dc in space of 4ch, * 4ch, 1dc/sc in space of 4ch; rep from* 1 more time, 4ch, 2tr/dc in space of 4ch, 1tr/dc in each of the next 5tr/dc below, 2ch, 1tr/dc in tr/dc, 1tr/dc in 3rd ch, turn.

Row 8: 3ch, 1tr/dc in 2nd tr/dc, 2ch, 1tr/dc in each of the next 7tr/dc below, 2tr/dc in space of 4ch, 4ch, 1dc/sc in space of 4ch, 4ch, 2tr/dc in space of 4ch, 1tr/dc in each of the next 7tr/dc below, 2ch, 1tr/dc in each of the next 2tr/dc below, 3ch, *1dc/sc in space of 4ch, 5ch; rep from* 4 more times, 1dc/sc in space of 4h, 3ch, 1tr/dc in 1st dc/sc of row below, 1dc/sc in 3rd ch of 1st row (or in top of tr/dc for all next rows), turn.

Row 9: Work 1dc/sc in space of 3ch, *5tr/dc in dc/sc, 1dc/sc in space of 5ch; rep from* 4 times more, 5tr/dc in dc/sc, 1dc/sc in space of 3ch, 2ch;

1tr/dc in each of the next 2tr/dc below, 2ch, 1tr/dc in each of the next 9tr/dc below, 2tr/dc in space of 4ch, 4ch, 2tr/dc in space of 4ch, 1tr/dc in each of the next 9tr/dc below, 2ch, 1tr/dc in tr/dc, 1tr/dc in 3rd ch, turn.

Repeat rows 2 – 9 until you have reached your desired length.

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