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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

Popcorn of 5 tr/dc – popcorn

Puff stitch – puff.st

Stitch – st

Foundation Chain: Multiples of 29 + 1

Row 1: Skip 1ch, * work 1dc/sc in each of the next 11 ch, 3ch, skip 3ch, make 1tr/dc + 3ch + 1tr/dc in next ch, 3ch, skip 3ch, work 1dc/sc in each of the next 11 ch; rep from *, turn.

Row 2: Make 1ch, * work 1dc/sc in each of the next 9dc/sc below, 3ch, 1tr/dc in 1st tr/dc, 5tr/dc in space of 3ch, 1tr/dc in 2nd tr/dc, 3ch, skip 2dc/sc below, work 1dc/sc in each of the next 9dc/sc; rep from*, turn.

Row 3: Make 1ch, * work 1dc/sc in each of the next 7dc/sc below, 3ch, ** 1tr/dc + 1ch in tr/dc below; rep from ** 5 more times, 1tr/dc in last tr/dc, 3ch, skip 2dc/sc below, work 1dc/sc in each of the next 7dc/sc; rep from*, turn.

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

Row 5: Make 1ch, * work 1dc/sc in each of the next 3dc/sc below, 3ch, ** 1tr/dc in tr/dc, 2ch, skip 1st; rep from ** 8 more times, 1tr/dc in last tr/dc, 3ch, skip 2dc/sc below, work 1dc/sc in each of the next 3dc/sc; rep from*, turn.

Row 6: Make 1ch, * work 1dc/sc in dc/sc below, 5ch, ** 1 popcorn in space of 2ch, make picot of puff.st:

Work 6ch, make puff.st in 4th ch from hook:

yarn over hook, insert hook into st and draw yarn up. Repeat this step 3 times (work in the same st). Yarn over hook and draw through all loops on the hook). Work 1ch.

Make sl.st in the same st and 2ch;

Rep from ** 7 more times, 1 popcorn in next space of 2ch, 5ch, skip 2dc/sc below, work 1dc/sc in next dc/sc; rep from *. Fasten off.

Work on opposite side. Fasten your thread to the beginning of 1st row.

Row 7: Make 3ch, * 1tr/dc in next ch, 2ch, skip 2ch – rep one more time, 1tr/dc in next ch, 3ch, skip 2ch, 1dc/sc in next ch, 3dc/sc in space of 3ch – rep one more time, 1dc/sc in next ch, 3ch, skip 2ch, [ 1tr/dc in next ch, 2ch, skip 2ch – rep two more times] ; rep from *, repeat the last step one more time and make 1tr/dc in each of the next 2ch at the end of the row, turn.

Row 8: Make 1ch, work 1dc/sc in each of the next tr/dc and dc/sc, 2dc/sc in each space of 2ch and 3ch, work 1dc/sc in 3rd ch at the end of the row, turn.

Row 9: Make 1ch, 1dc/sc in each of the next 2st below, * 5ch, 1dc/sc in each of the next 4st below; rep from*, make 5ch, 1dc/sc in each of the next 2st below, turn.

Row 10: Make 4ch, * 1dc/sc in space of 5ch, 4ch; rep from*, 1dc/sc in last space of 5ch, 1ch, 1tr/dc in last dc/sc below, turn.

Row 11: Make 1ch, 1dc/sc in tr/dc below, 1dc/sc in space of 1ch, * 4dc/sc in space of 4ch; rep from*, 1dc/sc in space of 4ch, 1dc/sc in 3rd ch, turn.

Alpaca wool 100%

Colors & rows: 1 - 5 – white, 6 – peach, 7 & 8 – white, 9 - 11 - peach.

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