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

Chain stitch – ch

Slip stitch – sl.st

Double crochet / Single crochet – dc / sc

Treble / Double Crochet – tr / dc

Back Post tr /dc – BPtr/dc

Shell: work [1tr/dc + picot of 3ch in the same space of 1ch] - 6 times.

Stitch - st

For more information about the stitches please visit the page of Textured Shell Stitch:


Round 1: make 5 ch, * 1tr/dc + 1ch in last ch; rep from * 5 more times, 1tr/dc in the same last ch, 1dc/sc in 4th ch. Turn.

Round 2: 3ch, * shell in 1st space of 1ch, 1tr/dc + 1ch + 1tr/dc in next space of 1ch; rep from * 2 more times, shell in next space of 1ch, 1tr/dc in space of dc/sc and 3ch below, 1dc/sc in 3rd ch, turn.

Round 3: work sl.st in space of dc/sc and 3ch, 4ch, 1tr/dc in the same space, *skip first tr/dc of the shell, 1 BPtr/dc over each of the next 4tr/dc of the shell, work [1tr/dc + 1ch in the same space of 1ch] - 3 times, 1tr/dc in the same space; rep from * 2 more times, skip first tr/dc of the shell, 1 BPtr/dc over each of the next 4tr/dc of the shell, work 1tr/dc + 1ch + 1tr/dc in space of dc/sc and 3ch, 1dc/sc in 3rd ch, turn.

Round 4: 3 ch, shell in space of 1ch, * 1tr/dc + ch + 1tr/dc in space between 2nd and 3rd BPtr/dc below, shell in 1st space of 1ch, 1tr/dc + 1ch + 1tr/dc in 2nd space of 1ch, shell in last space of 1ch; rep from* 2 more times, 1tr/dc + ch + 1tr/dc in space between 2nd and 3rd BPtr/dc below, shell in space of 4ch, 1tr/dc in space of dc/sc and 3ch, 1dc/sc in 3rd ch, turn.

Round 5:

Work next steps:

1 - "Beginning of the round #1": work sl.st in space of dc/sc and 3ch, 4ch, 1tr/dc in the same space.

2 - "Middle stitches #1": * skip first tr/dc of the shell, 1 BPtr/dc over each of the next 4tr/dc of the shell, work 1tr/dc + 1ch in space of 1ch; rep from * (don't rep for "round 5"), skip first tr/dc of the shell, 1 BPtr/dc over each of the next 4tr/dc of the shell.

3 - "Point 1": work [1tr/dc + 1ch in the same space of 1ch] - 3 times, 1tr/dc in the same space.

Repeat steps: 2 – 3 – 2 – 3 – 2.

4 - "Finishing of the round #1": work 1tr/dc + 1ch + 1tr/dc in space of dc/sc and 3ch, 1dc/sc in 3rd ch, turn. Turn.

Round 6:

Work next steps:

1 - "Beginning of the round #2": 3 ch, shell in space of 1ch.

2 - "Middle stitches #2": * 1tr/dc + ch + 1tr/dc in space between 2nd and 3rd BPtr/dc below, shell in space of 1ch; rep from * (don't rep for "round 6"), 1tr/dc + ch + 1tr/dc in space between 2nd and 3rd BPtr/dc below.

3 - "Point 2": shell in 1st space of 1ch, 1tr/dc + 1ch + 1tr/dc in 2nd space of 1ch, shell in last space of 1ch.

Repeat steps: 2 – 3 – 2 – 3 – 2.

4 - "Finishing of the round #2": shell in space of 4ch, 1tr/dc in space of dc/sc and 3ch, 1dc/sc in 3rd ch, turn.

Round 7

Repeat rows 5 - 6 until you have reached your desired size of square.

Colors & rounds: 1&2 – blue, 3&4 – white, 5&6 – pink, 7&8 – white, 9&10 – violet, 11&12 – white, 13 – blue.



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