How To Crochet The Shell Stitch (US Terms)



Learn how to crochet the Shell Stitch with this easy to follow tutorial! The stitch is a perfect advanced beginner methods to create a beautifully textured fabric. This stitch creates a soft fabric, which works great for garments such as hats or scarves.




This pattern is written in US terminology


STITCHES & ABBREVIATIONS


CH - Chain

YO - Yarn Over

SK - Skip next stitch

DK - Double Crochet

SC - Single Crochet


FOUNDATION


Chain in multiples of 6 plus 1.


PATTERN


Row 1: 2 DC in 4th CH from hook, *SK 2 stitches, 1 SC in the next stitch, SK 2 stitches, 5 DC in next stitch** Repeat from * to ** until there are three stitches left, SK 2 stitches, SC in the last stitch, turn your work.

Row 2: CH 3, 2 DC in the first stitch (SC from previous row), *SK 2 stitches, SC in next stitch (this should be the centre of the shell in the row below), SK 2 stitches, 5 DC into the next stitch (SC from previous row)** Repeat from * to ** then SC in the turning chain, turn your work.

Repeat row 2 until you reach your desired length.


Happy Hooking!


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