How to Crochet the Diamond Shell Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #249

How to Crochet the Diamond Shell Stitch

This video crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the diamond shell stitch. This stitch creates a delicate lace pattern. The diamond shell stitch would be great for shawls, scarves and shrugs!

Materials Used in this Tutorial


Tajik

LanaMundi Yarns Tajik Mohair comes from the Asht region of Northern Tajikistan which is the center of Angora goat production. Only the best quality Angora kid fleeces are used for spinning this, strong yet soft, mohair yarn. The quality of this fingering-weight, two-ply yarn and the hand-spinning and dying are excellent; however, as with any handspun yarn, you may find some slight variation in thickness and color consistency.

A Crochet Hook


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TECHNIQUES USED IN THIS STITCH:

Chain-ch
Double Crochet-dc
Single Crochet-sc
Double Crochet 2 Together-dc2tog

V-Stitch (v-st)- [dc, ch 3, dc] in st indicated.

Skill: Intermediate
Foundation Chain: Multiple of 10 sts + 3.

Pattern Instructions

  1. Row 1

    (Right Side): dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next ch, skip 2ch, v-st in next ch, skip 2ch, *dc in next 5ch, skip 2ch, v-st in next ch, skip 2 ch; rep from * across to last 3 ch, dc in last 3 ch, turn.

  2. Row 2

    ch 2, skip 1st 2dc, dc in next dc, ch 2, 5dc in ch 3 sp, ch 2, *dc2tog over 1st and 5th dc (skip 2nd, 3rd, and 4th dc) of 5 dc group, ch 2, 5dc in ch 3 sp, ch 2; rep from * across to last 3 dc, dc2tog over next dc and top of tch, turn.

  3. Row 3

    ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1), dc into top of dc2tog, dc in next 5dc, *v-st in top of dc2tog, dc in next 5dc; rep from * across to last dc, [dc, ch 1, dc] in last dc, turn.

  4. Row 4

    ch 3 (counts as dc), 2dc in 1st dc, ch 2, dc2tog over 1st and 5th dc, ch 2, *5dc in ch 3 sp, ch 2, dc2tog over 1st and 5th dc, ch 2; rep from * across to tch, 3dc in 3rd ch of tch, turn.

  5. Row 5

    ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next 2 dc, v-st in top of dc2tog, *dc in next 5dc, v-st in top of dc2tog; rep from * across to last 3 dc, dc in last 3dc, turn.

Repeat rows 2-5 until you have reached your desired length, end with row 2.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Diamond Shell Stitch. (Reversible)

Example of the Diamond Shell Stitch. Reversible (Click for Larger Image)

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