How to Crochet the Fairy Shell Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #254

How to Crochet the Fairy Shell Stitch

This video crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the fairy shell stitch. This stitch creates an interesting simple shell design. The fairy shell stitch would be great for scarves, cowls and shrugs!

Materials Used in this Tutorial


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Valley Yarns Northampton

Sourced the softest wool WEBS could find and dyed in a beautiful collection of solid colors and heathered shades. It is a dream to felt and soft enough for cozy garments. Valley Yarns Northampton also has a whopping 247 yards per skein. It is beautiful and economical. Made in Peru.

A Crochet Hook


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TECHNIQUES USED IN THIS STITCH:

Chain Stitch – Ch
Single Crochet-sc
Double Crochet-dc
Half Double Crochet-hdc

Shell- [2dc, ch 2, 2dc] in st indicated.

Skill: Intermediate
Foundation Chain: Multiple of 6 sts + 4.

Pattern Instructions

  1. Row 1

    (Right Side): sc in 4th ch from hook, *skip 2ch, shell in next ch, skip 2ch, [sc, ch 3, sc] in next ch; rep from * across to last 6 ch, skip 2ch, shell in next ch, skip 2ch, [sc, ch 1, hdc] in last ch, turn.

  2. Row 2

    ch 3 (counts as dc), 2dc in hdc, *[sc, ch 3, sc] in ch 2 sp, shell in ch 3 sp; rep from * across to last ch 2 sp, [sc, ch 3, sc] in last ch 2 sp, 3dc in 3rd ch of tch, turn.

  3. Row 3

    ch 3 (counts as hdc, ch 1 sp), sc in 1st dc, *shell in ch 3 sp, [sc, ch 3, sc] in next ch 2 sp; rep from * across to last ch 2 sp, shell in last ch 3 sp, [sc, ch 1, hdc] in top of tch, turn.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Fairy Shell Stitch. (Reversible)

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

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