The Diagonal Shells Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #106

Stitch Description

This video crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the diagonal shells stitch. This stitch creates light fabric covered with diagonal lines of shells. The diagonal shells stitch would be great for afghans, wraps and light sweaters!

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Video Tutorial

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Bare Naked Wools Breakfast Blend

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Crystal Palace Bamboo Crochet Hook

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Abbreviations

ch
Chain Stitch
sc
Single Crochet
dc
Double Crochet

Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Intermediate

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 4

  Pattern Repeat 
Chain a multiples of 8 + 5

Stitch Characteristics

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Pattern Instructions

Foundation Chain: Chain a multiples of 8 + 5

  • Prep: 1 sc in 9th ch from hook, *ch 5, skip next 3 ch, 1 sc in next ch, rep from * across, turn
  • Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout), 2 dc in first sc (half shell), 1 sc in next ch-5 space, *ch 5, 1 sc in next ch-5 space, 5 dc in next sc (shell), 1 sc in next ch-5 space, rep from * across, ending with ch 5, 1 sc in last ch space, turn
  • Row 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in first sc, 1 sc in next ch-5 space, * ch 5, 1 sc in center of dc of next shell, 5 dc in next sc, 1 sc in next ch-5 space, rep from * across to last ch-5 space, ch 5, 1 sc in top of turning ch, turn.
  • Row 3: Ch 6 (counts as 1 dc, ch 3), 1 sc in next ch-5 space, * 5 dc in next sc **, 1 sc in center of dc of next shell, ch 5, 1 sc in next ch-5 space, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, 1 sc in top of turning ch, turn./li>
  • Row 4: Ch 6 (counts as 1 dc, ch 3), 1 sc in center dc of next shell, * 5 dc in next sc**, 1 sc in next ch-5 space, ch 5, 1 sc in center dc of next shell, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, 1 sc in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn.
  • Row 5: Ch 3, 2 dc in first sc, 1 sc in center dc of next shell, * ch 5, 1 sc in next ch-5 space, 5 dc in next sc, 1 sc in center dc of next shell, rep from * across ending with ch 5, 1 sc in 3rd ch of beg ch-6, turn.
  • Repeat rows 2-5 for pattern.

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