How to Crochet the Diagonal Shells Stitch

How to Crochet the Diagonal Shells Stitch

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!

Materials Used in this Tutorial


Knitspot Barenaked Grey

Bare Naked Wools

Breakfast Blend is a delicious, 3-ply pairing of soft, combed merino and alpaca yarn, which knits up into a luxurious, velvety fabric. The alpaca contributes a silky hand while the merino keeps the yarn bouncy and light; the resulting fabric has a warm density and soft halo without weight, perfect for garments, accessories, or blankets.

A Crochet Hook


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TECHNIQUES USED IN THIS STITCH:

Chain Stitch – Ch
Single Crochet – Sc
Double Crochet – Dc

Skill: Intermediate
Foundation Chain:Chain a multiples of 8 + 5

Pattern Instructions

  1. Prep

    1 sc in 9th ch from hook, *ch 5, skip next 3 ch, 1 sc in next ch, rep from * across, turn

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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>

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Repeat rows 2-5 for pattern.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Diagonal Shells Stitch

Example of the Diagonal Shells Stitch (Click for Larger)


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