The Double Shells and V’s Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #203

Stitch Description

This crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the double shells and v’s stitch. This stitch creates a fun shell pattern. The double shells and v’s stitch would be great for shawls, scarves and blankets!

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Materials Used

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.

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Crystal Palace Bamboo Crochet Hook

Crystal Palaces’ Bamboo Crochet Hooks are lovely, and feel great in your hand. These 6 inch crochet hooks are made from specially selected, cured, and finished bamboo for an exceptionally smooth feel. Made in Japan.

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Abbreviations

ch
Chain Stitch
dc
Double Crochet
Shell
Shell Stitch – 2dc, ch 1, work 2 more dc in same st. In the following row, work the same cluster into the the space created by the ch st.


Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Easy

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 4

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiple of 8 + 4

Stitch Characteristics

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Pattern Instructions

Foundation Chain:Multiple of 8 + 4

  • Foundation Row: 3dc in 4th ch from hook, *skip next 3ch [1dc, ch 1, 1dc] in next ch (V-st), skip next 3ch, 7dc in next ch, rep from * across, ending with 4dc in last ch, turn.
  • Row 1: ch 3 (counts as first dc), skip first dc, 1dc in each of the next 2dc, *V-st in next ch 1 space, skip next 2dc**, 1dc in each of the next 5dc, rep from * ending last rep at **, 1dc in each of the next 2dc, 1dc in top of tch, turn.
  • Row 2: ch 4 (counts as 1dc, ch1), skip first dc, 1dc in next dc, *7dc in ch 1 space of next V-st**, skip next 3dc, V-st in next dc, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in top of tch, turn.
  • Row 3: ch 4, 1dc in next ch 1 space, *skip next 2dc, 1dc in each of next 5dc**, V-st in next ch 1 space of next V-st, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, 1dc in last ch 1 space, ch 1, 1dc in top of tch, turn.
  • Row 4: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), 3dc in first ch 1 space, *skip next 3dc, V-st in next dc**, 7dc in ch 1 space of next V-st, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, 3dc in last ch 1 space, 1dc in top of tch, turn.
  • Repeat rows 1-4 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Double Shells and V's Stitch. (Reversible)

Example of the Double Shells and V’s Stitch. Reversible (Click for Larger Image)


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