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How to Crochet the Easy Shell Stitch

This stitch was originally posted on July 6, 2012

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This video crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the easy shell stitch. This crochet consist of group of crochet that create a fan design that are also known as “shells”. It’s great for hand bags and hats.

Skill: Easy
Foundation Chain: Multiples of 4 + 1

TECHNIQUES USED IN THIS STITCH:
Chain Stitch – ch
Single Crochet – sc
Double Crochet – dc

Pattern Instructions:

Row 1: 4 dc in 5th ch from hook, skip next 3 ch, * 4 dc in next ch, skip 3 ch, rep from * across, ending with 2 dc in last ch, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1 (counts as first sc), skip first dc, 1 sc in each dc across row, 1 sc in top turn ch, turn
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throuhgout), 1 dc in first st, skip next 3 sc, *4 dc next sc, skip next 3 sc, rep from * across to within last 2 sts, skip next sc, 1 dc in turn ch, turn
Row 4: Ch 1, Skip first dc, 1 sc in each dc across row, 1 sc in top of turn ch, turn.
Row 5: Ch 3, Skip first 2 sc, *4 dc in next sc, skip 3 sc, rep from * across, 1 dc in top of turning ch, turn.

Repeat row until you have reached your desired length.

After a few repeats your pattern should look like this:

Example of the Easy Shell Stitch (click for larger)
Example of the Was Shell Stitch

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Comments

  1. barbbfly2009@gmail.com

    April 13, 2013

    hi thx -i’d like to do this st. coming off a round base as for a basket to make a beach bag – can i do this? its like in the round?

    • Johnny Vasquez

      April 15, 2013

      It is possible to do, but we don’t not have instructions to do this stitch in the round.

      • barbbfly2009@gmail.com

        April 15, 2013

        THX FOR THE SWIFT REPLY – according to knitting paridise – a huge knit/ crochet forum more people use circs now. i am a new knitter with arthritis and i find them easier. could you have some tips on converting stitches in the round? it is still confusing to change from a knit to a purl row on circs cuz i’m not turning the work? —i make up my own patterns a lot AND FROG A LOT (RIP IT RIP IT,LOL)

        • Johnny Vasquez

          April 15, 2013

          This is a crochet stitch, so it would not be converted in the round the same way a knitting pattern would. We have a class coming up that will cover this topic for knitting.