The Easy Shell Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #60

This stitch was originally posted on July 6, 2012

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

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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