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How to Crochet the Interlocking Shells Stitch

How to Crochet the Interlocking Shells Stitch

This video crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the interlocking shells stitch. This stitch creates a shell mesh pattern. The interlocking shells stitch would be great for shawls, blankets and baby blankets!

Materials Used in this Tutorial


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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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TECHNIQUES USED IN THIS STITCH:

Chain Stitch – Ch
Single Crochet-sc
Double Crochet-dc
Double Crochet 5 Together-dc5tog

Skill: Intermediate
Foundation Chain:Multiple of 6 sts + 1. Add 2 for base chain.

Pattern Instructions

  1. Note

    Work 1 row each in colors A and B alternately; fasten off each color at the end of each row.

  2. Row 1

    (Right Side):Skip 2ch (count as 1dc), 2dc into next ch, skip 2ch, 1sc into next ch, *skip 2ch, 5dc into next ch, skip 2ch, 1sc into next ch; rep from * to last 3ch, skip 2ch, 3dc into last ch, turn.

  3. Row 2

    1ch, 1sc into first st, *2ch, dc5tog over next 5 sts, 2ch, 1sc into next st; rep from * ending last rep in top of tch, turn.

  4. Row 3

    3ch (count as 1dc), 2dc into first st, skip 2ch, 1sc into next cluster, *skip 2ch, 5dc into next sc, skip 2ch, 1sc into next cluster; rep from * to last 2ch, skip 2ch, 3dc into last sc, skip tch, turn.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Interlocking Shells Stitch. (Reversible)

Example of the Interlocking Shells Stitch. Reversible (Click for Larger Image)

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Comments

  1. Donna Beaton

    April 12, 2013

    I love your videos. Someone told me you used to teach at Michaels- is it true? Any chance you can do a video for Bavarian stitching a few colors?

    • Johnny Vasquez

      April 12, 2013

      Yes, I did used to teach at Michaels. You can send us a request using our contact form in the main menu.