How to Crochet the Interlocking Shells Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #131

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.

A Crochet Hook


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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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