The Petite Shell Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #62

Stitch Description

The Petite Shell Stitch pattern is about as simple of a shell that can be made. It’s consists of columns of little shells that make a textured fabric perfect for washcloths and blankets.

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Materials Used

Kitchen Cotton Yarn

Made in the USA, this classic worsted-weight cotton is perfect for kitchen items and bath accessories. Its bright, retro-inspired palette is ideal for stripes, ripples, and colorwork projects. The smaller size of the skeins means that you can mix and match your own color palette affordably.

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Susan Bates Silvalume Crochet Hooks

These hooks have the broadest size range within the Susan Bates family of hooks. Made of lightweight aluminum; each Silvalume hook undergoes a special anodizing process, which etches away all surface impurities. In addition, each hook is heat treated for strength and durability and polished for a velvety smooth finish. Each size is color coded so you can find the size you need at a glance. The famous Susan Bates in-line head helps reduce wrist motion for fatigue-free crocheting and helps you maintain a more consistent gauge.

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Chain Stitch
Single Crochet
Half Double Crochet

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 1

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 2

Stitch Characteristics


Pattern Instructions

Foundation Chain: Multiples of 2

  • Prep Row: [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in 4th ch from hook (shell), * skip next ch, [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in next ch, rep from * to last 2 ch, skip next ch, 1 hdc in last ch, turn.
  • Row 1: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), *[1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in next ch-2 sp, rep from * to end, 1 hdc in top of turning ch, turn.
  • Repeat row 1 until you have reached your desired length.

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