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How to Crochet the Petite Shell Stitch

This stitch was originally posted on July 13, 2012

This video crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the petite shell stitch. This 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.

Skill: Beginner
Foundation Chain: Multiples of 2

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

Pattern Instructions:

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.

After a few repeats your pattern should look like this:

Example of the Petite Shell Stitch (click for larger)
Example of the Petite Shell Stitch

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Comments

  1. Leelou05

    November 23, 2012

    Bonjour !
    I know this stitch and I like it very much. Thank you for sharing for the beginners. You can make also mittens, legs-warmers using a hook bigger than indication on label of the yarn.
    and… sorry for my bad english ;)
    Leelou