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How to Crochet the Petite Shell Stitch

This stitch was originally posted on July 13, 2012

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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