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How to Crochet the Posts and Shells Stitch

This video crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the posts and shells stitch. This stitch is great for blankets, washcloths, and scarfs.

Skill: Easy
Foundation Chain: Multiples of 6 + 3

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

Pattern Instructions:

Prep Row (WS): [2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc] in 6th from hook (shell), *skip nest 2 ch, 1 dc in next ch **, skip next 2 ch, work [2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc] in nest ch (shell), rep from * across, ending last rep at **, turn

Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc now and throughout), *[2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc] in next ch-1 space, skip next 2 dc of shell, FPdc in next dc; rep from * across, ending let rep with dc in the top of turning ch instead of last FPdc, turn

Row 2: Ch 3, *[2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc] in next ch-1 space, skip next 2 dc of shell, BPdc in next dc; rep from * across ending last rep with dc in the top of the turning ch instead of let BPdc, turn

Repeat rows 1 – 2 until you have reached your desired length.

After a few repeats your pattern should look like this:

Example of the Posts and Shells Stitch (click for larger)
Example of the Posts and Shells Stitch

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Comments

  1. Joanne

    February 12, 2013

    I love your tutorials in knitting and crocheting. Is there a way I can print your instructions?

    Thank you,
    Joanne

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      February 12, 2013

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