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.
Foundation Chain: Multiples of 6 + 3
TECHNIQUES USED IN THIS STITCH:
Chain Stitch – ch
Single Crochet – sc
Double Crochet – dc
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)
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