How to Crochet the Snapdragon Shells Stitch

How to Crochet the Snapdragon Shells Stitch

This video crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the Snapdragon Shells Stitch. This simple crochet pattern creates a fabric of offset shells stitches that is great for afghans and shawls.

Skill: Easy
Foundation Chain: Multiples of 7 + 6

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

Note: For this pattern, after the foundation row, work all stitches in the spaces between stitches.

Pattern Instructions:

Prep Row: dc in 4th ch from hook, 1 dc next ch, *skip next 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch (shell), skip next 2 ch, 1 dc in each of next 2 ch (2-dc group), rep from * across, 1 dc in last ch, turn.

Row 1: Ch 3, (counts as first dc), skip first dc, 5 dc between next 2 dc, *1 dc in the space before and 1 dc in the spce after the center dc of next shell, 5dc between the 2 dc of the next 2-dc group, rep from * across, 1 dc top of turning ch, turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, (counts as first dc), * 1dc in the space before and 1 dc in the space after the center dc of next shell **, 5 dc between the 2 dc of next 2-dc group, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, 1 dc in top of turning ch, 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 Snapdragon Shells Stitch

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