The Snapdragon Shells Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #52

Stitch Description

The Snapdragon Shells Stitch is a simple crochet pattern that creates a fabric of offset shells stitches. It is a great pattern for afghans and shawls.

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Materials Used

100% Organic Merino Wool

This yarn is exceptionally soft and 100% organic. It has been manufactured to GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standards) and has an Organic Tilth certification. All of their wool is organically dyed and spun in the USA. A true American product!

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Addi Swing Ergonomic Crochet Hook

Skacel Addi Swing Hook was developed with comfort in mind. The handle is constructed of two plastics: one colorful and soft, and the other, white and firm. The two balance each other perfectly for just the right amount of flexibility.This is a crochet hook to love! The beautifully balanced handle rests perfectly in your hand as addi’s Turbo hook glides in and out of each stitch. With addi Swing Hooks you can say good-bye (and good riddance!) to cramped fingers forever.

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Chain Stitch
Double Crochet

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 2

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 7 + 6

Stitch Characteristics


Pattern Instructions

Foundation Chain: Multiples of 7 + 6

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

  • 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.

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