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How to Crochet the Solid Shell Stitch

How to Crochet the Solid Shell Stitch

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This video crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the solid shell stitch. This stitch creates a shell pattern with very few holes. The solid shell stitch would be great for bags, cowls, and baby blankets!

Materials Used in this Tutorial


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Machine Washable Merino Lambswool

This unbelievably soft wool is made from shrink treated Merino Lambswool. It offers the wonderful qualities of traditionally spun wool, but with the convenience of machine washing and drying. Garments made from this yarn will not shrink or fade after numerous machine washings and dryings. Made in the USA.


A crochet hook



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TECHNIQUES USED IN THIS STITCH:

Chain Stitch – Ch
Single Crochet-sc
Double Crochet-dc

Skill: Easy
Foundation Chain:Chain multiples of 6 + 1 (add 1 for base chain)

Pattern Instructions

  1. Row 1

    1 sc into 2nd ch from hook, *skip 2ch, 5dc into next ch, skip 2ch 1 sc into next ch; rep from * to end, turn.

  2. Row 2

    3ch (count as 1 dc), 2dc into first st, *skip 2dc, 1 sc into next dc, skip 2dc, 5dc into next sc; rep from * ending last rep with 3dc into last sc, skip tch, turn.

  3. Row 3

    1 ch, 1sc into first st, *skip 2dc, 5dc into next sc, skip 2dc, 1sc into next dc; rep from * ending last rep with 1 sc into top of tch, turn.

  4. Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Solid Shell Stitch

Example of the Solid Shell Stitch (Click for Larger)

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Comments

  1. Cheri

    March 12, 2013

    Chain multiples of 6+1. I don’t understand what this means. Can someone help me please. I’d love to do this afghan.

    Thanks so much.

    • Johnny Vasquez

      March 12, 2013

      Hi Cheri!

      You will chain in multiples of 6 until you have the length that you want, then add one to the end.

      Does that help?

      • Cheri

        March 13, 2013

        Johnny,

        Thanks so much for your reply. It explains the answer greatly!!!

        Cheri

  2. Trudi Merryman

    March 14, 2013

    Hope this is the right pace. If I want to have a chain that is 30 stitches then I would add one to that for 31?. Right so far?
    Then is this the place where the “one for the base chain” goes? Making it a total of 32 chains?

    Thanks

    • Johnny Vasquez

      March 14, 2013

      correct

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