The Solid Shell Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #111

Stitch Description

The Solid Shell Stitch creates a shell pattern with very few holes. The Solid Shell Stitch would be great for bags, cowls, and baby blankets!

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Materials Used

Merino Lambs Wool

This unbelievably soft wool is made from shrink treated Merino Lambs Wool. 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.

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Susan Bates Silvalume Crochet Hooks

These hooks have the broadest size range within the Susan Bates family of hooks. Made of lightweight aluminum; each Silvalume hook undergoes a special anodizing process, which etches away all surface impurities. In addition, each hook is heat treated for strength and durability and polished for a velvety smooth finish. Each size is color coded so you can find the size you need at a glance. The famous Susan Bates in-line head helps reduce wrist motion for fatigue-free crocheting and helps you maintain a more consistent gauge.

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Chain Stitch
Single Crochet
Double Crochet

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 2

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 6 + 1

Stitch Characteristics


Pattern Instructions

Foundation Chain: Multiples of 6 + 1 (add 1 for base chain)

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

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