How to Crochet the Solid Shell Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #111

How to Crochet the Solid Shell Stitch

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!

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Materials Used in this Tutorial


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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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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