How to Crochet the Woven Shell Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #39

The Woven Shell Stitch is a unique sculptural stitch pattern that uses crossed stitches in an interesting way to create a thick, squishy fabric. It would work wonderfully for a hat or scarf.

Skill: Easy
Foundation Chain: Multiples of 6 + 3

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

Special Abbreviation : CGr (Crossed Group) = skip 3dc and next st, 3dc into 2nd of next 3dc, 3ch, 3dc into 2n of 3dc just skipped working back over last 3 dc made.

Pattern Instructions:

Row 1: Skip 3ch (count as 1dc), *skip next 3ch, 3dc into next ch, ch 3, 3dc into 2nd of 3ch just skipped working back over last 3dc made, skip 1 ch, 1dc into next ch; rep from * to end, turn

Row 2: Ch 3 (count as 1dc), 3dc into first st, 1sc into next 3ch arch, *1CGr, 1sc into next 3ch arch; rep from * ending 4dc into top of tch, turn.

Row 3: 3ch (count as dc), skip 1 st, 1CGr, *1sc into next 3ch loop, 1 CGr; rep from * ending 1dc into top of tch, turn.

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

After a few repeats your pattern should look like this:

Example of the Woven Shell Stitch (click for larger)
Example of the Woven Shell Stitch

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