How to Crochet the Woven Shell Stitch

This video crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the woven shell stitch. This unique sculptural stitch pattern uses crossed stitches in an interesting way to create a thick, squishy fabric. We are not really sure what you would use it for.

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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