The Woven Shell Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #39

Stitch Description

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.

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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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Addi Swing Ergonomic Crochet Hook

Skacel Addi Swing Hook was developed with comfort in mind. The handle is constructed of two plastics: one colorful and soft, and the other, white and firm. The two balance each other perfectly for just the right amount of flexibility.This is a crochet hook to love! The beautifully balanced handle rests perfectly in your hand as addi’s Turbo hook glides in and out of each stitch. With addi Swing Hooks you can say good-bye (and good riddance!) to cramped fingers forever.

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Chain Stitch
Single Crochet
Double Crochet
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.

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 3

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 6 + 3

Stitch Characteristics


Pattern Instructions

Foundation Chain: Multiples of 6 + 3

  • 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.

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