How to Knit the Clamshell Stitch

How to Crochet the Clamshell Stitch

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the clamshell stitch. The clamshell stitch creates a beautiful clamshell pattern. The clamshell stitch would be great for blankets, baby blankets, and scarves!

Materials Used in this Tutorial


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A Pair of Knitting Needles


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TECHNIQUES USED IN THIS STITCH:

Knit Stitch – K
Purl-P
Yarn Over-yo
Knit 5 Together Through Back Loop (k5tog tbl): Insert the needle from the right into the back loops of five stitches at the same time and knit them together as one stitch.

Skill: Easy
Cast On:Multiple of 4 sts + 1.

Pattern Instructions

  1. Row 1

    (Wrong Side) K2, *(p1, yo, p1, yo, p1) in next st, k3; rep from *, end last rep k2.

  2. Row 2

    P2, *k5, p3; rep from *, end last rep p2.

  3. Row 3

    K2, *p5, k3; rep from *, end last rep k2.

  4. Row 4

    P2, *k5tog tbl, p3; rep from *, end last rep p2.

  5. Row 5

    K4, *(p1, yo, p1, yo, p1) in next st, k3; rep from *, end k1.

  6. Row 6

    P4, *k5, p3; rep from *, end p1.

  7. Row 7

    K4, *p5, k3; rep from *, end k1.

  8. Row 8

    P4, *k5tog tbl, p3; rep from *, end p1.

Repeat rows 1-8 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Clamshell Stitch. (Right Side)

Example of the Clamshell Stitch. Right Side (Click for Larger Image)

Example of the Clamshell Stitch. (Wrong Side)

Example of the Clamshell Stitch. Wrong Side (Click for Larger Image)


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