How to Crochet the Open Shell and Picot Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #234

How to Crochet the Open Shell and Picot Stitch

This video crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the open shell and picot stitch. This stitch creates an interesting design. The open shell and picot stitch would be great for scarves, shawls and shrugs!

Materials Used in this Tutorial


Valley Yarns Northampton

Sourced the softest wool WEBS could find and dyed in a beautiful collection of solid colors and heathered shades. It is a dream to felt and soft enough for cozy garments. Valley Yarns Northampton also has a whopping 247 yards per skein. It is beautiful and economical. Made in Peru.

A Crochet Hook


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Chain Stitch – Ch
Single Crochet-sc
Double Crochet-dc

Skill: Intermediate
Foundation Chain:Multiple of 7 sts. Add 1 for base chain.

Pattern Instructions

  1. Row 1

    (Right Side): 1sc into 2nd ch from hook, *skip 2ch, work a Shell of [1dc, 1ch, 1dc, 1ch, 1dc] into next ch, skip 2ch, 1sc into next ch**, 3ch, 1sc into next ch; rep from * ending last rep at **, turn.

  2. Row 2

    7ch (count as 1tr and 3ch), *work a Picot of [1sc, 3ch, 1sc] into center dc of next Shell, 3ch**, 1dc into next 3ch arch, 3ch; rep from * ending last rep at **, 1tr into last sc, skip tch, turn.

  3. Row 3

    1ch, 1sc into 1st st, *skip next 3ch sp, Shell into center of next Picot, skip next 3ch sp**, Picot into next dc; rep from * ending last rep at **, 1sc into 4th ch of tch, turn.

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

Swatch Photos

Example of the Open Shell and Picot Stitch. (Reversible)

Example of the Open Shell and Picot Stitch. Reversible (Click for Larger Image)

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