The Diagonal Shells Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #106

How to Crochet the Diagonal Shells Stitch

About this Stitch Pattern


The Diagonal Shells Stitch creates light fabric covered with diagonal lines of shells. The Diagonal Shells Stitch would be great for afghans, wraps and light sweaters!

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Techniques Used In This Stitch Pattern


Stitch Pattern Details


Skill Level

Intermediate

Row Count

4

Stitch Repeat

Multiples of 8 + 5

Stitch Pattern Instructions


Foundation Chain: Multiples of 8 + 5

  • Prep: 1 sc in 9th ch from hook, *ch 5, skip next 3 ch, 1 sc in next ch, rep from * across, turn
  • Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout), 2 dc in first sc (half shell), 1 sc in next ch-5 space, *ch 5, 1 sc in next ch-5 space, 5 dc in next sc (shell), 1 sc in next ch-5 space, rep from * across, ending with ch 5, 1 sc in last ch space, turn.
  • Row 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in first sc, 1 sc in next ch-5 space, * ch 5, 1 sc in center of dc of next shell, 5 dc in next sc, 1 sc in next ch-5 space, rep from * across to last ch-5 space, ch 5, 1 sc in top of turning ch, turn.
  • Row 3: Ch 6 (counts as 1 dc, ch 3), 1 sc in next ch-5 space, * 5 dc in next sc **, 1 sc in center of dc of next shell, ch 5, 1 sc in next ch-5 space, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, 1 sc in top of turning ch, turn.
  • Row 4: Ch 6 (counts as 1 dc, ch 3), 1 sc in center dc of next shell, * 5 dc in next sc**, 1 sc in next ch-5 space, ch 5, 1 sc in center dc of next shell, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, 1 sc in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn.
  • Row 5: Ch 3, 2 dc in first sc, 1 sc in center dc of next shell, * ch 5, 1 sc in next ch-5 space, 5 dc in next sc, 1 sc in center dc of next shell, rep from * across ending with ch 5, 1 sc in 3rd ch of beg ch-6, turn.
  • Repeat rows 2-5 for desired length.

Stitch Pattern Swatch Photos


Example of the Diagonal Shells Stitch
Example of the Diagonal Shells Stitch

Stitch Pattern Characteristics