This crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the interlocking shells stitch. This stitch creates a shell mesh pattern. The interlocking shells stitch would be great for shawls, blankets and baby blankets!
Note: Work 1 row each in colors A and B alternately; fasten off each color at the end of each row.
Row 1: (Right Side):Skip 2ch (count as 1dc), 2dc into next ch, skip 2ch, 1sc into next ch, *skip 2ch, 5dc into next ch, skip 2ch, 1sc into next ch; rep from * to last 3ch, skip 2ch, 3dc into last ch, turn.
Row 2: 1ch, 1sc into first st, *2ch, dc5tog over next 5 sts, 2ch, 1sc into next st; rep from * ending last rep in top of tch, turn.
Row 3: 3ch (count as 1dc), 2dc into first st, skip 2ch, 1sc into next cluster, *skip 2ch, 5dc into next sc, skip 2ch, 1sc into next cluster; rep from * to last 2ch, skip 2ch, 3dc into last sc, skip tch, turn.
Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you have reached your desired length.
Example of the Interlocking Shells Stitch. Reversible (Click for Larger Image)