The Shell Network Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #144

How to Crochet the Shell Network Stitch

About this Stitch Pattern

This crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the shell network stitch. This stitch creates a lacy looking network of shell columns. The shell network stitch would be great for afghans, shawls and decorative table runners!

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Techniques Used In This Stitch Pattern

Stitch Pattern Details

Skill Level


Row Count


Stitch Repeat

Multiples of 8 + 3

Stitch Pattern Instructions

Foundation Chain:Multiples of 8 + 3

  • Row 1: (right side) 1 dc into 6th ch from hook, *skip 2ch, 5dc into next ch, skip 2ch, 1dc into next ch, 1ch, skip 1ch, 1dc into next ch; rep from * to end, turn.
  • Row 2: 4ch (count as 1dc and 1ch), skip first st and next ch, 1 dc into next dc, *skip 2dc, 5dc into next dc, skip 2dc, 1dc into next dc, 1ch, 1dc into next dc; rep from * ending last rep in 2nd ch of tch, turn.
  • Repeat row 2 until you have reached your desired length.

Stitch Pattern Swatch Photos

Example of the Shell Network Stitch
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Stitch Pattern Characteristics


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