The Shell Network Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #144

Stitch Description

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!

Video Tutorial


Chain Stitch
Double Crochet

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 2

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 8 + 3

Stitch Characteristics

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.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Shell Network Stitch

Example of the Shell Network Stitch (Click for Larger)

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