The Sidesaddle Shell Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #143

Stitch Description

This crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the sidesaddle shell stitch. This stitch creates a fun shell textured pattern. The sidesaddle shell stitch would be great for afghans, hats and baby booties!

Video Tutorial


Abbreviations

ch
Chain Stitch
sc
Single Crochet
dc
Double Crochet


Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Intermediate

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 2

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 6 + 1

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Foundation Chain:Multiples of 6 + 1

  • Row 1 (Wrong Side): Skip 3ch (count as 1dc), 3dc into next ch, skip 2ch, 1sc into next ch, *skip 2ch, Shell into next ch, skip 2ch, 1sc into next ch; rep from * to last 3ch, skip 2ch, 4dc into last ch, turn.
  • Row 2 1ch (counts as 1sc), skip 1 st, *skip next 3 sts, Shell into next sc, skip 3 sts, 1sc into next ch sp; rep from * ending last rep with 1sc into top of tch, turn.
  • Row 3 3ch (count as 1dc), 3dc into first st, skip 3sts, 1sc into next ch sp, *skip 3 sts, Shell into next sc, skip 3 sts, 1sc into next ch sp; rep from * ending skip 3 sts, 4dc into tch, turn.
  • Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Sidesaddle Shell Stitch. (Reversible)

Example of the Sidesaddle Shell Stitch. Reversible (Click for Larger Image)


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