The Snapdragon Shells Stitch is a simple crochet pattern that creates a fabric of offset shells stitches. It is a great pattern for afghans and shawls.
Foundation Chain: Multiples of 7 + 6
Note: For this pattern, after the foundation row, work all stitches in the spaces between stitches.
- Prep Row: dc in 4th ch from hook, 1 dc next ch, *skip next 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch (shell), skip next 2 ch, 1 dc in each of next 2 ch (2-dc group), rep from * across, 1 dc in last ch, turn.
- Row 1: Ch 3, (counts as first dc), skip first dc, 5 dc between next 2 dc, *1 dc in the space before and 1 dc in the spce after the center dc of next shell, 5dc between the 2 dc of the next 2-dc group, rep from * across, 1 dc top of turning ch, turn.
- Row 2: Ch 3, (counts as first dc), * 1dc in the space before and 1 dc in the space after the center dc of next shell **, 5 dc between the 2 dc of next 2-dc group, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, 1 dc in top of turning ch, turn.
Repeat rows 1 & 2 until you have reached your desired length.