The Solid Shell Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #111

How to Crochet the Solid Shell Stitch

About this Stitch Pattern

The Solid Shell Stitch creates a shell pattern with very few holes. The Solid Shell Stitch would be great for bags, cowls, and baby blankets!

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Techniques Used In This Stitch Pattern

Stitch Pattern Details

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Row Count


Stitch Repeat

Multiples of 6 + 1

Stitch Pattern Instructions

Foundation Chain: Multiples of 6 + 1 (add 1 for base chain)

  • Row 1: 1 sc into 2nd ch from hook, *skip 2ch, 5dc into next ch, skip 2ch 1 sc into next ch; rep from * to end, turn.
  • Row 2: 3ch (count as 1 dc), 2dc into first st, *skip 2dc, 1 sc into next dc, skip 2dc, 5dc into next sc; rep from * ending last rep with 3dc into last sc, skip tch, turn.
  • Row 3: 1 ch, 1sc into first st, *skip 2dc, 5dc into next sc, skip 2dc, 1sc into next dc; rep from * ending last rep with 1 sc into top of tch, turn.
  • Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you have reached your desired length.

Stitch Pattern Swatch Photos

Example of the Solid Shell Stitch
Example of the Solid Shell Stitch

Stitch Pattern Characteristics


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6 thoughts on “The Solid Shell Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #111

  1. Cheri says:

    Chain multiples of 6+1. I don’t understand what this means. Can someone help me please. I’d love to do this afghan.

    Thanks so much.

    • Johnny Vasquez says:

      Hi Cheri!

      You will chain in multiples of 6 until you have the length that you want, then add one to the end.

      Does that help?

  2. Trudi Merryman says:

    Hope this is the right pace. If I want to have a chain that is 30 stitches then I would add one to that for 31?. Right so far?
    Then is this the place where the “one for the base chain” goes? Making it a total of 32 chains?


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