The Spider Shell Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #95

How to Crochet the Spider Shell Stitch

About this Stitch Pattern


The Spider Shells Stitch is made using chain stitches and shells to create a lovely open fabric. The Spider Shells Stitch would be great for stoles, afghans and cover ups!

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Techniques Used In This Stitch Pattern


Stitch Pattern Details


Skill Level

Easy

Row Count

4

Stitch Repeat

Chain a multiple of 8 + 2

Stitch Pattern Instructions


Foundation Chain: Chain a multiple of 8 + 2

  • Prep: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 2, skip next 3 ch, 5 dc in next ch (shell made), ch 2, skip next 3 ch, 1 sc in next ch, rep from * across, turn.
  • Row 1: Ch 4, (counts as dc, ch 1), skip first sc, *1 dc in next dc, ch 2, skip 1 dc, [1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc] in next dc, ch 2, skip 1 dc, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next sc, rep from * across, 1 dc in last sc, turn.
  • Row 2: Ch 3, (counts as dc), 2 dc in first ch 1 space, repeat ch 2, skip next ch 2 space, 1 sc in next ch 2 space, ch 2, skip next ch 2 space, 5 dc in next ch 1 space; rep from * across ending with 2 dc in last ch 1 space, 1 dc in top of turning chain, turn
  • Row 3: Ch 4, (counts as dc, ch 1), 1 dc in first dc, ch 2, skip next dc, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next sc, *1 dc in first dc of shell, ch 2**, skip next dc, [1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc] in next dc, ch 2, skip next dc, 1 dc in last dc of shell, ch 1, skip next sc; rep from * across ending last repeat at **, [1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc] in top of turning chain, turn.
  • Row 4: Ch 1 (counts as first sc), 1 sc in next ch 1 space, ch 2, skip next ch 2 space, 5 dc in next ch 1 space, *ch 2, skip next chain 2 space, 1 sc in next ch 2 space, ch 2, skip next space, 5 dc in next ch 1 sp; rep from * across to within last 2 spaces, ch 2, skip next ch 2 space, 1 sc in last ch 1 space, 1 sc in top of turning chain, turn.
  • Repeat rows 1 – 4 until you have reached your desired length.

Stitch Pattern Swatch Photos


Example of the Spider Shell Stitch
Example of the Spider Shell Stitch

Stitch Pattern Characteristics


4 thoughts on “The Spider Shell Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #95

  1. Kim says:

    Why you say multiples of 8 + 2, do you mean for every 8 add 2 more stitches… Or do I add 2 at the end of my chains? Thanks

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