The Shell Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #1

Stitch Description

The Shell Stitch is a basic technique that is achieved by crocheting multiple times into the same stitch. The result is a fan or shell motif that can be used in pattern or as an increase.

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Abbreviations

ch
Chain Stitch
trc
Triple Crochet


Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Beginner

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 2

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 6 + 4

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Foundation Chain: Multiples of 6 + 4

  • Row 1: Trc 4 times into the 5th ch, *ch 1, skip 5 ch, trc 5 times into next ch; rep from * to end.
  • Row 2: Ch 4, *ch 1, skip 5 ch, trc 5 times into next ch; rep from * to last 6 ch, ch 1, trc 1 into next ch.
  • Row 3: Ch 4, trc 4 times into the 5th ch, *ch 1, skip 5 ch, trc 5 times into next ch; rep from * to last 6 ch, ch 1, trc 1 into next ch.

Repeat rows 2 – 3 until you have reached your desired length.

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