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Stitch Challenge

Crochet Shell Stitch

Video Tutorial

Swatch Pattern

Size: 6x6 Inches

Gauge: 4” = 14 Stitches | 8 Rows

Yarn: Medium Weight Yarn

Crochet Hook: US H/5mm Crochet Hook


Abbreviations

Ch – Chain

St(s) – Stitch(es)

Sk – Skip

Sc – Single Crochet

Hdc – Half Double Crochet

Dc – Double Crochet


Foundation

Ch 22 or ch in multiples of 6 sts to measure 6” and then add 4 more chains for the foundation.


Row 1: 1dc in 4th ch from hook, 2dc in same st, *sk2, 1sc in next st, sk2, 5dc in the next st (shell st made). Repeat from * across working only 3dc sts in the last st.


Row 2: ch1, turn, 1sc in first st, *sk2, 5dc in sc st, sk2, 1sc in next st (center of previous shell st). Repeat from * across (last sc is worked in the turning ch). 


Row 3: ch3 (counts as dc st), turn, 2dc in same st, *sk2, 1sc in next st, sk2, 5dc in the next st. Repeat from * across working only 3dc sts in the last st.


Repeat Rows 2 ten more times for a total of 12 rows. 


To straighten the top edge, work row 12 as follows:

ch1, turn, 1hdc in first st, *sk2, 5dc in sc st, sk2, 1hdc in next st (center of previous shell st). Repeat from * across.


Fasten off & block to 6x6 square.