How to Crochet: The Solid Shell Stitch - Darn Good Yarn

How to Crochet: The Solid Shell Stitch

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The Solid Shell Crochet Stitch

  • Size: 6"x6"
  • Gauge: 4x4 in DC = 11sts x 8 rows
  • Yarn: 22g of DGY worsted weight recycled silk
  • Crochet Hook Size: 4.5mm


  • CH - Chain
  • DC - Double Crochet
  • SC - Single Crochet
  • SK - Skip a Stitch
  • TC: Turning Chain


CH 26
Row 1: 1 SC into 2nd CH from the hook, *SK 2CH, 5DC into next CH, SK 2CH, 1 SC into next CH; repeat from * to end. Turn.
Row 2: CH3 (counts as 1 DC), 2DC into 1st st, *SK 2 DC, 1SC into next DC, SK 2 DC, 5DC into next SC; repeat from * end last repeat with 3DC into last SC. Turn.
Row 3: CH 1, 1 SC into 1st st, *SK 2 DC, 5DC inot next SC, SK 2 DC, 1 SC into next DC; repeat from * ending last repeat with 1 SC into top of TC. Turn. ​
Rows 4-12: Repeat Rows 2-3.