The Beautiful Shells Stitch is an easy stitch design featuring rows of large, beautiful shells!
The final fabric is lacy, but with lots of stability. I love how it almost looks like rows of flowers! The design is easy to work being made up of single crochet and double crochet stitches.
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Materials for this Tutorial:
For this tutorial today I will be using a small amount of Pima Cotton Yarn by Lion Brand Yarn. It is a worsted weight yarn. The hook shown in the video below is a 5 mm birchwood crochet hook by Rowan Yarns. However you may use any hook and yarn combination you choose.
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Beautiful Shells Crochet Stitch:
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Rpt – Repeat
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Yo – Yarn Over
This stitch is worked in rows in this tutorial.
To begin, make a slip knot and then chain your desired number of chains. For this stitch pattern you will need a multiple of eight stitches for your foundation chain plus three (multiples of 8+3).
For example, ch 27.
Sc in the 2nd ch from hook and in each of the next 3 chs, *ch 3, sk the next 2 chs, sc in the next 6 sts; rpt from * across to the final 4 sts, sc in each of the last 4 chs. Ch 1, turn.
Hdc in the 1st st, work 10 dc in the next ch-3 sp, *sk the next 6 sts, 10 dc in the next ch-3 sp; rpt from * across, hdc in the final st. Ch 5, turn.
*Sk the next 3 dc, sc in each of the next 4 sts, ch 2, sk the next 3 sts, dc in the sp between the next 2 sts, ch 2; rpt from * across ending with a ch 2, dc in the final st. ch 3, turn.
Sc in the 1st ch-2 sp, *sc in each of the next 4 sts, sc in the next ch-2 sp, ch 3, sk the next dc, sc in the next ch-2 sp; rpt from * across, ch 1, hdc in the 3rd ch of your turning ch. Ch 3, turn.
Work 5 dc in the 1st ch-1 sp, *sk the next 6 sts, 10 dc in the next ch-3 sp; rpt from * across to the final ch-3 sp, 6 dc in the final sp. ch 1, turn.
Sc in each of the 1st 3 sts, * ch 2, sk the next 3 sts, dc in the sp between the next 2 sts, ch 2, sk the next 3 sts, sc in each of the next 4 sts; rpt from * across, sk the next 3sts, sc in each of the final 3 sts. Ch 1, turn.
Sc in each of the 1st 3 sts, sc in the next ch-2 sp, *ch 3, sk the next dc, sc in the next ch-2 sp, sc in each of the next 4sts, sc in the next ch-2 sp; rpt from * across, sc in each of the final 3 sts. Ch 1, turn.
And that’s it!
For the rest of the pattern you will repeat rows 2-7. Fasten off and weave in your ends.
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Really lovely pattern! I like the stitch definition of the yarn. What’s it like after several trips through the washer and dryer?
To be honest, I have not washed it yet. It will depend on the yarn you use. Cotton (which I used here) typically holds its shape well
Cynthia Lingle says
I love this. I have started a lap throw. I’m wondering what kind of border do you recommend?