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The Nesting Shell Stitch is a beautiful stitch pattern that creates a solid fabric that is the same on both sides.
This stitch pattern is perfect for your projects that are double sided such as a crochet blanket. Wouldn’t this look gorgeous in a blanket or a cozy cardigan?
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Once this stitch pattern has been set up it is an easy two row repeat. It is a great stitch to experiment with colour. I will be working the stitch in three colours in the video tutorial down below. At the end of each row, when working in the three colours it is not necessary to fasten off (as long as you will be adding a border or the pattern is being working inset in a project) but you can carry the loose unworked yarn carefully up the side of your work.
Materials for this Tutorial:
For this tutorial today I will be using a small amount of Pima Cotton Yarn by Lion Brand Yarn in three different colours. 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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The Nesting Shell 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. You may work the stitch in one colour or many. I will be working the design in a three different colours.
To begin, make a slip knot and then chain your desired number of chains. For this stitch pattern you will need a multiple of four stitches plus two stitches for your foundation chain (multiples of 4+2).
For example, ch 22.
Hdc in the 2nd ch from your hook and each ch across, ch 1, turn.
Sc in the first st, *sk the next st, 3 dc (Shell made) in next, sk next, sc in the next st; Rpt from * across and change to colour B in the final st, ch 3 and turn.
Dc in the 1st sc, *Dc2tog working under the first st 2 rows below, sk the shell and complete under the 2nd sc, work 3 dc in the next sc; Rpt from * across working final dc2tog under the final sc, 2 dc in sc, switch to colour C. Ch 1, turn.
Sc in the first sc, dc in the middle dc of the shell below, *3 dc in sp between 2 clusters, dc2tog working in the 2 middle dc sts two rows below, rpt from * across, switch to colour A, ch 3, turn.
And that’s it!
For the rest of the pattern repeat Rows 3 and 4. Fasten off and weave in your ends.
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