The Puff Shell Crochet Stitch is a beautiful stitch pattern that is worked similar to the Cluster Shell Stitch.
The main difference between these two stitches is that, instead of working cluster stitches, you will work textured puff stitches for the shell. This gives the design a more textured look overall, but also gives it a more lace like look. It is so pretty and I cannot wait to see how you use it!
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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 in one colour. It is a worsted weight, 100% cotton 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, even experiment with stripes of colour!
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Puff Shell Crochet Stitch
Stitches and Abbreviations:
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Puff – Puff Stitch ([yo, insert your hook into the indicated st, yo and draw up a lp] 3 times, yo and draw through all the lps on your hook. Puff Stitch made.)
Rpt – Repeat
Sl st – slip stitch
Yo – yarn over
- Pattern is written in American English terms
- Weave in ends as needed
- This stitch is worked in rows in this tutorial.
To begin you will make a foundation chain. For this pattern you will need a multiple of seven plus two chains for your foundation chain (7+2).
For example, ch 30
Sc in the 2nd ch from your hook, *ch 1, sk the next 2 chs, [Puff, ch 1, Puff, ch 1] in the next st, [Puff, ch 1, Puff, ch 1] in the next st, sk the next 2 chs, sc in the next st; Rpt from * across. Ch 4 (counts as a dc, ch 1), turn.
Dc in the 1st st, *ch 5, [dc, ch 2, dc] in the next sc; Rpt from * across to the final sc, [dc, ch 1, dc] in the final st. Ch 4 (counts as a dc, ch 1), turn.
[Puff, ch 1, puff, ch 1] in the 1st ch-1 sp, *sc working over top of the ch-5 and into the centre ch-1 sp of the set of 4 puff sts 2 rows below, ch 1, [puff, ch 1, puff, ch 1, puff, ch 1, puff, ch 1] in the next ch-2 sp; Rpt from * across to the final ch-1 sp, [puff, ch 1, puff, ch 1] in the next ch-1 sp, dc in the 3rd ch of the turning ch 4. Ch 1, turn.
Sc in the 1st st, ch 2, *[dc, ch 2, dc] in the next sc, ch 5; Rpt from * across ending with a ch 2, sc in the final sc. Ch 1, turn.
Sc in the 1st st, *ch 1, [puff, ch 1, puff, ch 1, puff, ch 1, puff, ch 1] in the next ch-2 sp, sc working over top of the ch-5 and into the centre ch-1 sp of the set of 4 puff sts 2 rows below; Rpt from * across ending with an sc in the final st.
And that’s it!
For the rest of the pattern repeat rows 2-5 for as long as your would like. Fasten off, weave in your ends.
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