The Shell and Lattice Stitch is a beautiful crochet stitch! And better yet, it is a one row repeat!
I really think this stitch would make a beautiful baby blanket or lacy shawl. It is an easy stitch to work as it uses mostly double crochet stitches.
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The final fabric is a lacy design that is similar on both sides. This makes the stitch great for a reversible project.
I’d love to hear if you have used this stitch before! Feel free to let me know how in the comments below, or tag me on social media.
For this tutorial today I will be using a small amount of Cotton Aran by Paintbox Yarns. It is an aran weight yarn. The hook shown here and in the video below is a wooden streamline hook by Furls Crochet. However you may use any hook and yarn combination you choose.
Don’t forget to check out the video tutorial below!
The Shell and Lattice Stitch:
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, plus six for your foundation chain.
For my swatch I will be making a foundation chain of 30 chain stitches.
Double crochet into the 6th chain from your hook. *Skip the next 2 chains and work on shell into the next chain.
To work a shell, work 5 double crochet into the same stitch.
Skip the next 2 chains, double crochet into the next stitch, chain 1, skip the next chain and double crochet into the next stitch.
Repeat from * all the way across.
Chain 4 (this counts as a double crochet and chain one space) and turn your work.
Skip the next stitch, double crochet into the next stitch.
*Skip the next 2 stitches and work a shell into the next stitch.
Skip the next 2 stitches, double crochet into the next stitch, chain 1, skip the next stitch and double crochet into the next stitch.
Repeat from * across.
Chain 4 and turn your work.
And that’s it!
For the rest of the pattern simply repeat row two until you have reached the desired length.
Fasten off and weave in your ends.
Thank you for stopping by! If you enjoyed this tutorial, you may also like the Lacet Stitch | How to Crochet.
See you next week!