Classic crochet shell stitch is a very pretty and surprisingly easy stitch pattern to learn.
There are many variations of this stitch. Here are just 2 examples: An closed shell stitch and an open shell stitch which has a more lacy look
Scroll to the bottom if you prefer video tutorials
ch = chain
st = stitch
sts = stitches
sc = single crochet (UK double crochet)
dc = double crochet (UK treble)
tch = turning chain
Make a length of chain of a multiple of 6ch +1
Make 1sc into 2nd ch from hook *Miss 2ch Make 5dc into next ch Miss 2ch Make 1sc into next ch*
Repeat from * to * to end
The tch counts as the first stitch.
Make 2dc into the first sc Miss 2dc and make 1sc into middle dc *Miss 2dc and make 5dc into next sc Miss 2dc and make 1sc into middle dc*
Repeat from * to * to end, finishing with miss 2dc, make 3dc into last sc
Make 1sc into first dc Miss 2dc and make 5dc into first sc *Miss 2dc and make 1sc into middle dc Miss 2dc and make 5dc into next sc*
Repeat from * to * to end, finishing with miss 2dc and make 1sc into tch
Repeat rows 2 and 3 to form pattern
Make a length of chain
Make 2dc into 4th ch from hook.
1dc in next ch
2dc 1ch 2dc into next chain
1dc into next ch*
repeat from * to * to end
Make 2 dc into first dc of previous row
1 dc into ch space
2dc 1ch 2dc in next dc
1dc into ch space*
Repeat from * to * to end, finishing wiht 1dc into space between last dc and tch
For another lacy look shell stitch, you can follow the instructions for a lacy shell edging on this page
VIDEO TUTORIAL FOR OPEN SHELL STITCH
VIDEO TUTORIAL FOR CLOSED SHELL STITCH
VIDEO TUTORIAL HOW TO CONVERT A SHELL STITCH PATTERN INTO A LACY VERSION
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