How to crochet shell stitch
This pretty crochet pattern gives a fairly firm fabric but still lets the light through.
How to crochet shell stitches with other stitches
If you’re looking for a fun stitch to try out with your shell stitch crochet, then you’ll love this combination of shell and v-stitches. It may look complicated at first, but once you get in the groove you’ll find it’s surprisingly easy!
Start by making a foundation chain in multiple of 8 sts plus 3. (Try 43 ch sts.)
Row1 (RS) Miss 2 ch (count as 1 tr), 2 tr into next ch, *miss 3 ch, work a V-st of (1 tr, 1 ch, 1 tr) into next ch, miss 3 ch **5 tr into next ch; rep from * ending last rep at **, 3 tr into last ch, turn.
Row 2 Ch3 (count as 1 tr), 1 tr into first st, *5 tr into sp at centre of next V-st**, V-st into 3rd of next 5 tr; rep from * ending last rep at **, 2 tr into top of t-ch, turn.
Rep row 2 to form pattern.
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