How to Crochet the Shell Stitch

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Learn how crochet the simplest shell stitch pattern with the step-by-step photo tutorial from Oombawka Design.

Instructions are provided to crochet an 8″ square that you can use as a dishcloth, wash cloth, or afghan square. Stitch multiples have been included to allow you to create crocheted items like blankets, scarves, afghans and other garments.

Shell Stitch Tutorial
Learn how crochet the shell stitch pattern with the step-by-step photo tutorial from Oombawka Design.

Question: How do I crochet the Shell Stitch?

  1. Chain 29
  2. Make 4 dc in the sixth ch from the hook
  3. Skip the next 3 chs
  4. Make 4 dc in the next ch
  5. Repeat step 3 and step 4 across until you have 3 chs left
  6. Skip 2 chs
  7. Make 1 dc in the last ch

View the full photo tutorial here.

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