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Solid Crochet Shell Stitch: How to Crochet

I love all the variations of the crochet shell stitch as I’m sure you’ve seen in many of my free crochet patterns. From a solid shell to lace shell, the crochet shell stitch has some range.

In this crochet stitch tutorial, I’m going to give you a quick overview of the solid shell stitch. Of course I’ll follow up in the near future with a garment tutorial using it, so keep an eye out. I’m sure I’ll add a link here later.

It’s a really beautiful stitch for things like diy home décor etc. , but I really love it for sweaters and tops. Of course, I may just really love sweaters and tops. I’d love to see what other places you find for this crochet shell stitch.

It really would shine as a scarf, blanket, hat etc as it’s reversible. It looks as beautiful from either side.

If you’re looking for other stitch tutorials, you might enjoy some of these below.

1 Crochet Bead Stitch / 2 Crochet Yarn Over Slip Stitch

Stitches Used & code ( US Term )

  • ch = chain
  • st = stitch(es)
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • sk = skip
  • REP = repeat

Notes:

  • This crochet solid shell stitch is in a mutualities of 6 + 2 ch
  • This crochet solid shell stitch is a 2 rows repeat ( row 2 and row 3 )
  • Can use in row or round. For the following written instructions, I’m going to make in a row
  • For the following written instructions, I’m using 1 color but you can use multiple colors. You can change color every row or every other 2 rows.

Solid Shell Stitch Written Instructions

Row 1: ch 26, 1 sc into second ch from hook, *sk 2 ch, 5 dc into next ch, sk 2 ch, 1 sc into next ch* REP from *TO* across. Check picture below

shell stitch step by step photo tutorial

Row 2: Turn, ch 3 ( count as 1 dc ), 2 dc into the first st/same ch 3 st, sk 2 st, 1 sc into next st, *sk 2 st, 5 dc into next st, sk 2 st, 1 sc into next st* REP from *TO* until you have 3 st left, sk 2 st, 3 dc into last st. Check picture below

Row 3: Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 sc into first st, *sk 2 st, 5 dc into next st, sk 2 st, 1 sc into next st* REP from *TO* across. Check picture below

REP row 2 and row 3 for remainder of project

Crochet Solid Shell stitch Video Tutorial

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