There are many, many variations on a shell stitch! While they almost universally involve working multiple stitches in the same stitch, they could be double crochets, triple crochets, or another stitch, and may or may not use chain stitches in the middle of the shell. If you’re working a pattern that calls for a shell stitch, it ought to include directions for specific stitch it requires at the beginning of the pattern.
This Shell Stitch Variation is worked with double crochets and chain stitches. Each shell is worked into the middle of the shell on the previous row, so the shells stack up in an almost column-like fashion.
Click the photo for the Shell #1 pattern.
This stitch repeat can be worked with any size yarn. Use the hook size recommend for whatever yarn you choose. Worsted weight yarn is a good size to practice with and is what we used in the tutorial video (found below).
Click the photo to shop Home Cotton yarn.
Watch the Right-Handed Tutorial Video:
Watch the Left-Handed Tutorial Video
Here are the quick links to the products and videos contained in this post:
Shell Stitch #1 Pattern
Home Cotton Yarn
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