In the video – links below – I show you how to change yarn colors every row without having to break the ends with every color change. This will prevent you from having to sew in an bunch of ends.
Abbreviations: CC = Contrasting Color, ch= chain, dc = double crochet,
lp = loop, MC = Main Color, sc = single crochet, st = stitch, YO = Yarn Over
Shell: 5 dc in specified st or sp.
Stitch is a multiple of 6 + 1 + 1 for turning chain
Row 1: (Right Side) Starting at bottom, with MC, ch a multiple of 6 +3, sc in 2nd ch from hook, skip 2 ch, * shell in next ch, skip 2 ch, sc in next ch, skip next ch; rep from * across to last sc, work last sc until 2 loops are on hook, make a slip knot on the end of CC yarn and draw the new color through the 2 loops on the hook to complete the sc (see picture above). Leave MC hanging until next row.
Row 2: With CC, ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout), turn, 2 dc in first sc (half shell made), sc in center dc of next Shell, [Shell in next sc, sc in center dc of next Shell] across; ending with 3dc in last sc. After completing the last double crochet put the loop on a stitch holder and remove hook as shown in the video. We have these at MaggiesCrochet.com here: Locking Stitch Marker
Row 3: With previous row facing you, insert hook from front to back in first dc of previous row, YO hook with the dropped MC yarn, draw the lp of MC up, ch 1, sc in first dc, Shell in next sc, *sc in center dc of next Shell, shell in next sc; rep from * across; end, work last sc until 2 loops are on hook, take loop of MC off stitch marker and put it back on hook, draw CC through the 2 loops on your hook to complete your last sc stitch.
Rep Rows 2 and 3 as established alternating colors.
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Crochet Stitch Shell Change Color Every Row Pattern by Maggie Weldon
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