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Shells & Puffs – Free Crochet Pattern

 

This Free Crochet pattern teaches how to do this simple and textured stitch using shells and puff stitches.

 

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Shells & Puffs – Free Crochet Pattern

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For this project you’ll need:

HOOK: 5 mm hook or size H hook for the US

YARN: 1 skein of worsted weight yarn, 4 ply US, 10 ply AU

100 grams / 3.5. oz

240 meters / 262 yards

 

 

ch = Chain

st = Stitch

sc = Single Crochet

dc = Double Crochet

YO = Yarn Over

 

Puff Stitch – YO insert your hook in st, repeat 4 more times, 11 loops on your hook. Pull through all 11 loops. Plus the loop on your hook for a total of 12 loops.

 

* = Repeat what is in between the stars for the rest of the row

 

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This stitch is done in multiples of 8 + 4

 

To Start

Ch in sets of 8 until you reach the width you want. Then ch 4 more and you’re ready to start.

 

Row 1

skip 3 chs and dc 2 into 4th ch from hook. *Sk 3 chs, ch 1 and sc into next st, sk 3 sts, ch 1 and dc 3, ch 1, dc 3 all in the next st *

Repeat for row. Sk 3 sts and DC 3 into last ch of row. Ch 1 and turn.
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Row 2

sc in 1st dc, *ch 3 and skip next 2 dc’s and Puff stitch in sc, ch 3 and sc into the ch 1 in center of your shell. * repeat for row. Sc in last sc of row. Ch 1 and turn.

 

*in pictures below I tried it with only 3 pulls to make a puff stitch, wasn’t big enough, so I moved to 5.

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Row 3

sc in sc, * ch 1 and dc 3, ch 1, dc 3 into top of puff stitch, ch 1, sc into sc, * repeat for row. Sc into last sc of row. Ch 1 and turn.
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Row 4

ch 6 and * sc into center ch of shell, ch 3 and puff stitch in sc, ch 3* repeat for row. DC into last sc of row. Ch 3 and turn
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Row 5

dc 2 times into dc. * Ch 1 and sc into sc, ch 1, dc 3, ch 1, dc 3 into top of puff stitch * Repeat for row. Dc 3 into 3rd ch from bottom. Ch 1 and turn
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Repeat rows 2 – 5 until you reach desired size.
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