Crochet stitch and tutorial that teaches you how to make this surprising warm stitch that uses shells and decreases to make this very cool strip effect.


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Gratifying Textured Shells Crochet Stitch – Free Crochet Pattern and Tutorial

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For this project you’ll need:

HOOK: Size yarn recommends

YARN: Any size



ch = Chain

sl st = Slip Stitch

st = Stitch

sk = Skip

sc = Single Crochet

dc = Double Crochet

dc dec = Double crochet decrease


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


Chart pattern – 131


This stitch is done in multiples of 8 + 2





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Once you chained your multiples to you desired width continue to row 1.


Row 1

sc in 2nd ch from the hook. * skip 3 sts and DC 9 into next st. skip 3 sts and sc in next * repeat what’s in between the *’s until last shell of 9 DC’s at the end of your row.

To end row skip 3 chs and sc in last ch of row. ch 3 and turn.


Row 2

Skip 1st DC of the shell and DC dec using the next 3 DC’s, pull through all 4 loops *and ch 3 skip 3 DC’s and sc in next, ch 3 and do a DC dec using the next 3 DC’s pull through all 4 loops and ch 1.  Now skipping the first DC on the next shell, DC dec in next 3 DC’s * repeat for row. 

To end row DC in last sc of the row. CH 1 and turn.


Row 3

Now using the sc that is in between our ch 3 spaces, you’ll want to put 9 Dc’s in that Sc then Sc onto the ch 1 space. (the big space) then start your next set of 9 DC’s in the center Sc. Repeat for row.


To end your row, Sc into the top of the ch 3


Repeat rows 2 and 3






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