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Mini Shells Crochet Stitch – Free Crochet Pattern and Video Tutorials

This Mini Shells Crochet Stitch is both unique and simple. It’s perfect for a beginner crocheter to learn. I’ll take you step-by-step on how to begin and end a row with this crochet stitch as well as the multiples of the stitch so you can make anything you like using it. For an even better lesson on how to read patterns, use the free pattern and video tutorial side by side. I hope you’ll give this easy beginner mesh stitch a try!

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Mini Shells Crochet Stitch – Free Crochet Pattern and Video Tutorials

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For this project you will need:

HOOK: Any size but I used 5 mm hook or size H hook for the US

YARN: Any size but I used worsted weight yarn, 4 ply US, 10 ply AU



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ch = Chain

sl st = Slip Stitch

st = Stitch

DC = Double Crochet

* = Repeat what’s in between * for rest of round.






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The Multiples of the stitch

This stitch is done in multiples of 3


To Start

Ch in multiples of 3 until you reach desired width.


Row 1

DC 3 in 4th ch from hook, * sk 2 sts, dc 3 into next * repeat for row until you reach last 2 sts. Skip a st and DC into last st. ch 3 and turn.


Row 2

Skip a st and DC 3 into next (which should be the center DC of the mini shell below ) then *skip 2 sts and DC 3 into next* repeat for row, skip a stitch then DC in last st of row which is the ch 3. CH 3 and turn.


Repeat row 2 until you reach desired size.


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