Crochet shell pattern & tutorial that teaches you how to crochet this beautiful lacy shell using Quadruple crochets. This crochet stitch works up quickly and would make a great stitch to use for a summer top or swim cover up.


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Quadruple Shells – Free Crochet Pattern

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For this project you’ll need:

HOOK: The size the yarn recommends






ch = Chain

sl st = Slip Stitch

st(s) = Stitch(es)

sk = Skip

YO = Yarn Over

Quad = Quadruple Crochet

sc = Single Crochet

dc = Double Crochet


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




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This stitch is done in multiples of 14 + 4


To start

Chain in the correct multiples until in multiples of 14 until you reach your desired width then ch 4.


Row 1

Quadruple crochet in the 11 ch from the hook. *ch 1, QUAD 6 times until you have 7 QUADs and 6 ch 1 spaces.

Skip 6 chs and DC in the 7th. Skip 6 chs and QUAD in the 7th* Repeat until you reach the last 7 chs. DC in last ch to end row.

Ch 1 and turn.


Row 2

sc in top of 1st Quad and in every QUAD, ch 1 space and dc of the row. Ch 7 and turn


Row 3

QUAD into the first sc, ch 1, QUAD, ch 1 QUAD into the same sc. *SC into the 4th QUAD of the shell from row 1, | Ch 1 and QUAD | 6 times

into the SC between shells. * Repeat for row. To end row, | QUAD, ch 1 | 3 times, QUAD one more time in same stitch. ch 1 and turn.


Row 4

sc in top of 1st Quad and in every QUAD and ch 1 space. Ch 1 and turn.


Row 5

sc in first sc, * QUAD in the sc between shells. |ch 1, Quad | 6 times. sc in next sc * Repeat for row. SC in last sc to end row.


REPEAT rows 2 – 5




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