This Free Crochet pattern teaches how to make this textured shell stitch that would look great in many colors. How about rainbow colors? This is a fun stitch to play with.
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Shells with Borders – Free Crochet Pattern
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For this project you’ll need:
HOOK: Any size hook – I used 5 mm hook or size H hook for the US
YARN: Any Size Yarn – I used Worsted weight yarn, 4 ply US, 10 ply AU
ch = Chain
st = Stitch
sc = Single Crochet
dc = Double Crochet
FPDC = Front Post 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 8 + 2
To Start – With 1st color
Ch in multiples of 8 until you reach desired with, then ch 2 and you’re ready to start.
sc in 2nd ch from the hook, * ch 1, sk 3 sts, DC, ch 1, 4 times into the same st. skip 3 sts and sc * repeat for row.
To end row: sc into last ch
Row 2 – With next color
ch 6 and * sc into the center ch 1 of shell, ch 3 and FPDC on the post of the sc, ch 3 * repeat for row.
To end row: DC in last sc
Row 3 – With 1st color
ch 1 and sc into 1st DC, * ch 1, sk 3 sts, DC, ch 1, 4 times into the same st. skip 3 sts and sc * repeat for row.
Repeat rows 2 and 3 until desired size.
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