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Shells with Borders – Free Crochet Pattern




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.




Row 1

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


Shells with Borders 1

Shells with Borders 2




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



Shells with Borders 3

Shells with Borders 4

Shells with Borders 5

Shells with Borders 6

Shells with Borders 7




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.


Shells with Borders 8

Shells with Borders 9




Repeat rows 2 and 3 until desired size.




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