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The Woven Shell Stitch – Free Crochet Pattern


This Free Crochet pattern teaches you how to do the Woven Shell Crochet Stitch with detailed explanation and slow motion.

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The Woven Shell Stitch– Free Crochet Pattern

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Woven Shell Stitch pattern display pic

For making this Woven Shell stitch you can use any size yarn and hook. I used 4 ply US / 10 ply AU and a 5mm / H hook.

The multiples of this stitch is 6 + 3

ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet








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To Start:

Chain in sets of 6 until you have desired length then add 3 more chains.



Row 1 – The Set Up

Skip the first 6 chains and in the 7th chain *put 3 DC’s. Ch 3. Then back up, and working in the original skipped chains again, you will back up 2 chains and put 3 DC’s into the same ch space. Now working forward again, you skip one stitch, and in the next stitch put 1 DC. Skip 3 sts. Then repeat from * When you get to the end of the row you should have 1 DC in last stitch. Ch 3 and turn.



Row 2 – Bridging the Gap

DC 3 into beginning stitch. Sc into the chain 3 space at top of arch, Skip 6 sts and in the 7th stitch, which is the center double crochet, put 3 DC’s worked in the same stitch. Ch 3. Then find the center dc of the set of dc’s you skipped and put 3 dc’s into that center dc.

Woven Shell Stitch 4

Sc into ch 3 space on arch. Repeat from * at end of row, DC 4 into the top of your beginning ch 3. Then ch 3 and turn. ( you will always ch 3 at the end of a row )

For this to make more since, let me show you what you will be looking for.

Each row has two sets of 3 double crochets with a chain three in between, which creates an arch.


Woven Shell Stitch 2Woven Shell Stitch 1

And the stitches you will be using each round to “bridge the gap” are the center DC’s of each shell that makes up the arch.

Woven Shell Stitch 3


Row 3

*Skip 6 sts, and in the 7th stitch, which should be the center DC of the shell, you put 3 DC’s. Ch 3. Then back up to the shell at the beginning of the row, ( the one from last row ) and put 3 dc’s in the center DC of the shell. Sc into ch 3 arch. Repeat from * end of row, DC 1 into top of beginning ch 3. Then Ch 3 and turn.


Rows 4 and on

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you reach desired size of project.



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