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Stitch of the Week: Crochet Shell Pattern

It's a stitch for you crocheters this week! Why not pick up your hooks and learn a new technique with the fab Crochet Shell Pattern - we think it would look gorgeous on a little one's cardigan  or as a beanie for the cooler weather...

Crochet Shell Pattern

Note: This pattern uses UK crochet terminology.

Make foundation ch. Multiple of 6 + 2.

1st row: 1 d.c. into 2nd ch. from hook, 1 d.c. into next ch., * ch., miss 3 ch., 1 d.c. into each of next 3 ch., rep. from * ending 3 ch., miss 3ch., 1 d.c. into each of next 2 ch., 1 ch., turn.

2nd row: 1 d.c. into 1st st., * (1 tr., 3 d.tr., 1 tr.) into 3 ch. Space, miss 1 d.c., 1 d.c. into next st., rep. from * to end, turn.

3rd row: * 3 ch., 1 d.c. into each of 3 d.tr., rep. from * ending 2 ch., 1 d.c. into last st., 3 ch., turn.

4th row: 1 d.tr., 1 tr. into 2 ch. space, * 1 d.c into centre of 3 d.c., (1 tr., 3 d.tr., 1 tr.) into 3 ch. space, rep. from * ending 1 d.c. into centre of 3 d.c., 1 tr., 2 d.tr. into last space, 1 ch., turn.

5th row: 1 d.c. into each d.tr. * 3 ch., 1 d.c. into each d.tr., rep. from * ending 3 ch., 1 d.c. into 2 d.tr., 1 ch., turn.

Repeat rows 2 to 5 for pattern.

Download the PDF pattern here.


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