Let’s learn a new stitch this week! This stitch is the Shell Stitch. It is one of my favorites and is used in one of my most popular patterns. This tutorial shows you how to do the shell stitch and how to make it into an 8×8″ square. Happy Crocheting!
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Shell Stitch Afghan Square
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
sk – skip
st – stitch
tch – turning chain
16 stitches=5 inches and 10 rows=5 inches
To make an 8″ x 8″ square,
Step 1: 2 dc in 4th ch from hook.
Step 2: Skip 2 chs, 1 sc in next ch
Step 3: Sk 2 chs, 5 dc in next ch
Step 4: *Skip 2 chs, 1 sc, sk 2 chs, 5 dc in next ch* Repeat * until you have 3 chs left. Sk 2 chs, sc in last ch
Step 5: Change colors. Ch 3, turn.
Step 6: 2 dc in the sc from previous row
Step 7: *Sk 2 dc, sc in next st, sk 2 dc, 5 dc into sc from previous row* Repeat * until the end of the row. Sc in the tch of the previous row.
Repeat Row 2, alternating colors, for 14 more rows (total of 16 rows)
To Finish: Sc evenly around the entire square, making sure to place 3 sc sts in each corner.