It’s time to learn a new crochet stitch! This week I am going to show you the Woven Shell Stitch. This stitch is gorgeous and great for afghans or dishcloths. For this tutorial, I will show you how to make an 8″x 8″ square. I hope you enjoy the tutorial! Happy Crocheting!
Woven Shell Stitch Tutorial and Afghan Square
- Worsted weight yarn in any color of your choosing. I used Lily Sugar ‘n Cream* for this example.
- Furls Size I Crochet Hook*
- Yarn Needle*
ch – chain
st(s) – stitch(es)
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
sk – skip
t-ch – turning chain
Multiple of 6 +3
4 stitches & 1 row = 1″
Row 1: Sk the first 3 chains (count as dc). Sk the next 3 chains, 3 dc in the next ch. (You will be skipping a total of 6 chains in the beginning)
Row 2 cont’d: *sk 3 dc cluster from previous row and the next dc. 3 dc in the 2nd st of the 3dc from previous row, ch 3, 3dc in the 2nd st of the 3 dc that you just skipped, sc in the next ch-3 space** Repeat from * to ** to the end of the row. 4 dc in the t-ch, turn.
Row 3 cont’d: sk 3 dc cluster from previous row and the next dc. 3 dc in the 2nd st of the 3dc from previous row, ch 3, 3dc in the 2nd st of the 3 dc that you just skipped, sc in the next ch-3 space** Repeat from * to ** to the end of the row. Dc in the t-ch, turn.
Rows 4-9: Repeat rows 2-3
Row 10: Repeat Row 2 to complete your 8×8 square.
To even out the top of the square, dc into the top of the dcs from previous row and sc in the ch-3 spaces. Continue around with a sc border to make a neater square.
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