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!
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Woven Shell Stitch Tutorial and Afghan Square
- Category 4 Medium Weight Yarn in any color of your choosing. I used Lily Sugar ‘n Cream* for this example.
- Size I 5.5mm Crochet Hook*
- Yarn Needle* for weaving ends
ch(s) – chain(s)
dc – double crochet
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
sp – space
st(s) – stitch(es)
t-ch – turning chain
() – indicates stitch counts
* – indicates instructions to be repeated
Multiple of 6 +3
4 stitches & 1 row = 1″
Row 1: Sk the first 3 chains (count as 1 dc), sk the next 3 chains, 3 dc into the next ch (You will be skipping a total of 6 chains in the beginning),
Row 2 cont’d: *sk the 3-dc cluster from previous row, sk the next dc, 3 dc into the 2nd st of the 3-dc cluster from previous row, ch 3, 3 dc into the 2nd st of the 3-dc cluster that you just skipped, 1 sc into the next ch-3 sp; Repeat from * across, 4 dc into the t-ch, turn.
Row 3 cont’d: sk the 3-dc cluster from previous row, sk the next dc, 3 dc into the 2nd st of the 3-dc cluster from previous row, ch 3, 3 dc into the 2nd st of the 3-dc cluster that you just skipped, 1 sc into the next ch-3 space; Repeat from * across, 1 dc into 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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