close

Search Term

Enter a search term (optional)

Categories

Select One (optional)


Difficulty Level

Select One (optional)

Yarn Weight

Select One (optional)

Crochet Hook

Select as many as you like (optional)

  • E/4 or 3.5 mm hook
  • D/3 or 3.25 mm hook
  • B/1 or 2.25 mm hook
  • C/2 or 2.75 mm hook
  • F/5 or 3.75 mm hook
  • G/6 or 4 mm hook
  • H/8 or 5 mm hook
  • I/9 or 5.5 mm hook
  • J/10 or 6 mm hook
  • K/10.5 or 6.5 mm hook
  • L/11 or 8 mm hook
  • M/13 or 9 mm hook
  • N/15 or 10 mm hook
  • P/16 or 16 mm hook
  • 4.5 mm hook
  • 00 or 3.5 mm hook (steel)
  • 0 or 3.25 mm hook (steel)
  • 1 or 2.75 mm hook (steel)
  • 2 or 2.25 mm hook (steel)
  • 3 or 2.1 mm hook (steel)
  • 4 or 2 mm hook (steel)
  • 5 or 1.9 mm hook (steel)
  • 6 or 1.8 mm hook (steel)
  • 7 or 1.65 mm hook (steel)
  • 8 or 1.5 mm hook (steel)
  • 9 or 1.4 mm hook (steel)
  • 10 or 1.3 mm hook (steel)
  • 11 or 1.1 mm hook (steel)
  • 12 or 1 mm hook (steel)
  • 13 or .85 mm hook (steel)
  • 14 or .75 mm hook (steel)
  • Q or 16mm hook
AllFreeCrochet.com

Menu

Free Offer
14 Free Crochet Hat Patterns: Crochet Beanie Hats, Crochet Cap Patterns, and More

You'll find a great variety of free crochet hat patterns in this collection of 14 Free Crochet Hat Patterns Crochet Beanie Hats, Crochet Cap Patterns, and More.

Bonus: Get our newsletter & special offers for free. We will not share or sell your email address. View our Privacy Policy

How to Crochet a Shell Stitch

By:

13 Comments

Follow this seven step tutorial to learn how to crochet a shell stitch. You can then use this stitch in any pattern you wish.

 

  1. Start with a chain.


     
  2. Double crochet in the 3rd stitch from the hook.


     
  3. Make 4 more double crochet stitches in the same stitch.


     
  4. Skip the next 3 stitches, make 5 double crochet in the next stitch.


     
  5. Repeat step 4 across the row.


     
  6. At the end of the row, turn, slip stitch in the first 3 stitches, chain 2, make 4 double crochet in the same stitch. Then repeat step 4 across the row.
  7. Repeat step 6 for each subsequent row of the shell stitch.

 

Read about Harrington's bio and her experience with crochet.

 

Your Recently Viewed Projects

Love these projects? Get MORE delivered to your Inbox – FREE Click Here!

Ratings & Comments (13)

May 28, 2013

i need pattern to make shell blanket

 

May 28, 2013

great instrution however i need to make a blanket with this stitch. how do i get the right size?

 

13 Ratings

Nov 29, 2012

Just what I was looking for: a simple tutorial on the shell stitch for my crochet class. Thank you!

 

Apr 22, 2012

It's confusing because I don't know now many stitches to chain before I start the shells in order to not end up with a tail at the end. I'm not an expert or I might be able to figure out something that "simple" but I can't. First time I chained 10 and didn't have enough stitches to skip at the end so there was a tail of 3 stitches I didn't know how to continue. then I tried 12 stitches and then added 3 stitches for the first DC but I still had stitches left over. I'm gonna find a different tutorial that explains the formula for the number of chain stitches to start with.

 

Apr 19, 2012

First off, I think some people need to learn how to read, no where does it say they are making a blanket, they are showing you how to make the shell stitch, your stitches and chain length depends on what YOU are making, try reading the instructions again, thank you

 

Apr 19, 2012

The length of the chain in # of stitches is not provided. How long is the starting chain? Please provide in "multiples" so that it can be adjusted accordingly.

 

Apr 19, 2012

This is so easy to follow!!

 

Apr 19, 2012

I love this pattern, would love to try to make a vest, but need correct pattern first?

 

All fields required.

Rate & Comment

Cancel Reply to Comment

Newsletter Signup

Free Newsletter!

Subscribe to our free newsletter, Hooked on Crochet, and we'll give you hundreds of free crochet patterns, how-to videos and tutorials along with great crochet tips. Take advantage of all things free, sign up today!

Please Wait

Thanks for signing up

Sorry, we could not sign you up.

Something worth saving?

Register now for FREE to:

  • SAVE all your favorite patterns
  • ADD personal notes
  • QUICKLY reference your patterns

 

Connect With Us

Facebook Google Plus Instagram Twitter Pinterest
Twitter Blog Email RSS

About Us Advertise Contact Us FAQs Keyword Index News Privacy Policy Submit Pattern Subscribe Terms of Service Unsubscribe Bookmark

---- 1 ----

close

Images from other crochet readers

There are currently no images from other crochet readers.

Was This Helpful?YesNo