Closed Shell Stitch Tutorial

Closed Shell Stitch Tutorial – See the written instructions on how to crochet the beautiful stitch below.

It can be used with acrylic or cotton yarns and is ideal for blankets, placemats, dishcloths etc.

closed shell stitch tutorial

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Looks great on both sides as there is no right or wrong way to show this lovely stitch, I have shown it in a two colour stripe and a solid colour.

closed shell

It is such and easy and simple design, suitable for many projects. The free crochet instructions are in UK and USA format.

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green-cream stitch

Closed Shell Stitch Tutorial UK

Abbreviations UK
ch.       Chain
dc.       Double Crochet
tr.        Treble Crochet
rpt.      Repeat

tch.      Turning Chain

Shell.  (2tr, 1ch, 2tr) into same stitch or space.

Base of ch. Work in first stitch

3ch counts as first tr

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UK INSTRUCTIONS:

Made in multiples of 4 + 3

I made 43ch, work (2tr, 1ch, 2tr) into 5th ch from hook, * miss 3ch, work (2tr, 1ch, 2tr) into next ch, * rpt from * to * to last 2ch, miss 1ch, 1tr into last ch. Turn.

2nd Row – 1ch 1dc into stitch at base of 1ch, * miss 2tr, (2tr, 1ch, 2tr) into next 1ch space, miss 2tr, 1dc into space between next two shells, * (see pic) rpt from * to * to last shell and tch, miss 2tr, (2tr, 1ch, 2tr) into next 1ch space, miss 2tr, 1dc into top of tch. Turn.

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3rd Row – 3ch, work (2tr, 1ch, 2tr) into each 1ch space of shells to last dc, 1tr into dc. Turn.

4th Row – 1ch 1dc into stitch at base of 1ch, * miss 2tr, (2tr, 1ch, 2tr) into next 1ch space, miss 2tr, 1dc into space between next two shells, * rpt from * to * to last shell and 3tch, miss 2tr, (2tr, 1ch, 2tr) into next 1ch space, miss 2tr, 1dc into top of 3ch. Turn.

Rpt 3rd & 4th Rows until required length, if you wish to you can change colours on the even rows.

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USA format below:-

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Closed Shell Stitch Tutorial USA

Abbreviations USA
ch.      Chain
sc.      Single Crochet
dc.      Double Crochet
rpt.     Repeat

tch.     Turning Chain

Shell.  (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in same stitch or space.

Base of ch. Work in first stitch

ch3 counts as first dc

I have used a 4.50mm clover crochet hook and Stylecraft Special DK yarn

closed shell

USA INSTRUCTIONS:

Made in multiples of 4 + 3

I started with a chain length of 43, work (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in 5th ch from hook, * skip 3ch, work (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in next ch, * rpt from * to * to last 2ch, skip ch1, 1dc in last ch. Turn.

2nd Row – ch1, 1sc in stitch at base of ch1, * skip 2dc, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in next ch1 space, skip 2dc, 1sc in space between next two shells, * (see pic) rpt from * to * to last shell and tch, skip 2dc, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in next ch1 space, skip 2dc, 1sc in top of tch. Turn.

WIP

3rd Row – ch3, work (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in each ch1 space of shells to last sc, 1dc in sc. Turn.

4th Row – ch1, 1sc in stitch at base of ch1, * skip 2dc, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in next ch1 space, skip 2dc, 1sc in space between next two shells, * rpt from * to * to last shell and 3tch, skip 2dc, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in next ch1 space, skip 2dc, 1sc in top of ch3. Turn.

Rpt 3rd & 4th Rows until required length, if you wish to you can change colors on the even rows.

closed shell stitch tutorial

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See more free crochet stitch tutorials:-
Scallop – Peacock Fan – Lattice & Bar
Granny Chevron – Even Berry – Combo Peaks
hope you enjoy all the instructions, happy crocheting!
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