Crochet Puff Shell Stitch

Crochet Puff Shell Stitch – Beautiful stitch that gives a raised textured look, use for blankets, baby coats, dishcloths etc. the list is endless!

crochet puff shell stitch

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puff shell stitch

The free written instructions are below in both UK and USA format, scroll down to the bottom of the page to learn how to crochet this lovely stitch.

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Crochet Puff Shell Stitch UK

Scroll down the page for the USA format

Abbreviations UK
RS.          Right Side
dc.           Double Crochet
tr.            Treble Crochet
rpt.          Repeat

yrh.         Yarn Round Hook

ps.           Puff Stitch
yrh pull up loop, (twice), yrh draw through 4 loops, yrh draw through 2 loops.

ps group.  Puff stitch group
(2ps, 1ch, 2ps) into the same stitch or space.

vst.     V Stitch
(1tr, 1ch, 1tr) into the same stitch or space.

Base of ch. Work into first stitch

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With colour 1 make a chain length in multiples of 6 loosely.

I started with 42ch, (RS) work 1dc into 2nd ch from hook, 1dc into each ch to end. Turn.

2nd Row – 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, make 1ch, miss 1dc, work ps group (see abbrev) into next dc, * 1ch, miss 2dc, 1dc into next dc, 1ch, miss 2dc, ps group into next dc, * rpt from * to * to last 2dc, make 1ch, miss 1dc, 1dc into last dc. Turn.

3rd Row – 4ch, (1dc, 2ch, 1dc) into 1ch space on ps group, * 1ch, 1vst (see abbrev) into next dc, 1ch, (1dc, 2ch, 1dc) into 1ch space on ps group, * rpt from * to * to last dc, make 1ch, work 1tr into dc. Turn.

4th Row – 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, make 1ch, ps group into next 2ch space, * 1ch, 1dc into vst, 1ch, ps group into 2ch space, * rpt from * to * to end, make 1ch, 1dc into 3rd of 4ch. Turn.

Fasten off. Join in colour 2.

Rpt 3rd and 4th Rows changing colour every four rows, working colour 1 and colour 2 alternately until you have your desired length.

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See more free crochet stitch tutorials:-
Adjacent Shells – Stems & Groups – Arcade Stitch
Boxed Block – Bean Stitch – Cluster-V
hope you enjoy all the instructions, happy crocheting!
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Crochet Puff Shell Stitch USA

Abbreviations USA
RS.            Right Side
sc.             Single Crochet
dc.             Double Crochet
rpt.            Repeat

yo.             Yarn Over

ps.             Puff Stitch
yo pull up loop, (twice), yo draw through 4 loops, yo draw through 2 loops.

ps group.   Puff stitch group
(2ps, ch1, 2ps) in the same stitch or space.

vst.     V Stitch
(1dc, ch1, 1dc) in the same stitch or space.

Base of ch. Work in first stitch

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With colour 1 make a chain length in multiples of 6 loosely.

I started with chaining 42, (RS) work 1sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1sc in each ch to end. Turn.

2nd Row – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, ch1, skip 1sc, work ps group (see abbrev) in next sc, * ch1, skip 2sc, 1sc in next sc, ch1, skip 2sc, ps group in next sc, * rpt from * to * to last 2sc, ch1, skip 1sc, 1sc in last sc. Turn.

3rd Row – ch4, (1sc, 2ch, 1sc) in ch1 space on ps group, * ch1, 1vst (see abbrev) in next sc, ch1, (1sc, 2ch, 1sc) in ch1 space on ps group, * rpt from * to * to last sc, ch1, work 1dc in sc. Turn.

4th Row – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, ch1, ps group in next 2ch space, * ch1, 1sc in vst, ch1, ps group in 2ch space, * rpt from * to * to end, ch1, 1sc in 3rd of ch4. Turn.

Fasten off. Join in colour 2.

Rpt 3rd and 4th Rows changing color every four rows, working color 1 and color 2 alternately until you have your desired length.

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