Crochet Shell Doily

A free crochet shell doily pattern – Doily’s are always very popular, they are quick and easy designs to crochet while watching TV etc. great for your tables and tops around the home.

Hope you enjoy making it.

crochet shell doily

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Abbreviations
RS.    Right Side

ch.    Chain
sc.     Single Crochet
dc.     Double Crochet
rpt.    Repeat
sl st.  Slip Stitch

vst.            (1dc, ch1, 1dc) in same space or stitch.
Shell.         (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in same space or stitch.

Base of ch. Work in first stitch

ch3 counts as first dc
ch4 counts as first dc and ch1

Approx Finished Size:   12.5 Inches Diameter

Materials
For great results it is always best to use the recommended yarn
I have used:-
45 grams of Stylecraft Special DK

OR an equivalent yarn would be:-
1.58oz of Worsted Weight #3

5.00mm Clover Crochet Hook

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Made in rounds without turning throughout.

ch7, sl st to first ch to form a ring, ch3, (RS) 15dc in ring, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of round. (15dc + ch3)

2nd Round – ch3, 1dc in base of ch3, 2dc in each dc to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of round. (31dc + ch3)

3rd Round – sl st in space between ch3 and first dc, ch4, 1dc in same space, * skip 2dc, vst (see abbrev) in space between next 2dc, * rpt from * to * to last dc, skip dc, sl st to 3rd of ch4 on beginning of round. (16 vst)

4th Round – sl st to ch1 space on first vst, ch4, 1dc in same space, work vst in each vst to end, sl st to 3rd of ch4 on beginning of round.

5th Round – sl st to ch1 space on first vst, (ch3, 1dc, ch1, 2dc) in same ch1 space, * skip 2dc, work 1 shell (see abbrev) in ch1 space on next vst, * rpt from * to * to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of round. (16 shells)

6th Round – sl st to ch1 space on first shell, (ch3, 1dc, ch1, 2dc) in same space, * ch1, 1 shell in next shell, * rpt from * to * to end, ch1, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of round.

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7th Round – sl st to ch1 space on first shell, (ch3, 1dc, ch1, 2dc) in same space, * ch1, work 1dc in ch1 space between next 2 shell groups, ch1, work 1 shell in next shell, * rpt from * to * to end, ch1, work 1dc in ch1 space between next 2 shell groups, ch1, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of round.

8th Round – sl st to ch1 space on first shell, (ch3, 1dc, ch1, 2dc) in same space, * ch1, skip 2dc, vst in next dc, ch1, work 1 shell in next shell, * rpt from * to * to end, ch1, skip 2dc, vst in next dc, ch1, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of round.

9th Round – sl st to ch1 space on first shell, (ch3, 1dc, ch1, 2dc) in same space, * ch1, work vst in next vst, ch1, work 1 shell in next shell, * rpt from * to * to end, ch1, work vst in next vst, ch1, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of round.

10th Round – sl st to ch1 space on first shell, (ch3, 1dc, ch1, 2dc) in same space, * ch1, work 1 shell in next vst, ch1, work 1 shell in next shell, * rpt from * to * to end, ch1, work 1 shell in next vst, ch1, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of round.

11th Round – sl st to ch1 space on first shell, (ch3, 1dc, ch1, 2dc) in same space, * ch1, work 1 shell in next shell, * rpt from * to * to end, ch1, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of round.

12th Round – sl st to ch1 space on first shell, work (2sc, ch2, 2sc) in same space, * sl st in ch1 space between next 2 shells, (2sc, ch2, 2sc) in ch1 space on next shell, * rpt from * to * to end, sl st in ch1 space between last 2 shells, sl st to first sc on beginning of round. Fasten off.

Finishing – Weave in any loose ends of yarn and trim off.

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I have more lovely free crochet doily patterns:-
Small DoilySquare DoilySquare Lace Doily
Cotton Lace DoilyPointed DoilyGranny Doily
Quick DoilyTable Centre DoilyLace Edge Doily
hope you enjoy all the designs, happy crocheting!

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4 thoughts on “Crochet Shell Doily

  1. Hansa

    Your patterns are very pretty n easy. I have tried some of them after learning crochet. Thank u 4 the same. Do continue yr free patterns as they r useful.
    Thank u once again
    Hansa

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