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Crochet Shell and Vst Pattern

Check out and learn this cool and easy crochet shell and vst pattern. Ideal for use on blankets, baby items or projects around your home.

crochet Shell and vst

I have used it in a few of my earlier designs, I have put a link to one of my free baby crochet patterns below made in this stitch.


V & Shell stitch* * * *

crochet V & Shell stitch

The materials used for the swatches were King Cole Big Value Double Knitting yarn in colors White and Orange using a 5.00mm Clover crochet hook

See below links on how to crochet more pretty stitches from my stitch library, click the pictures or links.

Crab Stitch

Offset V Stitch

Spider Stitch

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Crochet Shell and Vst Pattern

dc.        Double Crochet
Shell.    (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in same space or stitch
vst.       (1dc, ch2, 1dc) in same space or stitch

I used a 4.00mm hook and worsted weight #3 yarn for the sample.

Make chain length loosely in multiples of 5 + 4

Work 1 shell (see abbrev) in 6th ch from hook, * miss 4ch, 1shell in next ch, * rpt from * to * along to last 3ch, miss 2ch, 1dc in last ch. Turn.

1st Row – ch3, 1vst (see abbrev) in ch1 space of each shell to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn.

2nd Row – ch3, 1 shell in each ch2 space of vst to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn.

Rpt 1st & 2nd Rows to required length.

Hope you enjoy using this lovely shell and vst pattern to make lots of pretty things with.

Have fun until next time.




Print a copy of this free three Piece Baby Set made in the same stitch HERE


All pattern sizing, yarn weights, gauges etc on this website are approximate as everybody crochets differently. Every effort is made to ensure this pattern is correct, but I am only human so mistakes may be made, if you find one please let me know by e-mail on

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To PRINT the pattern only, highlight by clicking at the start of the pattern, hold the mouse down, scroll down and release at the end of the pattern.
Go to FILE, PRINT, (usually top left of browser) when your printer box appears choose selection in the page range.

The easiest way is to copy your selection and paste into a text program (ie, word, notepad etc) it may need tiding up, then print.