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Crochet Shells-Block Stitch

Crochet shells-block stitch, this lovely stitch combination makes beautiful blankets and it’s great for washcloths, dishcloths and more.

You will be using double crochet (treble for UK) to make this easy shells and blocks design.

I have used a worsted weight #4 yarn for the samples, but any yarn would work well.

 

crochet shells-block stitch

 

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Blue design swatch

 

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crochet shells-block stitch

 

Formats

Two easy formats have been used to write this crochet shells-block stitch tutorial, UK and USA crocheters.

 

Abbreviations UK & USA
ch.
    Chain

tr.     Treble Crochet – dc
rpt.   Repeat

 

three colour swatches

 

Best Yarn

For great results it is always best to use the recommended yarn in the pattern materials section.

I have used King Cole Comfort Aran yarn in shrimp, white and cornflower for the crochet shells-block stitch, but there are many other colours to choose from in this brand.

 

shrimp color design swatch

 

Crochet Hook Size

I have used a 5.00mm crochet hook size for the samples of the crochet shells-block stitch, but check the ball band of the yarn that you are using for the correct hook size for that ply.

 

white design sample

 

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three colour swatches

 

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The written instructions and pictures for this free crochet shells-block stitch tutorial are the sole property of crochetncreate. The pattern is copyright protected © 2024. You are welcome to sell your finished items made from this stitch pattern. My photos are copyright protected and are not to be used to sell your items.

 

shells and block stitch

 

Crochet Shell-Block Stitch UK

Skill Level: Easy

Abbreviations UK
ch.
    Chain

tr.     Treble Crochet
rpt.   Repeat

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

3ch counts as first tr.

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Scroll down the page for the USA format

UK INSTRUCTIONS:

Made in multiples of 8 + 5.

I have made 37ch loosely for the swatches, work 1tr into 4th ch from hook, 1tr into next ch, * miss 2ch, work shell (see abbrev) into next ch, miss 2ch, 1tr into each of next 3ch * rpt from * to * to end. Turn.

2nd Row – 3ch, work 1tr into each of next 2tr, * miss 2tr, work shell into 1ch space of next shell, miss 2tr, 1tr into each of next 3tr, * rpt from * to * to end, working last tr into top of 3ch. Turn.

Rpt 2nd Row until required length.

USA format below:-

crochet shells-block stitch

Crochet Shell-Block Stitch USA

Skill Level: Easy

Abbreviations USA
ch.
    Chain

dc.    Double Crochet
rpt.   Repeat

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

ch3 counts as first dc.

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USA INSTRUCTIONS:

Made in multiples of 8 + 5.

I have made 37ch loosely for the swatches, work 1dc in 4th ch from hook, 1dc in next ch, * skip 2ch, work shell (see abbrev) in next ch, skip 2ch, 1dc in each of next 3ch * rpt from * to * to end. Turn.

2nd Row – ch3, work 1dc in each of next 2dc, * skip 2dc, work shell in ch1 space of next shell, skip 2dc, 1dc in each of next 3dc, * rpt from * to * to end, working last dc in top of ch3. Turn.

Rpt 2nd Row until required length.

 

crochet shells-block stitch

 

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