Crochet Small Shell Stitch

Crochet small shell stitch is a versatile pattern of two rows, it is very easy to learn and it creates a pretty look with a wavy edge.

Use for many projects, such as afghans, baby blankets, table mats or items for all around your home.

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Crochet small shell Stitch Pictorial

Hope you enjoy learning this crochet small shell stitch pattern, it is a great design for beginners too.


ch.             Chain(s)
sc/dc         Single Crochet (Double Crochet UK)
dc/tr          Double Crochet (Treble Crochet UK)
tch.            Turning Chain
rpt.            Repeat

Base of ch.    Work in first stitch.

Made in multiples of 4 + 2

1)    1sc/dc in 2nd ch from hook.

2)    make ch3, Skip/Miss 3ch’s.

3)    1sc/dc in next ch, rpt steps 2 and 3 to end. Turn.

4)    ch3, 1dc/tr in base of ch3 (first stitch)

5)     1sc/dc in ch3 space.

6)    3dc/tr in next sc/dc.
Rpt steps 5 and 6 to last sc/dc.

7)     2dc/tr in last sc/dc. Turn.

8)     ch1, 1sc/dc in base of ch1, * ch3, skip/miss (dc/tr, sc/dc, dc/tr), work 1sc/dc in centre dc/tr of 3dc/tr group, * rpt from * to * to last (dc/tr, sc/dc, dc/tr and 3tch), ch3, skip/miss (dc/tr, sc/dc, dc/tr) work 1sc/dc in top 3tch. Turn.

9)    Rpt steps 4 to 7. Turn.

Rpt rows until required length.

I have many patterns I want to write using the small shell stitch so keep checking back.

small shell stitch

Happy crocheting.


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