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How to Crochet the Boxed Shell Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #2

Example of the Boxed Shell Stitch

About This Stitch Pattern

The Boxed Shell Stitch pattern creates a mesh of small boxes, interlaced with an arched shell motif. It is great for shawls, bags, and blankets.

[Video] Stitch Pattern Tutorial

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Techniques Used in this Stitch

Stitch Pattern Details

Skill Level


Row Repeat


Stitch Repeat

Multiples of 5 + 2

Stitch Pattern Instructions

Foundation Chain: Multiples of 5 + 2

  • Row 1 (RS): Skip 3ch (count as 1dc), 1dc into next ch, *3ch, skip 3ch, 1dc into each of next 2ch; rep from * to end, turn.
  • Row 2: 3ch (count as 1dc), skip first st, *5dc into 2nd ch of next 3ch arch; rep from *, ending 1dc into top of tch, turn.
  • Row 3: 3ch (count as 1dc), skip first st, 1dc into next dc, *3ch, skip 3ch, 1dc into each of next 2ch; rep from * to end, turn.
  • Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you have reached your desired length.

Stitch Pattern Swatch Photos

The Box Shell Stitch

Stitch Pattern Attributes

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