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The Shell and Picot Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #15

How to Crochet the Shell and Picot Stitch

About This Stitch Pattern

The Shell and Picot Stitch is a beautiful pattern with a combination of shells (fans) and picot. It’s great for bags, throws, and shawls.

[Video] Stitch Pattern Tutorial

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Techniques Used in this Stitch

Stitch Pattern Details

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Row Repeat


Stitch Repeat

Multiples of 5 + 4

Stitch Pattern Instructions

Foundation Chain: Multiples of 5 + 4

  • Prep Row: 5 dc in 6th from hook (shell), *ch 1, skip next 4 ch, 5 dc in next ch (shell); rep from * across to within last 3 ch, skip 2 ch, 1 dc in last ch, turn.
  • Row 1: Ch 5 (counts as a dc, ch 2), skip first 3 dc, 1 sc in next dc, *ch 2 [1 dc, 1 picot, 1 dc] in next ch-1 space, ch 2, 1 sc in the third dc of next shell; rep from * across to within last 3 stem ch 2, skip next 2 dc, 1 dc in top of turning ch, turn.
  • Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 5 dc in next sc, *ch 1, 5 dc in next sc; rep from * across ending with 1 dc in the 3rd ch of turning, turn.
  • Repeat rows 1 and 2 until you have reached your desired length.

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