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The Shells and Arches Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #85

How to Crochet the Shells and Arches Stitch
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About This Stitch Pattern

The Shells and Arches Stitch creates a lovely, lacy looking fabric with delicate, spaced out shells. It would be great for table coverings, stoles and scarves!

[Video] Stitch Pattern Tutorial

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Techniques Used in this Stitch

Stitch Pattern Details

Skill Level

Easy

Row Repeat

3

Stitch Repeat

Multiples of 12 + 4

Stitch Pattern Instructions

Foundation Chain: Multiples of 12 + 4

  • Row 1: (Right Side) 2 dc in third ch from hook, *skip next 2 ch, 1 sc in next ch, ch 5, skip next 5 ch, 1 sc in next ch, skip next 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch (Shell), rep from * ending last rep with 3 dc in last ch, turn.
  • Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sc in first st, * ch 5, 1 sc in the next ch-5 loop, ch 5, 1 sc into 3rd dc of next shell, rep from * across, ending with last sc in top of turning ch, turn.
  • Row 3: Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), *1 sc in next 5-ch loop, 5 dc in next sc (shell), 1 sc in next ch-5 loop**, ch 5, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, ch 2, 1 dc in last sc, turn.
  • Row 4: Ch 1, 1 sc in first dc, *ch 5, 1 sc in 3rd dc of next shell, ch 5, 1 sc into next ch-5 loop, rep from * across ending with last sc in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn.
  • Row 5: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc in first st, 8 1 sc in next ch-5 loop, ch 5, 1 sc in next ch-5 loop, 5 dc into next sc (shell), rep from * across, ending with 3 dc in last sc, turn.
  • Repeat rows 2 – 5 until you have reached your desired length.

Stitch Pattern Swatch Photos

Example of the Shells and Arches Stitch
Example of the Shells and Arches Stitch

Stitch Pattern Attributes

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