Crochet Interlocking Shell Stitch – Pattern Description
The Interlocking Shell Stitch is a two-row repeat crochet pattern constructed with clusters of double crochet stitches to create a wavy pattern. It works best when using 2 or more colors.
This easy stitch looks great on afghans, garments, and accessories.
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- Multiples of 6chs + 4chs
- 2-row repeat
- Marriner Yarns Aran
- 5mm crochet hook
Multiple Color Use
- When using 2 or more colors, change colors every 2-row repeat (starting with rows 2 & 3).
Pattern written in US terms using Craft Yarn Council abbreviations.
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- ch(s) – chain(s)
- sk – skip
- yo- yarn over
Double Crochet 5 Together (dc5tog) – We turn 5 stitches into 1 by making 5 incomplete double crochets and then crocheting them together.
*Yo, insert the hook into the next stitch, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through only 2 loops on the hook* x 5, yo and pull through all 6 loops on the hook
- ch1 at the end of the row does not count as a stitch
- ch3 at the beginning of the rows counts as a dc
- stitches contained within ** are the repeat section for that row
Starting Chain: This pattern requires you to chain multiples of 6chs + 4. My starting chain is 28ch.
Row 1: 2Dc in the 4th ch from the hook, sk2, sc in next, *sk2, 6dc in next, sk2, sc in next*, repeat from * until you have 3chs left, sk2, 3dc in the last ch, ch1, turn.
Row 2: *Sc, ch2, dc5tog, ch2, sc in the 5th dc of the 5dc cluster below, ch2, sc in next*, repeat from * until the end of the row, turn.
Row 3: Ch3, 2dc in the first st, sk2, sc in next, *sk2, 5dc in next st, sk2, sc in next*, repeat from * until you have 2sts left, sk2, sc in last st, ch1, turn.
Repeat rows 2 & 3 until you have the required length
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