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Crochet Patterns for Kids

The crochet shell stitch is great fun and it’s so addictive! It looks great in a single or multiple colours. The shell stitch is reversible and looks identical on both sides. It’s a solid stitch with small gaps and it looks great on clothing, blankets, bags, pretty much everything! You might also like these other free stitch tutorials by Hookfully.

Crochet shell stitch tutorial

How to crochet the shell stitch

The shell stitch tutorial is easy to intermediate skill level. Its a pretty simple two row repeat and to complete the tutorial you will need to know the single crochet stitch and the double crochet stitch. You can use any yarn with its recommended crochet hook size to complete the tutorial.

Tutorial Notes



USA Terminology (UK translation)

  • ch – Chain
  • dc – Double crochet
  • 2dc – 2 dc in 1 space (increase)
  • 5dc – 5 dc in 1 space (shell)
  • sc – Single crochet

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Shell stitch tutorial Pattern

Row 1

  • ch multiples of 6 for desired length
  • ch 2 more then start in 2nd ch from the hook
  • sc x 1, skip 2 chains, 5dc, skip 2 chains: repeat until 3 chains remaining
  • sc x 1 in last chain
  • ch x 2 & turn
Crochet shell stitch tutorial row 1

Row 2

  • 2dc in first sc, sc in third dc
  • 5 dc in sc, sc in third dc: repeat until 3 stitches are remaining
  • 2dc in last sc
  • ch & turn
Crochet shell stitch tutorial row 2

Row 3

  • sc in first stitch, 5dc in sc
  • sc in third dc, 5dc in sc: Repeat until 2 stitches remaining
  • sc in last stitch
  • ch x 2 & turn
Crochet shell stitch tutorial row 3

Row 4+

  • Repeat row 2 & 3 until you reach desired size
  • Fasten off & weave in ends