Crochet a Lacy Shell Stitch

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Crochet shell stitch patterns are fun to make and can add a lovely lace detail to any project. These motifs are perfect to add into easy crochet sweater patterns as a decorative panel or as an embellishment on a crocheted market bag. The possibilities are endless! There are thousands of crochet shell stitch patterns to make and in this video, Corrina Ferguson demonstrates how to make the beautiful Sunray Shell pattern.

SUNRAY SHELL

Corrina works this shell stitch to create a panel. This panel can easily be inserted into any crochet project! She creates the pattern as follows:

Ch 22.

Foundation Row: Shell in sixth ch from hook, ch 3, skip 4 ch, sc in next ch, ch 5, skip 4 ch, sc in next ch, ch 3, skip 4 ch, shell in next ch, dc in last ch, turn.

Row 1: Ch 3, shell in ch-sp from shell below, ch 2, sc in next ch-3 sp, 7 dc in next ch-5 sp, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch-2 shell in ch1 sp from shell below, dc in top of ch-3, turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, shell in ch-sp from shell below, dc in first of 7 dc, (ch1, dc in next dc) 6 times, shell in ch-sp from shell below, dc in top of ch-3, turn.

Row 3: Ch 3, shell in ch-sp from shell below, skip next ch-1 sp, popcorn in next ch-1 sp, (ch 3, popcorn in next ch-1 sp) 3 times, skip next ch-1 sp, shell in ch-sp from shell below, dc in top of ch-3, turn.

Row 4: Ch 3, shell in ch-sp from shell below, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 5, skip next ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, shell in ch-sp from shell below, dc in top of ch-3, turn.

Repeat Rows 1 – 4, ending with Row 4, until piece is desired length. Fasten off.

ABBREVIATIONS & SPECIAL STITCHES

ch: chain

dc: double crochet

sc: single crochet

sp: space

Popcorn: 3 dc in same stitch, remove loop from hook. Insert hook under both loops of the top of the first dc in the group. Place loop back on hook and pull through stitch.

Shell: 2dc, ch1, 2dc in same st or sp.

This video uses U.S. crochet terminology.

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