Crochet Interlocking Shell Stitch
The crochet interlocking shell stitch is a beautiful and intricate stitch that can add elegance and sophistication to your crochet projects. With its interlocking pattern and delicate shell motifs, this stitch creates a stunning visual effect that is sure to impress. Whether you're looking to create a unique border for a blanket, a decorative edging for a garment, or a textured panel for a bag, the interlocking shell stitch can add a touch of flair and intricacy to your crochet creations. In this tutorial, we will explore the step-by-step process of crocheting the interlocking shell stitch, including the stitch pattern, techniques, and tips to achieve the desired result. Get ready to enhance your crochet skills and create beautiful, eye-catching pieces with the crochet interlocking shell stitch!
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.