Balanced Shell Crochet Stitch Photo Tutorial

Blossom Lady
Jun 08, 2024 10:38 AM
Balanced Shell Crochet Stitch Photo Tutorial

Shell Stitches are some of my favorite crochet stitches. It is called the balanced shell stitch because all the shells sit on top of each other instead of nestled between 2 shell groups. This gives your fabric a really good drape and also a pretty lace detailing between the shells.

The balanced Shell Stitch would be great for so many different projects. I immediately thought baby blanket! Worked in a light weight yarn it would be the perfect summer baby gift. It would also make a great winter scarf or summer shawl!

Learn how to crochet the Balanced Shell Stitch with this photo tutorial.

Abbreviations

  • ch(s): chain(s)
  • sc: single crochet
  • dc: double crochet
  • st(s): stitch(es)

Instructions

Ch a multiple of 6+2 to start (I chained 32 in today’s swatch)

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *skip 2 chs, 5 dc in next, skip 2 chs, sc in next. Repeat form * across. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 5 (counts as 1 dc and ch 2), Skip 2 sts, dc in next, ch 2, skp 2 sts, dc in next. * ch 2, skip 2 sts, sc in next, ch 2, skip 2 sts, dc in next. Repeat from * across. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, *skip 2 chs, 5 dc in next sc, skip 2 chs, sc in next dc, repeat from * across. Turn.

Repeat rows 2 & 3 until piece is desired size.

Balanced Shell Crochet Stitch Photo Tutorial
2
Balanced Shell Crochet Stitch Photo Tutorial
2
Balanced Shell Crochet Stitch Photo Tutorial
1
Balanced Shell Crochet Stitch Photo Tutorial
1
Like!
Add to bookmarks
Assign tags
Loading...
No comments