Crochet Tutorial: Textured Oval Shell Stitch

Blossom Lady
Nov 26, 2022 02:56 PM
Crochet Tutorial: Textured Oval Shell Stitch

The Textured Oval Shell Stitch is an advanced beginner crochet stitch that adds decorative appeal to projects. It makes a great border, or you can work it in rows. Crochet the Textured Oval Shell Stitch in a single color to create a beautiful texture or change colors from row to row for a more intricate design.

Instructions

Techniques used in this pattern (British term / American term):

Chain Stitch – ch

Double crochet / Single crochet – dc/sc Treble / Double crochet – tr/dc

Font Post tr/dc – FPtr/dc

Back Post tr/dc – BPtr/dc

Stitch – st

Post st – Pst

Foundation Chain: Multiples of 13 + 4

Row 1: Skip 3 ch, * 1tr/dc in each of next 3ch, skip 3ch, 3tr/dc + 1ch + 3tr/dc in next ch, skip 3ch, 1tr/dc in each of next 3ch; rep from *, 1tr/dc in last ch, turn.

Row 2: Make 3ch, skip first tr/dc, * 1BPtr/dc over each of next 3 st below, 2tr/dc + 1ch + 2tr/dc in space of 1ch of shell, 1BPtr/dc over each of next 3 st below, 1ch; rep from*, work 1tr/dc in third ch and turn.

Row 3: Make 4ch, * 1FPtr/dc over each of next 3 Pst below, 1ch, 1dc/sc in space of 1ch of shell, 1ch, 1FPtr/dc over each of next 3 Pst below, 3ch; rep from *, 1FPtr/dc over each of next 3 Pst below, 1ch, 1dc/sc in space of 1ch of shell, 1ch, 1FPtr/dc over each of next 3 Pst below, 2ch, 1tr/dc in second ch, turn.

Row 4: Make 3ch, 2tr/dc in first ch, * 1BPtr/dc over each of next 3 Pst below, 1ch, 1BPtr/dc over each of next 3 Pst below, make 2tr/dc + 1ch + 2tr/dc in second ch; rep from *, 1BPtr/dc over each of next 3 Pst below, 1ch, 1BPtr/dc over each of next 3 Pst below, make 2tr/dc + 1ch in third ch, 1tr/dc in second ch, turn.

Row 5: Make 3ch, 3tr/dc in space of 1ch, * 1FPtr/dc over each of next 6 Pst below, 3tr/dc + 1ch + 3tr/dc in space of 1ch of shell below; rep from *, 1FPtr/dc over each of next 6 Pst below, 3tr/dc in space of 3ch, 1ch, 1tr/dc in second ch, turn.

Row 6: Make 2ch, * 1dc/sc in space of 1ch, 3ch, 1BPtr/dc over each of next 6 Pst below, 3ch; rep from *, make 2dc/sc in space of 3ch, turn.

Row 7: Make 3ch, 3tr/dc in space of 3ch of Row 5, * 1FPtr/dc over each of next 6 Pst below, 3tr/dc + 1ch + 3tr/dc in space of 1ch of shell of Row 5; rep from *, 1FPtr/dc over each of next 6 Pst below, 3tr/dc in space of 1ch of Row 5, 1ch, 1tr/dc in second ch, turn.

Row 8: Make 3ch, 2tr/dc in space of 1ch below, * 1BPtr/dc over each of next 3 Pst below, 1ch, 1BPtr/dc over each of next 3 Pst below, 2tr/dc + 1ch + 2tr/dc in space f 1ch of shell; rep from *, 1BPtr/dc over each of next 3 Pst below, 1ch, 1BPtr/dc over each of next 3 Pst below, 2tr/dc in space of 3ch, 1tr/dc in second ch, turn.

Row 9: Make 2ch, * 1dc/sc in space of 1ch, 1ch, 1FPtr/dc over each of next 3 Pst below, 3ch, 1FPtr/dc over each of next 3 Pst below, 1ch; rep from *, 1dc/sc in space of 3ch, 1dc/sc in second ch, turn.

Row 10: Make 3ch, * 1BPtr/dc over each of next 3 Pst below, make 2tr/dc + 1ch + 2tr/dc in second ch, 1BPtr/dc over each of next 3 Pst below, 1ch; rep from *, work 1tr/dc in second ch, turn.

Row 11: Make 2ch, * 1FPtr/dc over each of next 3 Pst below, 3tr/dc + 1ch + 3tr/dc in space of 1ch of shell, 1FPtr/dc over each of next 3 Pst below, rep from *; make 1tr/dc in second ch and turn.

Row 12: Make 2ch, * 1BPtr/dc over each of next 3 Pst below, 3ch, 1dc/sc in space of 1ch of shell, 3ch, 1BPtr/dc over each of next 3 Pst below; rep from *, make 1tr/dc in second ch and turn.

Row 13: Make 2ch, * 1FPtr/dc over each of next 3 Pst below, 3tr/dc + 1ch + 3tr/dc in space of 1ch of shell of Row 11, 1FPtr/dc over each of next 3 Pst below; rep from *, make 1tr/dc in second ch and turn.

Repeat rows 2 - 13 until you have reached your desired length.

Crochet Tutorial: Textured Oval Shell Stitch
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Crochet Tutorial: Textured Oval Shell Stitch
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Crochet Tutorial: Textured Oval Shell Stitch
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