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How to Crochet the Shell Stitch

The shell stitch is a must-learn for every crocheter as it is one of the easiest ways to create a lace-like openwork fabric with crochet. The shell stitch probably gets it’s name from the shape of this stitch being similar to that of a scallop shell that you’d find on the beach. It’s fitting that, this stitch tends to make breezy and delicate designs that are perfect for letting that ocean air sweep you away. 

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Crochet Shell Stitch Tutorial

Complete the first four rows of the Festive Fourth of July Shawl pattern for your foundation. Then follow this stitch school article for a visual step-by-step of completing the stitch.

Row 1 (RS): Dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 1, tr in same ch, tr in next ch, turn.

Row 2 (WS): Ch 4 (counts as

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Bonfire Blanket

This versatile blanket is pretty enough for your living room but rugged enough to use outside for that extra layer of warmth whenever you need it. Worked back and forth from end to end, this blanket features shells, front/back posts, crossed stitches, and bobbles to create a texture that’s both durable and beautiful.

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Moonlit Shells Shawl

This pretty summer shawl is crocheted with a simple repeat of double crochet stitches and chains and a large hook to create great drape. Crocheted from the bottom tip to the top, a lovely beaded edging is added around all three sides.

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Shells & Pebbles Summer Scarf

With a full moon casting its delicate flickering light over the waves and beach, this summer scarf would be ideal for an unforgettable evening. It’s made with a light cotton yarn that’s sure to be appropriate for any vacation or just for running errands in the summertime.

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