Crochet Simple Lacy Shell Stitch Tutorial:


There are many different ways you could crochet shell stitches, and many variations of the shell stitch. In this tutorial you will be learning the Simple Lacy Shell Stitch. It is a shell that has a space in the center that gives it a more open appearance.

I will be using an H hook, worsted weight yarn and will be starting with a foundation row 21 single crochet just for domestication purposes.

Simple Lacy Shell Stitch Tutorial:


Step 1: Chain 3 (pictured above)


Step 2: 3 double crochet in 4th stitched from last stitch,  (pictured above)


Step 3: Chain 2 (pictured above)


Step 4: 3 double crochet in same stitch (pictured above)

Congratulations, you have just completed your first Lacy Shell stitch.

Note: You will have a row of 3 Lacy Shell Stitches when you are done and then just complete it with a single crochet in your last stitch.

I have used this stitch in many patterns ranging baby afghans to scarves and hats. Would love to know the favorite project you have crocheted this stitch into.

Until next time, keep those hooks flying.


About crochetwithpassion

I have been certified through the Craft Yarn Council both in teaching and Instructor. I also have been teaching people to crochet for over fifteen years. This is what I will be doing through this blog. In the Crochet Master Class there are 18 projects. Some of the projects will be familiar to me such as Hairpin Lace; Tunisian Crochet; Filet Crochet; Double Ended Crochet; painted Crochet; Aran Crochet and Irish Crochet. However there are several in the book that are new and have peaked my interest and that includes the following: Woven Crochet; Tapestry Crochet; Entrelac Crochet; Fashion Crochet; Tassels; Bullion Stitch; Overlay Crochet; Bead Crochet; Bruges Crochet; Free-form crochet and Wire Crochet. Since Crocheting is a time consuming craft I will only be posting once a week. If you are like me and love to crochet but would really like to challenge yourself to go beyond what you are now doing, come along with me and move to the next level. Although the actual patterns will not be posted (copyright law) I will take you through each project and go through the process of each one. This is not a blog about free crochet patterns or selling crochet tools. What I would like to do is take you with me on the journey through this book as I learn and crochet each of 18 projects. I will attempt to crochet each project in the book, and in the process recording in detail my progress and the problems I encounter along the way and the process I went through to accomplish each project. I am hoping that you will not only learn from my experience but that it will inspire you to push yourself to the next phase in your crocheting skills. Until next time; keep those hooks flying.
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