How to Crochet the Large Shell Crochet Stitch Photo & Video Tutorial

May 1, 2020 | Tutorials

Learn how to crochet the large Shell Crochet Stitch with this complete photo & video tutorial at Nana’s Crafty Home!

Large Shell Stitch Tutorial finish

The Large Shell Crochet Stitch is part of the Spring Rhapsody Blanket CAL stitch tutorial series.

This stitch is a combination of front and back post stitches worked over a shell creating lovely texture then long double crochet stitches are worked adding to the unique look of this stitch.

I would consider this stitch an intermediate stitch pattern but I think an adventurous beginner could certainly tackle it with this tutorial!

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Large Shell Crochet Stitch Written Instructions & Photo Tutorial

Supplies:

I Love This Cotton! in cream & blush
Size H (5.0 mm) crochet hook

Abbreviations:

ch = chain
sc = single crochet
st = stitch
sk = skip
dc = double crochet
BPdc = Back post double crochet (see special stitches below)
FPdc = front post double crochet (see special stitches below)
sp = space
Pst = Post stitch
hdc = half double crochet

Special Stitches:

FPdc (front post double crochet stitch):  yo and insert your hook from front to back around the dc stitch post indicated from the row below, yo, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull through remaining 2 loops.

BPdc (back post double crochet stitch): yo and insert your hook from back to front around the dc stitch post indicated from the row below, yo, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull through remaining 2 loops.

Multiples:  Stitch is worked in multiples of 12 + 2 for foundation chain

Sample:  38 chains in color A

Row 1:  sk 1 ch, *1 sc in next 4 ch, sk 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch, skip 2 ch, 1 sc in next 3 ch,* repeat between * * to last ch, 1 sc in last ch.  Turn.

Shell Crochet Stitch Row 1 beginning
Shell Crochet Stitch Row 1 continue
Shell Crochet Stitch Row 1 end

Row 2:  ch 1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in next 2 st, sk next st, [*1 BPdc in next st, 1 dc between 2 dc posts from row below,* repeat between * * 3 times, 1 BPdc in next st, sk next st, 1 sc in next 5 st, sk next st,] repeat between [ ] to last 8 st, repeat between * * 4 times, 1 Bpdc in next st, sk next st, 1 sc in last 3 st.  Turn.

Shell Crochet Stitch Row 2 beginning
Shell Stitch Tutorial Row 2 end

Row 3:  ch 1, 1 sc in same st, [1 sc in next st, sk next st, *1 FPdc over Pst, 1 dc in sp between Pst and dc from row below, 1 dc in sp between dc and Pst,* repeat between * * 3 times, 1 FPdc over last Pst, sk next st, 1 sc in next 2 st,] repeat between [ ] to end.  Turn.

Shell Stitch Tutorial Row 3

Row 4:  With Color B, ch 3, 1 dc in next st, sk 3 st, 1 sc in next 7 st, *sk 4 st, 5 long dc into middle sc sp from row 1, sk 4 st, 1 sc in next 7 st,* repeat between * * to last 5 st, sk next 3 st, 1 dc in last 2 st.  Turn.

Shell Stitch Tutorial Row 4
Shell Stitch Tutorial Row end

Row 5:  ch 2 (counts as 1st st), 1 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in next st, 1 sc in next 6 st, *1 hdc in next 6 st, 1 sc in next 6 st,* repeat between * * to last 3 st, 1 hdc in last 3 st.  Turn.

Large Shell Stitch Tutorial Pinterest collage

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