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How Do I Crochet: Crazy Shell Stitch


Updated June 15, 2016
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Follow this step by step tutorial to learn how to crochet a crazy shell stitch. This is a beautiful stitch you will want to learn. Stop asking yourself "how do I crochet that?" when you see the crazy shell stitch!

1. Begin with a chain, in multiples of three, plus one extra. For example, 15 plus 1, or 18 plus 1, or 21 plus 1. Make 3 double crochet in the 4th stitch from the hook.


Skip the next 3 stitches, single crochet in the next stitch.

*Chain 3

Make 3 double crochet in the same stitch, skip the next 3 stitches, single crochet in the next stitch.

Repeat from * across the row. End with a single crochet.

2nd ROW:
Chain 3 and turn. Make 3 double crochet in the single crochet of the previous row. (The same stitch as the chain 3 just made.)


Single crochet in the next chain 3 space. (You will find it on the opposite side of the next double crochet cluster of the previous row.)

*Chain 3, make 3 double crochet in the same chain 3 space. Single crochet in the next chain 3 space.

Repeat from * across the row.
3. Repeat the 2nd Row until your achieve the required size of your project.


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This pattern does not mention crochet hook size, anyone know that? I started with a 6 because the yarn is bulky 5 but it does not appear that it is going to lay flat or straight. I am very good with the stitch on basic afghans but this is the first time doing the shell stitch. Help anyone? Thank you

i am trying to get the free patterns i keep getting the run around how do i get the patterns

This is actually called the 'box shell' and can be made with 3 or 4 dc.


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