Learn How to Crochet a Shell Stitch Afghan Pattern
A simple crochet shell stitch is an easy and beautiful pattern to create for afghans, scarves, sweaters, baby blankets and more! The shell stitch is easy to do for those who know how to follow a basic crochet pattern. The shell stitch is one of the easiest and most decorative patterns to learn and master. The shell stitch consists of the chain stitch, single and double crochets. Once you have learned the shell stitch you will be able to create all sorts of beautiful items.
The shell stitch is one of the best stitches for changing and alternating colors in a pattern. It's easy to choose bright contrasting colors for your project or daring shades of the same color. Plus you can easily use any type of yarn you want to crochet with the shell stitch from worsted weight yarn to baby yarn. Below are a few of our helpful guides and patterns to get you started crocheting the shell stitch and making your own beautiful afghan and other items with the Crochet Shell Stitch!
Basic Shell Stitch Pattern
Shell Stitch Pattern. Make the chain of foundation, and three extra chains to turn.
Repeat Row 2 throughout.
Three or more sts with or without ch worked in same place that form a fan-look pattern. Example shown in video clip: (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same st.
One of our favorite crochet books on shell patterns is the 280 Crochet Shell Patterns. You can create beautiful shell stitches in many different versions with this book and easily create your own designs. Plus, it's useful for both beginners and experienced crocheters. So many new stitches to choose from when creating a new project.
Here's a step-by-step tutorial on crocheting a shell stitch plus several patterns to check out to make everything from a baby blanket to a tablet cover.