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Lined Shells – free crochet stitch pattern tutorial with video

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Stitchopedia Tutorial

Lined Shells is a take on the crochet shell stitch. Each row of shells is outlined with 2 rows of single crochet.

Lined Shells – crochet stitch pattern video tutorial - cover

Yarn used in this tutorial was provided by WeCrochet. All opinions are my own.

For this tutorial I’ve used one color for the shells and a second color for the single crochet rows. In order to not have to cut the yarn nearly every row, I’ve used the pulled and dropped loop method. This is the same method I used for this stitch in Section 7 of the Suzie’s Stiped Sampler Blanket CAL. You can also simply turn at the start of every row and change colors as you please.

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Lined Shells Stitch Video Tutorial

If you can’t see this video, try watching it on YouTube HERE.

Supplies in this Video

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Stitches and Abbreviations: click on highlighted sts for tutorials
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
dch2 – double chain 2
fsc – foundation single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
rs – right side
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
ws – wrong side
( ) – work step in parentheses in indicated stitch
[ ] – work step in brackets number of times indicated

Lined Shells Stitch Written Instructions with Photos

The Lined Shells Stitch is worked over a multiple of 8 plus 1 stitches. For the video and chart in this tutorial I started with a base of 25 single crochet. The stitch pattern begins with row 2. I’ve also included a finishing row to end your swatch with a row of single crochet. The first and last rows of single crochet are simply to neaten up the top and bottom of your swatch if you want to keep it for future reference. I like to staple mine to an index card with the name of the pattern on it.

Lined Shells in Two Colors (using pulled and dropped loop method)

Pay attention to Right Side (RS) and Wrong Side (WS) rows, as this method makes it so they do not always switch every row.

Row 1 (RS): FSC a multiple of 8+1.
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Ch a multiple of 8+2, turn, sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across.

Row 2 (WS): With Color A, ch 1, turn, sc in first st and in each st across, pull loop up and remove hook, place loop on a stitch marker to hold it.
Row 3 (RS): With Color B, make a slip knot on hook, turn, sc in first st, skip 3, 7 dc in next st (shell made), [ch 1, skip 7, 7 dc in next st] across until 4 sts remain, skip 3, sc in last st, pull loop up and remove hook, place loop on stitch marker to hold it.

Lined Shells Row 3

Row 4 (RS): Do not turn, put Color A loop on hook, ch 1 loosley, sc in first sc, sc in each of next 7 dc, [sc over ch-1 and into center st of skipped sts in row below, sc in each of next 7 dc] across until 1 st remains, sc in last sc.

Lined Shells Row 4

Row 5 (WS): Ch 1, turn, sc in first st and in each st across, pull loop up and remove hook, place loop on stitch marker to hold it.

Lined Shells Row 5

Row 6 (WS): Do not turn, put Color B loop on hook, ch 1 loosley, sl st in first st, (dch2, 3 dc) in same st (half-shell made), [ch 1, skip 7, 7 dc in next st] until 8 sts remain, ch 1, skip 7, 4 dc in last st (half-shell made), pull loop up and remove hook, place loop on stitch marker to hold it.

Lined Shells Row 6

Row 7 (RS): Turn, put Color A loop on hook, ch 2 loosley, (sl st, ch 1, sc) in first dc, sc in each of next 3 dc, [sc over ch-1 and into center st of skipped sts in row below, sc in each of next 7 dc] across until 5 sts remains, sc over ch-1 and into center st of skipped sts in row below, sc in each of next 4 dc.

Lined Shells Row 7

Row 8 (WS): Ch 1, turn, sc in first st and in each st across, pull loop up and remove hook, place loop on stitch marker to hold it.

Lined Shells Row 8

Row 9 (RS): Turn, put Color B loop on hook, ch 1 loosley, (sl st, ch 1, sc) in first st, skip 3, 7 dc in next st, [ch 1, skip 7, 7 dc in next st] across until 4 sts remain, sc in last st, pull loop up and remove hook, place loop on stitch marker to hold it.

Lined Shells Row 9

Row 10 (RS): Do not turn, put Color A loop on hook, ch 1 loosley, (sl st, ch 1, sc) in first sc, sc in each of next 7 dc, [sc over ch-1 and into center st of skipped sts in row below, sc in each of next 7 dc] across until 1 st remains, sc in last sc.
Repeat Rows 5-10 to desired size.

Lined Shells Row 10

Finishing

Row 1 (WS): Turn, dch2 in first st, [hdc in each of next 2 sts, sc in each of next 3 sts, hdc in each of next 2 sts, dc in next st] across to end.

Lined Shells Row Finishing

Row 2 (RS): With same Color as Row 1, ch 1, turn, sc in first st and in each st across.

Lined Shells Row Swatch


Lined Shells Stitch Chart

Lined Shells Crochet Chart - Jessie At Home


Here are some supplies you may find useful.

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WeCrochet Brava Worsted Yarn
WeCrochet Foldable Scissors

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