One of the readers, a beginner crocheter, asked for help with the stitch that I used for my Lovely Shells Baby Blanket.
So here is the photo tutorial! I hope it will be useful.
The amount of chains for this stitch must be divisible by 5, plus 1 additional chain.
For example, to make the sample shown in the pictures I started with ch 31.
Row 1. Skip 7 ch (remember that the chain on the hook doesn’t count) and make (dc, ch 3, dc) all in 8th ch.
Ch 1, skip 4 ch, and again make (dc, ch 3, dc) all in next ch.
Again ch 1, skip 4 ch, (dc, ch 3, dc) all in next ch. Continue in the same manner across.
At the end of the row, skip 2 ch, make dc in last ch.
Ch 3, turn.
Row 2. In the next ch-3 space, make (dc, ch 1) four times, and additional dc. That’s how a shell is made.
In the same manner, make shells in each ch-3 space across.
At the end of the row, skip 1 ch, and make dc into next ch.
Ch 4, turn.
Row 3. Make (dc, ch 3, dc) all into the 3rd dc of dc-5 group.
Then make ch 1, and again (dc, ch 3, dc) all into the 3rd dc of next dc-5 group. Continue in the same manner across.
At the end of the row, make ch 1, dc in last dc.
Ch 3, turn. Next just repeat Row 2 and Row 3.
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