Thursday, November 7, 2013

Alternating Shells Crochet Stitch



These are the same shells that I used for my Lovely Shells Baby blanket, but here they are arranged in an alternating manner creating an open and airy stitch. 






Multiple of 10, plus 5 for symmetry, plus 5

In this pattern, I refer to turning chains as last dc.

Row 1: (dc, ch 3, dc) all in 7th ch from hook, *skip 4 ch, 5 dc in next ch, skip 4 ch, (dc, ch 3, dc) all in next ch* across; dc in lst ch. Ch 3, turn.

Row 2: 5 dc in next ch-3 space, *skip 2 dc, (dc, ch 3, dc) all in next dc, 5 dc in next ch-3 space* across; dc in last dc. Ch 3, turn.

Row 3: skip 2 dc, (dc, ch 3, dc) all in next dc, *5 dc in next ch-3 space, skip 2 dc, (dc, ch 3, dc) all in next dc* across; dc in last dc.

Repeat Rows 2 – 3.

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9 comments:

  1. So beautiful. Love it you clever crocheter.
    Hugs from Mariann

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  2. Such a pretty crochet stitch.
    Sally xxx

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  3. Lovely...
    Have a nice weekend !
    Anna

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  4. Looks like another great pattern. :)

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  5. A beautiful variation of the original stitch, thank you for sharing

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  6. Beautiful. I have a question, when you say a multiple of 10, plus 5. I'm confused about why add another 5 in addition to the other plus 5?

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