Shell with 3 Double Crochet

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: Shell with 3 Double Crochet

Baby Afghan estimate: Chain 105. This will give you a 34 inch estimate for width with a size i/5.5mm hook.

Shell: For this pattern stitch, the shell will consist of 3 double crochet.

Multiple: 3 - This means that it takes 3 chains to make 1 shell of the pattern stitch.

DC - Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SH - Shell
* - repeat from (How many times you repeat will depend on how many chains you are working with)

Row 1: Work 3 double crochet in the 6th chain from the hook. *Skip 2 chains, work 3 double crochet in the next chain. Repeat from * for the width of the project. Work 1 double crochet in the last chain for the edge.

Row 2: Chain 3, turn. This first chain 3 will count as your first double crochet. *Work 3 DC(double crochet) in the 2nd DC of the next shell. Repeat from * for the width. End with a double crochet in the last stitch of the edge.

Repeat row 2 for the remainder of the length.


  1. Hi Teresa,

    I just love your videos, you are so clear on directions & it's really helps that it appears as if you're sitting right next to me. I just made a shell baby afghan & it turned out beautiful. But I can't find the directions or the video. It had 150 chains to start.
    Can you help?
    Thanks so much!

  2. i love your videos also. But I just don't understand how many to chain to make a afgan, like maybe 46 in wide? I want to make your shell with the 3 double stitch. How many should i do? Thaks so much for all your patterns and help. nancy

  3. anbroncos - Crochet a 46 inch long chain and work from there. You may have extra chain but you can sew in the chain or cut by the knot, unravel the chain and sew in the tail.

  4. your video and your site are really really great. lately, i am really found of picking up my crochet skill from the good old day. i bought a very nice book, and your video still the best place i can get clear and detail instruction. thanks a lot for your great work


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