Crochet Shell Variation 4 - Double Crochet Rows


Crochet Shell Variation 4 - Double Crochet Rows

Written by Teresa Richardson

This pattern stitch will make a great afghan or a scarf.

Size Estimate for a K/6.6mm crochet hook:
Baby Afghan - Chain 90 for 27.5 inches or 69.9CM
Full Size Afghan - Chain 225 for 68.5 inches or 174CM
Scarf - I am recommending a chain of 28, same as the video and a smaller size G or H crochet hook.

Skill Level: Beginner familiar with crochet basics to Intermediate

Video Tutorial: Crochet Shell Variation 4 - Afghan or Scarf

Materials
Crochet Hook Size K was used in the video
4 ply yarn

Abbreviations
CM = Centimeters
SK - Skip
CH's - Chains
SC - Single Crochet
DC - Double Crochet
Shell - 5 Double Crochet -For this project, the 5 double crochet worked together will be called a shell.

Multiple: 6 chains ( Chains will be added or taken away in increments of 6 to adjust the size)

Row 1: Work 2 DC in the 2nd CH from the hook, SK 2 CH's, SC in the next, *SK 2 CH's, work 5 DC in the next CH, SK 2 CH's, SC in the next. Repeat from * for the width. For the edge, SK 2 CH's and work 3 DC in the last CH.

Row 2: CH 3, turn, work 2 DC in in the same stitch as the beginning CH. This is the edge 1/2 shell. *Work 5 DC in the (center)3rd stitch of the next Shell. Continue across from * for the remainder of the row. Upon completion of the row, work 3 DC in the last double crochet, edge shell to form a straight edge on each side.

Row 3: CH 3, turn, work 2 DC in in the same stitch as the beginning CH. This is the edge 1/2 shell. SC between the shells. *Work 5 DC in the (center)3rd stitch of the next Shell. SC between the shells. Continue across from * for the remainder of the row. Upon completion of the row, work 3 DC in the last double crochet, edge shell to form a straight edge on each side.

Row 4: CH 1, SC in the same ST, CH 5, *SC in the 3rd DC(center) of the next shell, CH 5, Repeat from * for the remainder of the row. SC in the last DC of the edge.

Row 5: Turn, CH 3, *work 5 DC around CH 5, DC in next SC,
Repeat from * for the remainder of the row, ending with a DC on the edge.

Row 6: Turn CH 3, work a DC in each DC across.

Row 7: Turn, CH 3, Work 2 DC in the the same ST, SK 5 DC, *Work a shell of 5 DC in the next DC, SK 5 DC, Repeat across from *.
Upon completion of the row, work 3 DC in the last double crochet ( 1/2 shell), to form a straight edge on each side.


Repeat rows 3-7 for the length of the pattern stitch.

Comments

  1. Good morning, Teresa ...

    Thank you so much for the additional instructions. I started this piece on Saturday, and I wasn't at all sure on how to proceed. Although it is nowhere near perfect, it is shaping up nicely. This is my second "official" piece, and I'm rather proud of it. Thank to you, I have learned to crochet again, and I am not afraid to try new things. Thank you so much for all that you do.

    Debbie Standridge

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