Vast library of crochet stitches is something that comes in handy in the life and work of a knitwear designer. There are millions of combinations, and makers come up with new ones everyday. One of my favorite kind, the one which is versatile and easy, are Stunning Shell Stitches! They come in all shapes and sizes, and the basic idea is always the same – double crochets all in the same stitch or chain loop. Basic shell stitches are great starting point for intricate fan stitches, for example, which are bigger, more ornate and often include picots. Alternating colors in shell stitch work is another great example of very little effort, which result in amazing effects. Explore the variety of this technique and get inspired! Links to free patterns are under the pictures.
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Crochet Shell Stitch #2091 Free Pattern
This stunning shell stitch creates tile- like structure and features delicate openwork. It’s very sophisticated!
Go to the pattern: Crochet Shell Stitch #2091
Puff Shell Stitch Free Crochet Pattern
It’s easy to give some puff to shell stitch, but you have to know how to do it!
Go to the pattern: Puff Shell Stitch
Crochet Shell-Picot Stitch #2079 Free Pattern
This shell stitch looks almost like rows of fans. Little picots give them playfulness and creates depth.
Go to the pattern: Crochet Shell-Picot Stitch #2079
Crochet Shell Stitch #2056 Free Pattern
This lacy stitch uses shells to create very interesting pattern. It would look amazing as a tablecloth!
Go to the pattern: Crochet Shell Stitch #2056
Easy Shell Stitch Free Crochet Pattern
Dense shell stitch is one of the basic skills of any crocheter. Practice making shells with this tutorial.
Go to the pattern: Easy Shell Stitch