The Diamond Shells Lace Stitch is such a beautiful crochet lace that is light and airy, plus it works up very quickly! The Diamond Shells Lace stitch uses only a few stitches and a four row repeat. Below is the written directions, as well as the link to the video tutorial. And, if you enjoy this stitch tutorial, please consider subscribing to my newsletter and my YouTube channel.
Also, my friend Kris with Krissy’s Over the Mountain Crochet has a lovely pattern that she designed using this stitch. To check her pattern out, click here!
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Materials Used in Tutorial:
Stitches and Abbreviations Used:
Directions are written using US terminology
Dc: Double Crochet
Hdc: Half Double Crochet
Sc: Single Crochet
Special Stitches Used
Sh: Shell – [2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc] in same stitch or space indicated
HdcV: Half Double V – [1 hdc, ch 1, 1 hdc] in same stitch or space indicated
Directions for Diamond Shells Lace:
Stitch works in multiples of 10 + 12
1 (RS): Sc in second ch from hook and next ch, *sk 3 ch, work Sh in next ch, sk 3 ch, sc in next ch, ch 1, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch, rep from * to last 9 ch, sk 3 ch, Sh in next ch, sk 3 ch, sc in last 2 ch, then turn.
2: Ch 2, hdc in first sc, *ch 3, sc in ch-3 sp of Sh, ch 3, HdcV in ch-1 sp between 2 sc, rep from * to last Sh, ch 3, sc in ch-3 sp of Sh, ch 3, 2 hdc in last sc, then turn.
3: Ch 4, 2 dc in first hdc, *sc in ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc in next ch-3 sp, Sh in ch-1 sp between HdcV, rep from * to last 2 ch-3 sps, sc in ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc in next ch-3 sp, [2 dc, ch 1, dc] in beg ch-2, then turn.
4: Ch 1, sc in first dc, *ch 3, HdcV in ch-1 sp between 2 sc, ch 3, sc in ch-3 sp of Sh, rep from * to last ch-1 sp between 2 sc, ch 3, HdcV in ch-1 sp, ch 3, sc in beg ch-4 sp, then turn.
5: Ch 1, sc in first sc and in ch-3 sp, *Sh in ch-1 sp between 2 hdc, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc in next ch-3 sp, rep from * to last ch-1 sp between HdcV, Sh in last ch-1 sp, sc in ch-3 sp, sc in last sc, then turn.
Rep rows 2-5 to reach desired length
Here is the link to the video tutorial for you: https://youtu.be/yqJlAKM-xww
I hope you have a lovely day and Happy Crocheting!