The Shell Medley crochet stitch pattern is a lovely (and easy) stitch to learn. The stitch pattern offers a bit of lace, yet with stability of the fabric with the arched fan pattern. This stitch is worked in stitch multiples of 13 + 1 chain over a 2 row repeat.
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(listed below is what I used to create the sample of the stitch pattern)
- King Cole Baby DK yarn in color Silver (#1711), approximately 25 yds (To find your local store that stocks King Cole yarns, here is the stockist finder link; Or, if you need to shop online, here is LoveCrafts link)
- US size G / 4 mm crochet hook (My favorite hook is Furls!)
Stitches and abbreviations used
(Instructions are written in US terms)
- Ch (s): Chain (s)
- Dc: Double crochet
- Ea: Each
- Fpdc: Front post double crochet – Yarn over, insert hook from front to back around post indicated, yarn over and draw up a loop, (yarn over and draw through 2 loops) two times
- RS: Right side
- Sk: Skip
- Sp (s): Space (s)
- St (s): Stitch (es)
- Tch: Turning chain
- WS: Wrong side
- Stitch is worked in multiples of 13 + 1 ch; for the YouTube video I chained 27
Directions for how to crochet the Shell Medley Stitch:
Row 1 (WS): 1 sc in second ch from hook, ch 1, sk next ch, 1 sc in next ch, ch 1, sk 3 chs, in next ch work (1 dc, ch 1) 3 times, sk next 3 chs, sc in next ch, *ch 4, sk 4 ch, sc in next ch, ch 1, sk 3 chs, in next ch work (1 dc, ch 1) 3 times, sk 3 chs, sc in next ch; rep * to last 2 chs, ch 1, sk next ch, sc in last ch
2 (RS): Ch 3 (counts as first dc), turn; 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, sk next sc and ch, work Fpdc around next dc, ch 3, sk next (ch-sp, dc, ch-sp), work Fpdc around next dc, *sk next ch-1 sp and sc, in ch-4 sp work 9 dc, sk next sc and next ch, work Fpdc around next dc, ch 3, sk next (ch-sp, dc, ch-sp), work Fpdc around next dc; rep * to last 2 ch-1 sps, sk next ch-1 sp, work 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, 1 dc in top of last sc
3: Ch 1, turn; 1 sc in first dc, ch 1, sk next dc, sc in next dc, ch 1, in next ch-3 sp work (1 dc, ch 1) 3 times, sk next 2 dc, 1 sc in next dc, *ch 4, sk next 5 dc, sc in next dc, ch 1, in next ch-3 sp work (1 dc, ch 1) 3 times, sk next 2 dc, 1 sc in next dc; rep * to last 2 dc, ch 1, sk next dc, 1 sc in top of tch
Repeat rows 2-3 to desired length
I hope you enjoyed learning this stitch as much as I did. Please tag me @handmadebystacyj when posting on social media – I’d love to see your makes!