How to crochet the Boxed shell stitch

The Boxed shell stitch is a very simple crochet stitch to learn. It has a blend of delicate lace, yet also has the added structure with a 5 double crochet cluster. The Boxed shell stitch works over a two-row repeat and only uses double crochet and chains, making it a very easy pattern to memorize. This would be a beautiful stitch to use for a scarf or as an accent for a pull over or wrap.

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Fantasia Stitch

The Fantasia stitch was my very first YouTube crochet tutorial that I put out to the world a few years ago. However, I just looked at it again and realized that the written directions, as well as the video needed an overhaul…desperately! (If you’d like to check out the original Fantasia stitch video, here’s the link)

This week I’ve reworked the stitch. I made some small changes to the stitch pattern. Then re-filmed the video and updated the verbiage on the pattern (it’s so much easier to read now!). There’s even better step-by-step photos.


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About the Fantasia stitch

This stitch works in chain multiples of 12 + 5 over a 4 row repeat. It uses a combination of chain, single crochet and treble crochet. Even though it looks complicated, once you get the hang of it, it isn’t too bad at all. So, let’s give it a try!

To see a video tutorial of this stitch, scroll to the top of this post or click HERE.

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Stitches and abbreviations used:

Ch: Chain

Lp (s): Loop (s)

Rep: Repeat

RS: Right side

Sc: Single crochet

Sk: Skip

St (s): Stitch (es)

WS: Wrong side

Yo: Yarn over

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Special stitches:

FPTR3tog – Front post treble crochet 3 together: *Yarn over two times and insert hook from front to back around post from previous row, draw up a lp, [yo, draw through 2 lps] 2 times; rep * 2 more times around the next 2 posts, 4 loops should be on your hook, yo and draw through all 4 lps

FPTR6tog – Front post treble crochet 6 together: *Yarn over two times and insert hook from front to back around post from previous row, draw up a lp, [yo, draw through 2 lps] 2 times; rep * 5 more times around the next 5 posts, 7 loops should be on your hook, yo and draw through all 7 lps


Directions for the Fantasia Stitch

Chain in multiples of 12 + 5 (for this example I chained 41)

1: In 5th ch from hook (counts as first tr), work 3 tr, ch 1; sk 5 ch, 1 sc in next ch, ch 1, *sk 5 ch, in next ch work [3 tr, ch 3, 3 tr], sk 5 ch, 1 sc in next ch, ch 1; Rep * across ending with 4 tr in last ch


2: (Note: When working around the tr posts, be careful not to confuse the ch-5 from the previous row for a tr post) Ch 1, turn; Sc in first st, ch 5, *work FPTR6tog, ch 5, sc in ch-3 sp from previous row, ch 5; rep * across ending with sc in top of 4th ch of previous row’s turning ch


3: Ch 1, turn; Sc in first st, ch 1, *work [3 tr, ch 3, 3 tr] in st that joins FPTR6tog from previous row, ch 1, 1 sc in sc from previous row, ch 1; rep * across ending with sc in last sc


4: Ch 4, turn; work FPTR3tog around posts below, ch 5, *sc in ch-3 sp, ch 5, FPTR6tog, ch 5; rep * across ending with 1 sc in last ch-3 sp, ch 5, FPTR3tog on last 3 tr from previous row, ch 4, sc in last sc

Row 4 Right Side of Fantasia Stitch crochet directions from Handmade by Stacy J
Row 4 Wrong Side of Fantasia Stitch crochet directions from Handmade by Stacy J

5: Ch 4, turn; 3 tr in first sc, ch 1, sk (ch-4, FPTR3tog & ch-5 sp), *sc in sc from previous row, ch 1, work [3 tr, ch 3, 3 tr] in st that joins FPTR6tog; rep * across ending with 4 tr in third ch of turning ch

Row 5 Right Side of Fantasia Stitch crochet directions from Handmade by Stacy J
Row 5 Wrong side of Fantasia Stitch crochet directions from Handmade by Stacy J

Repeat rows 2 – 5 to desired length ending on a row 2 or row 4 repeat.

I hope you enjoyed learning this stitch as much as I did. When you make something with it, could you please tag me @handmadebystacyj or #handmadebystacyj – I’d love to see what you create!

Stacy J

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Lacy Fan and V Stitch

The Lacy Fan and V Stitch Pattern is a super beautiful lace crochet stitch that is actually quite simple. This stitch is very similar to the Fan and V stitch, except it’s lacy! It’s light, airy and would absolutely gorgeous as a lightweight cardigan, a shawl or even a light throw.

Below you will find the written instructions for the Lacy Fan and V Stitch, as well as a pin to save to your boards. Enjoy!


Difficulty Level:

Easy-ish

Stitches & Abbreviations Used:

Stitch pattern is written in US terminology

Ch: Chain

Sc: Single Crochet

Dc: Double Crochet

Sk: Skip

Tch: Turning Chain

Rep: Repeat

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Directions for the Lacy Fan and V Stitch

Stitch is worked in multiples of 8+6 (+3 for the base chain)

For the YouTube video, I chained 25 and for the green lace sample in the pictures that uses fingering weight yarn, I chained 41.

1: In 6th ch from hook, work *7 dc in same ch, sk 2 ch, 1 sc in next ch, ch 3, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch, sk 2 ch; rep * until 6 ch remain, work 7 dc in next ch, sk 2 ch, 1 dc in last ch; turn.

2: Ch 5, in 4th dc of 7-dc cluster from row 1 work 1 sc, *ch 3, in ch-2 space work (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc), ch 3, in 4th dc of 7-dc cluster from row 1 work 1 sc; rep * across ending with ch 2, 1 dc in tch; then turn.

3: Ch 2, 2 dc in first st, r sc in ch-sp below, *ch 3, 1 sc in ch-3 sp, 7 dc in in ch-2 sp, 1 sc in ch-3 sp; rep * across ending with ch 3, 1 sc in ch-3 sp, 3 dc in first ch of tch; then turn

4: Ch 4, in ch-3 sp work (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc), *ch 3, 1 sc in 4th dc of 7-dc cluster, ch 3, in ch-3 sp work (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc); rep * across ending with ch 2, 1 dc in tch; then turn

5: Ch 2, *7 dc in ch-2 sp, 1 sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3, 1 sc in ch-3 sp; rep * ending with 7 dc in ch-2 sp, 1 dc in tch; then turn

Rep rows 2-5 until you reach the desired length.


Here’s the link to the video for you: https://youtu.be/GtOW36Sra5c

I hope you’ve enjoyed this stitch for the week and I’d love to see what you make! Please tag me @handmadebystacyj and #handmadebystacyj and thank you for joining me on our yarny adventures. Happy crocheting!

Stacy J

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Diamond Shells Lace

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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Difficulty Level:

Easy

Materials Used in Tutorial:

Stitches and Abbreviations Used:

Directions are written using US terminology

Ch: Chain

Dc: Double Crochet

Hdc: Half Double Crochet

Rep: Repeat

Sc: Single Crochet

Sk: Skip

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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.

Step 1 of Diamond Shells Lace crochet stitch
Row 1

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.

Step 2 of Diamond Shells Lace crochet stitch
Row 2

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.

Step 3 of Diamond Shells Lace crochet stitch
Row 3

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.

Step 4 of Diamond Shells Lace crochet stitch
Row 4

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.

Step 5 of Diamond Shells Lace crochet stitch
Row 5

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!

Stacy J

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Fan and V Stitch

The Fan and V Stitch is a fairly simple crochet pattern that works over a 4 row repeat. The Fan and V Stitch would look great as a shawl, wrap or even a blanket. I’m so happy to be able to show you step by step how to create this beautiful stitch pattern.

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The crochet hook used is my absolute favorite hook. It’s the Furls Odyssey in Turquoise; however, they now have a bunch of colors that I love! The yarn is also lovely! It’s a super soft, inexpensive and absolutely lovely yarn that I just love, as well (Oh, and it rarely splits!). So much so that I became an affiliate with the Furls company and LoveCrafts. What that means for you is that when you purchase using my link, you allow the company to pay me a small commission without costing you a penny more. This helps me to continue making free tutorials and patterns. Below are the links if you’d like to check them out for yourself:

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Furls Crochet Hook

Yarn: Paintbox Simply DK – https://www.lovecrafts.com?utm_medium=affiliate&a_aid=eccf469a

Difficulty level:

Intermediate


Stitches and Abbreviations used:

Directions are written using US terminology

Ch: Chain

Dc: Double Crochet

Rep: Repeat

Sc: Single Crochet

Sl st: Slip Stitch

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Special Stitch Used:

V Stitch: Work [1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc] in same st


Notes:

Stitch is worked in increments of 8 + 1 (+1 for the base chain)

Ch-3 at the beginning of row counts as a dc


Directions for the Fan and V Stitch:

1 (RS): 1 sc in second ch from hook, *sk 3 chs, work 9 dc in next ch, sk 3 chs, work 1 sc in next ch; rep * across, ending with 1 sc in last ch, turn

2 (RS): Ch 3, 1 dc in same st, *ch 5, sk 9 dc cluster, work V stitch in next sc,; rep from * ending with ch 5, sk 9 dc cluster, work 2 dc in last sc, turn.

3: Ch 3, 4 dc in same st, *working over ch-5, work 1 sc in 5th dc in 9dc cluster from row below, 9 dc in ch-sp at center of V stitch; rep across ending with 5 dc in top of turning ch, turn.

4: Ch 3, sk 5 dc, V stitch in next sc, *ch 5, sk 9dc cluster, V stitch into next sc; rep from * across ending with ch 2, sl st to top of turning ch, turn

5: Ch 1, 1 sc in same st, 9 dc into ch-sp in center of V stitch from row below, work 1 sc in 5th dc from row below working over the ch-5; rep from * ending with 1 sc in first ch of turning ch, turn

Repeat rows 2 & 5 until you reach desired length.

If you would like the scalloped edge, you can end when you finish a RS row.

For straighter edge, end with a WS row, working ch 3, 1 dc in same st, *ch 2, sl st to 5th dc in 9dc cluster from row below, ch 2, work V st in sc from row below; rep * across ending with ch 2, 2 dc in last sc from previous row.


Here is the link to the video for you: https://youtu.be/jJqklSEzs8Y

I hope you enjoy this stitch – I know I do!

Happy crocheting and thank you for joining me!

Stacy

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Cable Crochet Stitch

The Cable Crochet Stitch is such a beautiful, lacy and fairly simple stitch once you get the hang of it. It involves yarn overs, single crochet and a 2 row repeat. The Cable Crochet Stitch pattern is worked over multiples of 6+2

Disclosure: The yarn and hook used are some of my absolute favorites. So much so that I became an affiliate with the companies. What that means for you is that when you purchase using my link, you allow the company to pay me a small commission without costing you a penny more. This helps me to continue making free tutorials and patterns. The links are below with the Materials Needed if you’d like to check them out.

Difficulty level:

Intermediate

Terms and Abbreviations used:

Directions are written using US terminology

Ch: Chain

Rep: Repeat

Sc: Single Crochet

Sk: Skip

St (s): Stitch (es)

Tch: Turning chain

X: Times (example: 2x means 2 times)

Yo: Yarn Over 

 


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Materials Needed:

Paintbox Yarns – Simply DK (100% Acrylic; 100g / 3.5oz; Light #3 weight); Color #142 Tea Rose

Crochet Hook Size G (4 mm) If you love Furls, here’s a link 🙂

Notes: Ch-1 at beginning of sc row does not count as a st.

Directions for the Cable Crochet Stitch:

(For YouTube sample, I chained 26)

1: Ch 1 (does not count as st), sc across.

2: Ch 7, sk 3 sts, *yo 5x, insert hook in next st, (yo, draw through 2 loops) 6x; rep *2x. Yo 5x and insert in first skipped st (there are 3 sts between tch and first st made in row 2). Work *in ea of the 3 skipped stitches. Continue working in this pattern across the row. In last st, yo 4 times, insert hook in top of last st and (yo, draw through 2 loops) 5x. Turn.

3: Ch 1, work 1 sc in same st and in ea st across. Turn.

Repeat rows 2 & 3 until desired length.


I did my best to create a chart to help along with this stitch and the video tutorial is below:

Cable crochet stitch chart from Handmade by Stacy J

Here’s the video tutorial for you: https://youtu.be/EN729A-Cyqg

If you’d like a pdf of this stitch, you can download the file below:

 
    Cable-Crochet-Tutorial
 

I’d love to see what you make with this stitch, as it’s absolutely gorgeous. Please tag me on social media @handmadebystacyj

As always, thank you so much for visiting and supporting me on our yarny adventures.

Stacy J

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