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Stitchfinder: Crochet Sampler Square: Basic Shell Pattern

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Shell Stitch 3

Stitch explanation: Shell- 5 dc in indicated st.

Ch 23.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 22 sts.
Row 2: Ch 3, turn. Work 3 dc in 1st sc, *sk next 2 sc, sc in next sc, sk next 2 sc, shell in next sc; rep from * to last 3 sc, sk next 2 sc, sc in last sc.
Row 3: Ch 3, turn. Work 3 dc in 1st sc, *sc in 3rd dc of next shell, shell in next sc; rep from * 3 more times, sc in t-ch.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES Click for explanation and illustration

ch = chain dc = double crochet
sc = single crochet sk = skip
t-ch = turning chain

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