While looking for some inspiration, I’ve found amazing tutorial by one of my favorite crocheters, Robin. Fun variation on classic shell stitch combines puff stitch and shells in the most elegant way. Structural stitch will be useful in winter accessories or soft baby blankets, because it creates warm and delicate fabric.
versatile and beautiful stitch
This fantastic stitch is easy to learn and uses some basic techniques, so it’s suitable for upper beginners. You can use any yarn and corresponding crochet hook for this, but it looks particularly nice when made with soft and fluffy yarn.
Robin used Cygnet Boho Spirit, which is aran type yarn in the colorway “Breeze”. She chose 4,5 mm hook, which is exactly what producer recommends for this yarn weight.
This stitch begins with simple starting chain and continues with puffy shells divided by single crochet stitches. Making even puff stitches requires a little bit of practice, but this fun stitch is a great way to learn how to work with tension.
You can see full video tutorial here, so don’t hesitate and try it!
talking about stitches…
Our growing library of free crochet patterns has some projects that might interest you, too. Check out my step-by-step tutorial on how to make easy Little Shells Stitch!
Try my Calm Cove Square to practice puff stitches!
If you want to hone your skills and explore the theme of shell stitch, there is a lot of stunning patterns up for grabs online. Some of them are free, others are paid, but I have chosen designs that will be definitely worth your time.
Beautiful Shells Blanket Free Crochet Pattern
- design by Lahoma Jayne Nally, this version and photo by GreyFrog
Divine Hat Free Crochet Pattern
- design by Sarah Arnold, this version and photo by BeyondCrochetToo
Cupcake Shells Blanket and Hat Crochet Pattern
- design and photo by Olga Poltava
This beautiful set for a baby can be outstanding gift, that will be cherished for life. These designs use shell stitch not only for nice texture, but also to create fun scalloped edging. You can purchase this pattern here.
Shell Stitch Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern
- design and photo by spinningsheep
Cute baby blanket like this one can be made in no time by beginners! Once you get the pattern, you will go with the flow. Make a lovely present to the littlest one this year. You can purchase this pattern here.
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