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Crochet shell pattern - basics and DIY tutorial

  • Pattern I: shell border
  • Pattern II: zig-zag shell
  • Pattern III: two-tone zig-zag shell
  • Pattern IV: triangular scarf

Crocheted shell patterns not only look beautiful. They are also easy to handle and therefore make doubly enjoyable: already when crocheting and afterwards as a finished work anyway. In this guide, we show you four ways to crochet a beautiful shell pattern.

Basic principle of the mussel pattern (the form of fan-shaped mice is mimicked): In a puncture site a larger number of rods are crocheted, which can then spread in the pattern upwards like a fan. Depending on how these "shells" are placed in the overall pattern, very different structures are created, which are wonderfully suitable for a variety of crochet work.

Pattern I: shell border

As a border and border for summer tops, this pattern is ideal. The large holes ensure an airy look and a smooth course.

In this shell pattern, the total mesh number must be divisible by 6. So we work in the pattern guide with a total of 30 stitches. The pattern then consists of 4 rows, which are repeated again and again.

At the beginning there is the stitch test. When crocheting 30 stitches with a 4 gauge needle, this results in a width of about 17 cm.

Now it takes a basic series on which the pattern is placed. Crochet an air chain and a set of stitches for this.

Row 1:

  • Row Start : Crochet 1 Transition Air Mesh + Crochet 1 Solid Mesh
  • Sequence: * Crochet 3 stitches, so that you skip 3 stitches of the previous row, crochet 3 stitches *, * * until you have 2 stitches left
  • End of row: Crochet 2 strong stitches

Row 2:

  • Row Start: Crochet 1 Transition Air Mesh + 1 Solid Mesh
  • Sequence: * Crochet 7 sticks into the air-mesh sheet of the preliminary round, put 1 settee of the previous row, crochet 1 crochet stitch, 1 turn the previous row *, repeat the sequence * *, then crochet 7 sticks in the last loop of air
  • End of row: Crochet 1 single crochet

Row 3:

  • Start of row: crochet 4 air stitches
  • Sequence: * Crochet 3 sts on the 3rd, 4th and 5th sticks of the shell crocheted in the preliminary round, crochet 3 stitches *, repeat the sequence * *
  • End of row: Crochet 1 stick

Row 4:

  • Beginning of row: Crochet 1 spiral air stitch and crochet 2 solid loops in the first loop of air of the previous row
  • Sequence: * Crochet 3 loops, proceeding over the 3 fixed stitches of the previous row, 3 crochet stitches in the crochet bow *, then repeat the sequence * *
  • End of row: Crochet 2 tight stitches in the last little bow

From now on row 2 to row 4 repeat again and again. The final row can either be the row of bows (row 2) or, if a straight end is needed, row 3. This row is also well suited as a transition for a new pattern - perhaps another pattern from our guide.

Pattern II: zig-zag shell

This pattern is particularly good in colorful rows to advantage.

Here the total number of stitches should be divisible by 10 + 1. This pattern guide uses a total of 31 stitches. The pattern consists of 2 rows, which repeat themselves constantly.

The stitching test shows that if 31 stitches are crocheted with the needle size 4, they will also be about 17 cm wide.

As before, the pattern is set to a basic series. Work for this one mesh chain and a series of solid meshes.

Row 1:

  • Row start : crochet a transitional air stitch, crochet a tight stitch
  • Sequence: * pass over two stitches and crochet 5 sticks in the 3rd stitch of the preliminary round (cut into the same stitch 5 times), make 2 stitches, crochet 1 single crochet *

The sequence * * is now always repeated until the end of the series is reached with a last fixed stitch.

Row 2:

  • Beginning of row: Crochet 3 transitional meshes and 2 sticks in the first stitch of the preliminary round
  • Sequence: * Work 2 stitches and crochet 1 single crochet (puncture point is the middle stitch of the pieces crocheted in the previous row - 3rd chopsticks), pass 2 stitches and crochet 5 sticks (cut 5 times in the same stitch), the sequence becomes * * now repeated
  • End of row: Work 2 stitches and crochet 1 crochet stitch, pass 2 stitches again and then crochet 2 sticks into the last stitch of the row.

Row 3:

  • Row start : 1 Crochet transfer air mesh, crochet a tight stitch
  • Sequence: * make two stitches and crochet 5 sticks in the 3rd stitch of the preliminary round (that is the making between the shells), make 2 stitches, crochet 1 stitch (stitching point is the middle stitch of the pieces crocheted in the previous row - 3 Chopsticks) *

The sequence * * is repeated and with a last fixed stitch the end of the series is reached.

In the crochet sequence, row 2 and row 3 repeat again and again.

Pattern III: two-tone zig-zag shell

This shell pattern is perfect for a cute baby blanket. The sweet shells in two colors are soothing and cuddly.

In this shell pattern, the total mesh number must be divisible by 10 + 1. We work in the manual with a total of 31 stitches. The pattern consists of a total of 4 rows that repeat over and over again.

The stitching test shows that 31 stitches with a needle size 4 are about 17 cm wide.

Here again you need a basic row on which the pattern can be put on. Also crochet for this basic row an air-stitch chain and a series of fixed stitches.

Row 1:

  • Row start : 1 Crochet transfer air mesh
  • Sequence: * pass two stitches and crochet 5 sticks into the 3rd stitch of the preliminary round (work 5 times in the same stitch), work 2 stitches, crochet 1 crochet *, repeating the sequence * * with one last stitch End of row reached.

Row 2:

This series is the back row in which is crocheted back with the color of the first shell row. For this, crochet a transitional air stitch and then into each stitch of the previous row a tight stitch.

ATTENTION: Where crocheted over the shell, do not pierce through the entire mesh head, but only through a mesh link. However, the solid mesh of the preliminary round (between the shells) is pierced through the entire mesh head. So on the front of the shells are particularly beautiful.

Row 3:

  • Beginning of row: crochet 3 transitional air stitches and 2 sticks in the first stitch of the preliminary round
  • Sequence: * Work 2 stitches and crochet 1 single crochet (place the mid stitch of the crocheted hooks in the previous row - 3rd chopsticks), make 2 stitches and crochet 5 sticks (work 5 times into the same stitch), always follow the sequence to repeat
  • End of row: Work 2 stitches and crochet 1 crochet, make 2 stitches again and crochet 2 sticks in the last stitch of the row.

Row 4:

The fourth row is crocheted like row 2.

Pattern IV: triangular scarf

The pattern begins with just a few stitches and a string of thread and then expands automatically into a triangle through the increases in each row.

Start: Start the crochet piece with 6 fixed stitches in a thread ring and close the circle with a slit stitch.

Row 1:

Crochet 3 pieces of air and 2 sticks into the first loop of the loop - crochet a single stick into the next stitch - crochet 2 sticks, 1 airlock, 2 sticks into the third stitch of the loop (this will be the center of the later cloth) - a single Crochet the chopsticks into the next stitch - Crochet 3 sticks into the fifth stitch of the loop - the sixth stitch of the string will remain unbacked.

Row 2:

Crochet 3 pieces of air and 2 sticks in the first stitch of the previous row - crochet 5 single sticks - 2 sticks, 1 airlock, 2 sticks in the middle of the row (air mesh between 2 sticks of the previous row) - crochet 5 single sticks - 3 sticks into the last stitch crochet.

Row 3:

Crochet 3 pieces of air and 1 stick in the first stitch of the previous row - Crochet 1 piece of air - Crochet 1 piece - repeat from now to center of row * *: * Crochet 1 piece of air, then crochet 1 stitch, crochet 1 * - into center of row Crochet 1 stick, 1 air stitch, 1 stick - crochet the stitches * * in the next row - crochet 2 sticks in the last stitch.

Row 4:

Crochet 3 pieces of air and 2 sticks into the first stitch - crochet single sticks in each stitch to the middle of the row (13 sticks in total)
Row center: 2 sticks, 1 air mesh, 2 sticks
End of row: 3 sticks in the last stitch

Row 5:

Crochet 3 pieces of air and 2 sticks into the first stitch - crochet single sticks in each stitch to the middle of the row (17 sticks in total)
Row center: 2 sticks, 1 air mesh, 2 sticks
End of row: 3 sticks in the last stitch

Row 6: This is where the actual shell pattern begins.

  • Beginning of row: Crochet 4 loops of air - pass over 1 stitch and crochet 1 stick, 2 air stitches, 1 stick in the next stitch
  • Sequence: * 3 stitches - in the next stitch 2 crochet, 1 air mesh, 2 sticks crochet - 3 stitches - crochet 1 stick, 2 air stitches, 1 stick crochet *. Crochet this pattern * * to the middle of the row
  • Middle of the row: Crochet 2 sticks, 1 airlock, 3 sticks, 1 airlock, 2 sticks in the middle of the bow.
    For the second half of the row, first make 3 stitches - 1 piece of crochet, 2 pieces of air, crochet 1 piece and continue crocheting * * in the sequence
  • End of row: Crochet 1 piece of air, passing 1 stitch - Crochet 1 stick in the last stitch.

Row 7:

  • Start of row: Crochet 5 pieces of air and 1 stick in the first stitch
  • Sequence: * crochet 2 sticks, 1 air stitch, 2 sticks into the air mesh sheet - in the next loop of air mesh - crochet 1 stick, 2 air stitches, 1 stick *. Crochet * to the center of the row.
  • Middle of the row: Crochet 1 stick, 2 air stitches, 1 stick - crochet a stick on the middle stick again - crochet 1 stick, 2 air stitches, 1 stick in the second small loop of the center line

Continue the sequence * * * for the second half of the row (the last puncture site for 1 stick, 2 air stitches, 1 stick is the last stitch.

Row 8:

  • Beginning of row: crochet 4 air stitches and continue the
  • Crochet the following sequence: * Crochet 2 rods, 1 air mesh, 2 sticks into the air mesh bow - crochet 1 stick, 2 air stitches, 1 stick * - Crochet 2 sticks, 1 airlock, 2 sticks into the air-mesh bow before the middle of the row
  • Middle of row: Crochet 1 chopstick, 2 air stitches, 1 chopstick, 2 air stitches on the middle stick.

Continue the sequence * * for the second half of the series. Crochet 2 sticks, 1 air stitch, 2 sticks in the last loop of air and crochet 1 air stitch and 1 stick in the last stitch.

Row 9:

  • Beginning of row: Crochet 3 transitional meshes, 1 stick, 2 air stitch, 2 sticks in the first stitch. Crochet up to the middle of the row up the * * sequence (starting with 1 stick, 2 air stitches, 1 stick).
  • Middle of row: Crochet 2 sticks, 1 air stitch, 2 sticks in crochet 1 crochet 1 stick crochet 1 swab on the center stick crochet 1 air stitch crochet 2 sticks, 1 air stitch, 2 sticks in the second loop

For the second half of the row, crochet the sequence * * (starting with 1 stick, 2 air stitches, 1 stick).

  • Row end: Crochet 2 sticks, 1 air stitch, 2 sticks in the last stitch.

From here row 6 - row 9 repeat again and again. The steady increase increases the number of stitches and creates a triangular cloth of any size.

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