This week. on Ask Me Monday, we talk Shell Stitches with techniques for both knitters and crocheters. Shell stitches are a great pattern choice for tops, scarves, and cowls like the Shell Cowls featured in our YarnYAY! November Box #31. Give my tutorials a watch and practice with the swatch instructions below, then you’ll be on your way to the Highway to Shell!
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Shell Stitch: Crochet Swatch
Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and to end. Turn. — 24 sts
Row 2: Ch 1 (doesn’t count), *sc, sk 3 sts, 7 tr in the next st, sk 3 sts; rep from * across, ending with a sc. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, *sc, BPsc in next 7 tr; rep from * across, ending with a sc. Turn.
Row 4: Ch 3 (counts), 3 tr in same st, sk 3 sts, sc, *sk 3 sts, 7 tr in next st, sk 3 sts, sc in next st; rep from * across to last 4 sts, sk 3 sts, 4 tr in last st. Turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, *BPsc in next 4 tr, sc in next sc, BPsc in next 3 tr; rep from * across, ending with a sc. Turn.
Repeat Rows 2-5 until you have a square.
Last Row: Ch 1, sc in every st to end.
Shell Stitch: Knit Swatch
CO 21 sts.
Rows 1 & 3: Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 4: Knit.
Row 5 (RS): *K1 [YO, k1] twice [YO x 2, k1] five times, [k1, YO] twice; rep from * to last. st, k1.
Row 6: K1 *K5, sl next 5 sts purl-wise wyif, dropping the double YOs, k4; rep from * around.
Row 7: K4, sl next 5 sts purlwise wyib, k4, k5, sl next 5 sts. purlwise wyib, k6.
Row 8: K1, *K5, k5tog, k4; rep from * to end.
Rep rows 1-8 until piece is a square.