Crochet Shell Stitch #1 | Open Shell Lace Stitch Pattern - Crochet Mittens

http://www.joannesweb.comThis is one of the shell lace stitch patterns, which is a little more open. Ideal for decorative items or Spring/ Summer blouses and handbags. Instructions: Crochet Shell Stitch Chain a multiple of 6 plus 3 In this case, I chained 18+3=21 Ch= chain Sc=single crochet Dc=double crochet Repeat from * to * Single crochet starting on second chain from the hook. Row 1.-Ch3. skip 3 and on the 4th stitch make 3dc, ch2, 3dc, *skip 5 stitches and on the 6th make 3dc, ch2, 3dc* end with skip 3 and on the 4th, make 1dc. Row 2 and all rows until desired leinght.- Ch3, *on the top of the shell, (where you chained 2), make 3dc, ch2, 3dc* repeat until last stitch and make 1dc on top of that. You may want to leave the edge like it is or make 1 row of single crochet.