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Shell Lace Stitch: Best for Summer Crochets! Free tutorial

Are you searching for a perfect stitch for crochet summer tops? You are in the right place! In this tutorial, I will teach you how to crochet The Shell Lace stitch. Make sure you know how to do single and double crochet stitches before you begin. The Shell Lace stitch is made up of four rows that you repeat. The fabric you create will be very light, perfect for summer projects like tops, cardigans, and pullovers!

Good luck with your crochet!

Foundation chain

Start by chaining multiples of 8 and +2 for turning chain.

Row 1

1.Do a single crochet (sc) in the 2nd chain from your hook.

2. Chain 5 (ch 5).

3. Skip 3 stitches and make sc in the next one.

4. Chain 5.

5. Skip 3 stitches and make a sc in the next one.

6. Continue working like this until the end of the row: ch 5, skip 3 stitches and make sc in the next stitch.

7. The row should end with sc.

8. Ch 3.

Row 2

9. Turn your work around.

10. Do 2 double crochets (dc) in the 1st stitch.

11. Next skip 2 ch and make sc in the 3rd ch of chain 5 of the previous row.

12. Ch 5.

13. Do sc in the 3rd chain of ch 5.

14. Next make 5 dc in the single crochet of the previous row.

15. Make sc in the 3rd chain of ch 5.

16. Ch 5.

17. Then make sc in the 3rd chain of the ch 5.

18. Make 5 dc in the sc of the previous row.

19. Make sc in the 3rd chain of ch 5.

20. Continue working in the same way until the end of the row: ch 5, make sc in the third chain of ch 5, make 5 dc in the single crochet, and make sc in the 3rd chain of ch 5.

21. At the end of the row make sc in the 3rd chain of the last ch 5 and then make 3 dc in the last stitch (in the single crochet of the previous row).

22. Ch 1.

Row 3

23. Turn your work around. You will start working in the very 1st stitch.

24. Make sc in the very 1st stitch.

25. Ch 5.

26. Make sc in the 3rd chain of ch 5.

27. Ch 5.

28. Then make sc in the 3rd dc (the middle one) of the previous row.

29. Continue working in the same way until the end of the row.

30. Make the last sc in the turning chain.

31. Ch 5.

Row 4

32. Turn your work around.

33. Make sc in the 3rd chain of ch 5.

34. Then make 5 dc in the sc of the previous row.

35. Make sc in the 3rd chain of ch 5.

36. Ch 5.

37. Make sc in the 3rd chain of ch 5.

38. Continue working in the same way until the end of the row.

39. At the end of the row ch 2.

40. Then make dc in the last stitch (in the sc of the previous row).

41. Ch 1.

Row 5

42. Turn your work around.

43. Sc in the 1st stitch.

44. Ch 5.

45. Sc in the 3rd dc of the previous row.

46. Ch 5 and make sc in the 3rd chain of ch 5.

47. Ch 5 and make sc in the 3rd dc of the previous row.

48. Continue working in the same way until the end of the row.

49. At the end of the row, ch 5, skip 2 ch of the turning chain and make sc in the next one.

50. For the rest of the pattern repeat rows 2-5.

Finished Shell Lace crochet stitch
shell lace crochet stitch
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