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For me, the Woven Shell Stitch was love at first sight. I just couldn’t resist the amazing texture. When I made my fist swatch with it I could see that it creates a warm, squishy fabric, but it’s not too bulky. And the stitchwork has an elegant flow that really catches your eye.
Below, I will outline how the shell stitch is worked, but I thought I would give you a few pointers before you get started on it.
The Woven Shell Stitch
The Woven Shell is made by skipping a number of stitches, working 3dc into the specified stitch, chaining once, then working 3dc into one of the skipped stitches.
The second set of 3dc is not worked in front or behind the first set. They are worked around the first set, much like the Crossed Double Crochet.
Since you are working the second set of dc around the first, the bottom loops of the second set of dc will have to be loose to accomodate all of those stitches. When you draw up your loop, make it a little taller than you normally would. This will keep the first set of dc from looking scrunched.
So, lets do some practicing on a base row. Start off with a hdc. Skip 3 sts and put 3 dc in the next st.
Now, chain 1. Now, working around the 3dc you just made, work 3dc in the 2nd skipped st. Then skip 1 st and hdc in the next st.
Remember to keep the bottom loops (the ones that wrap around the previous stitches) loose, so it doesn’t look bunched up.
Here’s what it will look like when you have made a row of Woven Shell stitches.
And here is what it looks like from the back.
Now that you know how to do the Woven Shell stitch, head on over to the Amphitrite Cowl and get started!
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Happy Hooking! 😉