Crochet Shell Border Around Corner

How to Crochet a Shell Border

The shell border (also known as the scalloped edge) is one of the most popular borders to crochet. There are also many variations on this border. This tutorial consists of 2 parts.

  • Part 1: Shell border on 1 side of your work
  • Part 2: Shell border around (the corner)

The amount of stitches: a multiple of 4 + 1 extra stitch. Are you starting with a chain? Then also add the number of turning chains. Cheating: Is your stitch count off? You can cheat by not skipping a stitch or by skipping an extra stitch.

The basic stitches used in this tutorial: the Chain stitch, the single crochet stitch and the double crochet stitch.

Below you will find the video tutorial (including the crochet chart) and the written pattern of the Shell Border.

Video and Crochet Chart Shell Border

Video tutorial shell border

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Written instructions Shell border on 1 edge

You can crochet the shell border on a single crochet row, as I do in the video, but you can also crochet the border on other stitches.

Do you want to get the stitch count exactly right? Then make sure you have a multiple of 4 stitches + 1 extra stitch.

Chain 1, 1 single crochet into the first stitch. *Skip 1 stitch, work 5 double crochet into the next stitch. Skip 1 stitch, work 1 single crochet into the next stitch* Repeat between * and * to the end of the row.

Written instructions Shell border around the corner

You can crochet the shell border on a single crochet row, as I do in the video, but you can also crochet the border on other stitches.

Do you want to get the stitch count exactly right? Then make sure you have a multiple of 4 stitches + 1 extra stitch.

Join your yarn in the third stitch from a corner. Chain 1, 1 single crochet into the same stitch. *Skip 1 stitch, work 5 double crochet into the next stitch. Skip 1 stitch, work 1 single crochet into the next stitch* Repeat between * and * until you have 2 stitches left. Skip 1 stitch, work 7 double crochet into the stitch on the corner. Tilt your work, skip 1 stitch, work 1 single crochet into the next stitch. Now you will keep repeating between * and * to the next corner.

Do you want to learn another crochet stitch? Click HERE for an overview of all crochet stitches.