Crochet Shell Stitch Baby blanket stitch

This shell stitch is perfect for baby blankets, but it would also make a great stitch for a pillow case. If you work this stitch with 3 colors, you don’t necessarily need to cut the yarn after every row. You can let the thread run along the side and crochet an edge over it afterward. This saves a lot of time as you don’t have to weave in all those ends.

The stitches used in the shell stitch are:

You will find the video, crochet chart and written pattern below.

Video Shell Stitch

Crochet Chart Shell Stitch

Crochet Chart Shell Stitch

How to crochet the Shell Stitch

Chain a multiple of 6 + 2. Change color by finishing the last stitch of the row with the new color.

  • Row 1: 1 single crochet into the second chain. *Skip 2 chains, 5 double crochet in next chain. Skip 2 chains, 1 single crochet in next chain.* Repeat from * to * until the end of the row. Turn.
  • Row 2: Chain 3 (counts as first double crochet), 2 double crochet in first stitch. 1 single crochet in the 3rd double crochet of the previous row. *5 double crochet in next single crochet of the previous row, 1 single crochet in the 3rd double crochet of the previous row.* Repeat from * to * until you reach the last stitch. Work 3 double crochet into the last stitch. Turn.
  • Row 3: Chain 1. 1 single crochet in the first stitch. * 5 double crochet in the next single crochet of the previous row. 1 single crochet in the 3rd double crochet of the previous row.* Repeat from * to * until the end of the row. Turn.

Keep repeating row 2 and 3.

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