Open Shell Crochet Stitch is an elegant, open, and lacy pattern that is easy to make. Unlike most other variations of crochet shell stitches like the Solid Shell Crochet Stitch, this one is open and has a less cluttered and dense appearance.
The lacy crochet pattern is basically a 2-row repeat, mainly featuring double crochet stitches. It’s a good stitch to expand your portfolio with if you are just starting to crochet.
Open Shell will make a gorgeous summer top, lacy wrap, or even a lacy throw blanket. It may even work well in market bags if you use a sturdy thread or yarn.
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Open Shell Crochet Stitch Chart
This free pattern is written using US crochet terms.
|st (s)||stitch (es)|
Foundation ch: (any multiple of 7) + 1, plus 4.
|Row 1 (RS):||1dc in 5th ch from hook (counts as 1dc & ch1), * ch4, sk next 6 ch, [1dc, ch3, 1dc] in next ch; rep from * to last 7 sts, ch4, sk next 6 ch, [1dc, ch1, 1dc] in last ch, turn.|
|Row 2:||ch3 (counts as 1dc), 3dc in first ch-1 sp, * sk 1 dc, 1sc in next ch-4 sp, sk 1 dc, 7dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * to last 6 sts, sk 1 dc, 1sc in next ch-4 sp, sk 1 dc, 3dc in top of t-ch, 1dc in 2nd ch of t-ch, turn.|
|Row 3:||ch4 (counts as 1dc & ch1), 1dc in same st, * ch4, sk next 7 sts, [1dc, ch3, 1dc] in 4th dc of the 7-dc shell; rep from * to last 7 sts, ch4, sk next 7 sts, [1dc, ch1, 1dc] in top of t-ch, turn.|
Repeat Rows 2 & 3 of this free crochet stitch pattern until you have reached the desired length for your work.
Sample Crochet Projects
- Summer tops
- Lacy wraps
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If you are looking for more exciting crochet stitches, check out:
- Honeycomb Crochet Stitch
- Waffle Crochet Stitch
- Lacy Shell Crochet Stitch
- Crown Puff Lattice Crochet Stitch