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Brianna Iaropoli

Brianna has a unique and modern, yet classic design style that is sure to stand out. Her goal is to create designs that span across age groups and are easy enough for a beginner but satisfying to a seasoned maker. With her love of texture, unique shapes and stitch combinations, you will not be disappointed with your Life and Yarn Makes!

How to Crochet the Modified Shell Stitch

Education/Tips
7/11/2019

Welcome to a new blog series where I have asked makers to share their favorite stitches! I have recruited a handful of makers to work with me in the following year and am calling them my "Dream Team"! They are a unique group of talented makers who have been featured several times on the blog. This summer I have asked, THN Dream Team member, Brianna Iaropoli, to share some of her favorite stitches. This week she is sharing the Modified Shell Stitch!

Stitch Descriptions and Abbreviations

Chain Stitch - ch – yarn over, pull yarn through stitch on hook

Slip Stitch – sl st – Insert hook into stitch or space, yarn over, pull yarn through both loops on hook

Single Crochet – sc - Insert hook into stitch or space, yarn over, pull up a loop, (2 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook

Foundation Single Crochet – Fsc – Chain 2, insert hook into 2nd chain from hook, yarn over and pull up a loop (2 loops on hook), yarn over, pull up a loop (2 loops on hook, yarn over and pull through both loops, (1 foundation single crochet with chain at the bottom) *Insert hook to the bottom of the stitch you just made, it will look like the top or “V” of a stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop (2 loops on hook), yarn over, pull up a loop (2 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through all loops* repeat for desired amount of stitches

Double Crochet – dc – Yarn over, insert hook into stitch or space, pull up a loop, (3 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through remaining loops.

Treble Crochet – tr - Yarn over twice, insert hook into stitch or space, pull up a loop, (4 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through remaining loops

* - Designates a repeat

Materials

4.50mm Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle

Scissors

#4 Worsted Wt. Yarn

Bernat Softee Baby – Soft Rose

#3 Wt.

Gauge

15 sts x 7.5 rows is 4”x4” in dc

Swatch – Worked in multiples of 6 + 1 for a Fsc or 6 + 2 if working with a starting chain. If you are working with a starting chain, either work a row of sc or follow the row 2 instructions substituting “sc” for “ch” in the repeat.

Stitch

Row 1

Fsc 31, CH 1, turn.

Row 2

Sc in first stitch, *skip next 2 sc, 7 dc in next sc, skip next 2 sc, sc in next sc. Repeat from * to end.

Row 3

Ch 4, turn, skip first sc and next dc, *dc in next 5 dc sts, skip next 3 sts. Repeat from * across ending with a set of 5 dc’s then place 1 tr in last sc-stitch.

Row 4

Ch 3, turn, 3 dc in first tr, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc, *skip next 2 dc, place 7 dc in bet last skipped dc and next dc, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc. Repeat from * across to end placing 4 dc in turning ch-4.

Row 5

Ch 3, turn, dc in next 2 dc, skip next 3 sts, *dc in next 5 dc sts, skip next 3 sts. Repeat from * across, skip next 3 sts, dc in last 2 dc and turning ch-3.

Row 6

Ch 1, turn, sc in first dc, *skip next 2 dc, place 7 dc in between last skipped dc and next dc, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc. Repeat from * across to end placing last sc in turning ch-3.

Rows 7 and on

Repeat Rows 3 to 6 to desired length.

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