The 5 double crochet shell is a beautiful stitch for adding a lovely texture to your work. Because it uses double crochet stitches, it’s also very easy to make. I love shell stitches for this reason – easy to make with gorgeous results. This tutorial takes you step by step through how to do a 5 double crochet shell.
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This technique is super easy to master and relaxing to make. If you enjoy it, try out my free Daphne Shawl pattern which incorporates the stitch into the larger shawl design. You may also enjoy making other kinds of shell stitches or combining them in different ways. For more patterns that use shell stitches, try the Mirabella Hat, the Cuddly Cloud Preemie Baby Blanket, and the Stashbusting Lace Scarf.
How to Do a 5 Double Crochet Shell Step by Step Tutorial
The crocheter has just completed a V stitch and is preparing to make the next stitch. This pattern calls for skipping two stitches before making the shell stitch.
Make a double crochet in the designated stitch.
Make a second double crochet in the same stitch.
Continue by making a third double crochet in the same stitch.
Make a fourth double crochet in the same stitch.
Make a fifth double crochet in the same stitch to finish the 5 double crochet shell.
Flat view of the work with the completed shell.