The double crochets stay straight with this method instead of slanting like in the first and second methods. The best way to figure out what stitches need to be worked where is to try out a couple rows.
We learn the most from our mistakes. The foundation turning stitch is my go-to way to crochet in rows. Now I can get started on those coasters. Melissa goes over the importance of turning chains and all the basics along with more advanced techniques. I chained stitches. Then I am to do 2 dbl in the 3rd chain from the hook. Then skip 2 and do a sc and 2 dbls in the same stitch all the way across. You are to have 35 clusters and 1 sc.
Can you tell what I am doing wrong. Thank you. Hi Cathie, The cluster stitch sounds like it will be a lovely texture! When you work back across for the 2nd row I think your last sc is supposed to be in the beginning skipped chains from the previous row.
You will end up with the wrong stitch count. I hope this is helpful!
The shells are framed by 1 dc at the beginning and end of the row in contrast to the 3 of the previous row. Row 3: Turn and ch 3. This is essentially a repeat of Row 1, except that you are working into the shells instead of the foundation chain. You will now alternate rows 1 and 2 to create the shell stitch pattern. One of the easiest variations of the basic crochet shell stitch is to follow the same basic pattern using a crochet stitch of a different height.
For example, you can make a crochet shell using five half double crochet stitches or five treble crochet stitches. The Out-Of-The-Box-Throw uses two different crochet shells, one that is worked with double crochet stitches and another worked with single crochet. Shell stitches are typically worked as described with all of the stitches being the same height all double crochet, for example.
However, you can also create shell stitches by working a group of stitches into the same stitch, with shorter stitches on the outside and taller stitches in the center. One type of shell would be to work 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc into the same stitch. The stitches should be symmetrical so that the tallest stitch is in the center with the other stitches decreasing in size to match on both the right and left sides of the tallest stitch. The Shell Clusters Lapghan uses a shell of varying heights: 1 hdc, 2 dc, 1 hdc.
Another variation is to change the number of stitches in the shell. Instead of five double crochet stitches, your shell may have only three stitches. Of course, you can create different shells by varying both the number and the stitch height; you could have a shell of 7 hdc stitches or a shell of 3 treble crochet stitches.
Some crochet shells are created by replacing the middle stitch with a chain stitch. For example: 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc all worked into the same crochet stitch will create a V-stitch variation of the shell. The Shell Stitch Christening Set also uses a shell that is made using 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc. It isn't a requirement that the chain in the center be only ch The Sparkling Shells Cowl is designed with shells made from 2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc. The Lorelei Shawl uses two different types of shells, one with ch-2 and one with ch-3 both in the center of pairs of 2 dc stitches.
In almost all instances, crochet shells are made by working a set of stitches into the same stitch. However, shells are occasionally created by working stitches of different heights across multiple stitches in a row. This is most often seen as a shell border. For example, you might work 1 sc, 1 dc, 1 tr, 1 dc, 1 sc across five stitches then repeat.
As when working with stitches of different heights in the same stitch below , you want the shells to be symmetrical. This sample shows a row of hdc stitches topped by a shell edging of 1 sc, 1 dc, 1 tr, 1 dc, 1 sc repeating across the row, with each stitch worked into one hdc stitch. When working crochet shells across multiple rows, you can choose to place them one on top ofthe other or to stagger them. The Infinite Shells Cowl below is a great example of shells that are stacked vertically upon one another.
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We also see a version of the vertical shells in this video by Kristin Omdahl. The Sparkling Shells Cowl posted below shows how shells can be staggered. When staggered, the shells of one row are often worked in the chain spaces of the row below, which is what is done in The Sparkling Shells Cowl. Alternatively, it may beworked into a shorter stitch from the row below. In the sample that we worked on above, the shellswere worked into the individual posts of the row below to create the staggered design:. Most of the crochet shell patterns look essentially the same as the others, with only these small variations as described in this guide.
However, you will occasionally come across crochet shell patterns that are particularly different from these. Here are a few examples:. The Graceful Shell Shawl is a shell that consists of two clusters separated by ch 6, dc all worked into the same space. I would still recommend trying a few stitches then laying the piece flat to see if it looks right. I love these tips! I wonder if you have a suggestion for how to handle things when your foundation chain is very tight. If I add an extra SC every other chain, it lies flat but I have many more SC on the bottom of my piece than at the top.
I would assume the latter is better but have been looking for some suggestions online. Yes, the latter would be better.
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For future reference on new projects, you can also make the starting chain looser. One trick is to use a crochet hook one size larger to make the foundation chain and then switch to your normal hook for the rest of your work. Thank you so much! Thanks for your help!! So when picking up there is always a problem side. It is hard to explain. I have tried all ways. The sides even look better un edged but then the top and bottom look odd. Any suggestions please? I have a project with 35 rows of single crochet that I need to go down the sides with 25 single crochets, what is the best way to figure this out without having to pull it out?
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