by M. J. Joachim
Step 1: Single crochet in 2nd chain from hook
Step 2: Make 5 double crochet in 3rd chain from hook
Step 3: Make 1 single crochet 3rd chain from hook
[Repeat Steps 2 & 3 across row, ending with one sc in last chain]
Step 4: Chain 3, turn; make 2 double crochet in 1st stitch of new row
Step 5: Single crochet in 3rd dc from hook; make 5 dc in next single crochet
[Repeat Step 5 across row, ending with 2 dc in last sc]
Note: 3 double crochet on 1 edge and 2 double crochet on the other, equal 5 dc (1 shell stitch). You may vary this by making 3 dc on each edge, if you wish. However, when making shell panels to create larger projects, it is good to consider matching shells, with a consistent number of 5 double crochet stitches.
Step 6: Chain 1, turn; single crochet in 1st stitch to begin new row
Step 7: Make shell (5 dc) in next single crochet; sc in 3rd double crochet from hook
[Repeat Step 7 across row, ending with 1 sc in top chain of turning chain from previous row.]
Repeat Steps 4 – 7 for pattern.
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