Shell Motif Crochet Pattern


A vintage crochet pattern to create a shell motif.

Shell Motif Crochet Pattern

What you need

Daisy Mercerized Crochet Cotton in size 10 to 50.
Crochet hook size 7 to 14.



Instructions

SHELL MOTIF – Square – Ch 18, dc in 9th st from hook, (ch 2, dc in next 3d st) 3 times. * Ch 5, turn, sk last dc, dc in next dc, (ch 2, dc in next dc) twice, ch 2, dc in next 3d st. Repeat from * twice.

1st Row – Ch 3, 2 dc over bar of last dc, * (dc in next st, 2 dc over next space) 3 times, dc in 3d st of corner 5-ch, ch 1, turn, sl st in last 4 dc, ch 11, sk 5 dc, sl st in next 4 sts. Turn, (ch 2, dc in next 2d st of 11 – ch) 5 times, ch 2, sl st in next 3d dc, ** 4 dc in same corner st of 5-ch, 2 dc over bal. of corner 5-ch. Repeat from * twice and from * to **. 3 dc in same corner st of 5-ch, sl st in 1st 3-ch.

2nd Row – Ch 1, * (3 sc over next 2-Ch, sc in dc) 5 times, 3 sc over next 2-Ch, sc in next 2 dc in corner, ch 5, sl st in last sc for a p, sc in same dc, sc in next dc. Repeat from * 4 times. Fasten off.

3rd Row – Join again to sc at center-top of next scallop, * ch 7, sc in 5th st from hook for a p, ch 2, tr tr in p between scallops, (ch 5, sc in 1st st of 5-ch for a p, ch 1, tr tr in same p with last tr tr) 7 times, ch 6, p, ch 3, sc in sc at center-top of next scallop. Repeat from * 3 times.

4th Row – Ch 3 for a dc, * ch 5, p, ch 1, dc in next tr tr, (ch 6, P, ch 2, dc in next tr tr) 7 times, ch 5, p, ch 1, dc in sc between next 2 ps. Repeat from * around and join to 3d st of 1st loop.

5th Row – Ch 4, dc in next dc, * (ch 5, a 2-dc-Cluster in 1st st of 5-ch, ch 1, dc in next dc) 7 times, (ch 1, dc in next dc) twice. Repeat from * around, joining final 1-ch to 3d st of 1st 4-Ch. Fasten off.

To join Motifs, make 5th Row as follows: Ch 4, dc in next dc, * (ch 5, a Cluster in I st st, ch 1, dc in next dc) * twice, ** ch 7, sl st in the corresponding dc on 2d Motif, ch 7, sl st back in last dc, ** (ch 5, a Cluster in I st st, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 4, sl st in next dc on 2d Motif, ch 4, sl st back in dc) twice. Repeat from * to *, from ** to **, and from * to * twice. (Ch 1, 1 dc in next dc) twice. Continue around in same way to join to further Motifs.

FILL-IN MOTIF – Repeat Motif thro the 1st Row.

2nd Row-* (3 sc over next 2-Ch, sc in dc) 3 times, ch 6, p, ch 5, p, ch 3, sl st in center of 7-ch joining of Motifs, ch 7, p, ch 5, p, ch 2, sl st back in last sc, (3 sc over next 2-Ch, sc in dc) twice, 3 sc over next 2- Ch, sc in next 2 dc, ch 7, p, (ch 5, p) twice, ch 3, sl st in center dc on side of Motif, ch 7 p, (ch 5, p) twice, ch 2, sc back in same dc with last sc, sc in next dc.

Repeat from * 3 times. Fasten off.

All done!

Comments

  1. Is the shell motif rated as easy or intermediate or? What stitch is the 3d in line 1?

    • Karen Bavouset says

      3d is the third stitch. I would say this would be intermediate as it a
      very old pattern; possibly from early 1900’s

  2. I want to make this but I am stumped on the beginning were it says (ch2, dc in next 3d st). What is a 3d stitch? Or is it a typo for some thing else?

  3. Absolute marvel,,, I am going to try it and let you know how it turned out. Thanks for this vintage crochet pattern.

  4. blueknitter4u says

    nice mayb nice to make

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