Join me on YouTube for this week’s Lunchtime Live episode! Our featured stitch of the week is the crochet shell stitch.
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What is Lunchtime Live?
Lunchtime Live is a weekly series of live videos on my YouTube channel. It’s a chance for us to chat about what’s new at Stitches n Scraps. Think of it as a video newsletter, where you can participate too! I start each episode with a look at the latest posts on the blog. Then I move on to any announcements and sneak peeks at what’s coming up in the following week. Finally, I end the episode with a demo or short tutorial.
For 2022, the demo portion will be a featured stitch of the week. I’ll show you a different stitch pattern each week, alternating between knit and crochet stitches.
Watch Live, or Watch Later!
Tune in here to watch live at 11:30 am, US Central Time on March 17th, 2022. Join in the conversation with the live chat! You’ll be able to ask questions and leave comments, which I can respond to in the video.
If you can’t make it during the live broadcast, that’s ok – you can watch the full episode after it’s over.
Stitch of the Week: Crochet Shell Stitch
This week’s stitch of the week is the crochet shell stitch. Shell stitches are so versatile, and there are endless variations. We may come back to some of those variations later in the year!
For now though, we will specifically look at 5-dc shells, staggered to form a solid texture. You will sometimes see this called staggered or solid shell stitch.
The swatch shows the following pattern, over a multiple of 6 + 4 sts:
Ch a multiple of 6 + 5 sts
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sk next 2 chs, [5 dc in next ch, sk next 2 chs, sc in next ch, sk next 2 chs] across to last ch, 3 dc in last ch.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, sk next 2 dc, [5 dc in next sc, sk next 2 dc, sc in next dc, sk next 2 dc] across to last sc, 3 dc in last sc.
Repeat row 2 to desired length.
In the video, I’ll work through this pattern with you and talk about other options for stitch multiples. We’ll also look at ways to change the shell itself.
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