Fancy Shells

Crochet StitchChain multiple: 8 + 5

Stitch Guide

Shell: Work (dc, ch 2, dc) in specified st: shell made.

Instructions

Row 1: Dc in 5th ch from hook; *ch 2, sk next 3 chs, sc in next ch, ch 2, sk next 3 chs**; shell in next ch; rep from * across, ending final rep at **; (dc, ch 1, dc) in last ch; ch 1, turn.

Row 2 (RS): Sl st in first dc and ch-2 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp; *ch 2, sc in next sc, ch 2**; 5 dc in ch-2 sp of next shell; rep from * across, ending final rep at **; 3 dc in last shell, ch 1, turn. 

Row 3: Sc in first 3 dc, ch 7, sk next sc; *sc in next 5 dc, ch 7, sk next sc; rep from * across to last 3 dc; sc in next 2 dc and in 3rd ch of turning ch-3; ch 1, turn.

Row 4: Sc in first 2 sc; *ch 2, shell in 4th ch of next ch-7 lp, ch 2, sk next sc**; sc in next 3 sc; rep from * across, ending final rep at **; sc in last 2 sc; ch 1, turn. 

Row 5: Sc in first sc; *ch 2, 5 dc in ch-2 sp of next shell, ch 2, sk next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * across; ch 7 (counts as a tr and ch-3 sp), turn.

Row 6: Sc in next 5 dc; *ch 7, sk next sc, sc in next 5 dc; rep from * across to last sc; ch 3, tr in last sc; ch 4, turn.

Row 7: Dc in base of tr; *ch 2, sk first sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 2**; shell in 4th ch of next ch-7 lp; rep from * across, ending final rep at **; (dc, ch 1, dc) in 4th ch of turning ch-7; ch 3, turn.

Row 8: Work 2 dc in base of first dc; *ch 2, sk next sc, sc in next sc, ch 2**; 5 dc in ch-2 sp of next shell; rep from * across, ending final rep at **; 3 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch-4; ch 1, turn. 

Rep rows 3-8 for patt.