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Crochet Every Way Stitch Dictionary
A rare Shell stitch that uses trebles. Shells are stacked in columns and alternate with rows of treble V-stitches.

NUMBER OF STITCHES IN PATTERN REPEAT
10
NUMBER OF ROWS IN PATTERN REPEAT
2
MULTIPLE
10 + 2
NOT REVERSIBLE

Special Stitches
Shell: 9 tr in designated st.
V-stitch (V-st): (tr, ch 1, tr) in designated st.

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  • How to make a crochet. Peacock Shells Crochet Stitch - Step 1
    Step 1

    BASIC PATTERN
    (For swatch, ch 32.)
    ROW 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *sk 4 ch, Shell in next ch, sk 4 ch, sc in next ch, rep from * across.
    (Swatch has 3 patt reps, 1 sc.)
    ROW 2: Ch 4 (counts as tr throughout), tr in first sc, *ch 3, sk 4 tr, sc in next tr, ch 3, sk 4 tr**, V-st in next sc, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, 2 tr in last sc, turn.
    ROW 3: Ch 1, sc in first tr, *Shell in next sc**, sc in ch-1 sp of next V-st, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, sc in tch, turn.
    Rep rows 2 and 3 for patt.
    (Swatch has 9 rows in patt.)

  • Step 2

    Edge Shaping
    Edge shaping is not practical, because the large size of the Shell would produce a very acute angle, and because no half Shells are used at the edges.

  • Step 3

    Internal Shaping
    1 Shell is added every other row.
    (For swatch, ch 22. Work row 1 of patt. 2 patt reps, 1 sc.)
    Place marker in center sc.
    IncRow 1: Work in row 2 of patt to marked sc, (tr, ch 1, tr, ch 1, tr) in marked sc, move marker to last tr made, ch 3, continue in patt across.
    IncRow 2: Work in row 3 of patt to marked tr, sc in marked tr, Shell in next tr, move marker to center tr of Shell just made, sc in next tr, continue in patt across.
    IncRow 3: Work in row 2 of patt to marked tr, (sc, ch 2, V-st, ch 2, sc) in marked tr, move marker to last sc made, ch 3, continue in patt across.
    IncRow 4: Work in row 3 of patt to marked sc, Shell in marked sc, sc in ch-1 sp of next V-st, move marker to sc just made, Shell in next sc, continue in patt across.
    Rep IncRows 1–4 to continue increasing.
    (Swatch has 7 rows total, 6 increase rows, ending with 5 patt reps, 1 sc.)

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