Today we will be learning the shell and post stitch pattern. This simple, beginner friendly stitch looks elegant and works up fast. The only basic crochet stitches used are single and double crochet, but knowledge of front post- and back post double crochet is required. I used a 5mm hook for this tutorial, but you may use any hook and yarn you desire. I have accompanied this written crochet tutorial with a video as well, in case you need more visuals.
Use this beautiful, easy crochet stitch to create many different projects including blankets and garments.


So, without further hesitation, let’s get to work on our tutorial.



Crochet Tutorial: Shell & Post Stitch

Level: Easy +

Notes: This pattern is written in US terms

Materials:

  • A 5 mm crochet hook
  • Any yarn of your choice
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

Abbreviations:

  • * *: repeat instructions in asterisks as defined
  • [ ]: instructions in parentheses go in same stitch
  • BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet
  • Ch: chain
  • Dc: double crochet
  • Eor: end of row
  • FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet
  • Sc: single crochet
  • Sk: skip
  • Sk ch: skipped chain

Video Tutorial

Crochet Shell and Post Stitch Pattern

Crochet Tutorial: Shell & Post Stitch Pattern

Chain multiple of 6+3


Crochet Tutorial shell and post stitch: Starting Chain
Crochet Tutorial: Starting Chain

Row 1: In the 6th ch from hook make the shell [2 dc, ch 1, 2dc], sk 2, dc, sk 2, *[2dc, ch 1, 2dc], sk 2, dc* repeat until eor.


Crochet tutorial shell and post stitch: Row 1
Crochet shell and post stitch pattern

Row 2: ch 3, turn, [2dc, ch1, 2dc] in ch 1 sp, FPDC in dc from previous row, *[2dc, ch1, 2dc], FPDC*, rep until eor


Crochet tutorial shell and post stitch: Row 1
Crochet tutorial: shell and post stitch pattern
Crochet tutorial shell and post stitch: Row 1
Crochet tutorial: shell and post stitch pattern

Row 3: Ch 3, turn, *[2dc, ch1, 2dc], BPDC*, rep until eor.


Crochet tutorial shell and post stitch: Row 2
Crochet shell and post stitch pattern

Alternate row 2 and 3 until desired length.


Crochet tutorial shell and post stitch
Crochet tutorial: shell and post stitch pattern

Make Beautiful Projects

Now you know the Shell and Post Stitch Pattern! Use what you learned in this crochet tutorial to create stunning projects like garments, hats, blankets and more! Try different colorways and share what you make with me on Facebook and Instagram. If you like this tutorial, check out my Crochet Blocked Bead Stitch tutorial.

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