How to Crochet the Stacked Shell Stitch

I hope your summer has been going well! I am excited to share a new crochet stitch pattern with you. Today we are going to learn how to crochet the Stacked Shell Stitch!

I love this stitch because the shells are bigger than normal, creating a nice focal point. They’re also stacked on top of each other (thus the name) instead of alternating like the Classic Shell Stitch.

Don’t worry, this stitch isn’t hard to make! You basically just need to know how to make double crochets and chains.

how to crochet the stacked shell stitch

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how to crochet the stacked shell stitch

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How to Crochet the Stacked Shell Stitch

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Materials

You can potentially use ANY yarn and hook for this stitch. However, here’s what I used:

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how to crochet the stacked shell stitch

Instructions:

Fsc a multiple of 6+3 (to start with a chain stitch, you’ll need a multiple of 6+4, and then one row of single crochet).

Row 1: Ch 1 (does NOT count as st, here and throughout) sc in first 2 fsc. *Sk 2 fsc, 7 dc in next fsc. Sk 2 fsc, sc in next fsc. Rep from * until 1 sc left. Sc in last sc. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout) dc in next dc. *Ch 3, sk 3 dc, dc in next dc (the middle dc of the 7-dc shell.) Ch 3, sk 3 dc, dc in next sc. Rep from * until 1 sc left. Dc in last sc. Turn.

how to crochet the stacked shell stitch
Ch 3, dc in next dc. Ch 3
how to crochet the stacked shell stitch

Sk 3 dc, sc in next dc. Ch 3. Hook is pointing to space where you will dc next
how to crochet the stacked shell stitch
Dc finished
how to crochet the stacked shell stitch
Close up of row 2

Like this pattern so far? Be sure to check out the printer-friendly version (plus 3 BONUS stitch patterns—see picture below!)

Like this pattern so far? Be sure to check out the printer-friendly version (plus 3 BONUS stitch patterns—see picture below!)

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how to crochet the stacked shell stitch

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sc. *Sk ch-3 sp, 7 dc in next sc. Sk ch-3 sp, sc in next dc. Rep from * until 1 dc left. Sc in last dc. Turn.

how to crochet the stacked shell stitch
Make your 7 dc in the stitch the hook is pointing to
how to crochet the stacked shell stitch
7 dc finished. Now sc in the next dc, the st the hook is pointing to
how to crochet the stacked shell stitch
Row 3 finished

Rep rows 2-3 for stitch pattern!

I hope you have enjoyed learning how to crochet this fun stitch pattern.

If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to email me: [email protected] I would love to help!

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Happy Crocheting!

—Rachel 🙂