Crocheting with the diagonal shell stitch provides a shell stitch on an angle. This pattern is made up of single crochet, double crochet and chain stitches along with a decrease stitch, double crochet two together. We have provided instructions below for the double crochet two together (dc2tog) incase you are not familiar with it. It really is quite easy to follow this crochet pattern as long as you know your basic stitches and how to read a pattern.

Materials and Supplies

Any weight yarn with the appropriate size crochet hook. Our sample was made using worsted weight yarn and a size H (5.0 mm) crochet hook.

ch = chain
dc = double crochet
dc2tog = double crochet 2 together
rep = repeat
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sp = space
st(s) = stitch (es)
tch = turning chain

Craft Instructions

Multiple of 4 sts + 1 (add 1 for base chain)

Special Abbreviations:
= [sc, ch 3, 4 dc] all into same stitch
dc2tog = double crochet 2 together - To make a dc2tog, work 1 dc in each of next 2 sts but leave last loop of each dc on hook, (3loops on hook), yo and through all 3 loops

Row 1 (right side): Work 1 shell into 2nd ch from hook, *sk 3 ch, shell into next ch; rep from * to last 4 ch, sk 3 ch, sc into last ch, turn
Row 2: Ch 2, dc in 1st st, sk 1 dc, over next 2 sts work dc2tog, ch 3, sk 1 dc, sc into ch 3 sp *sk 1 sc & 1 dc, over next 2 sts work dc2tog, ch 3, sk 1dc, sc into ch 3 sp; rep from * to end
Row 3: Ch 1, shell into first st, *sk 3 ch and next st, shell into next sc; rep from * ending skip 3 ch and next st, sc into top of tch, turn

Rep Rows 2 and 3

Printable Instructions

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