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Granny Square No 4 - Shell Stitch - For Foggy Dawn Sweater Project

Another detailed video tutorial of our granny square for crocheters for our Foggy Dawn Sweater Project - this time it is a #4 shell stitch square. If you would like to make this sweater, click on the link "Introduction to this project" (see my link below) OR on one of the two links for a PLAYLIST (left-handed OR right-handed crocheters) so you can crochet along. All of my videos are quite detailed for anyone that needs help with crocheting. But if you are more experienced, use it just as a reference and skip over the parts that you know how to do - this way you don't get too bored.

Use this pattern for any project - my sweater, a granny square blanket, a scarf, or any other project that requires crocheted squares.

To crochet this square, you need to know how to crochet chain, slip stitch, single crochet stitch, and double crochet stitch.


ALL VIDEOS REGARDING THIS PROJECT (INCLUDING THE INTRODUCTION):

BLOG POSTS REGARDING THIS PROJECT:
Size:
Granny Squares - approx. 6"
Sweater - build your size with as many squares as needed

Material:
Yarn - Loops & Threads; Snuggly Wuggly; 100% acrylic; weight light (sport) #3; 446 yards/408m; 5 oz/141g
Hook - F/5, 3.75mm
Yarn needle
Scissors

Abbreviations:
ch - chain
dc - double crochet
sc - single crochet
st, sts - stitch, stitches
sl st - slip stitch
sp - space
ch2sp - two chain space
ch3sp - three chain space
prev - previous

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Square #4 (Shells)
Foundation: ch22

Row 1          1 dc into 6th ch from hook, *[skip next 2 ch sts, 5 dc in next st (shell st), skip next 2 sts, 1 dc in next ch st, ch 1, skip next ch st, 1 dc in next st]* - 2x, turn
Row 2          ch4 (counts as dc + ch1sp), skip next ch1sp, 1 dc in next st, *[skip next 2 ch sts, 5 dc in next st (shell st), skip next 2 sts, 1 dc in next st, ch 1, skip next ch st, 1 dc in next st]* - 2x, turn
Row 3-7       same as Row 2

Edge

Crochet in the round = around the perimeter of the square

Rnd 1

side 1
turn your work to crochet along the side as such: ch3 (counts as a sc + ch2), *[1 sc in st, ch3, 1 sc in st, ch2]* - 3x, in corner st: (1 sc, ch3, 1 sc)
side 2
turn your work  to crochet along the bottom of the square as such: ch2, 1 sc in dc st, ch3, 1 sc in the middle of the shell st base, ch2, 1 sc in dc st, ch3, 1 sc in next dc st, ch2, 1 sc in the middle of the shell st base, ch3, 1 sc in dc st, ch2, skip 1 ch st,   in next ch st (= corner): (1 sc, ch2, 1 sc)
side 3
turn your work  to crochet along the other side as such: ch2, *[1 sc in st, ch3, 1 sc in st, ch2]* - 3x, in 3rd ch st (= corner): (1 sc, ch3, 1 sc)
side 4
turn your work  to crochet along the top of the square as such: ch2, skip 1 st,  1 sc in dc from prev row, ch3, skip 2 sts, 1 sc in next st (= top of the shell st), ch2, skip 2 sts, 1 sc in dc from prev row, ch3, skip 1 st, 1 sc in dc from prev row, ch2, skip 2 sts, 1 sc in next st (= top of the shell st), ch3, skip 2 sts, 1 sc in dc from prev row, ch2, skip 1 st, then finish corner as such: 1 sc in dc from prev row (= your first corner, where you started with ch st), ch3, join with sl st

Working on the Edge - Row 1, Side 4


Rnd 2
keep working in the round:

side 1
sl st along ch2sp into ch3sp, then crochet ch3, 3 dc in same ch3sp, *[ch2, skip ch2sp, 4 dc in ch3sp]* - 2x, skip ch2sp, ch2, then in ch3sp/corner: (3 dc, ch2, 3 dc)
side 2, 3 & 4
*[ch2, skip ch2sp, 4 dc in ch3sp]* - 3x, skip ch2sp, ch2, in ch3sp/corner: (3 dc, ch2, 3 dc)
When finished with side 4, make ch2 and then join with a sl st in 3rd ch st of initial ch3


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