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Mirror-Imaging: An Intriguing Crochet Technique for Use With Shell Stitches

By January 6, 2014

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Lacy Scarf Crocheted Using a Shell Stitch Variation A Lacy Scarf Crocheted Using a Shell Stitch Variation - Photo Amy Solovay

I love all the different variations of shell stitch. I often use these lovely scalloped beauties as edgings.

Awhile back, it occurred to me that perhaps my entire shell stitch projects could be almost indistinguisable from their edgings. Once the revelation hit, this idea seemed like a no-brainer: I should try using the shell stitches mirror-imaged so that each half of the project looks exactly like the other half.

I tried a couple of these projects out using the lacy treble shell stitch. Pictured above is my lacy treble shell scarf. I also crocheted a dishcloth using the same idea.

To expand on the insights I had when I was working these designs, I also wrote out a tutorial teaching you what I've learned about dividing yarn for symmetrical crochet projects.

I'm excited to share all these ideas, and the corresponding free patterns, with you. I hope you'll find them interesting, and enjoyable to either ponder, or work on.

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