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5 DC Shell Stitch Photo Example and Easy Edging Pattern

To make a 5 dc shell: Work five double crochet stitches all in one place.

In the example above, I used a variegated cotton yarn. I alternated the 5 dc shell stitches with single crochet.

To make this example as an afghan border or thread edging: (Abbreviations: dc = double crochet, sc = single crochet) First, crochet a row of single crochet directly into the afghan edge or into the edge of fabric or to make as a separate edging to sew on when completed, make a chain of length needed, then make one row of single crochet into the chain. Work edging as follows: Chain 3, 2 dc in first sc, * ch 1, skip 1 sc, sc in next sc, ch 1, skip 1 sc, 5 dc in next sc; repeat from *, ending with 3 dc in last sc.

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