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Easy Shell Stitch Edging Free Pattern

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Easy Shell Stitch Crocheted Edging
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Here's an easy shell stitch edging, useful for edging afghans, pillows, potholders and so forth.

Directions: Single crochet in first stitch, chain 2, skip next 2 stitches, * 5 double crochet all in the next stitch (shell stitch made), chain 2, skip next 2 stitches, single crochet in next stitch, chain 2, skip next 2 stitches **, repeat from * to ** as many times as needed.

What is a Shell Stitch? See photo and links to examples.

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