How To Decrease Shell St

Here is another technique on how to decrease shell st, it has photo tutorial in each step to guide you.


Another crochet technique on how to decrease shell st is by  decreasing number of your chain or double crochet in your shell st.


This stitch tutorial is broken into two parts.



1. Open shell (decreasing number of chain in shell st)

2. Close Shell (decreasing number of dc)

Here's how to increase shell st in this link.


Terms Used

Ch : Chain    ;    Dc : Double Crochet    ;    Sp : Space


Stitch Guide

V-st: dc-ch1-dc in specified st

Shell st: 2dc-ch2-2dc in specified st

Close Shell: 5dc in specified st


Open Shell St Instructions

In this tutorial, our shell st is compose of 2dc-ch2-2dc. We have to start our beginning row with a 4 shell st,  then gradually we decrease those shell st by decreasing the number of chain and dc's in between each shell until there are only dc left.


Foundation 28

Row 1: Shell st in 7th ch from hook, sk next 2 ch, dc in next ch, (sk next 2 ch, shell st in next ch, sk next 2 ch, dc in next ch) across. (4shell st)


Row 2: Ch3 (consider as 1st dc), turn, (2dc-ch1-2dc over shell st, dc over dc) across.


Row 3: Ch3 (consider as 1st dc), turn, (2dc-ch1-2dc over v-st , dc in next dc) across.


Row 4: Ch3 (consider as 1st dc), (v-st over v-st, dc in next dc) across.

Row 5: Ch3 (consider as 1st dc), (v-st over v-st, dc in next dc) across.


Row 6: Ch3 (consider as 1st dc), turn, dc across. (9dc)


Row 7: Repeat row 6




Close Shell St Instructions

In this tutorial, our shell st is compose of 5dc. We have to start our beginning row with a 4 shell st,  then gradually we decrease those shell st by decreasing the number of dc's in between each shell until there are only dc left.

Foundation chain 26

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, (sk next 2 ch, 5dc in next ch, sk next 2 ch, sc in next ch) across. (4 close shell st)


Row 2: Ch3 (consider as 1st dc), 2dc in the same st, sk 2dc, sc in next dc, sk 2dc, *5dc in next sc st, sk 2dc, sc in next dc, sk 2dc, rep* across, 3dc in last sc st.


Row 3: Ch1, sc in the same st, sk next 2dc, 2dc-ch1-2dc in next sc, *sk 2dc, sc in next dc, sk 2dc, 2dc-ch1-2dc in next sc, rep * across, sk next 2dc, sc in next dc.


Row 4: Ch3 (consider as 1st dc), dc in the same st, sc in next 1ch sp,  *3dc in next sc st, sc in next 1ch sp, rep* across, 2dc in last sc st.


Row 5: Ch1, sc in the same st, (sk next dc, 3dc in next sc, sk next dc, sc in next dc) across.


Row 6: Ch3 (consider as 1st dc), sk next dc, sc in next dc, sk next dc, *2dc in next sc, sk next dc, sc in next dc, sk next dc, rep* across, dc in last sc.


Row 7: Ch1, sc in the same st, dc in next sc, sc in next dc, *sk next dc, dc in next sc, sc in next dc, rep* across.


Row 8: Ch3 (consider as 1st dc), dc in each sts. (9dc)


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