Roundup: 15 Free Crochet Patterns Using Shell Stitches

Roundup of 15 free crochet patterns featuring shell stitches #FlashbackFriday #linkblastOn Fridays, I share a link blast on G+, Twitter and Facebook to get you excited about crocheting all weekend! In keeping with the #FlashbackFriday meme, I’m sharing patterns were first released last year.

Today, I’m sharing a roundup of 15 free crochet patterns featuring shell stitches. I love shell stitches, and even included links to my favorite crochet shell stitch books below! All photos are copyright the respective designers and are used with permission.

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#Roundup of 15 free #crochet patterns featuring shell stitches on Underground CrafterGradient Shells Scarf (photo 5), free crochet pattern by @ucrafter (that’s me!): This pattern uses a self-striping yarn so the colorwork is a breeze, and includes styling suggestions with links to tutorials.

Gradient Shells Scarf, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter
Gradient Shells Scarf, free crochet pattern by Marie Segares.

Shell Stitch Lampshade Cover, free crochet pattern by @CSueCrafty via Knit and Crochet Now! TV: Add some shells to your decor with this lampshade cover.

Shell Stitch Fingerless Gloves (photo 4), free crochet pattern by @Sherrys2boyz: These make a great fall accessory and a wonderful stashbuster!

728x90OctoberBannerShells are Swell Beanie, free crochet pattern by Katherine Eng via @RedHeartYarns: These shells work up quickly in bulky yarn!

Breezy Shell Top (photo 2), free crochet pattern by @Cre8tionCrochet: This breezy pattern for a sleeveless tank is available in 4 adult sizes and would look great under a blazer for the fall.

Lacy Shell Skirt, free crochet pattern by Cathy Campbell via @CPYarns: This lacy skirt would look great over leggings for the fall.

Shell Headband (photo 3), free crochet pattern by @SwirlsSprinkles: This adorable headband pattern is available in child size.

Vintage Shell Wrap, free crochet pattern by @FitzBirch_craft: This pattern looks lovely as a figure 8 wrap or an infinity scarf.

Butterfly Shell Stitch Wrist Warmers (photo 6), free crochet pattern by @MNECrafts: These two color wrist warmers are perfect for early fall weather.

Round Shell Stitch Cowl, free crochet pattern by @AllAboutAmi: This cozy cowl works up quickly in super bulky weight yarn and includes a photo tutorial.

Sunshine and Shells Baby Cocoon and Hat Set (photo 1), free crochet pattern by @BeaRyanDesigns: I always think of shells as the quintessential stitch for baby gifts. Stand out from the blankets at your next baby shower with this pattern for newborn through 3 months!

CraftsyEasy Peasy Sandy Shells Purse, free crochet pattern by Amber Schaaf: This lovely purse includes a fabric strap.

Valentine Love & Olympic Spirit (photos 7 and 9), free crochet pattern by @PatternParadise: This hat pattern is available in 6 sizes from newborn through adult and includes two great variations!

Shell and Button Ear Warmer (photo 8), free crochet pattern by @stitch11_corina: This quick and easy pattern includes instructions for medium or bulky weight yarn.

Shell and Lace Shawl, free crochet pattern by @Mama_Tucker: This adjustable triangle shawl pattern includes yarn requirements for 5 sizes.

If you enjoyed this roundup, you may also like my two favorite shell stitch pattern books: 154 Crochet Wave Patterns and 280 Crochet Shell Patterns.

This weekend, digital downloads of both books are on sale for 50% off on! You can also buy 154 Crochet Wave Patterns (print only) and 280 Crochet Shell Patterns (print and Kindle version) on

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