What Is the Three & V Shells Stitch?

The name pretty much says it all! This is a two row repeat that consists of working a traditional 3 double crochet granny cluster over a row of double crochet v stitches. 

This stitch works up pretty quick and is fairly easy for a confident beginner. Creates a semi airy fabric perfect for light weight blankets and scarves.


CH – Chain

SK – Skip

SC – Single Crochet

YO – Yarn Over

REP – Repeat

DC – Double Crochet

ST – Stitch

SP – Space

DC CL – Double Crochet Cluster

Double Crochet (DC) – YO, Insert your hook, YO pull up a loop, YO, pull through 2 loops, YO, pull through remaining two loops.

Double Crochet CLUSTER (DC CL) – Three (3) DC in the same space.

Written Instructions

CHAIN: 3, plus 1

Foundation Row:

(DC, CH1, DC) in the 5th CH from hook. * SK the next 2 CH, (DC, CH 1, DC) in the next CH. REP from * across, ending with SK the next CH, DC in the last CH. Turn. CH 2.


CH 2 counts as DC here and throughout. SK the first DC. *DC CL in the next CH 1 space. REP from * across, ending with DC in top of turning CH 2. Turn.


CH 2. SK the first 2 DC. *(DC, CH 1 DC) in the next DC. SK the next 2 DC. REP from * across, ending with SK the next DC, DC in the top of the turning CH 2.



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