How To: Crochet the Boxed Shell Stitch

How To: Crochet the Boxed Shell Stitch

One of my most favorite things about crochet, well I have a lot of favorite things that I love about crochet, but I am obsessed with crochet texture, the amazing ability to combine basic crochet stitches to create this gorgeous texture. I could crochet gorgeous texture all day long and the challenge of combining different crochet stitches to see what it may create. When you try that amazing texture with different yarn weights, colors, even trying it with variegated yarn will change the way the crochet stitch comes out and it's amazing!

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Beanies that I Love!!

1.  Vintage Ripple Beanie   2. Morgan Beanie   3. Jelly Bean Beanie

The Boxed Shell Stitch is a gorgeous play on the traditional boxed stitched with that gorgeous fanned shell.  If you know basic crochet stitches and the anatomy of crochet stitches then you will be able to work up this beautiful stitch.  The beauty of crochet is that when you combine a mixture of stitches and in this case one stitch and and a bunch chains.  Imagine the Boxed Shell Stitch on a scarf, cowl, garment and anything else your heart desire.  I hope you love the Boxed Shell Stitch and give it a try. What would you make with this stitch? So grab you yarn, crochet hook and get ready to get hooked on the Griddle Stitch, trust me, you will become addicted and will love making it and guess what?  This crochet stitch is fun to make! So lets dive in!


  • Yarn: Medium, Weight 4; Your Color Choice. Sample is made with I Love This Yarn! Sungold
  • Hook: K (6.50mm) from the Leither Co. 
  • Tapestry Needle, Scissors and Measuring Tape

Pattern Key

  • St/Sts: Stitch(es)
  • Ch: Chain
  • Dc: Double Crochet
  • Chain in Multiples of 5 + 2 (add 2 for base chain)


Row 1: 1 dc in 4th chain from hook (3 skipped chs counts as 1 dc), *ch 3, skip 3 chs, 1 dc in next 2 chs; repeat from*, across.

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc) and turn, *5 dc in 2nd ch of next ch 3 arch; repeat from*, across, ending with 1 dc in last st.

Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc) and turn, 1 dc into next st, *ch 3, skip next 3 sts, 1 dc in next 2 sts; repeat from*, across.

Repeat Rows 2 & 3 until desired length is reached.


Projects that I Love!!

1.  Stained Glass Blanket   2. Heidi Blanket  3. By the Bay Tunic

Need more inspiration? A fun textured blanket to make is the Oliver Blanket!  This blanket can be customized any way you like!



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