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How To Crochet 3 DC Shell Into Space


The 3 DC (double crochet) shell stitch is a versatile and visually striking crochet technique that can elevate your projects to new levels of beauty and texture.

Step By Step

  1. Identify the space to create a 3 DC shell, you’ll need to locate the designated space. This can be an empty space or a specific stitch indicated in your pattern.
  2. Yarn over and insert the hook into the designated space. This is usually between stitches or into a chain space.
  3. Yarn over once more and pull the yarn through the space. You should have three loops on your hook.
  4. Yarn over and pull through the first two loops on your hook, leaving two loops remaining. Yarn over and pull through the remaining two loops.
  5. Repeat double crochet stitch two more times (steps 2-4) in the same space.


Check out this video showing 3 dc shell stitch into space between dc.

Notation In Crochet Diagrams

In this article I use US notation.

In diagram this stitch looks like this:


Congratulations! You’ve learned how to crochet the 3 DC shell stitch into a space. This beautiful technique can add depth, texture, and visual interest to your crochet projects. Experiment with different color combinations, yarn weights, and stitch patterns to create unique and eye-catching designs.

Happy crocheting!

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