182 – Crochet Post and Shell stitches

182 – How to Crochet a Post and Shell stitches

You can see step by step instruction and video tutorial how to crochet Post and Shell stitches. This is a very simple crochet pattern. You can use any yarn you have or love.
You need to know how to crochet Chain Stitch, Single Crochet, Double Crochet, Shell stitch, Front Post Double Crochet and Back Post Double Crochet.

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Terminology:
st – Stitch
CH – Chain Stitch
SC – Single Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
4DC Shell with ch-1 space – (2dc+1ch+2dc) in one space
FPDC – Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC – Back Post Double Crochet

Instructions:

Pattern: The number of chains is divisible by 6 + 4
Make 34 chains.
Row 1: skip chain 1; Single Crochet st in the next 33 chains; Total 33 st. Turn your work.
Row 2: 3CH; *DC in the next stitch; skip 2 st; 4DC Shell with ch-1 space; skip 2 st; *repeat several times; Make DC in the last 2 st. Turn your work.
Row 3: 3CH, *FPDC, 4DC Shell with ch-1 space *repeat several times; FPDC, DC in the last st. Turn your work.
Row 4: 3CH, *BPDC, 4DC Shell with ch-1 space *repeat several times; BPDC, DC in the last st. Turn your work.
Repeat Rows 3-4

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