Shell Stitch Crochet Edge for Granny Squares

Learn how to add a shell stitch edge to your granny squares with this easy to follow video tutorial. 

Shell Stitch crochet edging

How to add a shell stitch border to your granny squares

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There are lots of versions of the shell stitch which is based on the number of Treble crochet (Tr) stitches you use to make the shell. 

In this example, we make a 5 treble crochet shell. This edging is by far the prettiest in my opinion; it’s another great contrast edging which looks striking against the 3 treble crochet cluster used to create the granny square.

Shell Stitch (Shell) = insert your hook into stitch, work 5 treble crochet in to the same stitch. 

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Video Tutorial for Shell Stitch on a Granny Square

This easy to follow video tutorial will take you through how to complete the steps to add your Shell  Stitch edge to your square. 

Shell Stitch Border

1. Join the yarn in any corner, Ch3, 2Tr into same corner space.  

2. *Slip stitch to 2nd stitch in 3Tr cluster in previous round. 5Tr in next chain space. Repeat from * to next corner space

3. 3Tr, Ch2, 3Tr into corner space

Repeat steps 2 & 3 around the square back to where you joined the yarn. 

4. In final corner space, 3Tr, Ch2, Sl St to top of Ch3. Fasten off and weave in ends

There are lots of different borders you can add to your granny square projects including the granny square above that has a simple double crochet stitch border added. Click the link below to see 4 other borders and edgings for you to try on your next project. See More Crochet Borders 

Double crochet border edge

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