Crochet Shell Stitch Round Doily

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This crochet shell stitch round doily is an easy way to create handmade items for your home decor. In an afternoon, make a lovely accent piece that is unique to your color scheme.

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Crochet Shell Stitch Doily
Crochet Shell Stitch Doily

Home Decoration with Handmade Crochet Doilies

This round doily was made for my sister. Using less than three small skeins of cotton yarn and in just an afternoon of time; make a lovely doily. The colors in her home are the colors in the doily.

My sister is one of those people that can take a bit of this and that, and within minutes, have her home decorated just beautiful with it. I have to really think and struggle to do my home decorating. Sometimes, I have my daughter or sister come over and help me. However, when it comes to other creative handiwork – that is an area that I can do well. I can’t wait to see how my sister displays this pretty center piece.

Crochet Shell Stitch Doily
Crochet Shell Stitch Doily

Yarn Colors Used in Pattern

Today, I used a variegated lighter colored yarn with the green and brown yarns as an accent color. These earth tone yarns compliment each other well. I was debating how to complete the doily – with or without an accent color.

The photo below shows the doily with and without the last green row completed. My husband and I decided that the green edge seemed to complete the project as it gave the pattern a bit of symmetry as the green was used as one of the solid color rows early on.

Photo Showing Edge of Doily With and Without Accent Color
Photo Showing Edge of Doily With and Without Accent Color

However, I am going to make a few more of these using other colors. I really am liking the look of this particular doily pattern. This could be made in solid colors around a home decorating color scheme or a certain holiday. Enjoy creating your own beautiful doily by pairing three colors together.

Photo Showing the Entire Doily
Photo Showing the Entire Doily

Popular Crochet Doilies

Doilies are a popular crochet projects as they are quick and can be easy designs to make. They have a lot of character.

Directions: Crochet Shell Stitch Round Doily

Gauge

16 double crochet per four inches; however, the gauge is not critical in this crochet pattern.

Size

Approximately 15 inches around from the tip of one point to the opposite one.

Pattern Notes

This doily is worked in the round. The pattern increased incrementally as each round is added to help the doily lay flat.

The pattern is not turned after each round, rather, the circle is completed by doing a slip stitch into a starting stitch.

The double crochet and chain stitches change in the shell stitch area throughout the pattern. This helps keep the rows of the shell stitches straight and allows the stitches in each row to increase as well.

Chain 3 counts as DC.

Materials

Potpourri Sugar’n Cream cotton yarn, 150 yards. If you are not able to find this yarn locally, you can find it here.

Dark Taupe Peaches and Creme cotton yarn, approximately 100 yards. If you are not able to find this yarn locally, you can find it here.

Rosemary Peaches and Creme cotton yarn, approximately 100 yards. If you are not able to find this yarn locally, you can find it here.

Size H Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle

Scissors

Crochet Round Doily
Crochet Round Doily

Abbreviations

CH = Chain Stitch

DC = Double Crochet

SC = Single Crochet

SK = Skip

SL ST = Slip Stitch

SP = Space

ST = Stitch

STs = Stitches

Crochet Shell Stitch Round Doily Printable
Crochet Shell Stitch Round Doily Printable

Directions:

Begin using the Potpourri yarn, CH 4, SL ST into first CH to form circle.

Round 1

CH 3 (counts as DC), work 12 Dc in ring, SL ST into the top of beginning CH 3 ST. (13 DC + 1 CH 3)

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Round 2

SL ST into first ST, CH 4 (counts as DC , CH 1), [in next ST work DC, CH 1]. Repeat around. Join with SL ST into 3rd CH of the beginning CH 4. (14 DC = 14 CH SP)

Round 3

Change Color with a SL ST – Rosemary

CH 3, 2 DC in each DC and CH ST around. End with a DC by the first CH 3, End with a SL ST into the top of the beginning CH 3 ST. (55 DC + 1 CH 3)

Round 4

Change Color with a SL ST – Porpourri

CH 3, DC in the same ST [SK 2 DC, 3 DC in the next ST]. Repeat around between [ ], end with SK the last 2 DC, DC in the first ST SP, SL ST into the top of the beginning Ch 3 ST. (By having a DC on either side of the initial CH 3, it hides the starting spot). (18 clusters of 3 DC).

Crochet Doily After Round Four
Crochet Doily After Round Four

Round 5

You should be in the middle of the previous row 3 DC SP. In that middle DC ST, complete CH 3, 2 DC, SK 1 DC, SC in the SP between the previous round sets of 3 DC groups. [SK 1 DC, 3 DC in next ST, SK 1 DC, SC in SP between the previous round sets of 3 DC groups]. Repeat around between [ ]. (18 clusters of 3 DC)

Round 6

Still using the Potpourri, SL ST over to the SC SP. Then change color to the Dark Taupe with a SL ST.

Complete SC in the Same SP, [CH 3, SK 3 DC, SC in the SC SP]. Repeat around between [ ]. Join with a SL ST to the first SC.

Doily After Round 6 is Completed
Doily After Round 6 is Completed

Round 7

Still using the Dark Taupe, SL ST into the next 2 Chains. (you should be in the middle just over the middle DC ST of the row below). Then change color to the Porpourri with a SL ST.

In the middle DC of the 3 DC cluster from round 5, complete 5 DC. Making sure to capture the CH STs of round 6. [SK DC, SC, DC work 5 DC in center DC]. Repeat between [ ] around. Join with a SL ST into the top ST of the first DC. (18 5-DC Clusters)

The photo below has a yarn needle pointing to the place where you would complete the first DC ST.
Beginning of Round 7 of Doily Showing Where to Put First Stitch
Beginning of Round 7 of Doily Showing Where to Put First Stitch

Round 8

Still using the Portpourri, SL ST over to the SC SP. Then change yarn to the Rosemary yarn with a SL ST.

In the SC SP, complete a SC, [CH 4, SK 5 DC, SC in the next SC]. Repeat around between the [ ]. End with a SL ST into the first SC.

Round 9

Still using the Rosemary yarn, SL ST over 2 CH SP. (you should be in the middle just over the middle DC ST of the 5 DC row below). Change the yarn to Potpourri yarn with a SL ST.

In the middle DC of the 5 DC cluster from round 7, complete 5 DC. Making sure to capture the CH STs of round 8. [SK 2 DC, SC, 2 DC work 5 DC in center DC]. Repeat between [ ] around. Join with a SL ST into the top ST of the first DC. (18 5-DC Clusters)

Round 10

Still using the Portpourri, SL ST over to the SC SP. Then change yarn to the Dark Taupe yarn with a SL ST.

In the SC SP, complete a SC, [CH 5, SK 5 DC, SC in the next SC]. Repeat around between the [ ]. End with a SL ST into the first SC.

Round 11

Still using the Dark Taupe, SL ST over 2 CH SP (you should be in the middle just over the middle DC ST of the 5 DC row below). Then change yarn to the Potpourri with a SL St.

In the middle of the 5 DC cluster from round 9, complete 4 DC, CH 2, 4 DC. Making sure to capture the CH STs of round 10. [SK 2 Dc, SC, 2 DC work 4 DC, CH 2, 4 DC in the center DC]. Repeat between [ ] around. Join with a SL ST into the top ST of the first DC. (18 Shells of 4 DC, CH 2, 4 DC)

Round 12

Change to the Rosemary yarn. SC in the same ST, CH 7. [SK 4 DC, CH 2, 4 DC, SC between the DCs of the Shells. Join with a SL ST to the first SC.

Crochet Coaster After Round 12
Crochet Coaster After Round 12

Round 13

Still using the Rosemary yarn, SL ST in 3 Ch STs until you are over the CH 2 SP from round 11 below. Then change the yarn to Potpourri with a SL ST.

In the CH 2 SP, work 4 DC, CH 2, 4 DC, SK 8 DC,[in the next CH 2 SP, work 4 DC, CH 2, 4 DC, SK 8 DC]. Repeat between [ ] around. Join with a SL ST to the top of the first DC. (18 shells)

Round 14

Join Dark Taupe with a SL ST. SC in the same ST. [CH 7, SK 4 DC, CH 2, 4 DC. SC between the DCs of the shells]. Join with a SL ST to the first SC.

Round 15

Still using the Dark Taupe, SL ST over 3 CH STs until you are over the middle of the CH 2 SP of round 13. Then join the Potpourri yarn with a SL ST.

[In the CH 2 SP, work 4 DC, CH 3, 4 DC. SK 8 DC]. Repeat between the [ ] around. Join with a SL ST to the top of the first DC.

Close up of Crochet Shell Stitch Doily
Close up of Crochet Shell Stitch Doily

Note: you could consider this complete at the end of Round 15. However, I think that the entire look is pulled together with the Rosemary yarn in the next row.

Round 16

Join the Rosemary yarn, SC in the same space, [SC in the next 3 DC, in the CH 3 SP (SC, CH 2, SC). SC in the next 4 DC, SC in the SP between the shells]. Join with a SL ST into the first SC. (you should have a SC in each DC ST, with a SC, CH 2, SC in each CH 3 SP).

Finishing

Weave in all yarn ends and remove excess.

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