A simple lacy shell stitch can turn into a beautiful and easy pattern. This stitch is actually used in the corner of some granny squares. A single row of the shell stitch can be applied as a cute border for a blanket, or keep hooking row after row to create a lacy crochet blanket.
In this easy-to-follow crochet tutorial, Beth Ham shows how to create 1 row of simple lacy shell stitches and then moves forward to crocheting multiple rows. To follow Beth’s tutorial, you’ll need to know how to chain, single crochet, and double crochet. She uses a size H hook and worsted weight yarn, but don’t let that hold you back from trying shell stitches out with some light weight yarn to create a delicate baby blanket or edging.