Crochet Puff Shell Star Stitch (Great for Scarves or Blankets) | Stunning Textured Stitch

Crochet Puff Shell Star Stitch (Great for Scarves or Blankets) | Stunning Textured Stitch

Hello and welcome back to my channel.
Today I’m going to be showing you how you crochet this very beautiful Puff
Shell Star Stitch. If this is your first visit to my channel it would be amazing
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Now for this scarf I’m currently working on, I am using Cygnet Boho Spirit in the
colorway “Breeze” and a four and a half millimeter crochet hook. You are of
course free to use any yarn and any hook size that you so wish. Now just a word
about this pattern; this is definitely what I would class as an intermediate
crochet pattern. If you are an adventurous beginner by all means give
this a go but I really don’t want you to get disheartened if you find that you’re
struggling with it because even I struggled with this when I first started
going – it is one of those patterns that seems incredibly complicated until you
get going and you’ve done a few repeats of the rows and you kind of get into the
rhythm of it, so please stick with it, it is so so worth it. Using the Boho Spirit
yarn and the four and a half millimeter hook, I found it really easy to get into
the chains that I was working into, you can see I’m working into chains for
all of these, the yarn I’m using today for the little sample piece hasn’t quite
got as much give so I’m going to be fighting it a little bit more but that
does mean it forces me to slow down so you guys can really see what I’m doing.
As always there are timestamps in the description box below so don’t forget to
expand that little arrow there to open up the box and with those timestamps you
can jump to any section of the video that you so require. Alright let’s jump
straight in to how you do this absolutely stunning stitch. So the Puff
Star Shell Stitch is a pattern multiple of nine plus two. So what that means
you’re going to keep chaining nine, nine, nine, so multiples of nine for as wide
as you want your project to be and then you are going to add two extra
chains at the end. Now I’m just going to do a small sample piece so I’m going to
chain 36 and then add two. so that’s my 36 chains which is a multiple of nine
then add two more chains. Now Row one is is just the set up row. It is not part of
the pattern repeat. So we’re going to be working into the second chain from hook,
so this loop on your hook does not count as anything, so you want to count your
chains back one, two and into that second chain you’re going to place a single
crochet. Chain 4 Now we’re going to work our first shell and that is done
over the next 8 chains. So I’ll do this one nice and slowly for you –
yarn over, go into the first chain, yarn over at the back, pull it up. You’re
going to repeat that over eight chains. So yarn over, go into the next chain, yarn
over the back, pull it up. Yarn over, go into the next chain, yarn over, pull it up.
So that’s three chains, we need five more. So I’ve worked over eight chains and you
will have 17 loops on your hook. I’m almost running out of space on my hook!
So now you’re going to yarn over and we’re going to pull through 16 of these
17 loops. So bring your hook all the way through (you’ll have two loops remaining)
now to complete, yarn over and pull through those final two loops. Chain 4. Single crochet into the very next chain. Chain 4. Another one of these shells star stitches – so working over the next eight
chains Yarn over pull through 16 of your 17
loops, yarn over and pull through those remaining two. Chain 4 and single crochet
into the next chain. Now you’re going to repeat that for the full length of your
chain so all the way down – chain 4, star shell stitch over the next 8 chains,
chain 4, single crochet in the next. Chain 4, puff shell, chain 4, single crochet, all
the way to the end. So the end of row one should look like
this. I’ve ended with a single crochet in that very last chain. Row two, which is
the start of the pattern repeat, chain one and turn. Now you’re going to chain
nine, skip this first puff shell and pop a
single crochet into the next single crochet. You’re going to repeat this all
the way along – chain 9, skip the next Shell, single crochet into the single
crochet in between – and to end you’re going to put a single crochet into that
very first single crochet from the row below. Row 3. Chain 1 and turn. Chain 3 Now working over row 2, we’re going to be working back into this setup row (the one
below) so to start we’re going to have a half shell and we’re going to work over
these four chains here. So yarn over, go into the first chain, yarn over, go into
the next chain, into the third and into the fourth. So you’ll have nine loops on your
hook. Yarn over pull through eight then yarn over and pull through two. Chain four and put a single crochet in the top of this shell. So into there. Chain 4. Now we’re going to
be working for the remainder of this row until this very last section here, we’re
going to be doing eight shells. So shells of pulling up eight but we’re going to
be working into – if I put it down you can see – working into this section here.
So four chains on this side, skip the single crochet and then four chains on
this side. So just like you did for this row only over these four chains and
these four chains. So this first one here, of these four, is a little bit tight
so you have to sort of force your hook in there. So that’s 4, skip this single crochet and work
into the next four. When you have all those loops on your
hook, yarn over and pull through all bar one. yarn over pull through two. Chain 4, single crochet into the top of that
shell from the row below. So repeat that working over the eight chains – chain four,
shell, chain 4, single crochet into the top of the shell in the row below. When you’ve finished your final full
shell of row 3, to end, chain 4 and work a half shell over 4 chains. This first one
is always so tight to get into, I wonder if it’s this yarn 🤔 It wasn’t like
that on my Boho scarf then to end, we’re going to end with a
treble (which is yarn over twice) into the single crochet from your very first row.
It’s pulled up slightly – if I move this these are the chains from row 2, work
over those and you’re going to work into the top of the single crochet from your
set up row down here. So a treble (USA terms treble) into the single crochet. Row 4. chain one and turn your work. Then chain 4. Single crochet into this single
crochet so skip your shells and then for the remainder of the row until you get
to this other half shell on the far side we’re going to chain nine, skip your shell, single crochet into the
single crochet – all the way along. Once you reach the far side and this half
shell, you’re going to chain four and put a single crochet into the top of this
half shell -so in here. Row five. Chain one and turn. Now you’re going to place a
single crochet immediately into that single crochet that you did right at the
end of row four and chain four. Now you are going to work your full shells over
just like we did on this row here. Ignoring the row you’ve just done
working into the chains below over these eight chains here. Chain 4, single crochet
into the top of your star shell. Chain four. Work the eight shell, chain 4, single
crochet all the way along and I shall meet you over here in just a second. Ah my yarn split Once you’ve completed your final full
shell, chain 4 and you’re going to end with a single crochet into the top of
the treble stitch that you did on row 3. that’s the top of the treble there. So the pattern repeat for this beautiful Puff Star Shell Stitch is Rows Two, Three,
Four and Five. Now I have time stamps in the description box below so you can
immediately jump to rows two, three, four and five as and when you need them. This
seems like one of those “how on earth am I ever going to get it”
type patterns but I promise, once you get going and you get used to spotting where
these chains are, it’s actually really easy. So it’s a 4 row repeat – so for
your next row you would repeat row two, three, four, five and again repeat rows 2,
3, 4 and 5 for the length of your project. Now as I say is initially when you’re
learning a it’s quite tricksy but I do promise, I promise it gets easier.
Initially when I started this I was really having to concentrate on which
row I was on and where but after a while you just get into the rhythm of it and I
was doing this just in front of the telly and with a sort of a fluffier yarn
like this you can see it was really easy for me to get into these chains. Now this
is a fluffy yarn and it is a bit of a nightmare to try and demonstrate with
hence why I chose this more solid color. If you have any questions please feel
free to shout in the comment section below, let me know what you
think of this pattern – it is worth that little bit of extra effort and time
because the result is just so beautiful front and back
stunningly textured it’s really really lovely I can’t wait to get this finished
and get it round my neck so I’m really excited to be wearing this is, definitely
going to be a make that I keep for myself! So thank you for watching and I
will see you again on my channel very soon. Happy crocheting!

Comments (100)

  1. That's my christmas presents sorted! How many balls for a scarf do you recommend? Stunning pattern Robin thank you ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜Š

  2. Beautiful stitch! Thank you so much for sharing! I love it!

  3. Looks fun and so pretty.

  4. beautiful pattern
    wonderful tutorial!
    ๐Ÿงถ ๐ŸŒธ ๐Ÿงœ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ

  5. Wow, what an amazing, great and beautiful pattern. I LOVE IT! Thank you โ™ฅ

  6. Love your patterns, but Iโ€™m sorry to say that youโ€™re being hard to follow, because you arenโ€™t taking time to show us what you are doing. It doesnโ€™t matter to me how long it takes on a video to show all of us, because we want to learn more from you. Iโ€™m an Immediate-level crocheter (getting to the advanced level soon), but your method of showing what youโ€™re doing is impossible to really see what you are doing. Thus, Iโ€™m very sorry to say that I have put a โ€˜thumb downโ€™ ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป on your video due to your teaching methods, but not a thumb down on the gorgeous pattern – it gets my 2 thumbs up ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป for the pattern.

  7. When you get to the length you want how do you finish off the end? This is just beautiful and would like to make a baby blanket using this stitch pattern

  8. I'm wanting to make a blanket out of this yarn and your pattern. How many balls of yarn do you think I should order? This yarn is gorgeous!

  9. Thank you so much I reaydo love this pattern and Iโ€™m going to make several projects using this pattern ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

  10. Awesome. Thanks for the easy stitch by stitch tutorial. Going to have to keep putting video on pause to learn this though ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Š

  11. I came here after watching happyberry crochet's video and i really liked your channel keep goingโœŠโค

  12. What is the weight of the yarn your using?

  13. Beautiful patterns and love that colorbyarn

  14. Pourquoi pas franรงais. C'est dommage!!!

  15. I will do my best,I love making Scarves & this Puff shell stitch is Beautiful.

  16. Thank you for another perfectly beautiful pattern, Robin

  17. Oh, bother. I'm going to have to get over my newfound hatred of puff stitches, aren't I? This is far too gorgeous not to learn!!!

  18. New sub here! ๐Ÿ™‹I love your content.๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘

  19. I love how the color changes turned out in the scarf youโ€™re making! This stitch is gorgeous. How would you finish off when you get to the length that you want? I donโ€™t know if Iโ€™d want to leave it with those chains from row 5.

  20. Such a beautiful stitch have some Red Heart Unforgettable will make a Beautiful scarf. Gonna give it a try.

  21. So beautifulโคโคโคโคโคโค

  22. I did not find a reason to make the chain row , when you are working the third row in the bottom row???? ๐Ÿค—

  23. What a beautiful stitch pattern and yarn. Thank you for the demonstration.

  24. I love this stitch and I truly appreciate the detail you give us in each of your videos.

  25. Beautiful stitch. Did you put a boarder on the side or leave it.

  26. Beautiful but too hard for me โค๏ธ

  27. Lovely work…love the yarn, I wish I knew a yarn similar to this one here in the US. Blessings…

  28. Lovely. But how do you finish off at the end.

  29. Another beautiful stitch that will make wonderful projects! Thanks again.

  30. I love this stitch. Iโ€™ve already chosen my yarn. I canโ€™t wait to start. Youโ€™re an excellent teacher. Thank you so much.

  31. i like the colors, and i am often working with shells or fans stitches. is one of my favorites stitches. thanks for sharing.

  32. robin that looks like the shells stitch i make but you make it different. what is the difference between this stile and the other shells patterns?

  33. I like the yellow yarn material because is not as fuzzy as most yarns. i make wraps, shawls and other clothing items and I don't like it when my cloth gets a lot of the lint or fuzz from the yarn. but that one is different i will try to find it, but if you can tell the store where you buy it it will be easier for me to order online. thank you again.

  34. The colour changing yarn is so beautiful, and I love how the colour changed perfectly with each row in your pattern, methinks you worked that out in advance – wish I knew how to do that!!
    But could you tell us what the yellow yarn is you're using? I know you said you weren't as keen on it for this pattern, but I notice it seems to hold its shape well and isn't shedding (unlike the yarns that I have!)

  35. 100000 likes for the color of yarn ๐Ÿ˜it is really awesome

  36. I don't get that type of yarn ๐Ÿ˜’

  37. Such a beautiful you have a written pattern by chance??? thank you.

  38. Hi! Would you end your scarf on the fan row?

  39. How would you end it? I apologize I'm new to crocheting. Its a beautiful pattern. And thank you for sharing.

  40. Beautiful scarf and colors. Each ball of yarn is 100 grams or 262 yards. How many balls did you use for what size scarf? Thank you ๐ŸŒท

  41. How much yarn would be needed for the scarf that you made? this is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing . You make it look so easy.

  42. That is absolutely beautiful.๐Ÿ’•

  43. Challenge accepted,๐Ÿค—

  44. Wow you made it look very simple!

  45. I love this. Thank you so much for showing us how to do this. I can't wait to try it. Your tutorial was very good. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  46. hey there. thank you for displaying this fantastic pattern it looks exactly how you described it… how on earth is it possible. so i wonder, what do you think will happen if instead of row two and thpse long 9 chains, i crochet 9 single crochets on last rows' 4 chains… do you understand what i mean?
    ty nirjharo

  47. This is beautiful. Thanks Robin

  48. BEAUTIFUL the stitch and yarn.

  49. been trying to use this stitch for a mermaid tail but cant seem to get the fins right, suggestions?

  50. This is a beautiful stitch! Thank you! I mentioned it on "Nothing but Crochet " on FB

  51. Wow!!!!! Beautiful

  52. What yarn is it cotton

  53. I loooooove this! its so beautiful and the yarn you use really suits it! Can I ask, the yarn you used in the scarf, how did you manage to get the colour change to be at the end of a row? Did you just repeat the multiple of 9 until the colour changed? I can just imagine trying it and ending up with a colours changing here there and everywhere! hahah. Thanks again, looove the video <3 โ˜บ๏ธ

  54. I wish babies didnโ€™t have such delicate little fingers and toes, my niece would look adorable in a blanket made like this

  55. Thank you so much for this tutorial! I have a little niece whoโ€™s obsessed with mermaids and the ocean. She turned 8 this past week and I used this pattern to make a โ€œSeashell Blanketโ€ (I used RedHeart in โ€œSpeckledโ€, an beige speckled with dark brown, and a H hook) for her and she absolutely loved it. Thank you again and please keep up the good work!

  56. Ok I love that you added the time stamps I hate trying to find the row repeats lol thank you

  57. Where do you get Boho yarn?

  58. Where do you get Boho yarn?

  59. Beautiful! Next in line to make. Tyfs!

  60. I really enjoy your tutorial style – as someone whoโ€™s only started crocheting this year this is a pattern I look forward to trying in the future!

  61. Thank you so much for your video tutorial, Robin, giving such clear instructions for the beautiful puff shell star stich.

  62. Lovely pattern, but I'll try it when I'm well rested and confident. Thanks for the challenge, I think.

  63. Love this pattern !!! By the way, how do you like the Clover crochet hooks, compared to a regular metal hook ?

  64. Robin thank you is beauty point, a texture with color one charme

  65. Gorgeous pattern Robin , thank you for the tutorial

  66. We live on the Camino de Santiago whose symbol is the scallop shell AND we have a seaside colour theme in our bedroom. How great would this look in your origjnal colour way. As soon as I finish the Christmas socks I'll be trying this!

  67. Omg. Tq so much for the time stamp its helps alot ๐Ÿฅฐ

  68. Is the back of the piece meant to have loose chains? Nothing is happening with those?

  69. How to increase or decrease? Lovely stich

  70. I am one of those ambitious beginners. I gave up at 11 minutes. Maybe I will try again tomorrow.

  71. Hi so I'm at the end of the chaining and posting the 9 chains do I single crochet the end or treble crochet?

  72. Iโ€™m so happy I found your channel!! I really love several of your patterns/stitch tutorials. ๐Ÿ˜

  73. Hi all my name is bruni, from Florida.. I love crochet , l Learn a lot. But some video show little how to do it like what kind of hook to use, how many balls of yarn.
    Shawl , scarf I love to do. But not to much of men scarf simple kind I mean and women there's alot but to fast don't explain detail. What I'm saying I learned by watching then reading:) thank you if u know any men scarf that simple and Complete I really appreciated thank you so much let me chat with your all.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™‚

  74. If I take like 5/6 I'll get smaller shells or will I fuck it up? Very curious would love to know

  75. Where do I get the written pattern. I love it!

  76. I would love to make use this stitch for a triangle shawl. Do you have any suggests or maybe a pattern with this stitch for a triangle shawl?

  77. Thatโ€™s gorgeous ๐Ÿ˜

  78. Beautiful stitch! Xxx

  79. I will keep trying this pattern because the stitch just looks so cool and i hope to one day complete it so that I can show others what it looks like.

  80. Beautiful pattern thank you very much!
    I just found that the variation of continuing with row two all the way works too, without row three!

  81. I love this pattern ๐Ÿ˜. I am adventurous beginner. For the foundation chain how many chain would you recommend for a blanket? I know myself and I will go overboard if I'm not given a recommended number. I.E my blanket scarf I made. Too big to be considered a scarf and too small to be considered a blanket ๐Ÿคฃ. But I love it.

  82. Knew what yarn this was before I even clicked, I have it right next to me haha. I LOVE the Cygnet Boho Spirit range

  83. Love this colour I already have the yarn ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

  84. A very beautiful stitch….gonna take me a bit to grasp it but its so gorgeous I can't wait! Thanks!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  85. ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

  86. Oh my goodness, your scarf is sooooo beautiful!! Wow! Is there a finishing row, or do you stop with row 5?? I love all your tutorials! Thank you so much.

  87. Beautiful, LOVELY stitch…excellent teacher

  88. Where can I find a copy of the hard copy pattern for this stitch?

  89. ๐Ÿ˜ข Would this pattern work for a pot plant cozy?

  90. I tried to follow your pattern but Being left handed I have a difficult time following a right handed person.

  91. Now I feel like trying this but with a different colour yarn for the "hidden" chains! Maybe white base yarn and then various alternating vivid colours in the hidden rows. Reckon it would show through much? Could look super cool!

  92. Gorgeous stitch!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  93. Very pretty!! Think I would use this pattern as a break from other projects, for I would make a throw for my Daughters chairs in their favorite sportsteam colors. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ.
    Thank you so much.. ๐Ÿ”†๐Ÿ”†๐Ÿ”†๐Ÿ”†

  94. I can't wait to make a baby blanket in this pattern, thank you for making the tutorial. Does it eat yarn like crazy?

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