Visit http://www.AllFreeCrochet.com for more free videos, free crochet pattern and tips. How to make the Simple Lacy Shell Stitch. This one is lacy and airy. If you already know how to make the chain, the single crochet, double crochet and slip stitch, you should be able to make this stitch pattern. Chain a multiple of 6 plus 3 chains. Sc across chain. First row of shells: Ch 3, turn. Skip 3 sc, make a shell of (3 dc, ch2, 3dc) in the next stitch. *skip 5 sc, make a shell in the next sc. repeat from * across row. End with a dc in the last sc. Second shell row: Chain 3, turn. Shell in the chain space of the first shell,* skip space between shells, shell in ch-sp of next shell. Repeat from * across row. Dc in the top of the turning chain. Repeat second shell row to desired length.