Crochet Wavy Shell Stitch Afghan Pattern

Crochet Wavy Shell Stitch Afghan
How To Crochet Wavy Shell Afghan
Wavy Shell Afghan Pattern for Crochet

Crochet Wavy Shell Afghan

The wavy shell afghan was one of the first videos ever filmed for YouTube back in 2008. This design looks ultra hard but in fact, is really simple. There are technically only 2 lines of stitches used within this afghan.

TIPS: This pattern looks more effective using 3 colours. You can opt to do it in a solid colour or 2. The example taught on Youtube Video is 3 colours.
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Free Pattern: Crochet Wavy Shell Afghan
The pattern is pretty simple. It only consists of 2 lines. However, it appears harder and more complex due to the colour changing.  The colours are changing every line. See the video on the bottom Right to learn how to do that. You don’t need to make knots.


  • 6.5 mm or K Size Hook.
  • Bernat Super Value Yarn.
  1. Starting chain is in multiples of 14+2. When chain 14, start over again and chain to 14. Keep doing that until you get the width you want. At the end, you will add 2 stitches.
  2. 3 dc in 3rd chain from hook. * Skip over 3 chains, sc in next 7 chains. Skip next 3 stitches, 7 dc in next stitch. Repeat * across the chain. At the end of the chain, you will place 4 dc in last chain. Turn.
  3. Ch 1, 1 sc in each stitch across. Turn.
  4. Ch 1, sc in first 4 sts. Skip 3 sts, 7 dc in next st. Skip 3 sts, sc in next 7 sts. Repeat * across. End of row will have 4 sc in final 4 sts. Turn.
  5. Repeat Row 3. Turn.
  6. Ch 3, 3 dc into same stitch of the ch-3. * Skip over 3 chains, sc in next 7 chains. Skip next 3 stitches, 7 dc in next stitch. Repeat * across the chain. Final stitch will be 4 dc into same st. Turn.
  7. For the remaining of the afghan. Repeat rows 3 – 6 until you get the size you prefer. When satisfied, fasten off and weave in ends.

The trick is using 3 or more different colours to make it more appealing. You could also do one solid colour if you prefer. You are the crochet artist after all.

In the videos below, I will show you how to get started and go through the lines. What does change are the edges as the pattern needs to cycle through a repeat pattern? I cover that within the videos below.

Video Demonstration – 3 Videos



©2011 The Crochet Crowd, Michael Sellick


  1. Win Day

    What I’d love is some way to estimate yarn requirements. Give me any size, and I can shrink or expand — but I need a starting point!

    • Mikey

      I think about 6 balls for a throw size. I did this back in 2008. I think it was 2 of each of the three colours. That’s my guess.

      • Win

        Thanks. I’m pretty new at estimating, but one thing I’ve noticed when I look at yarns is that the length in a ball or skein varies widely! I just finished a shawl that used about 2000 meters. I have instructions for a different shawl that takes about 400 meters.

        I’ll figure it out somehow…

      • Mikey

        Understood… Only way to really know is to attempt to have a solid answer. It’s why I don’t have a fully good answer for you. I’m sorry.

  2. Nancy I Sanchez

    no blue button

  3. Julia Smith

    No blue button

  4. Leah

    Is there a written pattern for this? I am currently making this but would like to have the pattern written down

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