Long Shell Chevron Stitch
This is a great crochet stitch, very elegant looking with just enough detail to make it look more complicated than it is.
To do this stitch you will need to know how to Chain (ch) Skip stitches (sk) slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), triple crochet (trc) and how to decrease (dc).
The size of the yarn and the size of your needle will dictate the size of the stitch and pattern. I used a G (6 or 4.25mm) crochet hook and Caron Simple Soft Medium Acrylic Yarn from their Yarnspirations line.
Base Chain should be multiples of 9 with 1 more stitch at the end. (For a recent blanket I started with 405 +1)
The “back loop” refers to the rear of the top of the stitch when viewed from the top
ALL STITCHES SHOULD BE STITCHED IN BACK LOOP
First row: 1 sc in 2nd chain from hook. 1 sc in next 3sc *3sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of the next 8 ch. repeat from * to * to the last 5 ch. 3 sc in next ch. Sc in the last four ch. Turn
Second and Third row: Ch 1, dec, sc in next 3 sc, *3sc in next sc (center of of 3), 1 sc in next 4 sc, skip 2 sc, 4 single crochet in next 4 sc*. Repeat from * to * until the last 6 sc. 3 sc in next sc (center of 3) sc in next 3 sc, dec over last 2 sc,. Turn.
Fourth row: Ch 1, sl st in base of chain one and each of the next 2 sc. Ch 4. 1 trc in each of next 2 sc. * 3 trc in next st (center of three) 1 trc in next 3 sc, sk 4 sc, sc in next 3 sc * repeat from * to * to last 6 sc. 3 trc in next sc (center of three) 1 trc in each of next 3 sc. Leave last two stitches unworked.
Fasten off if adding another color. Join the second color. Repeat rows 1 through 4 for the pattern.