Watch how to crochet the ocean swells stitch (video & written instructions)

If you love the look of a lacy fan stitch, you're going to adore the ocean swells pattern, which will ebb and flow beautifully across your throws and afghans.
This undulating curved shell pattern is also perfect for scarves and shawls, adding a gracious touch to any of your projects.
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Materials
Any weight yarn. In the video above I use worsted weight.
Hook size that works with your yarn. I use a 5mm.
Pro Tip: Change color after Rows 4 & 8 for an unbelievable finish!
Abbreviations
Ch chain stitch
Dc double crochet
Hdc half double crochet
Sc single crochet
Sk skip
st(s) stitch(es)
rep repeat
t turn
Tc triple/treble crochet
Written Pattern
Start off by chaining in multiples of 28, plus 1.
Row 1: ch 1, then sc into second st from hook, sc next 4 sts, then *in the next st put 1 hdc, next st put a dc, next st a treble, then a dc, then a hdc. Now sc in next 9 sts. * rep pattern. End row with 5 sc.
Row 2: ch1, 3 sc, sk 2, dc into next st, then ch1. Now dc and ch1 for next four sts. Sk 2, 5 sc. Now ch1, sk 2, *dc, ch1 *five times. Sk2 and finish row with 3 sc.
Row 3: sk 3 dc and work 2dc into first ch1 sp. Repeat in next ch1 sp. In next ch1 sp work 3 dc. Dc into top of next dc from previous row, then 3dc into next ch1 sp. For remaining 2 ch1 sps, put 2dc in each. Sk 2 sc and sc into next. Sk next 2 dc and repeat pattern, finishing off with a sc into last st.
Row 4: ch1, then sc across into each st.
Row 5: ch4 and dc into same st, hdc into next st, sk 1 st and then 9sc. Sk 1st, then hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc. Sk1, 9sc. Sk1, then hdc, dc and end row with a tr.
Row 6: ch4, dc into next st, ch1, dc, ch1, sk 2 sts, 5sc. Ch1, sk 2 sts, then dc, ch1 5 times. Sk2, 5sc, ch1, sk2, dc, ch1, dc, ch1 and dc into ch4 of previous row.
Row 7: ch3, 2dc into first ch1 sp, repeat into next 2 ch1 sps, sk next 2sc, sc into next st. Sk next 2sc, then 2dc into next 2 ch1 sps, 3dc into third ch1 sp, 1dc into top of dc from previous row, then 3dc into next ch1 sp, then 2dc into both next 2 ch1 sps, sk next 2sc and 1sc to anchor. Sk 2 st then 2dc into next 3 ch1 sps, finishing with 1dc into top of turning ch from last row.
Row 8: ch1, sc into next st and all sts of row.
Row 9: ch1, sc next 4 sts, sk 1 st, *hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc, sk 1 st, 9sc, sk 1 then repeat * to end, sc last 4 sts.
Row 10: ch1, sc into st, sc next st, sk 2 sts, *ch1 then rep 1dc, ch1 5 times. Sk 2 sts and sc next 5. Ch1, sk 2, sc into next 5. Rep from * to end of row, ending with sc in last 2 sts.
Repeat this pattern until project reaches desired length.
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