Basic Shell Wipe Crochet

One of the most popular patterns for beginners! Because? Because they are quick to work and a great way to practice new points. In addition, you can offer them as gifts or use in your own home! The Basic Shell Wipe Crochet Pattern is one of the top five crochet towel patterns for beginners. Because? Because we are not just doing something useful, we are putting our new skills to the test! With the Basic Shell Point Towel Crochet Pattern, we will practice the simple and double crochet stitches.

Who does not love this washcloth design because of the shell dots, of course. Not only can you practice the double crochet a ton, but the shell point has such a beautiful texture. This pattern would look great too using a variety of colors! It’s great for crochet beginners to practice basics, but they also come out with something valuable.

When crocheting the Basic Shell Stitch Crochet Washcloth, you’ll learn a few different things. Firstly, you will be practicing the simple and double crochets. You’ll also learn how to create a double crochet shell, which is a very popular spot for obvious reasons. Finally, you will learn how to create a simple and simple crochet border! Then, of course, you will have your own washcloth (or dish towel) to use at home or to give a friend or family member a gift!

It’s time to start practicing those beginner basics! Are you ready? There are a few things you need to know before you get started and they’ll each have their own section below:

Stitches Used:

  • Chain Stitch
  • Single Crochet Stitch
  • Double Crochet Stitch

Special Stitches:

  • Shell Stitch – 5dc in one st

How to Resize your Washcloth:

Create your foundation chain in multiples of 6 + 2

Chain in multiples of 6 until you reach your desired length, then add 2 to the end of your chain.

Yarn Substitution:

When making your own washcloths, it’s best to use 100% cotton yarn. This is explained deeper in the post about all five washcloths, but I will list a few of my favorite cotton yarns below. If you don’t want to use 100% cotton, at least find something with a cotton blend.

  • Red Heart Scrubby Smoothie
  • Bernat Handicrafter Cotton
  • Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran

Materials Used:

  • Scrubby Smoothie in the color White (100% cotton – medium weight #4 – 131 yds)
  • 5mm crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors

Abbreviations Used:

  • Ch – chain stitch
  • Sc – single crochet
  • Dc – double crochet
  • St – stitch
  • Sk – skip
  • Rep – repeat
single crochet (sc)double crochet (dc)
half double crochet (hdc)half treble (htr)
double crochet (dc)treble (tr)
treble (tr)double treble (dtr)
double treble (dtr)triple treble (trtr)


**Note: I’ve only created a small swatch to show what the stitch pattern should look like. Your project will of course be larger.

Row 1: Ch 32, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch down row.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn. Sc each st across.

Row 3: Rep Row 2

Row 4: Ch 1, turn. Sc first st, *sk 2 st, 5dc next st (you just created a shell), sk 2 st, sc next st. Rep * to end.

Row 4 of the Basic Shell Stitch Washcloth Crochet Pattern for Beginners - tutorial photo

Row 5: Ch 3, turn. 2dc in first st (you just created a half shell). *Sk next 2 st, sc in the middle dc of the shell (the third DC). Skip next 2 dc, 5dc in next sc. Rep * down row. 3dc last sc

Row 5 of the Basic Shell Stitch Washcloth Crochet Pattern for Beginners - tutorial photo

Row 6: Ch 1, turn. Sc first st, *sk next 2 dc, 5dc next sc, sk two dc, sc in the middle dc of the shell (the third dc). Rep * to last 6 st. Sk 2 st, 5dc shell next sc, sk 2 dc, sc last st (top of ch 3 from prev round).

Row 6 of the Basic Shell Stitch Washcloth Crochet Pattern for Beginners - tutorial photo

Rep rows 5-6 until you reach row 27

Row 27: Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across

Row 28: Rep row 27

Row 29: Ch 1, turn. Sc across row until you reach last st. [Sc, ch 2, sc] in last st.

Do not break yarn – Turn work 90 degrees to work along side.


Row 1: Sc 40 evenly down side of work.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn. Sc across until you reach ch2 sp, sc in ch2 sp (41)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn. Sc across.

Tie off and weave in ends.

The finished border of the Basic Shell Stitch Washcloth Crochet Pattern for Beginners - tutorial photo

Reattach yarn to bottom right hand corner. You will be working along the opposite side you were just working.

Row 1: Ch 1, sc 41 evenly across

Row 2: Ch 1, turn. Sc across

Row 3: Rep Row 2

Tie off and weave in ends

And that’s it for the Crochet Pattern Basic Shell Stitch Washcloth!

This particular crochet cloth pattern is designed to help you practice the unique crochet as well as the conch point. The conch point is composed of five double bass points at the same point and is a popular spot for many beautiful patterns. You were also able to practice creating a border! This kind of edge would look great around a finished blanket.

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