Shell stitches are an easy way to add some texture and interest to any crochet project. This type of crochet stitch is made by working 3 or more stitches into the same space (or a chain & stitch) to create a fan or shell look. This type of stitch is a very beginner-friendly technique, and the finished product looks much more complicated than it was really to make.
Free Crochet Patterns using the Shell Stitch Stitch
These free crochet patterns were all created using various yarn types, brands and hook sizes... but all use the Shell Stitch crochet stitch.