Long Shell Stitch
This is a crochet stitch pattern included in the 30 Purrfect Stitches for Pet Blankets e-book.
This e-book collection was created for national Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month in June, 2012. $1 from the sale of each e-book will be donated to animal welfare organizations. See the source page for details.
30 Purrfect Stitches for Pet Blankets includes 20 crochet and 10 Tunisian crochet stitch patterns that are selected with pet blankets in mind. These stitches can, of course, be used for other types of projects as well.
Each pattern includes written instructions using U.S. pattern abbreviations. This ebook was tested by 21 wonderful Ravelry crocheters, and the two stitches rated most difficult by pattern testers include additional process photos to assist with hook and stitch placement.
Each stitch pattern includes a suggested number of foundation chains needed for several sizes of pet blankets based on the recommended sizes from the Snuggles Project, and for 6” squares. The e-book also includes tips for making pet blankets, sizing up squares, and for simple edgings.