How to Make the Shell & V-Stitch Pattern

This pretty crochet pattern gives a fairly firm fabric but still lets the light through.

Start with a foundation chain in a multiple of 8 sts plus 3. (Try 43 ch sts.)

Row1 (RS) Miss 2 ch (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc into next ch, *miss 3 ch, work a V-st (1 dc, 1 ch, 1 dc) into next ch, miss 3 ch **5 dc into next ch; rep from * ending last rep at **, 3 dc into last ch, turn.

Row 2 3 ch (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc into first st, *5 dc into space at center of next V-st**, V-st into 3rd of next 5 dc; rep from * ending last rep at **, 2 dc into top of turning ch, turn.

Rep Row 2 to form pattern.