Note. I guess there was some question about this pattern, this is for crocheting, not knitting. Be forewarned. Thank you.

The solid shell is a nice pattern that is similar to the open shell stitch, but unlike the open shell is closed keeping more heat in, and giving the work a much less lacy appearance.

This pattern is based on the multiples of 6 + 1 which means the first row needs to be a number which is common to both 6 and 1, like 120.

Row One: chain your multiple of 6 + 1, example, 120.

Row Two: single crochet into 2nd chain from the hook, *skip 2 chains, add 5 double crochet into next chain, skip 2 more chains; rep from * to end, turn.

Row Three:chain 3 (counts as first double crochet), chain 2 double crochet into the 1rst chain, *skip 2 chains, single crochet into next chain, skip another two chains, single crochet, rep from * ending with the last repeat with the single crochet into the top of the turning stitch.

Repeat rows two and three to end.

|  //+\\   |   //+ \\  |
| // + \\  |  // +  \\ |
|//  +  \\ | //  +   \\|
\\  |  // +\\   |   //+
\\ | //  + \\  |  // +
+__  o  __ + __  o  __ +|