January 25, 2010 HomeStitches - How toShell Crochet Stitch and Open Shell Crochet Shell Crochet Stitch and Open Shell Crochet By cherie Stitches - How to 4 Comments The shell stitch is easy to work and makes a nice edging as well. Tags:crochet, how to, open shell, shell crochet Related Posts Backstitch Embroidery How-to Couching Stitch Embroidery How to Basket Stitch Embroidery How to 4 Comments Lorie Pat. 23sts is a multiple of 6+5 (ex 6×3=18 plus your 5 =23 ) hope this helps you fig it out not sure what they are making to start with 23sts February 24, 2019 cherie I believe this is helpful if you were going to make a longer chain so that you would chain in multiples of 6 for crocheting the shells. The last shell in the chain would have a foundation of 5 stitches. May 10, 2012 pat Am looking. At a book. It. Says. Make. A foundation chain of. 23. Stitches. I. Get that. What does the following mean”multiple of 6 plus 5″ May 5, 2012 Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment:*Name:* Email Address:* Website: Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.