You guys, this is my fave way to finish off a bit of shell stitch so that I can move on to a different stitch. If you're not sure how to work sc's together, read on, there's a little video showing you how to do it!
“Even Up” your shell stitch crochet so that the wavy shapes of the shells are evened out. Below you'll see a diagram showing how this round helps fill in the valleys and makes an even edge on which to continue your work:
Choose the sc “Even Up” round which you need, depending upon the ending point of your last round. Here is a little video showing you how to crochet 3 single crochet together!
If you finished with a join at the top of a shell:
Sc in 1st dc, * decr sc in next 3 st, sc, sl st in center st of shell, sc, repeat from * around,
If you finished with a join in the middle between two shells:
Sl st in 1st st, (it should be the first dc of a shell) ch 1, sc, sl st in center st of shell, *sc, work decr sc in next 3 st, sc, sl st in center st of shell, repeat from * around, sc in dc, decr sc in next 2 st, join.
above: your “Even Up” round should make the wavy shell edge into a straight edge.