Thank you so much. I am still learning new things about crochet. I learned a few years ago about double crochet but had never done the shell stitch. I know more stitches in knitting and have only been knitting off an on for about year. As for crochet I been crocheting regularly for about 4 years now. A few months ago I leaned how to make a mermaid stitch or crocodile stitch and just fell in love with it. A made a few purses out of it and I may make a cowl with the mermaid stitch soon.