Row 1: Ch 32, sc in second ch from hook, * skip next 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch–shell made, skip next 2 ch, sc in next ch **, ch 1, skip next 2 ch, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch–V-stitch made, ch 1, skip next 2 ch, sc in next ch; repeat from * across ending last repeat at **, turn.
Row 2: Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch 2), sc in center dc of first shell, ch 2, dc in next sc, *ch 2, sc in center sp of next V-st, ch 2, dc in next sc, ch 2, sc in center dc of next shell, ch 2, dc in next sc; repeat from * across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first dc, shell in next sc, sc in next dc, (ch 1, V-st in next sc, ch 1, sc in next dc, shell in next sc, sc in next dc) across, turn.
Rows 4-16 or until piece is square, or almost square: Repeat rows 2-3, ending with row 2.
At end of last row, fasten off.
To make this stitch pattern any size, begin with ch multiple of 6 plus 2.