Afghan Sea Shells


Finished Size: Approximately 46″ x 69″ MATERIALS Worsted Weight Yarn, approximately: 40 ounces, (1,140 grams, 2,745 yards) Crochet hook, size H (5.00 mm) or size needed for gauge GAUGE SWATCH: 61/2″ x 6″ Ch 25 loosely. Work same as Afghan for 11 rows. Finish off. Ch 151 loosely. Row 1 (Right side): Dc in fourth ch from hook (3 skipped chs count as first dc) and in each ch across: 149 dc. Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc, now and throughout), turn; dc in next dc, * ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc; repeat from * across to last 3 dc ch 1 skip next dc, dc in last 2 dc: 76 dc and 73 ch-1′ Sps. ‘ Row 3: Ch 3, turn; dc in next dc, ch 1, * dc in next dc, (dc In next ch-I sp and in next dc) 8 times, ch 1; repeat from * across to last 2 dc, dc in last 2 dc: 140 dc and 9 ch-1 sps. To work treble crochet (abbreviated tr’), YO twice, insert hook in st or sp indicated, YO and pull up a loop (4 loops art hook), (YO and draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times. Row 4: Ch 3, turn; dc in next dc, ch 1, * dc in next 7 dc, skip next dc, (tr, ch 3, tr) in next dc, skip next dc, dc in next 7 dc, ch 1; repeat from * across to last 2 dc dc in last 2 dc: 132 dc and 17 sps. ‘ Row 5: Ch 3, turn; dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in next 5 dc, ch 1,6 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, * skip next 3 sts, (dc in next 5 dc, ch 1) twice, 6 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1; repeat from * across to last 10 sts, skip next 3 sts, dc in next 5 dc, ch 1, dc in last 2 dc: 132 dc. Row 6: Ch 3, turn; dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in next 4 dc, ch 1, skip next dc, (dc in next dc, ch 1) 6 times, * skip next dc, (dc in next 4 dc, ch 1) twice, skip next dc, (dc in next dc, ch 1) 6 times; repeat from * across to last 7 dc skip next dc, dc in next 4 dc, ch 1, dc in last 2 dc: ‘ 116 dc. Row 7: Ch 3, turn; dc in next dc ch 1 dc in next 2 dc ch 1, skip next 2 dc, dc in next dc: (ch 2, dc in next dc)5 times, ch 1, * skip next 2 dc, (dc in next 2 dc, ch 1) twice, skip next 2 dc, dc in next dc, (ch 2, dc in next dc) 5 times,. ch 1;. repeat from * across to last 6 dc, skip next 2 dc, dc in next 2 dc, ch 1, dc in last 2 dc: 84 dc. To work shell(sc,ch 2,dc) dc) in dc indicated Row 8: Ch 3, turn; dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in next 2 dc, * ch 2, work Shell in next 5 dc, sc in next dc, ch 2, dc in next 2 dc, ch 1, dc in next 2 dc; repeat from * across; 40 Shells. Row 9: Ch 3, turn; dc in next dc, ch I, * dc in next 2 dc and in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, skip next sc, working behind Shells, tr in next ch-2 sp one row below, ch 1, (dc in next ch-.2 sp one row below, ch 1) 3 times, tr in next ch-2 sp one row below, ch 1, skip next sc, dc in next ch-2 sp and in next 2 dc, ch 1; repeat from * across to last 2 dc, dc in last 2 dc: 92 sts and 57 ch- 1 sps. Row 10: Ch 3, turn; dc in next dc, ch 1, * dc in next 3 dc and in next ch-I sp, (dc in next st and in next ch-l sp) 5 times, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1; repeat from * across to last 2 dc, dc in last 2 dc: 140 dc and 9 ch-I sps Row II: Ch 3, turn; dc in next dc, ch 1, (dc in next 17 dc, ch 1) across to last 2 dc, dc in last 2 dc. Row 12: Ch 3, turn; (dc in next dc, ch 1) twice, (skip next dc, dc in next dc, ch 1) 8 times, * dc in next dc, ch 1, (skip next dc, dc in next dc, ch 1) 8 times; repeat from * across to last 2 dc, dc in last 2 dc: 76 dc and 73 ch-I sps. Rows 13-122: Repeat Rows 3-12, 11 times: 76 dc and 73 ch-I sps. Row 123: Ch 3, turn; dc in each dc and each ch-I sp across; do not finish off 149 dc. EDGING Rnd 1: Ch 1, do not tum; sc in last dc on Row 123,ch 1; working in end of rows, skip first row, (sc in next row, ch 1) across; working in free loops of beginning ch  (sc, ch 2, sc) in first ch, ch 1, skip next ch, (sc in next ch, ch 1, skip next ch) 73 times, (sc, ch .2, sc) in next ch, ch 1; working in end of rows, skip first row, (sc in next row, ch 1) across; working across sts on Row 123, (sc, ch 2, sc) in first dc, ch 1, skip next dc, (sc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc) 73 times, sc in same st as first dc, ch 2; join with slip st to first sc: 400 sps. Rod 2: Slip st in first ch-I sp, ch 4 (counts as first dc plus ch 1, now and throughout), * (dc in next ch-I sp, ch 1) across to next corner ch-2 sp ‘(dc ch 3 dc) in corner ch-2 sp, ch 1; repeat from * aroud; join with slip st to first dc: 404 dc. Rod 3: Ch 4, * (dc in next dc, ch 1) across to next corner ch-3 sp, (dc, ch 3, dc) in corner ch-3 sp, ch 1; repeat from * around to last dc, dc in last dc, ch 1; join with slip st to first dc; 408 sps,     . Rod 4: Slip st in first ch-I sp, ch 2, * (slip st in next ch-l sp, ch 2) across to next corner ch-3 sp, (slip st, ch 2) twice in corner ch-3 sp; repeat from * around to last 2 ch-I sps, (slip st in next ch-I sp, ch 2) twice; join with slip st to first slip st, finish off.

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