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FREE Crochet Sea Shell Afghan
Sea Shells Afghan

Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn 40 ozs
 Crochet Hook Size H or 5.00 mm

Finished Size Approximately 46" x 69"

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-1 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.

Treble Crochet: Yo twice, insert hook in st or sp indicated, yo and pull up a loop (4 loops on 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.

Shell: (sc, ch 2, 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 1, * 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-1 sp, (dc in next st and in next ch-1 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-1 sps.

Row 11: 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-1 sps.

Row 13-122: Repeat rows 3-12, 11 times: 76 dc and 73 ch-1 sps.

Row 123: Ch 3, turn; dc in each dc and each ch-1 sp across; do not finish off: 149 dc.

Edging:
Rnd 1: Ch 1, do not turn; 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 sl st to first sc: 400 sps.

Rnd 2: Sl st in first ch-1 sp, ch 4 (counts as first dc plus ch 1, now and throughout), * (dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) across to
next corner ch-2 sp, (dc, ch 3, dc) in corner ch-2 sp, ch 1; repeat from * around; join with sl st to first dc: 404 dc.

Rnd 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 sl st to first dc: 408 sps.

Rnd 4: Sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 2, * (sl st in next ch-1 sp, ch 2) across to next corner ch-3 sp, (sl st, ch 2) twice in corner ch-3 sp;
repeat from * around to last 2 ch-1 sps, (sl st in next ch-1 sp, ch 2) twice; join with sl st to first sl st, finish off.