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Sea Shells Afghan


Updated July 13, 2016
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This Sea Shells Afghan is like a trip to beach! One look at this free easy crochet pattern and you'll be ready for sun and fun. All you need is a Size H hook and Worsted yarn to get started. Creating this easy afghan is the perfect way to bring in the summer months. The lighter weighted yarn truly makes this a hot weather pattern. It is a great pattern to make, and you can have a little rest and relaxation while making this pattern because it is easy, so it doesn’t have any confusing or stress inducing stitches. Use this pattern to help you feel like the ocean shore is at your feet from your house. It’s the perfect staycation with the added benefit of a new afghan!

Sea Shells Afghan
Sea Shells Afghan
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Crochet Hook: H/8 or 5 mm hook

Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

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Oh what a beautiful pattern this Sea Shells Afghan pattern is. I love the color and the pattern is so well written I must make this one! I like the way the pattern looks like a bunch of squares crocheted together but isn't. I don't care to do the granny squares because of the time it takes to put them together. This pattern gives that look with out all the work. It's just beautiful!! Thank you so much for this free pattern that I right clicked on and hit save and now have it on my computer.

how do I print the pattern

I appreciate the beautiful free patterns, however, I am leery of adding all the download requirements of some of these patterns, namely this one. Thanks for listening!

My sister made me this afghan, loved it so much I wanted to try it. We couldn't find the pattern and last week, like a miracle it showed up on your site. Tell me, how in the world do you call this easy? I'm stuck on row nine now and will need to go to a yarn shop for instructions. You have to REALLY pay attention to your stitches and counting. Macvoyager: I have the afghan right beside me and couldn't figure out row nine.

Another beautiful afghan to do!! When shall I find time to do all the lovely things you post here? This is very lovely and I can't wait to do this one. Thanks to the person who said she did it with sports weight yarn and it turned out. I appreciate this web site very much. Thanks for all the work you do to get all these lovely pattens out to us. ps. When you had the category of "Challenging Afghans", one of them was the "Tree of Life" afghan. Challenging was hardly strong enough to describe this one, but I did it. It turned out beautifully. My great niece now wants one for her room. Thank you again

I've made 2 of these afghans and am working on a third. I love this pattern, and using sport yarn makes a lovely afghan too. It's also an easy pattern to memorize so I can work on it while I watch TV.

Can anyone help explain row 9 to me? I'm stuck after the second tr...I am not sure what the following instructions mean...are the 2 dc stitches I'm supposed to doc into one row below or not? Either way, the two doc stitches are so far apart, and the instructions after that are hard for me too. I really want to make this for a special friend, but it is NOT easy. I've been crocheting since I was 4 (am now 43) but this is only the second afghan I've made that wasn't granny squares.

I've made this afghan, if you use the photo as a guide you will see that the actual 'shells' are 3D, so push the DCs of the shells forward as you crochet behind those stitches into the row below as indicated in the instructions. I also struggled when I got to row 9, but the photo helped me figure out that the shells aren't 'flat' within the work, there has to be stitches behind rip the shells to raise them like that. Overall it was a well written pattern and I found no errors, it came out perfect, good luck.

Looks beautiful! Can't wait to finish what I'm working on to start this. Thanks for posting!


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