Seashells by the Seashore
This seaside-inspired crochet afghan features rows of lace motifs that resemble seashells, making this nautical throw your perfect warm-weather blanket. Seashells by the Seashore is an intermediate-level crochet blanket pattern worked up in four colors. This pattern features an easy-to-remember stitch pattern with a five-row pattern repeat, so once you get the hang of it, you'll be cruising along. This crochet blanket would be the perfect throw for your lake house or for cooler summer nights.
Crochet HookI/9 or 5.5 mm hook
Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
Crochet Gauge12 sc and 13 rows = 4” [10 cm]
Finished SizeApprox 48" [122 cm] wide x 52" [132 cm] long
- Bernat Handicrafter Cotton: Classic Navy (MC, 5 balls), Pale Yellow (Contrast A, 5 balls), White (Contrast B, 5 balls) and Red (Contrast C, 5 balls)
- US size I/9 (5.5 mm) hook
Be sure to check out this diagram if you need a visual demonstration of this pattern.
With A, work 4 rows.
With B, work 4 rows.
With C, work 4 rows.
With MC, work 4 rows.
These 16 rows form Stripe Pat
With MC, ch 145.
1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each of next 3 ch. *3 sc in next ch. 1 sc in each of next 8 ch. Rep from * to last 5 ch. 3 sc in next ch. 1 sc in each of last 4 ch. Turn.
2nd and 3rd rows: Ch 1. Skip first sc. Working in back loops only, 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. *3 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. Skip next 2 sc. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. Rep from * to end of row. Turn. Leave rem sc unworked.
4th row: Working in back loops only, sl st in each of next 3 sc. Ch 6 (counts as tr tr). 1 tr tr in each of next 2 sc. *3 tr tr in next sc. 1 tr tr in each of next 3 sc. Skip next 4 sc. 1 tr tr in each of next 3 sc. Rep from * to last 6 sc. 3 tr tr in next sc. 1 tr tr in each of next 3 sc. Turn. Leave rem sc unworked.
5th row: Ch 1. Working in back loops only, *1 sc in each of next 4 sts. 3 sc in next st. 1 sc in each of next 4 sts. Rep from * to end of row. Turn. These 2nd to 5th rows form pat.
With MC, work 2nd and 3rd rows once more.
Keeping cont of pat, work in Stripe Pat until Stripe Pat has been worked 3 times. With MC, work 2nd and 3rd rows once more. Fasten off.
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