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Laurel Green Shells Throw

Laurel Green Shells Throw
Laurel Green Shells Throw
This image courtesy of redheart.com

If you enjoy crocheting the shell stitch, you are going to love this relaxing Laurel Green Shells Throw. With "Medium Thyme", "Frosty Green" and "Soft White" rows, this free crochet throw pattern is a breathtaking beauty. The soft green shades paired with the white make this crochet afghan neutral enough to work with most decor. The shell pattern is also visually appealing and gives you some excitement while crocheting up this throw. Make this as a lapghan for yourself or to drape over the chair for some subtle color in your living room.

Intermediate

Crochet HookJ/10 or 6 mm hook

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

Crochet Gauge1 Shell plus 1 sc = 3”; Rows 1-5 = 3½”. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Finished Size47" x 59"

Materials List

  • RED HEART® Super Saver®: 3 skeins each 406 Med Thyme A, 661 Frosty Green B, and 316 Soft White C
  • Crochet Hook: 6mm [U.S. J-10]
  • Yarn needle

Instructions:

With A, ch 152.

  1. Row 1 (Wrong Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn – 151 sc.
    Row 2 (Right Side): Ch 1, sc in first sc, * skip next 4 sc; 9 dtr in next sc – shell made; skip next 4 sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, changing to B in last sc; turn.
    Row 3: With B, ch 5 (counts as a tr and ch-1 space), 2 tr in first sc, * ch 2, skip 4 dtr, sc in next dtr, ch 2, skip 4 dtr **, (2 tr, ch 1, 2 tr) all in next sc; repeat from * to last sc, end at **; (2 tr, ch 1, tr) all in last sc; turn.
    Row 4: Ch 5 (counts as a dtr), 4 dtr in ch-1 space, sc in next sc, * shell in next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * to last space; 4 dtr in ch-1 space, dtr in 4th ch of ch-5 changing to C; turn.
    Row 5: With C, ch 1, sc in first dtr, * ch 2, skip 4 dtr, (2 tr, ch 1, 2 tr) all in next sc, ch 2, skip 4 dtr, sc in next dtr; repeat from * across working last sc in top of ch-5; turn.
    Row 6: Ch 1, sc in first sc, * shell in next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across changing to A in last sc; turn.
    Repeat Rows 3-6 for pattern, working color sequence of [2 rows A, 2 rows B, 2 rows C] 12 times, then 1 more row A (wrong side); now turn and work Edging around all edges: With A, ch 1, sc evenly around, increasing at corners to keep work flat; join to first sc. Fasten off. With right side facing, attach B and work 1 round sc, increasing at corners as before; join. Fasten off. Repeat last round with C, then again with A. Weave in ends.

Abbreviations

A, B, C
Color A, Color B, Color C
ch
chain
dc
double crochet
dtr
double treble crochet
mm
millimeters
sc
single crochet
st(s)
stitch(es)
tr
treble crochet
*
repeat whatever follows the * as indicated
[ ]
work directions in brackets the number of times specified
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Oh wow, I love the look of this Laurel Green Shells Throw! The long dtr shells look great. I have never done 9 dtr's in one stitch before and wonder how loose I should crochet? I so have to try it one. I like the greens and white colors together, they so remind me of a spring day. I also like that the written pattern is right here on this page and that there is a print tab at top next to the save tab. Thanks! I have printed this one and will be making it. Thank you so much for sharing this free crochet pattern.

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