Twilight Shells Throw

Twilight Shells Throw
Twilight Shells Throw

Nothing is more beautiful than the mix of colors that swirl in the sky at twilight. This natural wonder is captured in the Twilight Shells Throw. You've never seen crochet stripes like these before. With a unique shell crochet pattern, this afghan has an incredible design that anyone can crochet.

It's one of the prettiest Red Heart crochet patterns we've seen! Check out this free crochet tutorial and try your hand at this free crochet pattern. We know you won't regret it. In fact, you'll be delighted that you did.


Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook

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

Crochet GaugeIn pattern, (sc, 5 dc, sc, 5 dc) = 4" (10 cm); 8 rows = 4" (10 cm). CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Finished Size47" x 61" (1119.4 x 154.9 cm)

Materials List

  • RED HEART® Soft®: 2 balls 9523 Dark Leaf A; 1 ball each 9522 Leaf B, 9623 Spearmint C, 9518 Teal D, 2515 Turquoise E, 9520 Seafoam F, 3729 Grape G, 3720 Lavender H, 9528 Lilac I, 1882 Toast J, 9388 Wheat K, and 9114 Honey L
  • Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 5mm [US H-8]
  • Yarn needle

Instructions for THROW:

Color sequence:
[1 row A, 2 rows each B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, 1 row A] 5 times.

When changing color, work last st of row until 2 loops are left on hook, drop old color, yo with new color and complete stitch. Fasten off old color.

  1. With A, ch 188.

    Row 1: 2 Dc in 4th ch from hook (beginning ch counts as first dc), [skip next 3 ch, sc in next ch, skip next 3 ch, 5 dc in next ch] 22 times, skip next 3 ch, sc in next ch, skip next 3 ch, 3 dc in last ch changing to B in last dc; turn.
    Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first dc, * ch 3, dec, ch 3, sc in next dc ; repeat from * across, working last sc in top of ch-3; turn.
    Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), 2 dc in first sc, * sc in top of dec **, 5 dc in next sc; repeat from * to last sc, end at **; 3 dc in last sc changing to next color in last dc; turn.
    Rows 4-120: Following color sequence above, repeat rows 2 and 3 fifty eight times, then repeat row 2 once more.
    At end of row 120, do NOT fasten off A, do NOT turn. 

Instructions for BORDER:

  1. Working down left side of throw in edges of rows, ch 3, [2 dc in edge of first row, dc in edge of next row] 59 times, 2 dc in edge of next row; working in opposite side of starting ch, 3 dc in first ch, [2 dc in next ch-3 space, dc in ch opposite next sc, 2 dc in next ch-3 space, dc in ch opposite next 5-dc group] 22 times, 2 dc in next ch-3 space, dc in ch opposite next sc, 2 dc in next ch-3 space, 3 dc in last ch; working along right side of throw in edges of rows, 2 dc in edge of first row, [dc in edge of next row, 2 dc in edge of next row] 59 times; working across Row 120, 3 dc in first sc, [2 dc in next ch-3 space, dc in next dec, 2 dc in next ch-3 space, dc in next sc] 22 times, 2 dc in next ch-3 space, dc in next dec, 2 dc in next ch-3 space, 2 dc in same st as starting ch-3; join.
    Fasten off.
    Weave in ends.


(SPECIAL) dec (decrease)
[yo and draw up a loop in next st, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] 5 times, yo and draw through all 6 loops on hook.

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How many chains should I increase to make this throw wider?

You increase by increments of 8 chains....the pattern is what's in . Hope this helps. It's a stunning pattern.

This pattern is so beautiful

This pattern looks exactly what the name suggests Twilight Shells. It gives the look as if the pattern must be difficult but surprisingly it is not, in fact it is an Easy pattern, the wonderful shell pattern, which anyone even beginners can make something with. We can use same colours or use colours that we like.

I would always see this afghan every time I browse for crochet patterns and information. I've pinned and marked this and actually in the queue of my next projects. It helps that the pattern is just right in front. Thanks.

Made this with the colors of the Jamaican flag. It came out nicely. Great pattern!

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This pattern is wonderful and my finished afghan looks so nice. I made this about a year ago and get lots of compliments.

love this pattern. I will try to make this. I doesn't look complicated. tnx for showing it and the others that I have on my file.

When I want to see a larger version of the picture, I copy the little one and then put it on word and when it is there I enlarge it to see what I want.

this is the easiest pattern and you can choose any colors that u want and it will look great

Love the looks of this throw, but I wish your site would let you enlarge the photo of the things you want to crochet, an see the pattern better. I use sight as much as reading the pattern an sometimes can figure out something from looking at pic if I'm not sure of what pattern is saying. I also would like to see the border in pic, as the written pattern is a little confusing, but if I could see it enlarged, I might figure it out better. Love colors an look of this pattern, Twilight Shells Throw, but don't know if I want to start such a big project if I can't see it better, an see the border in pic also. Thanks!


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