Coastline Cool Afghan

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Bring the coast to you by crocheting this lacy and airy design. It’s the perfect afghan for the summer months to bring some cool into the home.

Skill Level: Easy

Size:  44” x 56”

Gauge:  9 row = 6 ½” in pattern and (shell, ch 5, sc) = 3 ½”

Materials

Yarn:

Medium Weight Yarn Red Heart Super Saver (100% Acrylic; 364 yards [333 meters]/198 grams): 0381 Light Blue (2 skeins), 0382 Country Blue (2 skeins), 0311 White (2 skeins)

Hook: US size H/8 (5.0 mm) or size needed for gauge

Special Stitch

shell – 5 dc in space or stitch as indicated.

Pattern Note

Afghan is crocheted in multiples of 12 plus 7 chs.

Pattern

Row 1 (RS): With light blue, ch 151, sc in 8th ch from hook, ch 2, skip 3 ch, shell in next ch, ch 2, skip 3 ch, sc in next ch, *ch 5, skip 3 ch, sc in next ch, ch 2, skip 3 ch, shell in next ch, ch 2, skip 3 ch, sc in next ch; rep from * across to last 3 ch, ch 2, skip 2 ch, dc in last ch, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first dc, ch 1, skip next 2 ch-2 sp, (dc in next dc, ch 1) 5 times, *skip next ch-2 sp, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 1, skip next ch-2 sp, (dc in next dc, ch 1) 5 times; rep from * across to last 2 ch-2 sp, skip 2 ch-2 sp, sc in last dc, turn.

Row 3: Ch 5, skip next ch-1 sp, (dc in next dc, ch 2) 5 times, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in next sc, *ch 2, skip next ch-1 sp, (dc in next dc, ch 2) 5 times, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in next sc; rep from * across, fasten off and turn.

Row 4: Join country blue in first dc, ch 5, skip next ch-2 sp, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp, shell in next dc, ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp, sc in next ch-2 sp, *ch 5, skip next 2 ch-2 sp, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp, shell in next dc, ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp, sc in next ch-2 sp; rep from * across to last ch-2 space, ch 2, skip ch-2 sp, dc in last dc, turn.

Row 5: Repeat Row 2, turn.

Row 6: Repeat Row 3. Fasten off and turn.

Row 7: Join white in first dc. Repeat Row 4, turn.

Row 8: Repeat Row 2, turn.

Row 9: Repeat Row 3. Fasten off and turn.

Row 10: Join light blue in first dc. Repeat Row 4, turn.

Color Scheme

Continue pattern as established, repea Rows 2–10, working (3 rows each in light blue, country blue, and white) 7 more times, 3 rows in light blue.

Finishing

Border

With right side facing and country blue work along top edge (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in first right corner dc, *ch 2, skip 3 ch-3 sp, (sc, ch 3, sc, ch 5, sc, ch 3, sc) in next dc, ch 2, skip 3 ch-2 sp, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next dc; rep from * across row, ending with ch 2, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in last corner dc.

Work along side edge, *ch 2, skip next dc, (sc, ch 3, sc, ch 5, sc, ch 3, sc) in next dc, ch 2, skip next dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next dc; rep from * across row, ending with ch 2, (sc, ch 3, sc, ch 5, sc, ch 3, sc) in last sc, ch 2.

Work along bottom edge, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in first corner dc, *ch 2, (sc, ch 3, sc, ch 5, sc, ch 3, sc)

in ch below Shell, ch 2, skip nextch-3 sp, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp, skip next ch-3 sp; rep from * across row, ending with ch 2, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in last corner dc, ch 2.

Work along last side edge, skip next dc sp, (sc, ch 3, sc, ch 5, sc, ch 3, sc) in next sc, *ch 2, skip next dc sp, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next dc, ch 2, skip next dc, (sc, ch 3, sc, ch 5, sc, ch 3, sc) in next dc; rep from * across row, ending with ch 2, join to beginning dc.

Fasten off. Weave in all ends.yarn ball

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