Capture the feel of the ocean with this sea-inspired throw. Fresh and colorful, this afghan will become a summertime favorite.
Skill Level: Easy
Size: 47” x 57”
Gauge: 8 row pattern = 5½”; sc, Shell, sc, sc = 3”
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver (100% acrylic; 160 yards [146 meters]/85 grams): #0505 Aruba Sea (5 skeins)
Hook: US size G/6 (4.5 mm) hook or size needed for gauge
V Stitch (V st): (dc, ch 3, dc) in space or stitch indicated.
Fan Shell: Dc, (sc, dc) 4 times in space or stitch indicated.
Dc dec: Worked over three stitches. Work the first double crochet until only 2 loops are on the hook. Skip next dc, Yarn over, place hook in next stitch, yarn over, pull through stitch, yarn over, pull through 2 loops (3 loops on hook). Yarn over, pull yarn through all 3 loops for a completed decrease.
Throw is crocheted in multiples of 9 plus 2.
Row 1: Ch 146, sc in 2nd ch from hook, [ch 4, skip 2 chs, sc in next ch] across, turn. (48 ch 4 spaces)
Row 2 (RS): Ch 6, *sc in next ch space, ch 2, 5 dcs in next ch space, ch 2, sc in next ch space, ch 2, repeat from * across, tr in last stitch, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first stitch, ch 2, skip 2 ch spaces, *dc in each of next 2 dcs, V st in next dc, dc in each of next 2 dcs, ch 2**, skip next ch space, sc in next ch space, ch 2, skip next ch space, repeat from * across ending last repeat at **, skip last 2 ch spaces, sc in last stitch, turn.
Row 4: Ch 4, [dc dec in next 3 dcs, ch 3, (2 dcs, ch 1, 2 dcs) in ch space of V st, ch 3, dc dec in next 3 dcs] across ending with a tr in last stitch, turn.
Row 5: Ch 5, [sc in next ch space, ch 3] across, dc in last stitch, turn.
Row 6: Ch 3, 2 dcs in next ch space, *[ch 2, sc in next ch space] twice, ch 2**, 5 dcs in next ch space, repeat from * across ending last repeat at **, 2 dcs in last ch space, dc in last stitch, turn.
Row 7: Ch 4, dc in same stitch, dc in each of next 2 dcs, *ch 2, skip next ch space, sc in next ch space, ch 2, dc in each of next 2 dcs**, V st in next dc, dc in each of next 2 dcs, repeat from * across ending last repeat at **, (dc, ch 1, dc) in last stitch, turn.
Row 8: Ch 3, 2 dcs in next ch space, ch 3, *[dc dec in next 3 dcs] twice, ch 3**, (2 dcs, ch 1, 2 dcs) in next ch 3 space, repeat from * across ending last repeat at **, 3 dcs in last stitch, turn.
Row 9: Ch 1, sc in first stitch, [ch 3, sc in next ch space] across ending ch 3, sc in last stitch, turn.
Continue pattern repeating Rows 2-9 for a total of 81 rows.
Work along top edge Fan Shell in right corner sc, *(sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch 3 space, [Fan Shell in next ch 3 space, sc in next ch 3 space, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next sc, sc in next ch 3 space] across ending (sc, ch 3, sc) in last ch 3 space, Fan Shell in last sc.
Work along side edge, skip 1 ch space, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch space, [Fan Shell in next ch space, sc in next ch space, (sc, ch 3, sc) in space between 2 ch spaces, sc in next ch space] across ending (sc, ch 3, sc) in last ch space.
Work along bottom edge Fan Shell in bottom corner sc, repeat pattern from * around for bottom edge and opposite side edge, join to beginning dc and fasten off.
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The description says : Red Heart Super Saver (100% acrylic; 160 yards [146 meters]/85 grams) x5.
Could this be a mistake? Red Heart Super saver is 198g and not 85. Does this mean it needs 5x 85g or 5x198g. This is pretty important so I buy the right quantity of yarn.
I am also having the same problem with row 8 that Kandi M was having. I understand the dc dec in next 3 dcs and repeating, but there is a chain 3 space between each of the 3 dcs. Should there be a sc or two between the repeat of dc dec in next 3 dcs to accomedate the chain 3 between the 3 dcs?
it would be nice if you could save it as a pdf, as my printer is broken. 🙁
how can I save this pattern please,i am abroad at the moment so cant print it of .thanks .
Why can’t we download to print later. No pic I only have phone to use. Nice pattern.
At the bottom of your screen there are 5 icons: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, a little printer, and an envelope. If you tap the printer icon, you can then tap the printer drop-down and choose “Save to PDF”.
Do your patterns come with pdf files to download instead of just printing them ? I have to download then take them to have them printed out.
I’m taking this back to the “dc dec in next 3 dcs” Are we dc3tog or dc2tog and using the 1st and 3rd st and skipping the stitch in between???
It means do a dc dec over all 3 stitches.
My question: is the fan shell only worked in corners of edging or am I missing something??? the pic looks like fans are running throughout the throw but the only “fan” resemblance is the 2 dc v-stich 2 dc on top of the 5dc. pretty picture, strange pattern instructions
The Fan Shells are only used on the entire edging of the throw.
to learn the dc dec watch the following link. Just decrease over 3 stitches rather than 2. hope this helps!
I am a bit confused, on row 4 dc dec? I tried making this and ended up pulling it all out because it looked terrible and was pulling? Just did not look right.
do a dc dec over the next 3 stitches.
please provide clarification on the foll:
Row 4 : ch 4, (dc dec in next 3 dcs, ch 3,
Beautiful pattern..when you say dc Dec over next 3 stitches how is that done? Is it all done at once ? Haven’t crocheted for awhile.
Thank you for this beautiful pattern ! I started today but I’m having a problem with row 8 . When it’s gets to dc dec twice ? It’s bunching up and tight . What am I missing ? Thanks
do a dc dec over the first 3 stitches, then do a dc dec over the next 3 stitches.
But that does not account for the chain three in row 7. When you do the dc decrease in the 3 dcs twice for row 8, the section pulls too tight and puckers. It seems like a stitch or so is missing between the two dc decreases. Please help so I can finish this afghan.
*[dc dec in next 3 dcs] twice, ch 3** make sure you are working that ch3 after the two dc dec’s
Very pretty. Can’t wait to make this! Thanks!
Wish this came with a graph. Many of us do not know how to read patterns.
I’m loving this pattern & can’t wait to dive in !! Lol
Can I make this item and Sell the completed item on sites etc?
In row 1, the instructions say to [ch 4…] across, but then it is noted we will have 48 ch 3 spaces. Do we chain 3 or 4 in row 1?
It should read 48 ch 4 spaces.
I will be making this over theweekend
Beautiful pattern, I am English and need to know if this
Is American or English Trebble Crochet.
Sue, it appears to be American stitches. Hope this helps. 🙂
Thank you for sharing this awesome pattern, GOD Bless
Thank-you very much for this beautiful pattern.
Beautiful and I love the color.
Yes, tr is triple crochet.
What does tr mean? Is that a triple crotchet?