Fiesta Crochet Shell Stitch Afghan

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Bright and festive springtime shades join together to form this full-sized afghan that’s sure to add some warmth and sunshine to any room of the house. This throw features delicate shell stitches throughout to add some openness to the design.

The crochet shell stitch is an easy stitch to make, so this design is quick to put together – choose your favorite colors for a stunning statement piece!

Skill Level: Easy 

Size: 44” x 55”

Gauge: 4 rows = 2 ½” and Shell, ch 3, 3 dc = 3 ¾”

Materials

Yarn:

Medium Weight Yarn Red Heart Super Saver (100% Acrylic; 365 yards [333 meters]/198 grams): #0324 Bright Yellow (1 skein), #0512 Turqua (1 skein), #0708 Perfect Pink (1 skein), #0679 Pale Plum (1 skein)

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

Special Stitch

Shell: 7 dc in space or stitch as indicated. 

Pattern Note

Afghan is crocheted in multiples of 12 plus 3 chs.

Pattern

Row 1: With yellow, ch 135, dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 3, (sk 3 ch, sc in next ch, ch 3) twice, *sk 3 ch, 3 dc in next ch, ch 3, (sk 3 ch, sc in next ch, ch 3) twice; rep from * across to last 4 ch, sk 3 ch, 2 dc in last ch, turn.
Row 2 (RS):  Ch 1, sc in first 2 dc, ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp, Shell in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, *sk next ch-3 sp, sc in next sc, ch 1, sk 1 dc, sc in next dc, ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp, Shell in next ch-3 sp, ch 3; rep from * across to last ch-3 sp, sc in last 2 dc, turn.
Row 3: Ch 3, dc in next sc, sk next ch-3 sp, dc in next dc, (ch 1, dc in next dc) 6 times, *sk next ch-3 sp, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, sk next ch-3 sp, dc in next dc, (ch 1, dc in next dc), 6 times; rep from * across to last ch-3 sp, sk last ch-3 sp, dc in last 2 sc, turn.
Row 4: Ch 5, sk first 3 dc, sc in next ch-1 sp, (ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp) 5 times, *ch 3, sk next 5 dc, sc in next ch-1 sp, (ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp) 5 times; rep from * across to last 3 dc, ch 2, sk 2 dc, dc in last dc.
Fasten off and turn.
Row 5: Join turqua with sl st in first st, ch 2, dc in first dc, ch 3, sk next 2 sps, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, *sk next ch-3 sp, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, (sk next ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) twice; rep from *across to last 2 sps, sk 2 sps, 2 dc in last dc, turn.
Rows 6-48: Continue in pattern repeating Rows 2–5 having 4 rows each of turqua, pink, plum and yellow. Turn and do not fasten off after last row.
Row 49: Ch 3, dc in same st, ch 3, sk next 2 sps, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, *sk next ch-3 sp, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, (sk next ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) twice; rep from *across to last 2 sps, sk 2 sps, 2 dc in last dc.
Fasten off.

Edging

Rnd 1: With RS facing and turqua, work along top edge [(dc, ch 2) 5 times, dc] in first right corner dc, ch 2, *sk 1 ch-3 sp, picot in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, [(dc, ch 2) 5 times, dc] in center dc of 3 dc, ch 2; rep from * across, ending with ch 2, [(dc, ch 2) 5 times, dc] in last dc.
Work along side edge *ch 1, sk 1 dc sp, sc in next dc sp, ch 1, sk 1 dc sp, [(dc, ch 2) 4 times, dc] in next dc sp; rep from * across.
Work along bottom edge, ch 1, [(dc, ch 2) 5 times, dc] in first dc, ch 1, *sk 1 ch-3 sp, picot in next ch-3, sp, ch 2, [(dc, ch 2) 5 times, dc] in ch below 3 dc, ch 2; rep from * across, ending with ch 1, [(dc, ch 2) 5 times, dc] in last dc.
Work along side edge, ch 1 and continue as for opposite side edge matching sts as you crochet, ch 1, join to beg dc. Fasten off.
Rnd 2: Work along top edge, join pink in first corner, ch-2 sp, sc in same sp, (ch 3, sc in next ch-2 sp) 4 times, *ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, (sc, ch 4, sc) in ch3 sp of picot, ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp, (ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp) 5 times; rep from * across, ending with (sc, ch 4, sc) in ch-3 sp of the last picot, ch 2, sc in ch-2 sp, (ch 3, sc in next sc) 6 times.
Work along side edge, ch 3, sc in ch-1 sp, *ch 3, picot in next sc, ch 3, sc in next ch-2 sp, (ch 2, sc in next ch2 sp) 3 times; rep from * across, ending with picot in last sc, ch 3.
Work along bottom edge, sc in next ch-2 sp, (ch 3, sc in next ch-2 sp) 5 times, ch 3, sc in next ch-2 sp. Continue in pattern as established for bottom edge and opposite side edge, ending with (sc, ch 4, sc) in last sc, ch 3, join to beg sc.

Finishing

Fasten off and weave in all ends. yarn ball

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