The ever-so-popular Criss Cross Throw from February 2015 gets a fun update! Now featuring shades in bright blue, teal and gray, the dainty shells in this bluesy crochet shells throw really pop. Throw it over the couch or use it as a throw for a bed, this pattern is perfect to use all winter long.
By Roseanna Beck, Restitched by Debra Arch
Time: 2 Week Pattern
Skill Level: Easy
Size: 44 42” x 53”
Gauge: 6 rows = 3 ¼”; Shell, sc, shell, sc = 3 ¼”
Yarn: Paintbox Simply Chunky (100% acrylic; 149yarnds [136dmeters]/100grams): #333 Marine Blue (A, 5 skeins), #332 Washed Teal (B, 4 skeins), #303 Misty Grey (C, 4 skeins)
Hook: US size G/6 (4.5 mm) J/10 (6mm) hook or size needed for gauge
Shell: 5 dcs in space or stitch as indicated.
Throw is worked in multiples of 6 plus 2.
Row 1 (RS): With A ch 158, sc in 2nd ch from hook, *skip 2 chs, Shell in next ch, skip 2 chs, sc in next ch,
repeat from * across, fasten off and turn.
Row 2: Join B in first stitch, ch 3, dc in same stitch,*ch 1, sc in center dc of Shell, ch 1, dc in first dc of
next Shell, ch 1, working in front of dc just made, dc in last dc of previous Shell, repeat from * across to
last Shell, ch 1, sc in center dc of last Shell, ch 1, 2 dcs in sc of previous row, turn.
Row 3: Ch 3, 2 dcs in same stitch, *sc in next sc, Shell in ch 1 space between next 2 crossed dcs, repeat
from * across ending last repeat with sc in last sc, 3 dcs in top of turning ch, fasten off and turn.
Row 4: Join C in first stitch, ch 1, sc in same sp, ch 1, dc in first dc of next
Shell, ch 1, working in front of dc just made, dc in last dc of previous Shell, *ch 1, sk next dc of
Shell, sc in center dc of Shell, ch 1, dc in first dc of next shell, ch 1, working in front of dc just
made, dc in last dc of previous Shell, repeat from * across ending last repeat with ch 1, sc in top
of turning ch, turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in same stitch, *Shell in ch 1 space between next 2 crossed dcs, sc in next sc, repeat from
* across, fasten off and turn.
Continue repeating Rows 2-5 for pattern as follows for a total of 90 102 rows:
(2 rows A, 2 rows B, 2 rows C) 14 16more times, 1 row A, turn and do not fasten off.
Work along top edge with A (sc, ch 2, 4 dcs) between first 2 corner dcs, [(sc, ch 2, sc) in next sc, (sc, ch 2,
3 dcs) in ch 1 space between 2 crossed dcs] across, (sc, ch 2, 4 dcs) between last 2 corner dcs.
Work along side edge [(sc, ch 3, sc) in space between next 2 rows, (sc, ch 2, 2 dcs) in space between next
2 rows] across.
Work along bottom edge (sc, ch 2, 4 dcs) in first sc, [(sc, ch 2, sc) in ch below Shell, (sc, ch 2, 3 dcs) in ch
below sc] across, (sc, ch 2, 4 dcs) in last sc.
Work along side edge as for opposite side edge matching edging, join to beginning sc and fasten off.
I’m new to crocheting. Is sc single crochet? When this says “Shell” in pattern I do 5 double crochets?
Hi there! Yes, sc is single crochet. And the shell stitch is as follows:
Shell: 5 dcs in space or stitch as indicated.
Hope this helps! – Nicola, Editor
I just subscribed and would like to crochet this pattern. Has the problem been fixed for row 4? Also, where are the video tutorials you mentioned in your subscription description?
Row 4 should be correct!
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I have reached Row 4 and there are two of Row 4. Not sure what to do. Please respond.
Hello! This has now been fixed. Happy crocheting! – Nicola
Have not started throw, but noticed two of Row 4.Misprint?
Hello Mary! This has now been fixed, thanks! – Nicola
You have two row 4s and they are not the same, so it isn’t just a repeat. Are the rows miss-numbered or did you mean to replace Row 4 and did not take out the incorrect one?
Can someone please clarify how this pattern works?
Hello! We’ve reached out to the designer for clarification and she or I will reply as soon as possible. Thanks! – Nicola
I Like Crochet magazine has the best readers! Thank you for pointing out this technical error!
We have amended the pattern. NOW, it shows the “one and only” correct Rnd 4!
Sharp eyes & sharp minds…we love all of you!
Can this pattern be crocheted with regular yarn and not the bulky yarn. Will the measurements be different?
Can’t followi have been crocheting for 55 years
Would like to see other patterns.