Aruba Sea Throw

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”

Materials

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

Special Stitches

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.

Pattern Notes

Throw is crocheted in multiples of 9 plus 2.

Pattern

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.

Edging

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. yarn ball

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Comments
  • 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.

    Thanks.

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  • *[dc dec in next 3 dcs] twice, ch 3** make sure you are working that ch3 after the two dc dec’s

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  • stephaniem

    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.

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  • stephaniem

    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?

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  • roseannab

    do a dc dec over the first 3 stitches, then do a dc dec over the next 3 stitches.

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  • Sandra Stammers

    how can I save this pattern please,i am abroad at the moment so cant print it of .thanks .

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  • Why can’t we download to print later. No pic I only have phone to use. Nice pattern.

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  • Donna Kasulis

    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.

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  • 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???

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  • Sharon 0523

    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

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  • 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.

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  • Jeannette

    please provide clarification on the foll:
    Row 4 : ch 4, (dc dec in next 3 dcs, ch 3,

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • Anonymous

    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?

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  • Beautiful pattern, I am English and need to know if this
    Is American or English Trebble Crochet.

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