Criss Cross Crochet Shells Throw

Dainty shells in shades of pink and white make up this rosy crochet shells throw. Throw it over the couch or use it as a throw for a bed, this throw is perfect to use all winter. This easy crochet shell blanket works up so quickly and looks stunning in any color combination – use it to match your decor or choose neutrals for an all-year statement piece.

This Criss Cross Crochet Shells Throw is an absolute stunner for any room of the house!

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 44” x 53”

Gauge: 6 rows = 3 ¼”; Shell, sc, shell, sc = 3 ¼”

Materials

Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver (100% acrylic; 364 yards [333 meters]/198 grams): #0774 Light Raspberry (A, 3 skeins), #0724 Baby Pink (B, 3 skeins), #0311 White (C, 3 skeins)
Hook: US size G/6 (4.5 mm) hook or size needed for gauge

Special Stitch

Shell: 5 dcs in space or stitch as indicated.

Pattern Notes

Throw is worked in multiples of 6 plus 2.

Pattern

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 top 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.

Color Scheme

Continue repeating Rows 2-5 for pattern as follows for a total of 90 rows:
(2 rows A, 2 rows B, 2 rows C) 14 more times, 1 row A, turn and do not fasten off.

Edging

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. yarn ball

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