Lacy Shells Throw

Red and pink combine with white to create a perfect rosy throw. Let this throw breathe new life into your home!

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 44” x 50”

Gauge: 4 row pattern = 3”; Shell, sc = 2 ½”

Materials

Yarn: Red Heart Classic (100% acrylic; 190 yards [174 meters]/85 grams): #0730 Grenadine (A, 3 skeins); Red Heart Super Saver (100% acrylic; 160 yards [146 meters]/85 grams): #0373 Petal Pink (B, 2 skeins)
Hook: US size H/8 (5.0 mm) hook or size needed for gauge

Special Stitches

V Stitch (V St): (dc, ch 1, dc) in specified space or stitch.
Shell: 5 dcs in specified space or stitch.

Pattern Notes

Design is worked in multiples of 8 plus 2.

Pattern

Row 1: With A ch 138, sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 2, skip 2 chs, dc in next ch, 3 dcs in next ch, dc in next ch, skip 2 chs, sc in next ch, repeat from * across, turn.
Row 2: Ch 4, *dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc, V St in next dc, ch 1, skip 1 dc, dc in next dc, ch 2, repeat from * across ending last repeat with ch 1, dc in last sc, turn.
Row 3: Ch 3, 2 dcs in next ch 1 space, ch 2, *sc in ch 1 space of V St, ch 2**, Shell in next ch 2 space, ch 2, repeat from * across ending last repeat at **, 2 dcs in next ch 4 space, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch 4, turn.
Row 4: Ch 3, dc in first dc, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc, *ch 2, dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc**, V St in next dc, ch 1, skip 1 dc, dc in next dc, repeat from * across ending last repeat at **, 2 dcs in 3rd ch of turning ch 3, fasten off and turn.
Row 5: Join B in first stitch, ch 1, sc in same stitch, *ch 2, Shell in next ch 2 space, ch 2**, sc in ch 1 space of V St, repeat from * across ending last repeat at **, sc in 3rd ch of turning ch 3, turn.
Row 6: Repeat Row 2.
Row 7: Repeat Row 3.
Row 8: Repeat Row 4, fasten off and turn.

Color Scheme

Continue pattern for a total of 60 rows as follows:
(4 rows A, 4 rows B) 1 more time, (4 rows B, 4 rows A) 3 times,
8 rows B, 4 rows A, 4 rows B, 4 rows A

Edging

Rnd 1: With B, work Shell in right corner side dc space, work along top edge, ch 2, sc in next ch 1 space, [ch 2, Shell in next ch 2 space, ch 2, sc in ch 1 space of V St] across ending ch 2, Shell in corner side dc space.
Work along side edge [ch 1, sc in next side dc space, ch 1, Shell in next side dc space] across ending ch 1, Shell in last side dc space.
Work along bottom edge [ch 2, sc in ch below center dc of 5 dcs, ch 2, Shell in ch below sc] across ending ch 2, Shell in side dc space.
Work along side edge as for opposite side edge, join to beginning Shell and fasten off.
Rnd 2: With B, work along top edge (sc, ch 3, sc) in first sc, [(ch 4, (dc, ch 2, dc) in center dc of Shell, ch 4, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next sc] across ending ch 4, (dc, ch 2, dc) in center dc of corner Shell.
Work along side edge ch 4, [(sc, ch 3, sc) in next sc, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, dc) in center dc of next Shell, ch 3] across ending ch 4, (dc, ch 2, dc) in center dc of corner Shell.
Work along bottom edge ch 4 and continue pattern as for top edge.
Work along side edge as for opposite side edge, ending ch 4, (dc, ch 2, dc) in center dc of top corner Shell, ch 4, join to beginning sc and fasten off. yarn ball

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