Ocean Waves Criss Cross Shells Throw 

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”

Materials

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

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, sc in same stitch,*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 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.

Color Scheme

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.

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.

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