Pretty Little Princess Afghan

Pretty as a princess, this bright pink throw is both charming and cozy. Crochet it today and get ready to fall in love.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 45” x 56”

Gauge: 8 rows = 5”; Shell, sc = 2”

Materials

Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver (100% acrylic; 160 yards [146 meters]/85 grams): # 0373 Petal Pink (5 skeins)
Hook: US size G/6 (4.5 mm) hook or size needed for gauge

Special Stitches

Shell: (3 dcs, ch 1, 3 dcs) in space or stitch as indicated in instructions.
V Stitch (V St): (dc, ch 1, dc) in space or stitch as indicated in instructions.
Large Shell (Lg Shell): 7 dcs in space or stitch as indicated in instructions.

Pattern

Row 1 (RS): Ch 163, sc in 2nd ch from hook, [skip 3 chs, Shell in next ch, skip 3 chs, sc in next ch] across, turn.
Row 2: Ch 3, dc in same stitch, [ch 1, V St in ch space of next Shell, ch 1, V St in next sc] across ending with ch 1, 2 dc in last stitch, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first stitch, [Shell in ch space of V St, sc in ch space of next V St] across, ending with Shell in last V St, 2 dc in last stitch, turn.
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 for a total of 94 rows.
Working along bottom edge with wrong side facing slip stitch in first bottom stitch, ch 2, dc in same stitch, [ch 1, V St in ch below Shell, ch 1, V St in ch below sc] across, ch 1, 2 dcs in last stitch, fasten off and turn. (Row 2 crocheted.)

Edging

Rnd 1: Work along top edge with RS facing Lg Shell in first corner dc, [sc in ch 1 space of V St, Lg Shell in ch 1 space of next V St] across, Lg Shell in last corner dc.
Work along side edge ch 1, sc in first sc, [ch 1, Lg Shell in next sc, ch 1, sc in next sc] ch 1, Lg Shell in first corner dc of bottom edge.
Continue pattern for bottom edge and side edge, join to beginning Lg Shell.
Rnd 2: Work along top edge slip stitch to center dc of Lg Shell, sc in same stitch, ch 3, skip 1 dc, sc in next dc, ch 3, [(sc, ch 3, sc) in next sc, ch 3, skip 2 dcs, sc in next dc. ch 3, skip 1 dc, sc in next dc, ch 3] across to last sc before Lg Shell, (sc, ch 3, sc) in sc, [ch 3, skip 1 dc] 3 times, ch 3.

Continue pattern around entire throw. Join to beginning sc and fasten off.
Weave in ends and trim. yarn ball

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