Cockleshells Afghan Pattern

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Cockleshells Afghan Pattern

Crocheted in popular shell stitch, this pretty afghan is worked in one piece, and is reversible.

COATS & CLARK'S "RED HEART" KNITTING WORSTED, 4 Ply (4 oz. "Tangle-Proof" Pull-Out Skeins): 9 skeins of No. 1 White; 4 skeins each of No. 760 Wine Rose and No. 835 Periwinkle.

Crochet Hook Size H.

Afghan measures 45 x 62 inches

GAUGE: 2 sc and 2 shells = 2½ inches; 2 rnds = 1 inch.

Starting at center with White, ch 115 to measure 23 inches. 1st rnd: Sc in 3rd ch from hook, (ch 1, sc in next ch) twice; sc in next 108 ch, (ch 1, sc in next ch) twice; working along opposite side of starting chain, ch 1, sc in same ch as last sc, (ch 1, sc in next ch) twice; sc in next 108 ch, (ch 1, sc in next ch) twice. Join with sl st to first ch-2 sp. 2nd rnd: Ch 3, in same place as sl st make 2 dc, ch 1 and 3 dca starting shell made; sc in next ch-1 sp, in next ch-1 sp make 3 dc, ch 1 and 3 dcshell made; skip next 3 sc, sc in next sc, (skip next 2 sc, shell in next sc, skip next 2 sc, sc in next sc) 17 times; skip next 3 sc, (shell in next ch-1 sp, sc in next ch-1 sp) twice; shell in next ch-1 sp, skip next 3 sc, sc in next sc, (skip next 2 sc, shell in next sc, skip next 2 sc, sc in next sc) 17 times; shell in next ch-1 sp, sc in next ch-1 sp. Join with sl st to top of starting ch-3. Break off and fasten. Turn. Hereafter pick up back loop only of each sc throughout. 3rd rnd: Attach Rose to the ch-1 sp of an end shell, ch 1, sc in same sp, in back loop of next sc make (dc, ch 1) 5 times and dcan inc shell made. Mark the center sp of all inc shells; future inc shells will be made in line with them. (Sc in sp of next shell, shell in next sc) 18 times; (sc in sp of next shell, inc shell in next sc) twice; (sc in sp of next shell, shell in next sc) 18 times; sc in sp of next shell, inc shell in next sc. Join with sl st to front loop of first sc. Break off and fasten. Turn. 4th rnd: Attach Periwinkle to last joining, ch 3, in same place as sl st complete a starting shell same as on 2nd rnd, (sc in next ch-1 sp, shell in next sp) twice; sc in next ch-1 spcorner made over inc shell; (shell in next sc, sc in next shell) 18 times; (shell in next sc, make a corner, as before, over inc shell) twice; (shell in next sc, sc in next shell) 18 times; shell in next sc, make a corner over inc shell. Join last sc to top of starting ch-3. Break off and fasten. Turn. 5th rnd: Attach White to ch-1 sp of any shell, ch 1, sc in same place, make a shell in each sc and sc in each shell around. Join, ch 3, turn. 6th rnd: Complete a starting shell in last joining, then work same as last rnd. Join, break off and fasten. Turn. 7th rnd: Attach Rose to the sp of the center shell on a narrow end, ch 1, sc in same place, * make a shell in each sc, sc in each shell to within the sc in line with marked sp on previous inc shell, make an inc shell in this sc—mark center sp. Repeat from * 3 more times; sc in sp of each shell, shell in each sc to end of rnd. Join, break off and fasten. Turn. 8th rnd: Attach Periwinkle to last joining, ch 3, complete a starting shell in same place, * sc in each shell, shell in each sc to within first sp of next inc shell, work a corner, same as on 4th rnd, in sps of inc shell. Repeat from * 3 more times; shell in each sc, sc in each shell to end of rnd. Join, break off and fas­ten. Turn. Repeat 5th through 8th rnd 10 more times; then repeat 5th and 6th rnds once more. Break off and fasten. Block to measurements.