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Pastel Shell Squares Afghan

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The pastel shell squares afghan is a beautiful gift for a child or a new baby. Crochet shell squares in pastel colors with this afghan pattern and your baby will never be cold.

 Pastel Shell Squares Afghan

 Materials:

  • 760 yds. White Red Heart 4-ply yarn (MC)
  • 365 yds. Baby Pink Red Heart 4-ply yarn (CC)
  • 300 yds. Light Green Red Heart 4-ply yarn (CC)
  • 300 yds. Light Peach Red Heart 4-ply yarn (CC)
  • G and H crochet hooks or size needed for guage
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Graph

Instructions:

GUAGE: Square measures 6” across

STITCHES USED: Chain (ch), Single Crochet (sc), Double Crochet (dc), Slip Stitch (sl st)
Special Stitches: Shell – 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc
V St – 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc

 

SQUARES: (make 2l of each CC)

  1. Row 1 – With CC and G hook ch 19, Shell in 5 th ch from hook, skip 3 ch, V St in next ch, skip 3 ch, Shell in next ch, skip 3 ch, V St in next ch, skip 1 ch, dc in last ch, ch 3 and turn. (2 Shells and 2 V Sts)
     
  2. Row 2 – Shell in first V St, V St in next Shell, continue across ending dc in last dc, ch 3 and turn.
     
  3. Rows 3 & 4 – Rep Row 2.
     
  4. Row 5 – Rep Row 2, ch 4 and turn.
     
  5. Row 6 – Sc in ch 2 sp of V St, ch 4, sc in ch 2 sp of Shell, continue across ending ch 4, sl st in last dc, turn and fasten off.

SQUARE EDGING

With white and H hook starting at right corner, sl st in ch sp, ch 2, (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch sp, rep across, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in corner sp, working along side edge, ch 1, 2 dc in dc sp, rep across, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in last dc sp, ch 1, 3 dc in ch 3 sp, rep across, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in turning ch 4 sp, working along side edge rep as for opposite side, join to top of beg ch 2 and fasten off.


JOINING: With white whipstitch squares together sewing 9 rows of 7 squares each. See
Color Diagram for placement of squares.
 

AFGHAN EDGING

  1. Rnd 1 – With H hook and pink working along top edge, *(sc, ch 3, sc) in right corner ch 3 sp, ch 3, sc in ch 1 sp, continue across, (sc, ch 3, sc) in corner ch 3 sp, working along  side edge ch 2, sc in ch 1 sp, continue across, rep from *around for bottom edge and  opposite side edge, join to beg sc and fasten off.
     
  2. Rnd 2 – With H hook and MC working along top edge, *sc in sc before ch 3 corner sp, ch 3, (sc, ch 3, sc) in ch 3 sp, ch 3, sc in next sc, (sc, ch 3, sc, ch 3, sc) in each ch 3 sp  across, sc in sc before ch 3 corner sp, ch 3, (sc, ch 3, sc) in ch 3 sp, sc in next sc, working along side edge ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in ch 2 sp, ch 1, continue across, rep from *around for bottom edge and opposite side edge, join to beg sc and fasten off.

Pastel Shell Squares Afghan

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