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Tropical Fruits Simple Shell Afghan

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Make this bright and cheerful crochet afghan that's perfect for Spring. The Tropical Fruits Simple Shell Afghan is a great project with step by step instructions.

Tropical Fruits Simple Shell Afghan

Materials:

  • 235 yds. Pink Red Heart 4-ply yarn (P)
  • 155 yds. Light Lavender Red Heart 4-ply yarn (L)
  • 155 yds. Maize Red Heart 4-ply yarn (Y)
  • 155 yds. Sea Coral Red Heart 4-ply yarn (C)
  • 305 yds. White Red Heart 4-ply yarn (W)
  • 70 yds. Tropical Fruits (Multi) Red Heart 4-ply yarn
  • H crochet or size needed for guage


Size: 40” x 45”

Gauge:
8 dc = 2 3/4”
4 rows = 3 1/4"

Stitch Guide:
Chain (ch), Single Crochet (sc), Double Crochet (dc), Slip Stitch (sl st)
Special Stitches: Shell – 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc
Small Shell (Sm Sh) – sc, ch 2, 2 dc

Instructions:
Row 1 – With pink ch 127, dc in 4th ch from hook, 1 dc in each of next 6 dc, skip 2 ch, *Shell in
next ch, skip 2 ch, 1 dc in each of next 8 dc, rep from * across, ch 3 and turn.
Row 2 – Dc in each of next 7 dc, *Shell in Shell, dc in each of next 8 dc, rep from * across, ch 3
and turn.
Row 3 – Rep Row 2.
Row 4 – Rep Row 2 and fasten off.
Row 5 – Join lavender with a sl st in first dc, ch 2, dc in each of next 7 dc, *Shell in Shell,
continue with Row 2 across.
Rep Row 2 in color pattern for 52 rows:
4P, 2W, 4L, 2W, 4Y, 2W, 4C, 2W (2 times) ending 4P

Edging: 
With tropical fruits work across top edge start at right edge, (sc, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2, sc) in first dc, skip 1 dc, Sm Sh in next dc, skip 2 dc, Sm Sh in next dc, skip 1 dc, Sm Sh in next dc, Sm Sh in ch 2 sp of Shell, * (skip 2 dc, Sm Sh in next dc) 3 times, Sm Sh in ch 2 sp of Shell, rep from * across ending (sc, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2, sc) in dc, work along side edge (sc, ch 3, sc) in each dc and ch 3 sp
across ending (sc, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2, sc) in bottom ch, work along bottom edge skip 1 ch, Sm Sh in next ch, skip 2 ch, Sm Sh in next ch, skip 2 ch, Sm Sh in next ch, Sm Sh in ch below Shell, *(skip
2 ch, Sm Sh in next ch) 3 times, Sm Sh in ch below Shell, rep * across ending (sc, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2,
sc) in last ch, work along side edge (sc, ch 3, sc) in each dc and ch 3 sp across, join to beg sc and
fasten off.



 

 


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