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Christmas Split Shell Ripple Afghan

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Get in the holiday spirit with a Christmas Split Shell Afghan.  This crochet pattern looks great and is perfect for curling up with during the cold winter months.  This unique ripple design also gives this crocheted afghan a unique style and texture, making it a great decoration piece for your living room or bedroom.  You could even use this pattern to create an afghan in any color combination of your choosing.

Christmas Split Shell Ripple Afghan

Materials:

  • 1 skein Red Heart Super Saver Jumbo yarn in White
  • 1 skein Red Heart Super Saver Jumbo yarn in Paddy Green
  • 1 skein Red Heart Super Saver Jumbo yarn in Jockey Red
  • G and H crochet hooks or size needed for gauge

 

Gauge:  With H hook 8 dcs – 2 1/4”, 4 rows – 2 3/4”

 

Special Stitches:

  • Shell – 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in the same stitch
  • Split Shell (Spl Sh) – dc, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2, dc

 

Instructions:
Afghan measures 45” x 60”

  1. Row 1 – With green and H hook ch 152, dc in 5th ch from hook, dc in each of next 6 ch, *Shell  in next ch, dc in each of next 8 ch, skip 2 ch, Spl Sh in next ch, skip 2 ch, dc in each of next 8 ch, rep from * across, ch 3 and turn. (6 Spl Shs and 7 Shells)
     
  2. Row 2 – Skip 1 dc, dc in each of next 7 dc, *Shell in next Shell, skip 1 dc of Shell, dc in each of  next 8 dc, ch 2, sc in next ch 2 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch 2 sp, ch 2, skip 1 dc, dc in each of  next 8 dc, rep from * across ending Shell in last Shell, skip 1 dc, dc in each of next 7 dc,  skip 1 dc, dc in ch 3 of turning ch, fasten off and turn.
     
  3. Row 3 – Note: Work this row in back loop of dcs. Join white with a sl st, ch 2, skip 1 dc, dc in each of next 7 dc, *Shell in Shell, skip 1 dc of Shell, dc in each of next 8 dc, Spl Sh in next ch 3 sp, skip 1 dc, dc in each of next 8 dc, rep from * across ending Shell in last Shell, skip 1 dc, dc in each of next 7 dc, skip 1 dc, dc in ch 3 of turning ch, ch 3 and turn.
     
  4. Row 4 – Rep Row 2 and fasten off.
     
  5. Rep Rows 3 and 2 for a total of 90 rows as follows: Color Scheme: 2 rows each – green, white, red. Work a 6 row color scheme 15 times
     
  6. Note: When changing colors, always crochet the first row of color in back loop of dc

Edging

  1. With G hook work along straight edge, join white with a sl st in first dc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in same sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in each dc across and fasten off. Rep along opposite edge.

Fringe

  1. Using 1 strand of each color, make 6” fringes and place along top and bottom edges.

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