Cascading Shells Throw
Crochet World|February 2021
A pretty shell design, crocheted from the center out, is even more striking when you combine similar colors together to create gradient stripes.
Katherine Eng

EASY

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

51 inches wide x 39 inches long

MATERIALS

• 4-ply medium (worsted) weight acrylic yarn in assorted colors:

Beg ch and first 2 rows: 32 yds

Each 2-row strip: 26 yds

Border rnds: 1,181 yds

• Size H/8/5mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

• Tapestry needle

GAUGE

Row 1: 2 shells and 3 sc = 3 inches

Rows 1–4 = 2 inches

PATTERN NOTES

Sort and lay out scrap yarns to choose and position colors before stitching begins.

Weave in loose ends as work progresses.

Chain-5 at beginning of row counts as first double crochet and chain-2 unless otherwise stated.

Chain-3 counts as first double crochet unless otherwise stated.

Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated.

SPECIAL STITCH

Shell: (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in specified st.

THROW

FIRST HALF

Ch 188.

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