Sea Shell Afghan – Crochet Pattern – Free Crochet Blanket Pattern

Sea shell afghan – it’s a wave of softest delight – bringing the freshness of the summer sea shore into rooms all year.

This afghan is simple to crochet if you follow the easy instructions. Shell pattern stitch panels are here worked in shades of brown, blue, and yellow. You may have a treasured sea shell with colors that you prefer.

Crocheted Afghan Pattern:
Sea Shell Afghan

Crochet Afghan - Sea Shell Afghan

REQUIRED MATERIALS

Minerva Afghan Germantown (2 ounce skein)
4 Skeins – Coeoa Brown No. 628
2 Skeins – Rose Brown No. 627
2 Skeins – Clay Tan No. 663
2 Skeins – Pottery Tan No. 604
2 Skeins – Bisque Beige No. 663
2 Skeins – Shadow Blue No. 611
2 Skeins – Antique Blue No. 633
2 Skeins – Powder Blue No. 632
2 Skeins – Azure Blue No. 608
2 Skeins – Sky Blue No. 607
2 Skeins – Rio Orange No. 606
2 Skeins – Orange 2 No. 692
2 Skeins – Maize No. 004
2 Skeins – Amher No. 605
2 Skeins – Canary No. 691

OR

Minerva Knitting Worsted (4 ounce skein)
3 Skeins – Seal Brown No. 5033
2 Skeins – Wood Brown No. 5029
2 Skeins – Clay Brown No. 5091
2 Skeins – Rosc Beige No. 5090
2 Skeins – Bisque Beige No. 5042
2 Skeins – Light Navy No. 5022
2 Skeins – Federal Blue No. 5069
2 Skeins – Victory Blue No. 5068
2 Skeins – Colonial Blue II No. 5004
2 Skeins – Colonial Blue I No. 5063
2 Skeins – Orange 2 No. 5006
2 Skeins – Maize No. 5001
2 Skeins – Amber No. 5003
2 Skeins – Canary No. 5043
2 Skeins – Winter White No. 5012

1 Composition Crochet Hook Standard Size 8 – 6 inch

NOTE(s)

Gauge: 1 Shell to 1 3/4 inches

This shell stitch afghan is about 56 x 76 inches in size.

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS

(Pattern St. multiple of 6 Ch., plus 2).

Row 1 – 1 S.C. in 2nd Ch. from hook, 1 S.C. in each Ch. across, Ch. 1, turn.

Row 2 – 1 S.C. in 1st St., * skip 2 Sts., 3 D.C., 1 Tr.C., 3 D.C. (1 Shell) in next St., skip 2 Sts., 1 S.C. in next St., repeat from * across row, join next color (by drawing yarn through last loop on hook), Ch.3, turn.

Row 3 – 1 Tr.C. in 1st St., * 1 D.C. in each of the next 2 Sts., 1 S.C. in next St., 1 S.C. around the Tr.C. (in front), 1 S.C., in next St., 1 D.C. in each of the next 2 Sts., 1 Tr.C. in next St. (the S.C. of previous row), repeat from * across row, Ch.1, turn.

Row 4 – 1 S.C. in 1st St., * skip 3 Sts., work 1 Shell (3 D.C, 1 Tr.C, 3 D.C.) in center S.C. (the S.C. around the Tr.C. of previous row), skip 3 Sts., 1 S.C. in Tr.C, repeat from * across row, join next color, Ch.3, turn.

Repeat Rows 3 and 4 working 2 rows of each color.

To Make a Strip:

With Cocoa Brown (Seal Brown) Ch.38.

Work in Pattern St. in stripes as follows: (Knitting Worsted)

2 Rows Cocoa Brown (Seal Brown)
2 Rows Rose Brown (Wood Brown)
2 Rows Clay Tan (Clay Brown)
2 Rows Pottery Tan (Rose Beige)
2 Rows Bisque Beige (Bisque Beige)
2 Rows Shadow Blue (Light Navy)
2 Rows Antique Blue (Federal Blue)
2 Rows Powder Blue (Victory Blue)
2 Rows Azure Blue (Colonial Blue 2)
2 Rows Sky Blue (Colonial Blue 1)
2 Rows Rio Orange (Orange 2)
2 Rows Orange (2 Maize)
2 Rows Maize (Amber)
2 Rows Amber (Canary)
2 Rows Canary (Winter White)

Repeat the 30 rows for Pattern 5 times more (about 72 inches), ending with 2 rows of Cocoa Brown (Seal Brown).

Make 5 Strips the same.

Crocheting the Border

With Cocoa Brown (Seal Brown) work 2 rows of S.C. around each Strip. Join Strips with Cocoa Brown (Seal Brown) working 1 row of S.C. on right side of work.

Making the Fringe

Wind Cocoa Brown (Seal Brown) over 5 ineh cardboard, cut loops at one side. Using 2 strands, double and knot fringe in every other St. at each end of Afghan.

This pattern for a sea shell stitch afghan was originally published in the 1940’s by Minerva in Minerva Afghans, Volume 72.

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