Tunisian Shells Throw

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FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENTS

45 inches wide x 50 inches long in­clud­ing Bor­der

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• King Cole Fash­ion Aran medium (worsted) weight acrylic/wool yarn (31/2 oz/ 219 yds/100g per skein):

8 skeins #318 Kin­tyre • Size L/11/8mm Tunisian cro­chet hook or size needed to ob­tain gauge • Size J/10/6mm cro­chet hook

GAUGE

13 TSS = 3 inches; 13 rows = 4 inches in TSS us­ing size L hook

PAT­TERN NOTES

Weave in loose ends as work pro­gresses. Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less oth­er­wise stated. Chain-3 at be­gin­ning of round counts as first dou­ble cro­chet un­less oth­er­wise stated.

SPE­CIAL STITCHES

Work loops off hook (work lps off hook: Ch 1 (see A of il­lus­tra­tion), [yo, pull through 2 lps on hook (see B of il­lus­tra­ball end tion)] across. Last lp on hook counts­ball end as first lp of next row. Slip Knot #1

Tunisian Sim­ple Stitch

(TSS): In­sert hook from right to left un­der next ver­ti­cal bar, yo, draw lp through and leave on hook. Shell: Ch 2, yo, draw through 6 lps on hook, ch 2. Fan: Work 5 dc in in­di­cated st or sp. Sin­gle cro­chet join (sc join): Place slip knot (see il­lus­tra­tion) on hook, in­sert hook in in­di­cated st, yo and pull up a lp, yo and draw through both lps on hook.

THROW

Row 1 (foun­da­tion row): With size L Tunisian hook, ch 151. Sk first ch, *in­sert hook in back bar of next ch (see

il­lus­tra­tion), yo, draw up a lp, re­tain­ing lps on hook, rep from * across, draw­ing up a lp in each ch. (151 sts)

Work lps off hook (see Spe­cial Stitches). Row 2: TSS (see Spe­cial

Stitches) across row. Work 3 lps off hook, * shell (see

Spe­cial Stitches)**, work 5 lps off hook, rep from * across, end­ing last rep at **, work 3 lps off hook.

Row 3: Work 3 TSS, *pick up lp in each of next 2 chs, pick up lp in top of shell, pick up lp in each of next 2 chs**, work 5 TSS, rep from * across to last 3 sts end­ing last rep at **, work 3 TSS. Work lps off hook.

Row 4: TSS across row. Work 8 lps off hook,Slip Slip Knot Knot *shell,#2 #2 work 5 lps off hook, rep from * across to last 3 sts, work 3 lps off hook.

Row 5: Work 8 TSS, *pick up lp in each of next 2 chs, pick up lp in top of shell, pick up lp in each of next 2 chs, work 5 TSS, rep from * across to last 3 sts, work 3 TSS. Work lps off hook.

Rows 6–125: [Rep rows 2–5] 30 times. Row 126: Rep rowSlip Knot2. #4 Slip Knot #4 Row 127: Sk first st, *in­sert hook from right to left un­der next ver­ti­cal bar, yo, draw lp through bar and lp on hook, rep from * across, fas­ten off.

BOR­DER

Rnd 1: With size J hook, sc join (see Spe­cial Stitches) in lower right cor­ner, 2 sc in same st, work­ing across long edge *sc in each st to next cor­ner (125 sc be­tween cor­ners), 3 sc in cor­ner, sc in each st across short edge**, 3 sc in cor­ner, rep from * around end­ing last rep at **, join (see Pat­tern Notes) in beg sc. Rnd 2: Sl st in next sc, ch 3 (see

Pat­tern Notes), 6 dc in same st, *[sk next sc, sc in next sc, sk next sc, fan (see Spe­cial Stitches) in next sc] rep to cor­ner, 7 dc in cor­ner, sk next 2 sc, sc in next sc, [sk next 2 sc, fan in next sc, sk next sc, sc in next sc] 28 times, sk next 2 sc, fan in next sc, sk next 2 sc, sc in next sc, sk next 2 sc**, 7 dc in cor­ner, rep from * to **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. Fas­ten off.

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