Row 22: Beg cl, (fptr, ch 1) in each of next 21 tr, fptr in last tr, end cl in next dc, leave rem sts unworked, turn. (22 tr, 21 ch-1 sps, 2 cls) Row 23: Beg cl, (bptr, ch 1) in each of next 21 tr, bptr in last tr, end cl in next dc, leave rem sts unworked, turn. Rows 24–55: [Rep rows 22 and 23] 16 times.
Row 56: Sl st in first 2 dc, (sl st, ch 3, dc, ch 2, dc) in next dc, edge cl (see Special Stitches) in each ch-1 sp across, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next dc, leave rem sts unworked. Fasten off. 2ND HALF Row 1 (WS): With WS of First Half facing, join (see Pattern Notes) in base of first cl of first row, (ch 3, 2 dc) in same st (beg cl), tr in base of each tr across, end cl in base of last cl, turn. (22 tr, 2 cls) Rows 2–56: Rep rows 2–56 of First Half. FINISHING With embroidery floss and tapestry needle, sew 1 shell bead between chs of each edge cl. Optional: Apply a drop of Fray Check to each bead knot to prevent unraveling. With RS facing, steam-block lightly. CW