MITERED SHELLS THROW

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GAUGE

Work­ing in pat­tern: 5 shells = 4 inches; rows 1– 5 = 2 inches 1 Block = 51/2 inches square

PAT­TERN NOTES

Weave in loose ends as work pro­gresses. Mo­tifs are joined to­gether in col­umns with a join- as- you- go tech­nique. Re­fer to Assem­bly Di­a­gram on page 108 from bot­tom up for color se­quence and join­ing. Sin­gle cro­chet de­crease in next 3 chains or dou­ble cro­chets counts as cen­ter sin­gle cro­chet un­less oth­er­wise stated. Chain- 3 at be­gin­ning of row or round counts as first dou­ble cro­chet un­less oth­er­wise stated. Dou­ble cro­chet de­crease in next 5 sin­gle cro­chets counts as cen­ter dou­ble cro­chet un­less oth­er­wise stated. Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less oth­er­wise stated.

SPE­CIAL STITCHES

Shell: 3 dc in in­di­cated st. Sin­gle cro­chet join ( sc join): Place slip knot on hook, in­sert hook in in­di­cated st, yo, pull up a lp, yo and draw through both lps on hook.

THROW Col­umn A Block 1

Row 1 ( WS): With sage, ch 40, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 17 chs, sc dec in next 3 chs ( see Stitch Guide and Pat­tern Notes), sc in each rem ch, turn. ( 18 sc on each side of cen­ter sc) Row 2 (RS): Ch 3 ( see Pat­tern Notes), sk next sc, shell ( see Spe­cial Stitches) in next sc, [ sk next 2 sc, shell in next sc] 4 times, sk next sc, dc dec in next 5 sc ( see Stitch Guide and Pat­tern Notes), sk next sc, shell in next sc, [ sk next 2 sc, shell in next sc] 4 times, sk next sc, dc in last sc, turn. ( 5 shells on each side of cen­ter dc) Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each of first 15 dc, sc dec in next dc, cen­ter dc and next dc, sc in each rem dc, turn. ( 15 sc on each side of cen­ter sc) Row 4: Ch 3, sk next sc, shell in next sc, [ sk next 2 sc, shell in next sc] 3 times, sk next sc, dc dec in next 5 sc, sk next sc, shell in next sc, [ sk next 2 sc, shell in next sc] 3 times, sk next sc, dc in last sc, turn. ( 4 shells on each side of cen­ter dc) Row 5: Ch 1, sc in each of first 12 dc, sc dec in next dc, cen­ter dc and next dc, sc in each rem dc, change color ( see Stitch Guide) to 2nd color in last st, turn. ( 12 sc on each side of cen­ter sc) Row 6: Ch 3, sk next sc, shell in next sc, [ sk next 2 sc, shell in next sc] twice, sk next sc, dc dec in next 5 sc, sk next sc, shell in next sc, [ sk next 2 sc, shell in next sc] twice, sk next sc, dc in last sc, turn. ( 3 shells on each side of cen­ter dc) Row 7: Ch 1, sc in each of first 9 dc, sc dec in next dc, cen­ter dc and next dc, sc in each rem dc, turn. ( 9 sc on each side of cen­ter sc) Row 8: Ch 3, sk next sc, shell in next sc, sk next 2 sc, shell in next sc, sk next sc, dc dec in next 5 sc, sk next sc, shell in next sc, sk next 2 sc, shell in next sc, sk next sc, dc in last sc, turn. ( 2 shells on each side of cen­ter dc) Row 9: Ch 1, sc in each of first 6 dc, sc dec in next dc, cen­ter dc and next dc, sc in each rem dc, change color to 3rd color, turn. ( 6 sc on each side of cen­ter sc) Row 10: Ch 3, sk next sc, shell in next sc, sk next sc, dc dec in next 5 sc, sk next sc, shell in next sc, sk next sc, dc in last sc, turn. ( 1 shell on each side of cen­ter dc) Row 11: Ch 1, sc in each of first 3 dc, sc dec in next dc, cen­ter dc and next dc, sc in each rem dc, turn. ( 3 sc on each side of cen­ter sc) Row 12: Ch 3, dc dec in next 5 sc, dc in last sc, turn. ( 1 dc on each side of cen­ter dc) Row 13: Ch 1, sc dec in first dc, cen­ter dc and top of beg ch- 3, turn. ( 1 sc)

Blocks 2–11

Foun­da­tion row (RS): Ch 1, work 20 sc evenly sp across top edge of ad­ja­cent Block below, turn. ( 20 sc)

Lacy shells take the tra­di­tional solid-stitch mitered square de­sign to a new level of chic el­e­gance in this stylish throw. A color pal­ette of neu­tral tones gives it a fresh, con­tem­po­rary look.

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