11 inch Two-Color Solid Shell Square - Free Crochet Pattern


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Two-Color Solid Shell Afghan Square 11 Inch Size - Free Crochet Pattern Instructions
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Two-Color Solid Shell Afghan Square - 11 Inch Size

From Sandi Marshall, former About.com Guide

Materials Used In The Example:
Worsted weight yarn -
Color A: Red Heart Super Saver color 0792 Sandy Print
Color B: Red Heart Super Saver color 0360 Cafe
US Size H hook
Finished Size: When made with the materials listed, the finished size is about 11 inches square.

Shell: In this pattern, a shell is made up of 5 double crochet all made in one same stitch.

Abbreviations: ch = chain, dc = double crochet, ea = each, sc = single crochet, sp = space

Pattern Instructions, by Sandi Marshall:
Starting chain: With color A, chain 38.
Row 1: (work in one loop only of the starting chain so that there will be a remaining loop left for each chain that will be used when crocheting the outside round), sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in ea ch across. (37 sc)
Row 2: ch 1 to turn, sc in first sc, *skip next 2 sc, 5 dc in next sc (shell made), skip next 2 sc, sc in next sc **, repeat the directions between * and ** 5 more times.
Row 3: change to color B. ch 3 (counts as first dc), make 2 dc in the first sc (which is at the base of the ch-3 just made), * skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc (which is the dc in the center of the shell), skip next 2 dc, 5 dc in next sc **, repeat the directions between * and ** 4 more times, then skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc (which is the dc in the center of the shell), skip next 2 dc, 3 dc in last sc.
Row 4: ch 1 to turn, sc in first sc, skip next 2 dc, 5 dc in next sc (shell made), * skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc (which is the dc in the center of the shell), skip next 2 dc, 5 dc in next sc **, repeat the directions between * and ** 4 more times, then skip next 2 dc, sc in the last dc (which is the ch-3 turning chain that started the previous row, which counted as a dc).
Row 5: With color A, repeat row 3.
Row 6: With color A, repeat row 4.
Row 7: With color B, repeat row 3.
Row 8: With color B, ch 1, sc in first dc, * hdc in next dc, dc in ea of next 3 stitches, hdc in next dc, sc in next dc **, repeat the directions between * and ** 5 more times.
Row 9: With color A, ch 1 to turn, sc in ea stitch across. (37 sc)
Rows 10 - 17: Repeat rows 2 - 9.
Rows 18 - 23: Repeat rows 2 - 8.

Outside Round: With color B, ch 1, turn, sc in ea stitch across Row 23, next: (do not turn), ch 2 for corner, then working down the side of the square, sc in the end of each sc row and make 2 sc around the dc post at the edge of each dc row along that side, ch 2 for corner, then sc in remaining loop of starting chain along the bottom edge of the square, ch 2 for corner, then working along the next side of the square, sc in the end of each sc row and make 2 sc around the dc post at the edge of each dc row along that side, ch 2 for corner, sl st in the first sc of this round.
End off. Weave in ends.

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