Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Shell Brook Afghan Pattern

Red, Blue & Green Shell Brook Afghan Pattern



Shell Brook Afghan

***This pattern has been updated and a PDF is available on www.craftingfriendsdesigns.com for only $.95 if you prefer to have the PDF.***


Size: 5' x 4’                                                  
Hook Size: F
Gauge: 4DC & 2 Rows = 1”                         
Materials: 10-12 Skeins Red Heart Super Saver Yarn
 
Chain 153 (I use this as my length)
Row 1:  SC in 2nd ch from hook *Skip 1 Ch Sp, 7 DC in next Ch Sp, Skip next 2 Ch Sp, SC in next Ch Sp.* Repeat *to * until end of row

Row 2: Ch 3, Turn, *Sk 3 DC, 7 DC in next DC, Sk 3 DC, DC in SC * Repeat *to* across

Row 3: Ch 3, Turn, *Sk 3 DC, 7 DC in next DC, Sk 3 DC, DC in next DC* Repeat *to* across

Repeat row 3 until desired width is reached. Fasten off and weave in ends.

For this afghan, I used the following color pattern
5 rows Painted Desert
***3 rows Claret
     3 rows Painted Desert
     3 rows Windsor Blue
     3 rows Painted Desert
     3 rows Dark Sage
     3 rows Painted Desert***
repeating ***to*** pattern until I had 4 sections of each solid and ended with 5 rows Painted Desert.  The chain length for this makes 5' (30 shells)

To adjust length, each shell is 2" wide and uses 5 chains, so you can chain 5 for every 2" you want and then add 3 at the end.  Example: (4'=24 shells and 5ch/shell=120 ch +3 for a total of 123 ch) (5'=30shells and 5ch/shell = 150 ch + 3 for a total of 153 ch) (6'=36 shells and 5ch/shell = 180ch +3 for a total of 183 chains)

2 comments:

  1. Hi. I like this Shell Brook pattern. Did you ever post the Materials that you used and the size of the needle? I would really like to use this pattern for an afghan for my Mother but in colors of variegated greens. I will be watching for your reply. Thanks.

    Dar

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  2. I used a G hook, but I tend to crochet a little on the large size, so you can either use G or H. For the 6' afghan, I used 6 Skeins of RedHeart Super Saver yarn. I'd love to see a picture when you are finished with yours.

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