Friday, January 29, 2016

Peaked Shell Afghan Crochet Pattern

Peake Shell crochet patternIt's been a busy January!  I have so many fun new designs in the works, but it will be a while before I can share them with you.  To help fill in the gap of releases, I've worked up this pretty Peaked Shell Afghan crochet pattern for you.  It's simple, quick and has a fun little texture!
An ad free printable PDF of this pattern is available for $1 in my Ravelry shop here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/peaked-shell-afghan
Peaked Shell crochet pattern
Materials: I chose to use Caron Simply Soft because I had a bunch on hand and my girls loved the colors.  You could use any yarn for this project and just work it to your desired size.
The qty of yarn will depend on the size of the afghan that you make.  This will take around 2,500 yards for a 4'x4' size.

Hook:  I used a Boye size H.  Again, you may use your preferred hook size that works best with the yarn you choose.

Gauge: 3 DC & 2 Rows = 1"
Finished Size: Customizable
Skill Level: Easy
Stitches: St - Stitch
               Ch - Chain
               Sk - Skip
               Sp - Space
               Sl St - Slip Stitch
               SC - Single Crochet
               DC - Double Crochet
               PS - Peaked Shell
Special Stitches:
       Peaked Shell: 3 DC, Picot, 3 DC in same stitch
       Picot: Ch 3, sl st in 3rd Ch from hook
       HDC Foundation Chain: 
Notes: Ch 3 at the beginning of each row counts as a DC
            Change colors every 2 rows for a fun ripple color pattern

Begin with a HDC Foundation Chain in multiples of 4 + 1
       61: 2'     89: 3'     121: 4'     153: 5'            
       (2 Shell rows = 2" wide & 1" tall)
R1: Ch 1, turn, SC in next st, *sk next st, PS in next st, sk next st, SC in next st,* Repeat from *to* across

R2: Ch 3, turn, DC in same sp as Ch, working behind picot, SC around the strand just below the picot of next PS (see photo),  *PS in next SC, working behind picot, SC around the strand just below the picot of next PS,*  Repeat from *to* across, 2 DC in end SC
R3: Ch 1, turn, SC in next st, sk next st, PS in next SC, *working in front of the picot, SC around the strand just below the picot of next PS, PS in next SC,* Repeat from *to* across, sk next st, SC in end st

Repeat R2 & R3 to desired height
SC evenly around the edges to finish off.  (I prefer to leave the shell section on top of this one instead of squaring it off)
Peaked Shell Afghan crochet pattern

Below is the result of changing colors every 2 rows
Peaked Shell Afghan Crochet Pattern


5 comments:

  1. this sure is busy. I'm going to try it. thanks so much

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  2. This is awesome. Gonna have to try.

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  3. I think the texture makes the blanket look extra inviting to cuddle with! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. What an absolutely GORGEOUS afghan stitch and pattern. Thank you so much for so generously sharing your patterns. I believe this will be the next afghan I make.

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