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Traditional Shell Afghan

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Stitches Used:
Chain=ch,
single crochet=sc,
double crochet=dc,
treble crochet=tr,
slip stitch=sl st,
space=sp

Materials:
Worsted-weight yarn----3 colors of your choice,
tapestry needle,
J crochet hook

Skill Level: Easy
Special Note: The afghan was made with 8 panels. However you may make as many as desired.
 

                                                             INSTRUCTIONS

   PANEL (make 8)
Row 1: With color for center, ch 7,sl st in first ch to form a ring, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in ring, turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, skip next 3 dc, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch sp, skip next 2 dc, dc in top of ch-3, turn.

Rows 3-60: Ch 3, skip next 3 dc, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch sp, skip next 3 dc,  dc in top of ch-3, turn.  Fasten off at end of last Row.

Row 61: Working around outer edge of panel, join second color with sl st in last ch-3 sp made, ch 4, 2 tr in same sp, ch 1 (3 tr, ch 1) 4 times in same sp, *(3 dc in end of next Row, ch 1 ) 59 times *; (3tr, ch1) 5 times in ring; repeat between ** one more time, join with sl st in 4th ch of ch-5, fasten off.

Row 62: Join third color with sl st in first ch sp, ch 4, 3 tr same sp, ch 1, (4 tr in next ch sp, ch 1 ) 3 times, * (3 dc in next ch sp, ch 1) 60 times *; (4 tr in next ch sp, ch 1) 4 times; repeat between ** one more time, join with sl st in top of ch-4, fasten off.

Row 63: Join second color with sl st in first ch sp, ch 4, 5 tr in same sp, ch 1, *7 tr in next ch sp, ch1, 6 tr in next ch sp, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch sp, ch 1) 61 times*; 6 tr in next ch sp, ch 1; repeat between ** one more time, join, fasten off.

ASSEMBLY:  With right sides together, sc or sew strips together length wise, leaving curved edges un-sewn.