April 10, 2017 by holy rollin hooker
It’s a seafoam color with a shell mesh pattern. What else could I name it?
This is a way to use some of that leftover fall and winter chunky yarn for a warm weather transition piece. The color screams spring, and the beachy design says, “SUMMER…NOW!!!”
I originally planned to create different sizes for this piece. I made the one pictured to fit myself, and I’m a 1X on top. Then I had my size small roommate try it on, and surprise, surprise, it looked equally good on her. So now it’s a one size fits S-3X. If you decide that you want to size yours up or down, just make sure that your starting ch is in multiples of 12.
So, What Do You Need?
- (3) skeins of Red Heart Soft Essentials in Seafoam
- I really only ended up using about 15 yards of the third skein.
- Size K (6.5) crochet hook
- Tapestry Needle
- Stitch Marker
- Very important. I use an old earring
- Scissors, snips, or long, gangly fingernails suitable for snipping yarn.
Some Stuff That’s Good to Know
- Shell Stitch: Work 5dc in specified stitch.
- Please do not forget to place your stitch marker in the appropriate places. You will be hopelessly lost without it.
- If you’re like me, you can’t join a long chain of stitches into a ring without twisting the devil out of it. For this pattern, I’ve joined after the first round of sc stitches. This will leave a slight gap in your ring. No worries. You’ll use your beginning tail to sew that up later.
So, What I Gotta Do?
Ch 73 (make sure you leave a tail of about 10”.)
Rows 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; sl st in 1st sc to join. Make sure that you don’t twist your ring
Round 2: ch 1, sc in same st as join and in each sc around; sl st in 1st sc to join.
Round 3: ch 1, 2sc in same st as join and in each st around; sl st in 1st sc to join.
Round 4: repeat round 2.
Round 5: sc in same st as join; *ch 5, sk 3 chs, sc in next ch; repeat from * around; sl st in 1st sc to join.
Round 6: ch 5, *sc in next ch-5 lp (place st marker in sc), ch 5; repeat from * around, ending last rep with sc in beginning ch-5 lp.
Round 7: ch 5, sc in ch-5 lp (place st marker in sc); *shell in next sc, sc in next ch-5 lp; (ch 5, sc in next ch-5 lp) twice; repeat from * around, ending last rep with sc in beginning ch-5 lp.
Round 8: ch 5, *sc in center of shell (place st marker), ch 5, sc in next ch-5 lp; repeat from * around, ending last rep with sc in beginning ch-5 lp.
Round 9: ch 5, sc in ch-5 lp (place st marker); * ch 5, sc in next ch-5 lp; repeat from * around, ending last rep with a sc in beginning ch-5 lp.
That’s the pattern. Now just repeat rounds 7-9 until piece measures approx. 15” long. This should have you repeating the pattern three times.
***When you get to the last st of the last repeat of round 9, end with a sl st in beginning ch-5 lp instead of a sc.***
Edge Row: ch 3; 3dc in 1st ch-5 lp; *dc in sc, 4dc in next ch-5 lp; repeat from * around; sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch3 to join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
If you haven’t already done so, go back and use you beginning tail to sew up the little gap you created when you joined.
Now go style the heck outta this baby.
***Hey all. As a bonus, gimme some ideas for what I can do with my little sample poncho here.