Hearts & Shells

 12 inch square

By Sherry Welch
Copyright
January 2002

Materials
Worsted Weight Yarn
G hook or size needed for gauge

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Instructions:

Ch  4, sl st in first ch to form ring.

NOTE:  For Rounds 2-4, work in Back Loops only.

Rnd 1: Ch 3, in center of ring, 4 dc, hdc, 5 dc, 5hdc, ch 2, 5 hdc, join with sl st to to of beg ch 3.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st as beg ch 3, 2 dc in each of the next 4 sts, sl st in next st, 2 dc in each of the next 5 sts, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next ch st, ch 2, 2 hdc in each of the next 5 sts, join with sl st to top of beg ch 3.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, 1 dc in each of  the next 4 sts, 2 dc in next 4 sts, skip 1 st, sc in next st, skip 1 st, 2 dc in each of next 4 sts, 1 dc in next 12 sts, 2 dc in next ch, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch, 1 sc in next 7 sts, join with sl st to top of beg ch 3.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, 1 dc in next 5 sts, 2 dc in next 6 sts, skip 1 st, sc in next st, skip 1 st, 2 dc in next 6 sts, 1 dc in next 5 sts, 2 dc in next ch, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch, 1 dc in each of next 9 sts, join with sl st to top of beg ch 3.

NOTE: Work through both loops from this point to the end.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in same st, *ch 3, skip 1 st, sc in next st*, rep from * to * 7 times, ch 3, skip 3 sts, sc in next st, rep from * to * 13 times, ch 3, sc in ch 2 sp, ch 3, sc in ch 2 sp, rep from * to * 5 times, ch 3, join with sl st to beg sc. (30 ch-3 loops)

Rnd 6: Sl st in next ch loop, ch 1, sc in same loop, *ch 3, sc in next ch loop*, rep from * to * around.  Join with sl st in beg sc. 

Rnd 7: Sl st in next ch loop, ch 1, sc in same loop, *ch 4, sc in next ch loop*, rep from * to * around.  Join with sl st in beg sc. 

Rnd 8: Rep rnd 7.

Rnd 9: Rep rnd 7.

Rnd 10: Sl st in next ch loop, ch 1, sc in same loop, *7 dc in next loop, sc in next loop*, rep from * to * around, join with sl st to beg sc. (15 shells)

Rnd 11: Ch 1, sc in same st, *ch 3, skip 1 st, sc in next st*, rep from * to * around, join with sl st to beg sc. (60 ch-3 loops)

Rnd 12: Sl st in next ch-3 loop, ch 1, sc in same loop, *ch 3, sc in next ch-3 loop*, rep from * to * around, join with sl st to beg sc.

Rnd 13: Sl st in next ch-3 loop, ch 1, 2 sc in same loop, 2 sc in next 2 ch-3 loops, 2 hdc in next ch-3 loop, 2 dc in next ch-3 loop, 2 trc in next ch-3 loop, *in next ch-3 loop 2 trc, ch 3, 2 trc (corner sp), 2 trc in next ch-3 loop, 2 dc in next ch-3 loop, 2 hdc in next ch-3 loop, 2 sc in each of next 8 ch-3 loops, 2 hdc in next ch-3 loop, 2 dc in next ch-3 loop, 2 trc in next ch-3 loop*, rep from * to * 2 more times, 2 trc in next ch-3 loop, 2 dc in next ch-3 loop, 2 hdc in next ch-3 loop, 2 sc in each of the next 5 ch-3 loops, join with sl st in beg sc.

Rnd 14: Ch 3, 1 dc in each of the next 13 sts, *(2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in corner ch sp, 1 dc in each of the next 32 sts*, rep from * to * 2 times, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in corner ch sp, 1 dc in each of the next 18 sts, join with sl st to top of beg ch 3. Finish off, weave in ends.