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Seashell Garland/Motifs

Stitches used for all shells:
slip stitch (ss), single crochet (sc), half Double Crochet (hdc), double crochet (dc) treble or triple crochet (tr)


Notes about pattern:

Pattern is written in U.S. terms

This pattern was written for cotton yarn, your results may be different when using other types of yarn.

*This pattern was published in Happily Hooked Magazine Issue #15, June 2015*

Conch Shell

Finished Size: 3 inches (7.62 cm)

Crochet Hook: G (4.0 mm)

Yarn: Classic Elite Yarns-Mesa #4215 and #4256, Style Craft Classic Cotton dk-Ivory


Start with a magic circle

Ch 1, 5 sc , 5 hdc , 2 dc in the circle, close circle* do not join stitches as you will be working in a spiral, working in the back loops only, 2 dc in each of the next 5 sts * you will be starting in the first sc made, 2 tr in each of the next 8 sts. (if you are changing color for the edging end off and attach new color).

Ch1, reverse sc or crab stitch around the edge of the shell working reverse sc in the front loops of the stitches in the center of the shell. fasten off, weave in ends.  (see photos below)








Star Fish

Finished Size: 4 inches (10.16 cm)

Crochet Hook: 4.0 mm

Yarn: Classic Elite Yarns-Mesa #4215 and #4256, Style Craft Classic Cotton dk-Ivory


Start with a magic circle

Rd 1: Ch1, 9 sc in the ring, join to beginning ch 1 do not turn (10 sc)

Rd 2: Ch 1, sc in the same space, 2 sc in each st around, join with ss to beginning ch1 (20 sc)

Rd 3: * ch 7, ss in the second ch from hook, sc in the next 2 chains, hdc in the next 2 chains, dc in the next chain, skip 3 sts, ss in the next st, repeat from * around, join to first ch of beginning ch 7.





 


At this point you can end off or you can add the edging as follows:

Ss around star, *6 ss up the sides of legs, 1 ss in the point, 6 ss on the other side of leg, 1 ss in the bottom between the legs, repeat from * around, join to beginning ss, fasten off, weave in ends. 



Sand Dollar Finished Size: 3 ½ inches (8.89 cm)

Crochet Hook:  E (3.5 mm)

Yarn: Classic Elite Yarns-Mesa #4215 and #4256, Style Craft Classic Cotton dk-Ivory


Note: this pattern is worked in the round so you will not be turning your work.


Start with a magic circle

Rd 1: ch 2, 9 hdc in the circle, join with a ss to beginning ch 2, Do not end off, place a stitch marker in yarn loop to keep the yarn from coming out.



Rd 2: Working in the front loops of the hdc from round 1, attach yarn to any hdc, ch 8, sc in the next hdc, * sc, ch 8 in the next hdc, sc in the next hdc, repeat from * around, join to beginning sc, end off , weave in ends (10 sc, 5 ch 8 loops) 

Rd 3: Remove stitch marker, (working in the back loops of the hdc from round 1 and in back of the ch 8 loops), sc in each hdc around, join to beginning sc (10 sc)



Rd 4: ch 1, sc in the same st, 2 sc in each st around, join with a ss to beginning ch 1, (20 sc) Rd 5: ch 1, sc in the same st, * sc in the next 2 sts, 2 sc in the next st, repeat from * around, join  to beginning ch 1, (27 sts)

Rd 6: ch 1, sc in the same st, * sc in the next 3 sts, 2 sc in the next st, repeat from * around, join  to beginning ch 1, (34 sts)


Rd 7: Note: in this round the ch 8 loops will be attached, lay out the loops, so the star legs lay evenly on the body

ch 1, sc in the same st, * sc in the next 4 sts, 2 sc in the next st, repeat from * around, join  to beginning ch 1, (42 sts) (make sure to attach the ch 8 from round 2) 


 
 Rd 8: Reverse sc (crab stitch) around the sand dollar, fasten off, weave in ends.


Fan Shell

Finished Size:  3 Inches (7.62 cm)

Crochet Hook: F (3.75 mm)

Yarn: Classic Elite Yarns-Mesa #4215 and #4256, Style Craft Classic Cotton dk-Ivory


Row 1: Ch 12, sc in the 2nd ch from hook and in the next 2 sc, hdc in the next 3 chs, dc in the next 3 chs, Tr in the last 2 sts, ch1 turn (11sts)



Row 2: Working in the back loops of the sts, ss in the next st, tr in the next st, 2 dc in the next st, dc in the next 2 sts, hdc in the next 3 sts, ss in the next 3 sts, ch 1, turn (12 sts)



Row 3: Working in the front loops of the sts, sc in the next 2 sts, hdc in the next sts, dc in the next 4 sts, tr in the next 2 sts, skip the last st, ch 1 turn, (11sts)

Row 4: Repeat row 2

Row 5: Repeat row 3

Row 6: Repeat row 2, do not end off

At the end of the row 6, ch 2, sc in the 2nd ch from hook, sc across the bottom of the shell (about 5 sts across), ch 1 sc in the side of shell, end off, weave in ends.




Decorative stitching was added for color contrast



Making the garland

Tools: You will need a yarn needle and Jute Twine

Note: The length of the garland is up to you.  Cut the twine the desired length. The twine was a little thick so one strand was removed, leaving two strands of twine for the garland.


Using 7 sea shell motifs, Lay out the seashell motifs in the desired pattern.


Attach the jute twine to the back of the shell motifs using a large yarn needle



Adjust the seashells to desired position and tie loop at the end of garland.


*Make as many conch shells, sand dollars, star fish, and fan shells as you like, but do not reproduce or sell this pattern. Please provide a link to the pattern or my blog post when using this pattern on the internet*

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