Harlequin Shells 12″ Crochet Square

Harlequin Shells

Here’s a lovely 12″ square pattern for all your crochet-alongs! It can also be made smaller if you fancy a 6″, 8″ or 10″ square. This square is made with 3-double crochet shells that form a sort of diamond pattern, hence the name.

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Harlequin Shells 12” Square

 

Size

12” square

 

Materials

Worsted weight yarn in colors as desired. Five colors are shown.

H (5.00mm) hook

 

Instructions

Rnd 1: Ch 5 with first color, join with sl st in first ch to form ring, ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in ring, ch 2, (3 dc in ring, ch 2) 3 times, join with sl st in top of ch 3. (12 dc in ring)

Rnd 2: Sl st in next dc, ch 1, sc in same st, * (3 hdc, ch 2, 3 hdc) in ch-2 sp (corner) **, sc in center dc of next 3-dc group; repeat from * around ending last repeat at **, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 3: Join next color with sc in center hdc of 3-hdc group before corner space, * (3 hdc, ch 2, 3 hdc) in corner, sc in center dc of next 3-hdc group, 3 dc in next sc **, sc in center hdc of next 3-hdc group; repeat from * around ending last repeat at **, join. Fasten off.

Rnd 4: Join next color with sc in center hdc of 3-hdc group before corner space, * (3 hdc, ch 2, 3 hdc) in corner, sc in center hdc of next 3-hdc group, 3 dc in next sc, sc in center dc of next 3-dc group, 3 dc in next sc **, sc in center hdc of next 3-hdc group; repeat from * round ending last repeat at **, join. Fasten off.

Rnd 5: Join next color with sc in center hdc of 3-hdc group before corner space, * (3 hdc, ch 2, 3 hdc) in corner, sc in center hdc of next 3-hdc group, 3 dc in next sc, (sc in center dc of next 3-dc group, 3 dc in next sc) along side **, sc in center hdc of next 3-hdc group; repeat from * round ending last repeat at **, join. Fasten off.

Rnds 6-10 or until piece is slightly less than 12” square: Repeat rnd 5.

Rnd 11 or last rnd: Join with sc in any corner, (sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in same corner, sc in each dc and hdc, and hdc in each sc around with (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in each corner, join. Fasten off.

Block.

 

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