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Sorrowful Seashells Facecloth

Original Pattern by Carey Fiorello

I named this pattern Sorrowful Seashells because of the teardrop shaped holes that radiate from the center to each corner with the seashell border. I did this in a cotton yarn to use as a facecloth, but it could also be used as a potholder.


MATERIALS:

Peaches n' Cream or other brand kitchen cotton yarn

Size H aluminum crochet hook

Finished size: About 8 inches square

Shell stitch: Dc, (ch 1, dc) 4 times for a total of 5 dc and 4 ch-1 sps.


INSTRUCTIONS:

Ch 4, join with sl st to 1st ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1st hdc), 3 hdc in ring, * ch 2, 4 hdc in ring *, repeat from * to * twice. Join to 2nd ch of beginning ch 2 w/ hdc (counts as last ch 2 sp). (!6 hdc & 4 ch 2 spaces)

Rnd 2: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), dc in 1st ch 2 sp, ch 2, dc in same ch 2 sp, hdc in same ch 2 sp, * hdc in each off next 4 hdc, (hdc, dc, ch 2, dc, hdc) in next ch 2 sp *, repeat from * to * twice, hdc in each of next 4 hdc, slip st in 2nd ch of beginning ch 2. (24 hdc, 8 dc, & 4 ch-2 sps).

Rnd 3: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in next st, * (hdc, dc, ch 2, dc, hdc) all in next ch 2 sp, hdc in each of the next 8 sts *, repeat from * to * twice, (hdc, dc, ch 2, dc, hdc) all in next ch 2 sp, hdc in the next 6 sts, join w/ sl st to 2nd ch of beginning ch 2. (40 hdc, 8 dc, & 4 ch-2 sps)

Rnd 4: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in next 3 sts, * (hdc, dc, ch 2, dc, hdc) all in next ch 2 sp, hdc in each of the next 12 sts *, repeat from * to * twice, (hdc, dc, ch 2, dc, hdc) all in next ch 2 sp, hdc in the next 8 sts, join w/ sl st to 2nd ch of beginning ch 2. (56 hdc, 8 dc, & 4 ch-2 sps)

Rnd 5: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in next 5 sts, * (hdc, dc, ch 2, dc, hdc) all in next ch 2 sp, hdc in each of the next 16 sts *, repeat from * to * twice, (hdc, dc, ch 2, dc, hdc) all in next ch 2 sp, hdc in the next 10 sts, join w/ sl st to 2nd ch of beginning ch 2. (72 hdc, 8 dc, & 4 ch-2 sps)

Rnd 6: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in next 7 sts, * (hdc, dc, ch 2, dc, hdc) all in next ch 2 sp, hdc in each of the next 20 sts *, repeat from * to * twice, (hdc, dc, ch 2, dc, hdc) all in next ch 2 sp, hdc in the next 12 sts, join w/ sl st to 2nd ch of beginning ch 2. (88 hdc, 8 dc, & 4 ch-2 sps)

Rnd 7: (Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1), dc, (ch 1, dc) 3 times) all in same sp as joining. 1st shell made. Sk 4 sts, shell in next st. Skip 4 sts, shell in ch-2 sp. * Sk 4 sts, shell in next st. Repeat 3 more times. Sk next 4 sts, shell in next ch-2 sp. * Repeat from * to * twice. (Sk 4 sts, shell in next st) twice. Join w/ sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch 4. Finish off. (20 shells around, 4 per side & 1 per corner)



Copy write Carey Fiorello 2002...