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Sausalito Shell Stitch
Crocheted Shawl

Designed and Crocheted  by Gail Tanquary

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4 - 50 gr. balls Sausalito #8120 Borealis
Size F crochet hook

Size: 20" x 48" after blockin

Gauge: 4 shells = 9.5"across, 4.5" vertical

Crochet Stitches Used:
Shell: 9 trc in same space or stitch
V-Stitch: trc, ch 1, trc in same st or space

Ch 274 loosely, turn.
that with every repeat of rows 3 and 4 there will be 2 less shells on the row.

1 - Dc in 4th ch from hook and in next 3 ch, *ch 1, skip 1 ch, dc in each of next 4 ch*. Repeat
Bet * to last ch, dc in last ch. (53 ch-1 spaces)

2 - Ch 1, turn. Sc in first dc, *shell in next ch-1 space, sc in next ch-1 space.* Rep
Bet * across, ending last shell sc in top of turning ch. (27 shells)

3 - Turn, sl st in first sc, sl st across first 5 trc of shell, ch 1, sc in next dc, *ch 4, V st in next sc, ch 4, sc in center of next shell.*

4 - Turn, sl st in first sc and across 4 ch, (sl st, ch 1, sc) in next V st, *Shell in next sc, sc in next V st*.
Rep bet * across. Turn. There will be 2 less shells than on the previous row throughout.

Rep rows 3 and 4, having 2 shells less on each row, until 1 shell remains. Fasten off

Top Border: These directions will make the top border curve upward at both ends for a better fit
around the shoulders.

1 - With wrong side facing, join yarn with sl st to ch st at base of first dc, ch1, sc in same place,
*ch 3, sc in next ch-1 space*, ending ch 3, sc in base of last dc.

2 - Ch 2 turn. Work 3hdc in each ch-3 space across, ending hdc in last sc.

3-4 - Ch 2, turn. Hdc in each hdc across. Fasten off.

Side Edging:

1 - With wrong side facing join yarn with sl st bottom of first dc of first row of shawl. Ch 1, sc in same place, *Ch 9, sc in center of next shell, ch 9, sc in top of V st.* Rep along both sides, ending sc in last sc following last shell.

2 - Ch 2, turn. Work 9 hdc in each ch-9 space, ending hdc in last sc.

3 - Turn. Sl st across 5 hdc, ch 1, sc in same place, *ch 9, sc in 5th hdc of next loop* to end.

4 - Rep row 2. Fasten off.

Designed and Crocheted by Gail Tanquary for Crystal Palace Yarns
Visit Gail's shop, Alameda Yarn Co., Alameda, CA if you are in the East Bay area.

copyright 2011 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We are happy to share this pattern with knitters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Knitting Shops carrying Crystal Palace Yarns Sausalito are welcome to use this free pattern for their customers.

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