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Crochet Shell Clusters Lapghan

May 14, 2024 08:55 AM
Crochet Shell Clusters Lapghan

Discover the enchanting world of crochet with the mesmerizing Crochet Shell Clusters Lapghan. This delightful pattern combines the elegance of shell stitches with the cozy comfort of a lapghan, creating a truly captivating piece. The lapghan features beautifully textured shell clusters that create a stunning visual effect, making it a perfect addition to any home decor. This exquisite lapghan showcases the intricate beauty of shell stitches, which are skillfully arranged to form mesmerizing clusters. The result is a breathtaking piece that not only provides warmth and comfort but also adds a touch of sophistication to any living space. Whether you're a seasoned crocheter or a beginner looking for a new challenge, this pattern will captivate your imagination and leave you with a stunning lapghan that will be cherished for years to come.

Skill Level: Intermediate


  • RED HEART “Soft Yarn”: 1 skein 9440 Light Grey
  • Heather A, 2 skeins each of 9388 Wheat B and 4601 Off White C.
  • Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9].
  • Yarn needle.
Throw measures 37″ x 47″.

GAUGE: On Row 1, 13 ch and sts = 3¼; first 2 rows = 1½ in pattern.

CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.


V-st = (dc, ch 1, dc) worked in same space.

Shell = (hdc, 2 dc, hdc) worked in same space.

NOTE: Work in specified sts and spaces only, skipping over others. When changing color, always fasten off last color used and begin WS with new color.


With B, ch 125.

Row 1 (WS): Working in back loops of ch only, dc in 5th ch from hook (creates first V-st), *ch 2, skip 5 ch, [(dc, ch 2) 3 times and dc] in next ch, ch 2, skip 5 ch, V-st in next ch; repeat from * across. Ch 4, turn (counts as first dc and ch-1 space of next row here and throughout).

Row 2: Dc in first ch-1 space, *skip next ch-2 space, shell in each of next 3 ch-2 spaces, skip next ch-2 space, V-st in next ch-1 space; repeat from * across. Ch 4, turn.

Row 3: Dc in first ch-1 space, *ch 2, [(dc, ch 2) 3 times and dc] in first dc of second (center) shell, ch 2, V-st in next ch-1 space; repeat from * across. Ch 4, turn.

Row 4: Repeat Row 2. Fasten off.

With C and WS facing, draw up a loop in first ch-1 space. Ch 4.

Rows 5-6: Repeat Rows 3 and 4. Fasten off.

Rows 7-8: With A, repeat Rows 3 and 4. Fasten off.

Rows 9-10: With C, Repeat Rows 3 and 4. Fasten off.

Rows 11-14: With B, repeat Rows 3 and 4 twice. Fasten off.

Rows 15-64: Repeat Rows 5-14 five more times.

Rows 65-66: With C, repeat Rows 3 and 4.

Edging: Work across top through both loops: With C and WS facing, ch 4 and dc in same ch; work Row 1 from * across, turn and work Row 2. At end of Row 2, do not fasten off. Ch 1 and work down left hand edge as follows: (sc, ch 2, sc) at end of each row to bottom, ending with ch 1, slip st in next dc. Fasten off. With WS facing, join C and rep Rows 1 and 2 across bottom edge, fasten off. Join C and work up opposite side as before. Fasten off.

Weave in ends. Block lightly.

ABBREVIATIONS: ch = chain; dc = double crochet;

mm = millimeters; rnd = round; sc = single crochet;

st(s) = stitch (es); yo = yarn over; * or ** = repeat

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