Free Shell Clusters Lapghan Crochet Pattern from RedHeart.com



Shell Clusters Lapghan


Designed By:
Katherine Eng

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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1 Comment

  • Karen Bayer 11 years ago Reply

    neat patterns

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