I’m a little obsessed with shells right now … (I must have an obsessive personality – first ripples, then linen stitch, and now shells). I thought I remembered a shell Afghan from one of my books and I was right.

This one is from the book 7 Day Afghans and it might just be my next one. I’m almost finished my 2nd cake but I’ve got a long way to go on this current one. I lucked out and the extra cakes I bought at Michaels are the same dye lot so now I have plenty of yarn to make the length proportional to the width! Next time I won’t chain so many!

From the book 7 Day Afghans by Leinhauser and Weiss


  1. I’m pretty sure I have that pattern too. I like the one you are currently working on. The shells look tighter so not as many places for babies fingers to poke through, if making it for a baby. I tend to crochet loose so always have to go down a hook size. Even doing that mine still seem to be too loose. Maybe they are not but it looks that way to me. So because of that I like a tighter looking pattern. I hope I made sense.

  2. Mary,
    I am working on a lap throw using the linen stitch and Iove it. You were so right. It is so easy that Ican work it and watch TV. Amazing! 😆Thanks

  3. Your afghans are all so lovely! You pick such pretty patterns & the colors are just perfect for the patterns!

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