The stitch I used is similar to a stitch I saw on a friends baby blanket. The stitch looks like the crosshatch stitch, or diagonal box stitch, though I did mine differently. I just went from memory of what the stitch looked like and came up with a way to duplicate it.
Here is a close up of the stitch:
This was a lot of fun to make. I hope you enjoy it too!
Worsted weight yarn. (4 skeins of Aurora Borealis and 1 skein of solid complementing color)
Row 1: ch 1, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. (81sc) Turn.
Row 2: ch 2, [3 dc, ch 5, 1 sc] all in same stitch. *sk 3 st’s, [3 dc, ch 5, 1 sc] all in next st.* Repeat across, ending with 3 dc in last st. Turn
Row 3: ch 2, [3 dc, ch 5, 1 sc] all in same stitch. [3 dc, ch 5, 1 sc] in first ch 5 loop and each loop across.
Row 4: ch 2, [3 dc, ch 5, 1 c,] all in first ch 5 loop and each loop across.
Repeat row 4 until shawl reaches your desired length.
After you have finished your last row of shells:
Ch 1, turn, evenly sc across 81 sc.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
For the color breaks I did 12 rows in Aurora Borealis and 5 rows of Red Heart Soft and repeated until I reached my length.
Once you have your desired length attach the buttons on each end of the shawl on opposite sides. Here is a quick chart to show you where I placed mine.
|Worn as a poncho|
|And worn as a shrug|