Finished Size: Approximately 45” diameter from point to point

Yarn: Berroco Comfort Worsted (50% nylon, 50% acrylic: 210 yds [192 m]/100g: 1 skein each
of #9708 grape fizz (A), #9707 boy blue (B), #9714 robin’s egg (C), and #9706 limone (D); 2
skeins each of #9704 peach (E), #9705 pretty pink (F), #9700 chalk (G).

Crochet Hook: Size H (5 mm). Adjust hook size as necessary to obtain gauge.

Gauge: 15 stitches, 8 rows = 4” in double crochet

Stitch Abbreviations:
ch: chain small shell: (dc, ch 2, dc) in same space
st: stitch large shell: (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same space
sl st: slip stitch
dc: double crochet
Notes: Crochet over your ends as you go along to minimize finishing. Always ch 2 at the
beginning of a round, not 3. This makes the join less visible.

Pattern:
Using color A, ch 4. Join with sl st to form a ring.
Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as first dc throughout pattern), work 11 dc in ring (12 dc). Join with sl st
in top of ch2 from beginning (join in this manner throughout pattern).
Round 2: Ch 2, dc in same st, 2 dc in each dc around (24 dc). Join.
Round 3: Ch 2, *skip next dc, work (dc, ch 2, dc) in next dc. Repeat from * around, ending with
dc in base of beginning stitch, ch 2, join with sl st in top of ch2 from beginning.
Round 4: Sl st into ch 2 space, work (ch 2, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 space, * work large shell in
next ch 2 space, repeat from * around. Join.
Round 5: Sl st into next st, ch 2, * work large shell in ch 2 space, dc in next dc, skip next 2 dc,
dc in next st. Repeat from * around. Join.
Round 6: Sl st into next st, ch 2, dc in next st, * work large shell in ch 2 space, dc in each of next
2 dc, skip the next 2 sts, dc in each of next 2 dc. Repeat from * around, ending with skip 2 sts.
Join, cut yarn.
Round 7: Using color G, sl st into next st, ch 2, dc in next 2 sts, * work small shell in next ch 2
space, dc in next 3 sts, skip 2 sts, dc in next 3 sts. Repeat from * around, ending with skip 2 sts.
Join, cut yarn.
Round 8: Using color B, sl st into next st, ch 2, dc in next 2 sts, * work large shell in ch 2 space,
dc in next 3 sts, skip next 2 sts, dc in the next 3 sts. Repeat from * around, ending with skip 2 sts.
Join.
Round 9: Sl st into next st, ch 2, dc in next 3 sts, * work large shell in ch 2 space, dc in next 4
sts, skip next 2 sts, dc in next 4 sts. Repeat from * around, ending with skip 2 sts. Join.
Round 10: Sl st into next st, ch 2, dc in next 4 sts, * work small shell in ch 2 space, dc in next 5
sts, skip next 2 sts, dc in next 5 sts. Repeat from * around, ending with skip 2 sts. Join.
Round 11: Sl st into next st, ch 2, dc in next 4 sts, * work large shell in ch 2 space, dc in next 5
sts, skip next 2 sts, dc in next 5 sts. Repeat from * around, ending with skip 2 sts. Join.
Round 12: Sl st into next st, ch 2, dc in next 5 sts, * work large shell in ch 2 space, dc in next 6
sts, skip next 2 sts, dc in next 6 sts. Repeat from * around, ending with skip 2 sts. Join, cut yarn.
Round 13: Using color G, sl st into next st, ch 2, dc in next 6 sts, *work small shell in ch 2
space, dc in next 7 sts, skip next 2 sts, dc in next 7 sts. Repeat from * around, ending with skip 2
sts. Join, cut yarn.
Continue working in rounds in pattern as established, always working 1 round with small shells
followed by 2 rounds with large shells. You will work 5 rounds of each color, 1 round of white (always a small shell round), 5 rounds of next
color, 1 round of white, and so on. Continue repeating rounds 8-13 with the number of dc
increasing in each large shell round between the “ch 2 space” and the “skip 2 sts” until
the last round of rainbow colors is worked. Join, cut yarn.

Final round: Using color G, work a large shell round. This is the only
white round that is large shell, and this is to create sharp points around
the edge of your afghan that will lay flat. Weave in any remaining ends. Block gently.