Turtle Shell Lap Afghan
It measures 31" x 57", for my finished version. It's similar to the Twilight Shells Throw from Red Heart, but I didn't like how their pattern was for the shells. So I made my own version.
Here is the pattern for mine!
3 Skeins each of Dark Sage, Pistachio, and Off White.
Size H8/5mm crochet hook.
I'm not experienced with gauge, I mainly just use a 5mm crochet hook and medium yarn.
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. 150 sc
Row 2: ch 1, sc in first sc, *skip next 3 sc, 7 dc in next sc**(shell made), skip next 3 sc, sc in next sc*, repeat to end at **, skip next sc, sc in last sc
Row 3: change color, ch 3, 2 dc in first sc, *ch 2, skip 3 dc, sc in next dc (top of shell), ch 2, skip 3 dc, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all in next sc*, repeat to last sc. (2 dc, ch 1, dc) all in last sc
Row 4: ch 3, 4 dc in ch-1 sp, sc in next sc, *shell in next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc*, repeat to the end of row, 4 dc in turning ch
Row 5: change color, ch 1, sc in first dc, *ch 2, skip 2 dc, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all in next sc, ch 2, skip next 3 dc, sc in next dc* repeat to end of row, sc in top of turning ch
Row 6: ch 1, sc in first sc, *shell in next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc* repeat across to end of row, sc in last sc
Repeat rows 3 through 6 to desired length.
Other colors work well too, so long as you have a contrasting color added in!