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(Make several): With color 1 , ch 6. Sl st to beg
Row 1: Ch 3; work 3 dc, ch 3 and 3 dc in ring. MARK THIS ROW WITH CONTRASTING COLOR THREAD AS RIGHT SIDE. Ch 3, turn.
Row 2: Skip first 3-dc shell; work 3 dc, ch 3 and 3 dc in next ch 3 sp between shells; skip next 3-dc shell; dc in sp between last dc of shell and next ch-3 turning ch. Ch 3, turn.
Rep Row 2 until 75 shells have been completed. At end of last row, do not ch 3, turn. Fasten off.
side facing, attach color 3 to beg ring; ch 3 to count
as 1 dc; work 2 dc, ch 2 and 3 dc in same ring -- POINT MADE AT END OF
STRIP; now start working across long side of strip as
follows: ch 1,
next shell; work 3 dc, ch 2 and 3 dc in next sp formed by a dc
OR a ch-3 turning ch; * now work 3 dc in each sp (formed by a dc or turning ch) across long side edge to within last sp on edge; work 3 dc, ch 2 and 3 dc in last sp, ch 1 skip next shell *; work 3 dc, ch 2 and 3 dc in next ch-3 sp between shells for point at opposite end of strip, ch 1, skip next shell; work 3 dc, ch 2 and 3 dc in next sp; rep from * to * once MORE.
Sl st to the top of beginning ch-3 to join. Fasten off.
SECOND STRIP (Make 6): Starting with color 2 repeat directions as for first strip.
JOINING: Alternating strips so a color 1 strip is on each side, and having all shells point in the same direction, and holding strips wrong sides together, whipstitch across long sides through BACK LPS ONLY with variagated yarn. I have also seen people sl st this together, but I prefer sewing.
right side facing, attach Color 2 (white) to any corner sp,
3 sc in sp; work sc in each st around including joining sts and working
3 sc in outer ch-2 sp and skipping joinings at inside
to beg sc to join.