Size G crochet hook
Your choice of yarn, I used Caron One Pound in Cream and Sky Blue.
15 oz or so in main color
6 oz in trim color
Row 1: Ch 126, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across.
Row 2: Ch 1 turn, (sc, ch 3, 3 dc) in 1st sc, *Skip 3 sc, (sc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next sc, Rep* across to last 4 sc, skip next 3 sc, sc in last sc. (31 shells complete across)
Row 3: Ch 3 turn, 3 dc in 1st sc, (sc, ch 3, 3 dc) in each ch-sp across. ending with sc in last space.
Repeat row 3 approximately 55 rows.
Last Row: Ch 3 turn, 2 sc in ch-sp, *sc in sc, sc in next dc, skip next dc, sc in next dc, sc in next ch-sp. Repeat from * across to last shell, do not skip middle dc of last shell. (123 sc across)
Working in Rounds
Rnd 1: Ch 1 turn, 3 sc in 1st sc, [ *sc in each sc, rep *across, 3 sc in last sc, * (3 sc in ch-sp, sc in sc) rep * across, working in free loops of beginning chain, 3 sc in 1st ch, sc in each ch across,] 3 sc in last, Rep * around, last round rep between [ ] . sl st to 1st sc, (changing colors here if using contrasting colors)
Rnd 2-3: With white, ch 1, sc around with 3 sc in corners, sl st.
Rnd 4: Ch 2, do not turn, *skip sc, sc, ch 2, rep * around sl st in 1st sc.
Rnd 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in sl st, *sc in ch-sp, sc in sc around with 3 sc in corners. Rep * around.
Rnd 6: Ch 1, turn, *(sc, ch 3, 3 dc) skip 3 sc, rep * around sl st to 1st sc. Finish Off