MATERIALS: *Crochet Hook "I" (or whichever size you need to obtain gauge)
*4-Ply Worsted Weight Yarn in Orange and Dark Orange
(Red Heart Brand #245 Orange and #354 Vibrant Orange used in model)
*Crochet Marker (such as a split ring)
*Tapestry Needle (to weave in ends)
With Orange yarn, ch 4 and sl st into first ch to make a ring.
(The following are worked in rounds):
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 8 sc in the hole made by your ch ring, join with sl st to first sc.
Place a marker in the last (8th) sc - move the marker to the last stitch in each round to help mark your place.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in the same st as joining, 2 sc in each st around, join with sl st to first sc (16 sc)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in the same st as joining, sc in next st, (2 sc in next st, sc in next st) around, join with sl st to first sc (24 sc) Finish off.
Join Dark Orange yarn with sl st into any sc:
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in the same st, [skip next sc, (3dc, ch2, 3 dc) in next st, skip next sc*, sc in next st] repeat around, ending last repetition at *, join with sl st to first sc (total of 6 shell points)
Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in the same st, [sc in next 3 dc, (sc, ch 3, sc) in ch 2 space, sc in next 3 dc, sc in next sc] repeat around, join with sl st to first sc. Finish off.