Note:To change colors, work to last 2 loops on hook of last st, then draw new color through rem 2 loops and proceed. Ch 2 does not count as hdc.
STRIPS 2 AND 4
(make 2 alike-worked sideways)
With A, ch 152.
1st row:(RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of ch. Turn. 151 sts.
2nd row:Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Join MC. Turn.
3rd row:With MC, ch 2. 1 hdc in first sc. *Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 hdc in next sc. Rep from * across. Join A. Turn.
4th row:With A, ch 1. *2 sc in next ch- 1 sp. Rep from * to last hdc. 1 sc in last hdc. Turn.
5th to 13th rows:As 2nd to 4th rows 3 times.
14th row:As 2nd row. Fasten off.
Note:The beg and ends of each row of Strips 1, 3 and 5 are joined to sides (final row and foundation row) of Strips 2 and 4. When joining Strips 2 and 4, place final rows at right-hand side.
With MC, ch 27.
1st row:(RS). Sl st in 3rd st of foundation row of Strip 4. [(1 dc. Ch 1) 3 times. 1 dc - shell made] in 5th ch from hook. *Miss next 3 ch. Shell in next ch. Rep from * to last 2 ch. Miss next ch. 1 dc in last ch. Sl st in 3rd st of final row of Strip 2. 6 shells. Turn.
2nd row:Ch 3 (counts as dc). Miss next 2 sts of Strip 2. Sl st in next st. *Shell in center ch-1 sp of next shell. Rep from * across. 1 dc in top of turning ch. Miss next 2 sts of Strip 4. Sl st in next st. Turn.
Rep last row 48 times more (all sts of Strips 2 and 4 will be joined). Fasten off.
Work as for Strip 3, joining to foundation row side of Strip 2.
Work as for Strip 3, joining to final row side of Strip 4.
Edging: 1st rnd:Join MC with sl st in top right corner. Ch 1. 3 sc in same sp.
Work 1 rnd of sc evenly around, having 3 sc in each corner. Join with sl st to first sc.
2nd rnd:Ch 4. (1 dc. Ch 3. Sl st in 3rd ch from hook - picot made. 1 dc. Ch 1. 1 dc) all in first sc. *Miss next 3 sc. (1 dc. Ch 1. 1 dc. Picot. 1 dc. Ch 1. 1 dc) in next sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of ch 4. Fasten off.