Painted Shawl closeup detail 175hi

Expanding shells cape

This beautiful effect depends on two special stitches.  Pattern Price:  $ 6.00

You'll Need
Yarns: Rowan Tapestry Yarn, Color 180 (Lakeland) 70% wool, 30% soy; 50 gr/131-yd per ball.  Eight balls for sizes XS – L; ten balls for sizes XL-XXL.
Gauge: With Size I hook, 12 extended half double crochet stitches = 4”.  If you get more stitches, change to a larger size hook; if you get fewer, change to a smaller hook.
Hooks (three): Sizes I (5.5 mm), J (6 mm) & K (6.5 mm) hooks (or the size that works for you to get the correct gauge - your two larger hooks should be .5 mm and 1mm larger than the one used for gauge.)
Special Stitches: Extended half double crochet; extended double crochet.  Both stitches are explained in the pattern.