Start with a magic circle, 5 sc, 5 hdc, 2 dc in the circle
Working in the back loops of the beginning sc and the rest of the stitches, 2 dc in the next 5 sts.
It is starting to take shape after adding the dc stitches
Still working in the back loops, 2 tr in the next 8 st. If you are changing color for the edging you will end off at this point and join your new yarn in the same place. If the shell is going to be all one color ch 1 and work a reverse sc (crab stitch) around the edges. The directions for the reverse dc can be found here
Make sure to work around the shell edges and in the front loops of the stitch that were worked in the back loops only, end off, weave in ends.
Finished! You have a shell! The pattern can be found here
The star fish begins with a magic circle and 2 rounds of sc stitches
Chain 8 to make the first leg of the star fish
Work a ss, 2 sc, 2 hdc, and 1 dc in the chains of the leg
Join the leg to the base
They even look good in green!
Hope you enjoy my little piece of summer!