Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Crochet Shell Stitch Baby Blanket Pattern


With Porcupine's arrival getting closer every day, I've been thinking a lot about baby items.  Then, while I was organizing photos, I came across these pictures of a crocheted shell stitch baby blanket that I never shared with you!  

This particular crocheted baby blanket is an older project, I believe that I completed it shortly after my Baby Blanket Fit for a Little Diva (which is roughly the same pattern).  The yarn is 100% cotton, which believe it or not, I had found at my local dollar store!  I can't remember what hook I used, but I bet it was around an I.  

I have only used this crochet shell pattern for baby blankets, however, I think that it would really well as a larger afghan or throw.  (In fact, that just might be an idea for my next big crochet project . . . )



Crochet Shell Stitch Baby Blanket Pattern:*

Chain your desired amount.  (I can't remember exactly how many I did, but I am pretty sure an odd amount works best.  Although, it is not a problem to have extra chains -- they can be unraveled or tucked in.)

Row 1: 2 double crochet (dc) in 4th chain (ch) from hook, *skip 2 chain (ch), 1 single crochet (sc) in next chain (ch), skip 2 chain (ch), 5 double crochet (dc) in next ch *. Repeat from * to * until 3 chain (ch) remain, skip 2 chain (ch), 1 single crochet (sc) in last chain (ch). Chain (ch) 3, turn. 

Row 2: 2 double crochet (dc) in the first single crochet (sc), * 1 single crochet (sc) in the 3rd double crochet (dc) of 5 double crochet (dc) group, 5 double crochet (dc) in single crochet (sc) *. Repeat from * to *, end row with 1 single crochet (sc) in 3rd chain of previous row.

Repeat row two over and over and over . . .

Once the blanket has reached your desired size single crochet around all of the edges.

Now, you can consider yourself finished with your baby blanket, or you can add a decorative edging.  On this blanket I added a edge based on the shell pattern used in the body of the blanket.

*This shell pattern, while a basic shell pattern, is one that I originally discovered at Project Linus.


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11 comments:

  1. Hi, your baby blanket that you made is beautiful and i saw it on project stash party!
    Julie at Julie's Lifestyle

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  2. Hi Rachel, stopping by from Inspired Weekends #4. Your blanket is so pretty - the colours and the stitch are wonderful.

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  3. Amazing blanket! Thanks for sharing the pattern.

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  4. Love it! Thanks so much for sharing on Worthwhile Wednesdays!
    ~Allie @ http://thecraftiestallie.blogspot.com/

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  5. This is gorgeous! I'm so glad I found your blog at Dear Creatives. I'm a new follower!
    Amber @ www.applestoapplique.com

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  6. I love this pattern! I just wish I could crochet. Thanks for sharing your pattern! I'll be sure to give it a shout out for anyone that crochets & pin it to my crochet board. Theresa @DearCreatives

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  7. Picked this as my Philosopher Favorite this week! Love this beautiful shell stitch blanket so much!! It's such a sweet little piece.
    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.blogspot.com

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  8. I love this baby blanket. I've been searching for just the right pattern since my niece is due in a couple of months. I hope mine turns out as beautiful as yours. Thanks for sharing your pattern. Joanne

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  9. Found your blog & cute baby blankie through pinterest. Like your style...I'll be peeking in from time to time on bloglovin. Happy hooking :)

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  10. Beautiful blanket. Gonna try and make one. Hope mine is as pretty as yours . Thanks

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