Crochet Shell Stitch Blanket Pattern
This tutorial includes instructions for making a shell stitch baby blanket, lap blanket, or any size of your choosing!
Discover a crochet shell stitch blanket pattern that will become your go-to housewarming gift, baby shower present, and more! This beautiful pattern features a calming green and white color combination perfect for that living room couch or nursery.
From the Designer: "The Shell Stitch Blanket is a nice crochet afghan pattern to wrap yourself in during the winter. Imagine sitting next to the fireplace all cozy in your own design. The crochet instructions also provide sizes for a baby blanket. The shell stitch gives it an artsy look."
Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook
Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
Crochet Gauge4" = 11 stitches and 13 rows
- Vanna's Choice Worsted Weight Yarn (4ply): 2 skeins White, 2 skeins Lime Green
- H/8 or 5 mm hook
How to shell: Work 5 dc in specified stitch or chain
To change colors: work last stitch until there are 2 loops on hook, yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook.
For the blanket, I changed colors each row. They will not be specified after row 6, but continue to change colors.
For baby blanket: chain 90 and you will work 55 rows. You can increase the blanket size by increasing in increments of 10 chains (100, 110, 120...etc).
Using White Ch90,
Row 1 (continue with white): Sc in 2nd chain from hook and in each stitch across (89 stitches); join in green.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, Repeat across row [skip 2 stitches, shell in the next sc, skip 2 sc, sc in next sc]; join in white; turn.
Row 3: Chain 3, place 2 more dc in the same stitch
Repeat to the end [skip 2 dc, sc in the next dc (the center of the shell), skip 2 dc, work shell in the next sc]; in the last stitch 3dc; join in the green; turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first dc, Repeat to end of row: [skip 2 dc, shell in the next sc, skip 2 dc, sc in the next dc]; join in the white, turn
Row 5: Repeat row 3.
Row 6: Repeat row 4.
Repeat rows 3 and 4 until you reach your desired rows. For baby, I recommend a minimum of 55 rows.
For the last row: end on white. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
For the trim/edging:
Using Lime Green.
Sc along the top in each sc. In the last stitch of the row 3sc for the corner.
For the sides: in each dc place 2 sc in it. Sc one time in each sc. Sc 3 times in the last stitch. Repeat for the bottom and opposite side.
2nd-5th row: Sc along the top. When you reach the corner, find your previous 3sc and in the 2nd stitch of the 3---that’s where you’re going to place the next 3sc. Do that in each corner. Fasten off. Weave in ends
Read NextWorld's Easiest Afghan