Wavy Shell Crochet Blanket Pattern
Use the wavy shell stitch to make a beautiful blanket that you will treasure forever.
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Learn how to make your own gorgeous Wavy Shell Crochet Blanket with this free crochet blanket pattern. This is exclusively for AllFreeCrochet as it lists the pattern in its entirety along with a video to watch, so you're in luck for a unique design that can't be found elsewhere.
This wavy design shell results in a fun blanket that is ideal for anyone in your life, from babies to the elderly. If you know the standard or vintage shell stitch, then you will love this wavy shell stitch pattern that's a variation on that.
This particular design uses three colors for the distinctive appearance you see but you can choose to use as many as you'd like or a variegated yarn for more texture. It's up to your preference and skill level, though the video walks you through using three colors, making it easier to achieve.
Crochet HookK/10.5 or 6.5 mm hook
Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
- K size hook, CLICK HERE to see a hook size conversion chart if needed
- Bernat or Red Heart yarn 4 PLY worsted
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Wavy Shell Stitch Pattern:
- This tends not to shrink too much. The width that you make it is usually the size it will end up being. This pattern looks more effective using 3 colors. You can opt to do it in a solid color or 2. The example taught on this YouTube Video is 3 colors.
- The pattern is pretty simple. It only consists of 2 lines. However, it appears harder and more complex due to the color changing. The colors are changing every line. See video how to do that. You don’t need to make knots.
Start chaining in sets of 14 stitches. When you get to 14, start over at 1 again and chain again to 14.
Keep doing that until you get the width you want. At the end, you will add 3 stitches.
By doing it this way, you don’t have to count high numbers and you know your stitches will be in the right quantities to make this right.
Use the same color as Line 1.
Now miss the first two stitches, and put 3 double crochets into the same stitch (3rd stitch away from the hook).
Skip over 3 chains (going into 4th chain), and then single crochet into the next 7 chains.
Skip over 3 chains, (going into 4th chain), and put 7 double crochets into the same stitch. This will cause it to fan as seen in the videos at the end of this page.
You will keep repeating Step 2 and Step 3 until you get close to the end.
At the end, you will put 4 double crochets into the very last stitch.
This is always the easiest line each time you do it.
Chain up 1.
You will single crochet into each of the stitches along the line right to the end.
Chain up 1.
Single crochet into each of the 1st 4 stitches.
Skip 3 stitches, and then double crochet 7 times into the same stitch (which causes it to fan out, I called it half pinwheel in the videos).
Skip 3 stitches, and then single crochet into the next 7 stitches.
You will keep repeating Step 3 and Step 4, until you get close to the end.
When you get to the final part, you will only be left with 4 stitches, you will be putting in 1 single stitch into each of the remaining 4 stitches.
Repeat Line 3.
Chain up 3.
Double crochet 3 times into the 1st stitch, this will create a fan or half pinwheel formation.
Skip 3 stitches, then single crochet once into the next 7 stitches.
Skip 3, then put 7 double crochets into the same stitch, to create a fan shape.
Keep repeating Steps 3 and Steps 4 until you get close to the end.
You should be left with putting 4 double crochet into the last stitch.
You will continually repeat Lines 3, 4, 5, and 6 over and over again until you get your desired length. By using 3 colors, you will make this blanket appear more complicated than it is.
At the end, cast off as normal.
Wavy Shell Crochet Blanket Video Tutorials:
If you are a visual learner or you want to be extra sure about everything you need to do with this pattern, watch this series of video tutorials on YouTube. The first one is also right below.
Part 1: How To Crochet Wavy Shell Stitch Afghan Part 1
Part 2: How To Crochet Wavy Shell Stitch Afghan Part 2
Part 3: How To Crochet Wavy Shell Stitch Afghan Part 3
What colors will you use for this blanket?
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