I’m so excited to finally be able share this pattern with you! It’s been a draft for way too long. So as you may know, my cousin (who happens to live in Canada) just had a bouncing baby boy! Of course, being the crocheter and all, I decided to make her a baby blanket. I pretty much make one for every friend/family member that announces their upcoming bundle of joy so I had to continue the tradition. I used the opportunity to test a pattern for a simple but elegant shell stitch baby blanket. I hope you enjoy the pattern!
Crochet Shell Stitch Baby Blanket
For a step by step photo tutorial for the Shell Stitch, click here
t-ch – turning chain
- Approximately 1860 – 1862 yards (1701 – 1703 m) of worsted weight yarn in 3 different colors (3 skeins of each color for 9 skeins in total).
- Size J (6mm) Crochet hook*
- Tapestry needle* for weaving ends
- This pattern is written in US terms
- All stitches are worked through both loops unless otherwise noted
- The color changes are made on the last yarn over of the last stitch of the row
Mini Shell Edging:
- Join next color into a corner of the blanket, ch 2
- 4 hdc in first st, *sk next st, sc in next st, sk next st, 4 hdc in next st** Repeat from * to ** around entire blanket, sl st into the beginning ch 2.
- Fasten off and weave ends
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