Crochet Pattern: Shell Stitch BlanketBy Rachel Choi – 89 Comments
|The shell stitch blanket is simple yet elegant. It is crocheted with rows and rows of shell stitches. Each shell stitch is staggered so that it creates a beautiful pattern. This is intended to be a generic blanket pattern, so that you can create any blanket size that you desire. Simply follow the initial instructions to determine the proper number of foundation chains needed for your desired blanket size.|
Finished Size: Whatever you want it to be!
Medium Weight Yarn
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Crochet Pattern: Blanket
Row 1: make a chain as wide as you want your blanket.
(Note: the number of chains should be a multiple of 6, since each shell uses 6 chains.)
Row 2: ch 2, sc in second ch from hook, (skip 2, 5 dc in next ch, skip 2, sc in next ch) across, changing color in last sc made
Row 3: ch 2, turn, 2 dc in next sc, skip 2, sc in next dc (skip 2, 5 dc in next sc, skip 2, sc in next dc) across, skip 2, 3 dc in last sc, changing color in last dc made
Row 4: ch 1, turn, sc in next dc, (skip 2, 5 dc in next sc, skip 2, sc in next dc) across, changing color in last sc made
Repeat row 3 and 4 until blanket is the length you desire.
To create border, double crochet around your finished blanket. You can change colors as desired. For the finishing shell border just follow the shell pattern, (skip 2, 5 dc in next ch, skip 2, sc in next ch) around.
- For beginners, it is really easy to miss count your stitches. Even I miss count all the time. So just be careful!
- Each shell (set of 5 double crochets) you make should be positioned between two shells on the previous row.
- Each single crochet after the shell (set of 5 double crochets) should be positioned on top of a shell on the previous row.
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