This shell stitch blanket is quick and easy to make. Worked in a bulky yarn with a large hook, it can be made in a few days, making it great for a last minute gift! Made in 3 colors, you can carry the yarn along the sides so there aren’t hundreds of ends to weave in, which is always a bonus. So grab you 3 favorite colors of Red Heart Soft Essentials and get to work!
Shell Stitch Baby Blanket
Easy Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot
32″ x 40″
Red Heart Soft Essentials: Teal 7520, Color A: 2 skeins
Red Heart Soft Essentials: Seafoam 7504, Color B: 2 skeins
Red Heart Soft Essentials: Cream 7103, Color C: 2 skeins
9 sts x 5 rows = 4” [10 cm] in dc
Stitches and Abbreviations:
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
sc – single crochet
st(s) – stitch(es)
Starting with row 3, switch color every row working Color A, then B, then C, and repeat.
Row 1: With Color A, ch 86, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each remaining ch. – 85 sc
Row 2: Turn, sc in first st, * skip 2 sc, 5 dc in next sc, skip 2 sc, sc in next sc, repeat from * to end. – 85 sts
Row 3: Turn, ch 3, 2 dc in first sc, 1 sc in 3rd dc of 5 dc group, * 5 dc in next sc, 1 sc in 3rd dc of 5 dc group, repeat from * through last set of 5 dc, 3 dc in last sc.
Row 4: Turn, sc in first dc, * 5 dc in next sc, 1 sc in 3rd dc of 5 dc group, repeat from * working last sc in top of ch 3.
Repeat rows 3&4 to desired length.
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