Skip to main content

Free Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern in Shell Stitch

Crochet Baby Blanket FREE PATTERN, Crochet this beautiful baby blanket made with solid shell stitch which creates a beautiful textured baby blanket.

Free Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern in Shell Stitch -baby bonnet pattern-free crochet pattern

I love this stitch for creating lovely crochet sets for babies, it's one of those stitches that looks so impressive yet, is so simple. 

I also love crocheting this in blue for a boy! it makes such a wonderful receiving blanket for a baby!
easy crochet baby blanket pattern free



I have included a link to the crochet baby bonnet in shell stitch pattern

I was shown a picture of a stitch and asked if I would create a baby blanket and matching bonnet set using the stitch. 

This pattern is quick to crochet up and memorize the easy shell pattern repeat. 

Crochet  Shell Stitch Baby Blanket Pattern

 I just love when I'm given a little crochet project like this, as it takes me right back to the basics of our craft, creating simple, stunning crochet projects

The Baby Shell Blanket Crochet Pattern is written in US terms 

You should be able to understand these crochet terms to learn how to crochet the solid shell stitch.

sk= skip stitch
SC= single crochet
DC=double crochet
rep=repeat
ch=ch

Once you are in the rhythm, you can do this whilst watching your favorite film.

Finishing off the blanket with an easy frilly, lacy border and threading a ribbon around take this baby blanket into the totally cute category.

shell stitch free crochet baby blanket pattern


You can easily make this shell crochet baby blanket in ANY size you wish. The base combination for the shell stitch is Any Multiple of 6 sts + 2.

IF you want to make this blanket BIGGER make a chain your required  length ( make sure you  can SUBTRACT 2 and then DIVIDE this number by 6)

The basic Shell Blanket Crochet Pattern


Row 1: SC into 2nd ch from hook, *sk 2 ch, 5DC into next ch, skip 2 ch, SC into next ch; rep from * to end, turn
 
Row 2: Ch 3 (count as 1 DC), 2DC  into first st *sk 2DC, SC into next dc, sk 2 DC, 5 DC into next SC; rep from * ending last rep with 3dc into last SC, sk turning chain, turn

Row 3: Ch 1, SC into first st, *sk 2 DC, 5 DC into next SC, sk 2 DC, SC into next dc; rep from * ending last rep with 1 SC into top of turning chain, turn

Repeat Rows 2 and 3.

Stitch instructions are from the Crochet Bible :
My favorite reference book for Learning new crochet stitches and crochet techniques

For my pattern for the blanket and bonnet, I used 3 x 100g balls of Kiddies Baby Yarn a suitable yarn would be Lion Brand Yarn Babysoft Yarn, Lavender 

Easy Baby Blanket in Solid Shell Stitch Pattern


My finished blanket size was 27" x 30"
Work 5 DC into the SAME stitch to make a shell. 

Gauge is not overly important.
I used a 4.00mm hook
Crochet Terms are all in US.

Ch 122 stitches. (This will create 20 shells)

Row 1: SC into 2nd ch from hook, *sk 2 ch, 5DC into next ch, skip 2 ch, SC into next ch; rep from * 20 times to end, (you will SC in last ch) turn
 
Row 2: Ch 3 (count as 1 DC), 2DC  into BASE of ch3, *sk 2DC, SC into next dc, sk 2 DC, 5 DC into next SC; rep from * ending last rep with 3dc into last SC, sk turning chain, turn

Row 3: Ch 1, SC into first st, *sk 2 DC, 5DC into next SC, sk 2 DC, SC into next dc; rep from * ending last rep with 1 SC into top of turning chain, turn

Repeat Rows 2 and 3   until your preferred length. Do not fasten off.

Frilly Baby Blanket Border


Rnd1: Ch1, Work in SC around ALL 4 sides of the blanket, making 3 SC in each corner stitch.

Rnd2: Ch3, Work in DC around the whole blanket, make 3 DC in each corner stitch. (i thread a ribbon around here if requested) 

Rnd3: Chain 5, SC in next st,* ch5 SC in next st*  work from * around.
Fasten off neatly weave in all ends.

thread your chosen ribbon around the double crochet round. 
I Love finishing off Crochet Baby blankets with decorative Borders One of the most requested is the Fan Wave Crochet Blanket Border. 

Free crochet baby blanket pattern

You can find the Wave border pattern HERE  

Thank you for visiting my website or purchasing a pattern.
It helps me to maintain the website and buy new materials to make even more FREE PATTERNS.
As always you are free to make and sell items you have made from the pattern.
But you must acknowledge LisaAuch.com as the original designer.
YOU will NOT copy or distribute the pattern online TEXT OR PDF, in part or whole anywhere else,
or by creating an online video of my pattern.
Without my express written permission.
You can share a picture of the finished item. With a link BACK to a Page with my website on it
You must NOT use my pictures in any way to sell a finished product. You must use your own.
You will NOT copy or duplicate this PATTERN (whole or in part) onto ANY other SITE online.
Without my express written permission.
You will not crop or heavily EDIT the images belonging to
LisaAuch Crochet/ Lisaauch.com, nor add any further TEXT or Imaging to them.

This page/ pattern may contain affiliate links.
Where I may make a small commission from your purchase at no extra cost to you

Happy Hooking (c) All Rights Reserved LisaAuch.com

Popular posts from this blog

FREE Baby Hat Crochet Pattern 0-3 months

FREE Crochet Baby Hat Pattern to 0-3 months, written crochet pattern and tutorial with added newborn sizing for this cute Easy Crochet Baby Hat. I love how easy and fast it is to crochet these baby hats, yet they always turn out so professional-looking.

10 minute Easy Crochet Booties Pattern (Booties that Stay on Little FEET)

The 10-minute Easy Crochet Booties are an easy to follow pattern, making these booties my favourite for making as a gift for a newborn. I love the simplicity of these crochet baby booties and after the birth of my grandson these became the  booties i made the most! as they are cosy and STAY on babies FEET! 

Free Crochet Pattern for a Cute Baby Hat Beanie with Crochet Flower (Cluster Sitch)

Buy This Baby Hat HERE    this was the original picture I was sent and asked to re-create it.  The 'Oh so Cute'Crochet Baby Cluster Hat'  Free Crochet Baby Hat Pattern by Lisa Auch Crochet  Newborn size and 3 months size are shown in the picture This is such a pretty crochet pattern   written to Help those who have maybe just started crocheting but are ready to take the next steps and start creating gorgeous items.

Unique Crochet Baby Shawl Blanket Pattern Perfect Gift for a newborn

A Unique crochet Baby Blanket, with beautiful crochet stitches that create a wonderful soft shell texture, finished with an easy crochet decorative border.    Crochet Baby Shawl pattern FREE   

Baby Hat Crochet Pattern for & EASY Baby Booties Pattern

Free baby crochet hat and booties Patterns. This written pattern includes How to Crochet Baby Booties and an easy Baby Hat Pattern. With Step by step photos.  There is nothing more adorable than a newborn baby in a little crochet hat with these little slip-on booties. 

How to Crochet a 3d Rose Crochet Rose Flower FREE Pattern

Ever wondered how easy it is to Crochet a Rose? Crocheting a stunning rose flower is easier than you think!      This free written pattern, along with a helpful tutorial, will guide you through the process step by step. Get ready to impress your friends and family with your beautiful crochet rose flowers. 

Free Crochet Amigurumi Doll Pattern (A Basic Crochet Doll Pattern FREE)

I love this easy crochet doll pattern. It is an extremely easy pattern and you can be  very creative with the basic doll pattern. Crochet Doll in Red Dress LisaAuch  I have several ideas on how to finish your first crochet doll, including hairstyles and little dresses. 

Crochet Baby Boy Cardigan pattern with hood (Easy Hooded Crochet Cardigan Pattern FREE) 3 sizes

Easy FREE Crochet Cardigan with hood perfect crochet sweater for baby boys.   Boys Hooded Cardigan With Front Buttons and ribbed front fastenings. 

FREE Crochet Pattern Baby Blanket EASY - Little Clouds Crochet Blanket Pattern

 FREE  Crochet Pattern for a Baby Blanket, the crochet stitch used resembles little fluffy clouds. The baby blanket is finished off with a decorative crochet border.  FREE Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern (EASY

Newborn Baby Crochet Hat Pattern

The most Perfect baby Crochet Hat for Donating to  Hospitals. This easy-to-make newborn crochet hat is perfect for babies just coming out of the hospital or to donate to a Charity. The hats are most definitely crocheted, just using simple basic crochet stitches worked into the back loops of the previous rows, and are so easy to crochet.

Popular posts from this blog

Leggy Frog Crochet Pattern FREE (NO SEW Tutorial)

Free Leggy Frog Crochet Pattern. Written Pattern with image tutorial to help you crochet your very first Leggy Frog. The cute leggy frog can be made in plush yarn using this Frog Pattern which is a quick, easy crochet project, and BONUS the frog is NO SEW!  The Long Legged Frog Can be made in plush yarn or aran weight. or for a small Frog Key chain, I would use Double knit yarn.   I have just learned these crochet Leggy Frogs are selling like hotcakes at Craft Fairs this year. My website is AD-supported so I do prefer you to read the whole blog post as it helps to maintain my website and create more patterns for you. 

FREE Crochet Chicken Pattern (EASY no SEW)

How to crochet a Chubby Chicken! This is a Super Quick EASY & FREE Crochet Chicken Pattern.  This super cute crochet chicken is probably one of the easiest things you can crochet!  Even if you are a beginner or an experienced crocheter.  

How to Crochet a 3d Rose Crochet Rose Flower FREE Pattern

Ever wondered how easy it is to Crochet a Rose? Crocheting a stunning rose flower is easier than you think!      This free written pattern, along with a helpful tutorial, will guide you through the process step by step. Get ready to impress your friends and family with your beautiful crochet rose flowers. 

10 minute Easy Crochet Booties Pattern (Booties that Stay on Little FEET)

The 10-minute Easy Crochet Booties are an easy to follow pattern, making these booties my favourite for making as a gift for a newborn. I love the simplicity of these crochet baby booties and after the birth of my grandson these became the  booties i made the most! as they are cosy and STAY on babies FEET! 

FREE Crochet Rose with Long Stem Rose Pattern

Free Crochet Rose Written Pattern. Crochet a realistic Rose with a Long Stem and crochet leaf.    Large Crochet Rose Pattern FREE 

Crochet Mesh top Pattern. (EASY FREE Written Tutorial)

The Cam Crochet Mesh Top Pattern is a FREE written pattern and tutorial to crochet a Long-sleeved mesh top. Do not be put off by how difficult this crochet mesh top looks to make.  The top is worked in raglan style from the top down it really is an EASY Free Crochet Top Pattern.

Newborn Baby Crochet Hat Pattern

The most Perfect baby Crochet Hat for Donating to  Hospitals. This easy-to-make newborn crochet hat is perfect for babies just coming out of the hospital or to donate to a Charity. The hats are most definitely crocheted, just using simple basic crochet stitches worked into the back loops of the previous rows, and are so easy to crochet.

Crochet TurtleNeck Hooded Cowl akaThe Coodie

Free written Crochet Pattern for the Crochet Hooded Turtleneck Cowl which I have named 'TheCoodie'. This crochet hooded cowl is so cozy and warm and it is VERY easy to a crochet project.  The free Pattern to crochet the hooded cowl is further down this page.

How to Crochet a Square Mesh Crop Top with Sleeves

How to crochet the large stacked block square open MESH stitch.

How to crochet an EASY Newborn Infant Beanie Crochet Hat Pattern FREE

Newborn Baby Beanie Hat Pattern by LisaAuch Crochet. This is a free baby hat crochet pattern and tutorial to help you crochet a newborn beanie.  Easy Baby Beanie Crochet Hat Pattern Coming out of the hospital newborn babies must be kept cozy and warm as they can rapidly lose weight. And nothing is cuter than a newborn baby wearing crocheted baby hats.

Popular posts from this blog

FREE Crochet Chicken Pattern (EASY no SEW)

How to crochet a Chubby Chicken! This is a Super Quick EASY & FREE Crochet Chicken Pattern.  This super cute crochet chicken is probably one of the easiest things you can crochet!  Even if you are a beginner or an experienced crocheter.  

Leggy Frog Crochet Pattern FREE (NO SEW Tutorial)

Free Leggy Frog Crochet Pattern. Written Pattern with image tutorial to help you crochet your very first Leggy Frog. The cute leggy frog can be made in plush yarn using this Frog Pattern which is a quick, easy crochet project, and BONUS the frog is NO SEW!  The Long Legged Frog Can be made in plush yarn or aran weight. or for a small Frog Key chain, I would use Double knit yarn.   I have just learned these crochet Leggy Frogs are selling like hotcakes at Craft Fairs this year. My website is AD-supported so I do prefer you to read the whole blog post as it helps to maintain my website and create more patterns for you. 

Crochet Mesh top Pattern. (EASY FREE Written Tutorial)

The Cam Crochet Mesh Top Pattern is a FREE written pattern and tutorial to crochet a Long-sleeved mesh top. Do not be put off by how difficult this crochet mesh top looks to make.  The top is worked in raglan style from the top down it really is an EASY Free Crochet Top Pattern.

10 minute Easy Crochet Booties Pattern (Booties that Stay on Little FEET)

The 10-minute Easy Crochet Booties are an easy to follow pattern, making these booties my favourite for making as a gift for a newborn. I love the simplicity of these crochet baby booties and after the birth of my grandson these became the  booties i made the most! as they are cosy and STAY on babies FEET! 

How to Crochet Lavender Flower Pattern Free Crochet Flower Bouquet Patterns

How to Crochet Lavander Flowers. Lavender Flowers are one of the quickest and easiest flowers to crochet.  Lavender is surprisingly easy too crochet, making Lavender Crochet flower is a lovely beginner-friendly crochet flower pattern to make even if you have just started crocheting. 

Newborn Baby Crochet Hat Pattern

The most Perfect baby Crochet Hat for Donating to  Hospitals. This easy-to-make newborn crochet hat is perfect for babies just coming out of the hospital or to donate to a Charity. The hats are most definitely crocheted, just using simple basic crochet stitches worked into the back loops of the previous rows, and are so easy to crochet.

Free Crochet Pattern For Newborn Baby Cardigan (Megans Easy Crochet Cardigan)

 Megan's Easy Crochet Baby Cardigan is a Free Pattern on this website. Beginner-friendly written pattern for a simple and fast baby sweater jacket pattern to crochet for a newborn Baby.  The FREE Crochet Pattern is ideal for beginners who are looking to crochet a simple baby cardigan. These make the most Perfect Baby shower gift.

How to crochet an EASY Newborn Infant Beanie Crochet Hat Pattern FREE

Newborn Baby Beanie Hat Pattern by LisaAuch Crochet. This is a free baby hat crochet pattern and tutorial to help you crochet a newborn beanie.  Easy Baby Beanie Crochet Hat Pattern Coming out of the hospital newborn babies must be kept cozy and warm as they can rapidly lose weight. And nothing is cuter than a newborn baby wearing crocheted baby hats.

Tulip Flower Crochet Pattern FREE & EASY

Easy Crochet Tulip Pattern Available for Free. This written crochet tulip pattern includes helpful images to show you how to crochet the flowers to create a gorgeous crochet tulip flower bouquet.  Crocheting a bouquet of tulip flowers is just so easy and is a very quick crochet project, and they are fun to make because they really are SO easy to crochet. 

Free Small Crochet Sunflower Hanging Basket FREE Crochet Car Accessory Pattern

Crochet your own car accessor with this Easy and Fun FREE Crochet Pattern to make a hanging sunflower basket. The crochet Sunflower Hanging Basket car accessory charm is very easy and beginner-friendly friendly as I have added extra step-by-step images, to help guide you to making your very own small hanging basket of flowers.