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Free Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern in Shell Stitch

FREE crochet pattern to create a beautiful Crochet Baby Blanket with the solid shell stitch to create a beautiful textured baby blanket and bonnet set.
Crochet  Shell Stitch Baby Blanket 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 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. 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.
Free Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern in Shell Stitch -baby bonnet pattern-free crochet pattern
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 how To Crochet The Complete Handbook for Creative Crochet (af)

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 (af)

Easy Baby Blanket in Solid Shell Stitch Pattern

My finished blanket size was 27" x 30"
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  

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