FREE Pastel Shells Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern
Crochet this beautiful colourful baby blanket.
It is a simple 2 row repeat and it makes up one of my favourite blanket designs.
Materials Click on the item to purchase
- 2 x 50g Balls of Petal #4062 (Pink)
- 2 x 50g Balls of Sky #4063 (Blue)
- 2 x 50g Balls of Primrose #4064 (Yellow)
- 2 x 50g Balls of Peach #4066 (Peach)
- 2 x 50g Balls of Mint #4067 (Green)
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Stitch Directory - Click on the stitch for a videoCh(s) - Chain
Sc - Single Crochet
Dc - Double Crochet
Ch1-sp - The space created under the ch1 stitch on the previous row.
Shell - Do 7 Dc in the same Stitch
St(s) - Stitch(es)
* - Indicates when a repeat begins
** - Indicates when a repeat ends
Nxt - Next
Stitch Conversion (If needed)
US to UK/Australia terms
(US) Single Crochet (Sc) same as (UK) Double Crochet (Dc)
(US) Double Crochet (Dc) same as (UK) Treble Crochet (Tr)
Pattern Notes* Tension Gauge - 16 Dc x 8 Rows = 4 x 4 inches (10 x 10 cms) in Sc.
* Finished blanket size - 30 x 30 inches (76cm x 76cm)
* Pattern is written using US terminology.
* Pattern is suitable for a beginner.
* To change the width of your blanket, increase or decrease your chain row in multiples of 5.
* If you change the amount of colours, I would advise you use a odd number of shades.
Yarn Colour Order
Change colour on each row
DO NOT CUT the yarn. Drop it at the end of the row and pick it back up 5 rows later. (See photo E below)
Pastel Shells Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern
With 5mm Crochet Hook and Petal (Pink) yarn
Change to 4mm Crochet Hook for remainder of the pattern.
Continue with Petal (Pink) yarn.
Row 1 - Sc in 2nd ch from hook, skip 2 chs, *Shell in nxt ch, Ch1, skip nxt 4 chs - repeat from * to ** to the last 4 chs, Shell in the nxt ch, skip 2 chs, Sc in last ch. (See Photo A below)
Change yarn colour.(See Photos B, C & D)
Row 2 - Ch3, do 2Dc (in same st as ch3), Ch1, *Shell in nxt ch1-sp, Ch1 ** - repeat from * to ** to the last ch1-sp, Shell in ch1-sp, Ch1, do 3Dc into last sc, turn.
Change yarn colour.
Row 3 - Ch1, Sc in 1st Dc *Shell in nxt ch1-sp, Ch1 ** - repeat from * to ** to last ch1-sp, Shell in Ch1-sp, Sc into the top ch of the ch3, turn.
Change yarn colour.
Rows 2 & 3 are the pattern - repeat the pattern 31 more times, alternating the colours each row as ordered above, plus 1 extra row of Pink to balance top and bottom colour.
Then continue to the border using Mint (Green) yarn.
Turn, to work across the top of the blanket.
Ch1, Sc in 1st dc *Shell in nxt ch1-sp, Sc in 4th dc of the shell ** - repeat from * to ** to last ch1-sp, Shell in Ch1-sp, Sc into the top ch of the ch3, turn.
Rotate your blanket clockwise to work down the side edge (See Photos F & G)
- when working the side border, your loose yarn strands from colour changes will all be secured.
* Skip ch3 sts, do Shell in sc, skip ch3 sts, Sc in nxt sc ** - repeat to the bottom corner.
Rotate your blanket clockwise to work bottom edge. (See Photo H)
Sc in the same ch as 1st shell, * skip 1 ch, Shell in next ch, skip 2 ch, sc in nxt ch ** - repeat to the end of the row, Sc in last ch.
Rotate your blanket clockwise to work up last side
*Skip ch3 sts, do Shell in sc, skip ch3 sts, Sc in nxt sc ** - repeat to top corner.
Fasten off and secure all ends.
Photo for Pastel Shells
Photo A - Row 1
Photo B - Row 2 - Colour Change
Photo C - Row 2 start - Ch3, 2Dc, ch1
Photo D -Row 2 - 1st Shell into Ch1-sp
Photo E - Coloured yarn strands taking up the side of the blanket.
Photo F - Working the side of the blanket.
Photo G - Working the side of the blanket.
Photo H - Bottom Border
I hope you enjoyed making up the pattern and you love your finished blanket.
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