Shell Stitch Baby Blanket Pattern

Shell Stitch Baby Blanket Pattern (free)

I have been working a quick Baby Blanket. I got this pattern from a girlfriend. This is a pattern that her mother in law used to make all of her baby blankets. It is a lovely pattern and quick. I like the shells nested into each other, (no little fingers or toes poke through) I have another shell pattern but they are directly on top of each other.

I have made this many, many times. Usually I make it in Red Heart yarn, because it is indestructible, I have even bleached a blanket made out of it and the colors did not alter. (Kinda scary)

Shell Stitch Baby Blanket Pattern (free)It usually take two of the Super Saver skeins. If you are in a super big hurry try this...I have used two strands of Bernat Baby coordinates in sport weight, this yarn has a little shiny thread like ribbon running along the yarn. In the pictured blanket you can see the little sparkle it gives it, not too much bling.
In this blanket I used 4 skeins of Bernat 5.6 oz yarn, 2 pink 9412, two white.
Ed's Mom's baby blanket pattern, Nested Shell stitch.
chain about 78 stitches. If holding two strands of yarn together (see above Note)
chain 163 stitches, if holding one strand.
Or multiples of 6 +1.
Use K crochet needle for 2 strands, G size for one strand.
Row 1: 2 dc in 4th ch from hook, * skip 2 ch, 1 sc in next ch, skip 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch *. Repeat from * to * until 3 ch remain, skip 2 ch, 1 sc in last ch. Ch 2, turn.
Row 2: 2 dc in the first sc, * 1 sc in 3rd dc of 5 dc group, 5 dc in sc *. Repeat from * to *, end row with 1 sc in 3rd chain of previous row, ch 2 turn.
Repeat above row 2 until you have it as long as you want. I like to make a square for a baby.
Finish option 1, your done!! Weave in ends.
Finish option 2, Try sc all around two times, at corners, sc 5 times in stitch. This gives it a nice looking band around.
Finish option 3, Oops not quite big enough? Try dc all around two times, (or more) Remember dc in corner stitches 5 times (to make your corner turn)
Like to add a fancy look? Try crab stitching around, when done, or I have also done a simple picot of, sc in 5 st, *then chain 5 stitches, sc in next 5 st and repeat.*
A great website to check out if you need help or want more info on crochet is Crochetme.com.
If you make this pattern, send me a pic of what you make, I would love to see it.


  1. hi there.

    that shrug is cute. i found you through blog catalog.

  2. My MIL loves to make a blanket awfully similar to yours. She always seems to be making one just in case someone announces they are having a baby.
    BTW - Your blanket looks wonderful!

  3. I've just started an afghan using your pattern and it is coming along beautifully! I love the pattern because it is so easy to remember and yet, looks complicated.

  4. This pattern is so pretty! I'm trying it right now, but I'm having trouble. How do you get from row two to row one to start again? Do you chain two and then just start into it with the asterisk? Or the part before that too?

  5. Momowow12/29/2008

    Just finished the shell baby blanket -it's a lovely pattern! Thanks for sharing it.

  6. What is the size of this blanket?
    It is an easy & pretty pattern!

  7. I am making my 2nd blanket with this pattern. I also have a blog, and would like to link to this pattern on mine. You can find me at www.theloominati.blogger.com



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