This blanket is coming out so nice and is working up fast. I believe it is a great project for new crocheters and a relaxing project for us old crocheters. It is in a shell pattern and the shells cascade up the blanket like this.
I love the way this looks it makes a nice lacy shell pattern. I found the pattern on Lionbrand.com in case anyone would like to check out the reviews over on that site.
The blankets size will be about 35 x 35, depending on what yarn you use and which hook you decide on.
Materials: i am using the recommended “H” hook, it is one of my favorites so I was happy to use it instead of changing.
As far as the yarn I am using the brand TLC Baby, sport light 6 oz so I am using two colors. The recommended is at least 16 oz of yarn.
So now that you have your materials ready let’s start making a blanket.
First we need to do our foundation chain of 141
Row 1: Double Crochet in the 5th chain from hook * skip next 2 chains, put 5 double Crochet in next chain, (this is the shell pattern) Skip next 2 chain, Double crochet in next chain, chain 1, then skip next chain and double crochet in next chain, Repeat from * across – You should have 17 shells at the end of this row.
Row 2- 54: Chain 4 and then turn your work, *skip next chain 1 space, Double crochet in next Double Crochet, skip the next 2 Double crochet, Put 5 Double Crochet in next Double Crochet, Skip next 2 double Crochet, Double Crochet in next Double Crochet, and then chain 1, Repeat from * when you reach the last Double Crochet in the 3 rd chain down of that first turning chain.
Round 1: We will not be turning our work we are going to work around the edges. You will be working a Single Crochet stitch evenly across the edges, making sure to put 3 Single Crochets into each corner. When you reach the end join with a slip stitch to the first Single Crochet.
Round 2: Chain 1, Single Crochet in the same Single Crochet as the join, skip the next Single Crochet, 5 Double Crochet in next Single Crochet, * Skip next Single Crochet, Single Crochet in next Single Crochet, skip next Single Crochet, 5 Double Crochet in next Single Crochet, Repeat from * around, join with slip stitch in first Single Crochet.
Fasten off and you have a lovely Baby Blanket.
I hope the directions are clear enough. I will be doing a video soon so if you are new to crocheting and the pattern looks like jibberish we will have a step by step guide for you. Just let me know and I will send you an e-mail when the video is up and running.
Thank you and Happy Crocheting!!!