The beautiful shells blanket is a crochet pattern that has been around for many years, and has been re-written numerous times. My grandmother taught me how to whip up this simple design, and now I am passing it along to my readers.
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The Beautiful Shells Crochet Pattern
Row 1: Ch4, *1dc in 4th chain from hook, ch1 repeat from * 6 times, slip stitch into the 3rd chain of the starting ch4 (this counts as the first dc in the round).
Row 2: Ch1, sc in first ch1 space (this is the 4th ch of the beginning ch4), *7 dc in next ch1 space, sc in next ch1 space) repeat from * 3 times, 7 dc in next ch1 space, slip stitch to first sc of the round. (You should have 4 shells, and 4 sc total at this point.)
Row 3: Ch4, all in the same stitch work (1 dc, ch3,1dc, ch1, 1dc – starting v-stitch cluster made), *ch 5, skip the next 7 dc, in the next sc work v-stitch cluster, repeat 2 more times for a total of four v stitch clusters, chain 2 and dc into the 3rd chain from the first v-stitch cluster.
Row 4: 7 dc in next ch1 space, sc in ch3 space, 7 dc in next ch1 space (shell cluster made) – sc into the 4th (middle dc) of the shell of the previous row – make sure the sc goes around the ch5 – securing the ch5 down – Shell cluster in next v-stitch cluster, sc into the the middle dc of shell from below – 3 more times.
Row 5: ch4, dc in same sc (first v-stitch on first side of square made),ch5, v-stitch cluster into the sc of next corner shell cluster, ch5,* v stitch into the next sc between shell clusters (vstitch on 2nd side of square made)ch5, v-stitch cluster into the sc of next corner shell cluster, repeat from * 2 more times, ch2 and dc into the 3rd chain from the starting chain 4 of the round.
Row 6: *Shell into the first v-stitch, sc into the middle dc of the shell below, shell cluster in the next vstitch cluster, sc into the middle dc of the shell below, repeat from * 3 more times.
**The foundation of your blanket is now complete. For the remainder of the blanket, repeat rows 7 and 8, until the blanket is the size you want. You will always end on a 'Row 8' at the end of your project.
Row7: Ch4, dc in same sc (counts as first v-stitch), (ch5, v-stitch in the next sc) to first corner, ch5, vstitch cluster in the corner, *ch5 v-stitch in sc between next shell, ch5 (do this to the next corner shell cluster), v-stitch cluster in middle sc of corner shell cluster, repeat from * until you have done a shell cluster in the 4th corner. Then – ch5 and v-stitch into each of the sc between shells until right before you get to the first v-stitch of the round, ch2 and dc into the 3rd chain of the first v-stitch. (On row 7 this will be right after the fourth corner cluster, but as your piece grows, there will be more before you get to the initial starting v-stitch).
Row 8: *7dc in next v-stitch, sc ** into the middle dc of the shell below, repeat from * to ** til you get to the next corner v-stitch cluster – shell cluster in v-stitch cluster, sc in middle dc from row below*** repeat * through *** 3 more times - to end of round.
8/27/2019 02:02:25 pm
Even though this is a very old pattern and has been re-written/modified innumerable times, this pattern is short, concise and saves us all time and patience from weeding through the minutia of all other patterns. Thank you for doing this and thank you for the video which will help many beginners or simply the confused hookers out there. :)
4/20/2020 06:04:58 pm
I want to print out this this shell pattern.
1/26/2021 10:32:11 am
How do I print this? No options provided on my Kindle.
9/8/2020 10:33:56 am
Thank you for this tutorial. It's very straightforward and easy to follow.
1/26/2021 10:34:08 am
I'd even be happy to pay for a .pdf version.
2/14/2021 04:18:24 am
I've tried this pattern before watching other videos but have never been able to master it, but watching your video I have been able to master the stitch and pattern to complete a medium size blanket.
2/6/2022 08:16:19 am
This Southern Girl Can
2/6/2022 08:41:46 am
The whole post is the pattern. All of it is written out in the post.
3/19/2023 10:33:40 pm
I was wondering just how many metres of yarn I would need to make this blanket
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