Rainbow Shells Baby Blanket

Rainbow Shells Baby Blanket
A baby blanket bursting with bright colors in a gorgeous easy stitch!
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SKILL LEVEL:
Easy
Basic stitches, simple shaping and finishing.

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MATERIALS:
Yarns:
Light weight DK yarn in assorted colors –
I used Bright Pink (Fushcia), Pink, Aqua, Yellow, Purple & Cream
Approx 1 and 1/2 50 gram balls each
Hooks & Notions:
Hook 4,50 mm
Yarn needle
GAUGE:
Not necessary to complete this project
Finished Size:
Size will depend on hook and yarn used. My baby blanket is approx 90 cm x 90 cm
Notes:Β 
This pattern is worked in a multiple of 6 + 6 + 3
To make other sizes simply calculate a number multiplied by 6 – then add another 6 plus another 3 for the turning chain.
ABBREVIATIONS:
SC – single crochet
HDC – half double crochet
DC – double crochet
SL ST – slip stitch
I use USΒ CrochetΒ stitch terminology
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Instructions:
CH 129 (120 + 6 + 3)
Row 1: Work 2 DC into 4th CH from hook, *SKIP 2 CH, work 1 SC into the next CH, SKIP 2 CH, work 5 DC into the next CH. Repeat until last 6 STS, SKIP 2 CH, work 1 SC into next CH, SKIP 2 CH, work 3 DC into last CH, TURN
Row 2: CH1, work 1 SC into first DC of previous row, work 5 DC into SC of previous row, SKIP 2 STS, work 1 SC into the next ST (center DC of 5 DC of previous row). *SKIP 2 STS, work 5 DC into next ST, SKIP 2 STS, work 1 SC into next ST. Repeat from * until end, TURN
Row 3: CH3 (counts as 1 DC), work 2 DC into same ST. *SKIP 2 STS, work 1 SC into next ST, SKIP 2 STS, work 5 DC into next ST. Repeat from * until last 6 STS. SKIP 2 STS, work 1 SC into next ST, SKIP 2 STS, work 3 DC into last ST, TURN
Repeat rows 2-3 to form the pattern, repeat until required length is reached
My color pattern: (repeated 3 times)
Cream – 4 rows
Purple – 4 rows
Pink – 4 rows
Yellow – 4 rows
Aqua – 4 rows
Bright Pink – 4 rows
Working the LAST ROW:
modified 3 rd row to make a more even row to work the border –
Row 3: CH3 (counts as 1 DC), work 2 DC into same ST. *SKIP 2 STS, work 1 SC into next ST, SKIP 2 STS, work (1 DC, 1 HDC, 1 SC, 1 HDC, 1 DC) into next ST. Repeat from * until last 6 STS. SKIP 2 STS, work 1 SC into next ST, SKIP 2 STS, work 3 DC into last ST. Fasten off.
Weave in all ends.
The Border:
Join border yarn into first ST of last row worked –
work 1 SC into each ST until last ST, work 3 SC (corner) – continue working down the side of the blanket –
work 6 SC evenly over each color section (4 rows) – continue working into the foundation row
work 3 SC into first ST (corner), work 1 SC into each ST until last ST, work 3 SC (corner) – continue working up the side of the blanket –
work 6 SC evenly over each color section (4 rows) – work 2 SC into ST the same ST as first SC worked (corner)
SL ST into first SC worked –
*Work 1 SC, 1 HDC into next ST, work 1 DC into next ST, work 2 DC into next ST, work 1 DC into next ST, work 1 HDC, 1 SC intoΒ  next ST, SL ST into next ST.
Repeat from * until corner – work 3 DC into the middle SC of the 3 SC of each corner.
Continue from * all around blanket. Fasten off and weave in ends.

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6 Comments

  1. Author

    Hi Marilee πŸ™‚
    The pattern is row 2 & 3 and it does say where to skip the two sts. I will hightlight it in bold 0 this might make it easier πŸ™‚

  2. Lovely pattern but I am just a bit confused as a new crocheter. Row 2: CH1, work 1 SC into first DC of previous row, work 5 DC into SC of previous row.
    I am understanding we are to work the last DC that was from row 1 with a SC. Are we then supposed to to skip 2 Stitches before preceding to work the 5 DC into the SC of the previous row? The chart helps but I am still confused as the pattern doesn’t say to skip those 2 actual stitches as the chart indicates. I apologize for being confused but I am really anxious to start this beautiful pattern. Thank you so very much for your help.


  3. love this pattern thank you

  4. This is such a bright and happy blanket! Plus, shells are awesome, of course πŸ™‚ Thanks for the free pattern!

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