Rainbow Shells Baby Blanket

Rainbow Shells Baby Blanket
A baby blanket bursting with bright colors in a gorgeous easy stitch!
 

SKILL LEVEL:
Easy
Basic stitches, simple shaping and finishing.

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: 
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 US Crochet stitch terminology
 
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 into  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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I have been a crochet designer for more than 10 years. I love to think outside the box and to try and do things a bit differently. I love to learn new techniques and to challenge myself. I firmly believe that crochet should fun and evoke joy and pleasure. Creating and designing is one of my life's passions.

“Crochet is an art and crocheters it’s artists. Each crafted item is unique and own to its crafter”

Happy Crocheting Joanita Theron

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7 Comments


  1. Author

    Hi Marilee 🙂
    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 🙂

  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 🙂 Thanks for the free pattern!

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