Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Lovely Shells Baby Blanket


Just finished another baby blanket! I have made my best effort to write the instructions for it. But, of course, there might be mistakes; so if something doesn’t make sense, please ask/let me know in the comments.





I used Pound of Love yarn by Lion Brand, which is available at Joann.com for under ten dollars in a great variety of colors. If you purchase this yarn through the affiliate link below, I will get a small sales commission. Thank you!  

This pattern is my original design. It cannot be posted on other sites or distributed in any other form. If you would like to share this pattern, you can post ONE image on your site with the link to my original post. You can use this pattern to make items for personal use or for sale. If you sell finished items from this pattern, you must give design credit to Lacy Crochet blog (lacycrochet.blogspot.com). Please, respect my work. Thank you!


Finished Size: Approximately 38 by 27 inches


Materials:

Pound of Love by Lion Brand, Bubblegum (Bright cerise), 1 ball

Crochet hook US size E/4 (3.50 mm)

Shell in this pattern: (*dc, ch 1* 4 times, dc) all in same space.


Ch 121 loosely.


Row 1: (dc, ch 3, dc) all in 8th ch from hook, ch 1, *skip next 4 ch, (dc, ch 3, dc) all in next ch, ch 1* 22 times, skip next 2 ch, dc in last ch. Ch 3, turn.


Row 2: *shell in next ch-3 space* 23 times, skip next ch, dc in next ch. Ch 4, turn.


Row 3: * (dc, ch 3, dc) all in 3rd dc of next shell, ch 1* 23 times, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch-3. Ch 3, turn.


Repeat Rows 2-3 until you have 71 rows in total. In the last row do not make turning ch 3.



Edging:


Ch 1, turn. * (sl st, ch 3, 3 dc) all in next ch-3 space, skip ch-1 space * across. At the end of this row, make (sl st, ch 3, 3 dc) in the corner space.


Continue working in end of rows: * (sl st, ch 3, 3 dc) all in next space, skip next dc-space* across. Make (sl st, ch 3, 3 dc) in the corner space.


Continue working over beginning chain: * (sl st, ch 3, 3 dc) all in next ch-4 space* across. Make (sl st, ch 3, 3 dc) in the corner space.


Working in end of rows: skip next ch-3 space, * (sl st, ch 3, 3 dc) all in next space, skip next ch-3 space* across. Sl st to join. Fasten off.


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46 comments:

  1. It is lovely. Thank you for sharing the pattern!!
    xo Kris

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  2. This is a very pretty blanket. Thanks for sharing your pattern. Blessings!

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  3. You make the most delicate and elegant baby blankets, and this is no exception...it is so pretty!

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  4. Wow, that's so adorable! I really love it! Thanks for sharing the pattern with us! Liz

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  5. Hello I love your crochet blog and have learned allot from your postings. I am new to crochet and can only do simple kinds of crochet. I fell in love with your Brunfelsia Inspired Crochet Flowers but I do not know how to read the pattern without the instructions. Would you please tell me how to crochet these lovely flowers. Thanks for your help. Greatly appreciated. Hugs Judy

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    1. Sure, I'll try to make a photo tutorial by the end of this month.

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  6. Very pretty and very pink, like, good evening

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  7. I love it. I have hard time writing instructions as well. Is that a star stitch? I made a throw for my daughter. It looks lovely, great color choice. I love the pink!

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    1. I'm not sure what star stitch is.

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  8. Lovely blanket! Thanks for sharing:)

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  9. Lovely design and beautiful colour. I am saving this pattern for later.
    Love.

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  10. Your Pink Shell blanket is so very very lovely. You are a very talented lady. I love reading your blog. Hugs Judy

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  11. Hello

    So beautiful, I love your pink Blanket, the colour is perfect!

    Manuela

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  12. Como siempre Olga tus trabajos son bellisimos esta manta es un encanto y quiero decirte que en mi blog te e dejado un premio que con mucho placer te e elegido por tu hermoso blog besitos.

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  13. It's just beautiful and I love the color...I like the pattern soon as I finish up my projects I would love to give it a try being that you can help me with the instructions..I'm not very good with them I crochet doilies by eye and do blankets with the granny squares..Happy New Years with love Janice

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  14. really pretty baby blanket.... thanks for the pattern

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  15. Wat een mooie babydeken! Mijn complimenten. En dank voor het delen van het patroon. Gaat ook op mijn todo lijstje.

    Groet, Agnes.

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  16. I love this new pattern. Thanks so much for sharing. I just printed it out and pinned it.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

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  17. Nothing sweeter than a *PINK* Baby Blankie!
    Beautiful as always Olga!
    xoxo
    Danette

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  18. It is so pretty. I just adore the color pink. You did a lovely job.

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  19. I am making this right now and it is turning out beautiful. Thank you for this free pattern.

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  20. This blanket is absolutely gorgeous. I want to make one just like it for my on the way.. (: I must admit though I'm still so new to crocheting that I don't fully understand the written instructions. Is there a chance that you could help by putting up a picture tutorial? Thank you, greatly appreciated!

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    1. Hi Carly, sure I'll try to make a photo tutorial for this stitch.

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    2. Carly, I made the tutorial
      http://lacycrochet.blogspot.com/2013/06/lovely-shells-stitch-tutorial.html

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  21. Thanks for sharing this lovely baby blanket, I'm making it now in dusty rose, rainbow hues and sparkle white for a brand new dad....gonna crochet the babys name in it too. It's so sweet! May the Lord continue to bless you Olga...always.

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  22. I followed your instructions easily. Well written and the blanket turned out so pretty. Less delicate than yours but I'm still learning! I'm a fan :)

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    1. I'm glad to know you could follow the instructions easily. Thank you for the feedback.

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    2. I'd doing this in baby blue for a little boy, and I must say I'm a horrible crocheter BUT getting soo many compliments! Finally, after years of searching there's a place to find a simple pattern that makes me appear to be an experienced & creative mama. Ha! Thanks again!

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  23. Thank you so very much for this pattern. I have been looking for a blanket to make for my son and I adore the way its turning out! Im working with white and blue, creating stripes. Again thank you :) Your blog is such an inspiration <3

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  24. Wondering if you have photo instructions for the border? I'm ok with the top edge but it's the sides that I'm a bit sketchy on.

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    1. Hi, sorry I only now noticed your comment (I have over 200 posts and it's hard to keep track of all the new comments on old posts). No, I don't have a tutorial for this blanket trim, but I have a tutorial for almost the same trim on a different blanket. Perhaps it will help: http://lacycrochet.blogspot.com/2013/11/crochet-scalloped-trim-tutorial.html

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  25. Hi Olga, Lovely work and so talented. Im a beginner and would like to know how many multiples of stitches I need to work with for a pattern.

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    1. Hi Christine, the stitch is a multiple of 5, plus 1. Check out my tutorial for this stitch if you need additional help: http://lacycrochet.blogspot.com/2013/06/lovely-shells-stitch-tutorial.html

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  26. if you want to make a larger size....what multiple would you use to make it correctly?

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  27. Can we use this pattern to make prayer shawl? Thanks

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  28. Hi Olga! Love this blanket! To make it larger, how many additional chains do I add to the chain of 121? Thank you!!

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    1. This stitch is a multiple of 5, plus 1. So you can add to 121 any number that is divisible by 5.

      Also here I have a detailed photo tutorial for this stitch: http://lacycrochet.blogspot.com/2013/06/lovely-shells-stitch-tutorial.html

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  29. Did yours lay so beautifully as u crocheted it or did you need to do some blocking? I'm a good bit in and its pretty but not as smooth looking as yours.

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  30. Thanks Olga! This was the first crochet project i have attempted and it turned out just beautiful. I actually amazed myself. Thanks for the easy to follow directions. To produce something as beautiful as this for my first project has really inspired me to learn more. :)

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