Thursday, November 14, 2013

Fancy Shells Baby Afghan Free Pattern








This must be the 10th or 11th baby blanket that I made this year! I already lost the count, though I haven’t lost the interest in making/designing new ones.


 

The stitch for this baby afghan looks fancy and intricate, but it’s not that complicated. The pattern consists of only four repeating rows, which are easy to remember; after you’ve made a few pattern repeats, you won’t even need the written instructions.

I think it’s a cute blanket, though one thing is lacking. If you look carefully at the picture or read the instructions, you’ll see that this blanket has no trim. I tried different ones, but simply couldn’t find the one that would work.

My free pattern is below. You can definetly experiment and try to come up with the edging/trim of your liking.


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: 38 by 25.5 inches


Materials:


Snuggly Wuggly Big by Loops and Threads (1263 yards)


US size E/4 hook


Shell in this pattern: (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all in same space.


In this pattern, I refer to turning chain as last double crochet.


Ch 143 loosely.


Row 1: shell in 6th ch from hook, *ch 3, skip 4 ch, sc in next ch, ch 5, skip 4 ch, sc in next ch, ch 3, skip 4 ch, shell in next ch* across; dc in last ch. Ch 3, turn.


Row 2: shell over next shell, *ch 2, sc in next ch-3 space, 7 dc in next ch-5 space, sc in next ch-3 space, ch 2, shell over next shell* across; dc in last dc. Ch 3, turn.


Row 3: shell over next shell, *dc in next dc, (ch 1, dc in next dc) 6 times, shell over next shell* across; dc in last dc. Ch 3, turn.


Row 4: shell over next shell, *skip next ch-1 space, dc3tog in next ch-1 space, (ch 3, dc3tog in next ch-1 space) 3 times, shell over next shell* across; dc in last dc. Ch 3, turn.


Row 5: shell over next shell, *ch 3, sc in next ch-3 space, ch 5, skip next ch-3 space, sc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, shell over next shell* across; dc in last dc. Ch 3, turn.


Repeat Rows 2-5 (ending with Row 5) until your blanket measures about 38 inches. Fasten off.







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21 comments:

  1. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing!
    xo Kris

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  2. It's beautiful, thanks for sharing your pattern. :)

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  3. ciao ,bellissima la copertina è possibile avere lo schema grazie Angela

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  4. this is so pretty. thanks for the pattern.

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  5. Hola Olga bellisima esta mantilla!!!! que punto mas hermoso en las mantillas queda tan delicado y se ve liviano muy bello ♥ besos.

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  6. I love this blanket, i'm going to try it today, thank you so much for sharing such a pretty pattern :)

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  7. Hi, this is pretty but i can't follow it. seems i'm making the wronf way.
    do you have also tutorial step by step? thanks and regards

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  8. Hi. Thanks for the pattern! In Row 2 when you say "shell over next shell" what does that mean? Where do I start the shell?

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    1. you make it into the ch-1 space between the double crochets

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  9. what a lovely pattern. I am going to make one and send the feedback.many thanks for sharing such a pretty pattern.

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  10. Love, love, love this pattern! Thank you for sharing!! I added one row of double crochet as a border and I am happy with it. When I do this afghan again I would like it to be a little wider, do you know how many more chains I would need to start with?

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  11. I love this pattern :-) thank you for sharing.
    you have inspired me to start blogging as I wanted to follow yours! I dont know what mine will be about yet, but this is it so far http://jennystearoom.blogspot.co.uk/ I think my first post might be a link to yours :-)

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    1. Hi Jenny, nice to meet you! Wow, I'm glad to know that my blog inspired you to start your own. That's great.
      I'd love to visit your blog, but it seems like it's set up as a private blog, and only invited readers can see it.

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  12. I absolutely love this pattern, and thank you for sharing. I was wondering it you have any ideas for what type of border I could add to this

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  13. Hi again Olga! I love this pattern so much and would Love to see more of your patterns. Is there a website or something that I can go to? Or could you e-mail them possibly? I just started crocheting again and would love to learn new patterns :)

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  14. Hi Ashley, thank you for your kind words about my work. This is the only website I have. I post my free patterns here. I also sell some patterns (mostly baby patterns) at Etsy and Craftsy.
    As for the border for this blanket, I've seen someone on Ravelry adding a few rounds of sc to this blanket, and a final round of picots. It looked really cute. I tried finding that photo on Ravelry, but unfortunately I couldn't.
    Happy New Year! Wish you lots of new crochet projects in 2015!

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  15. How would you adapt this pattern to a full size afghan rather than baby? My sister in law has a vintage afghan pattern that she wants to dup and this is as close as I have seen.

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  16. This pattern is an absolute stunner. I've made several. Thank you for sharing.

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