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shell stitch baby blanket

A customer of mine had their first baby this week, and I needed to whip up a quick baby blanket.  My go to when I am in a hurry is Bernat Blanket yarn since it’s so thick, and this easy shell stitch is great.  It’s a 2 row repeat so it’s easy to make a blanket and catch up on whatever show you are in the middle of binge watching.  I made this 38″ square blanket in a day, which is even quicker than I thought it would be.  It’s helped that it was cold and snowing outside.

What you need

Stitches Used

  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • sk – skip

Shell Stitch Baby Blanket

makes a 38″ square blanket

ch 74

Row 1 – sc in 2nd ch from hook, and in each across

Row 2 – ch 1, turn, sc in same st as ch 1 *sk 2 st, 5 dc in next, sk 2 st, sc in next* repeat across

Row 3 – ch3, turn, work 2 dc in same st as ch 3, *sc in center dc (of the 5), 5 dc in sc* repeat across, 3 dc in last st

Row 4 – ch 1, turn, sc in same st as ch 1, *5 dc in sc, sc in center dc (of the 5)* repeat across, sc in last st.

And just keep repeating rows 3 and 4 until you run out of yarn!  Nice and simple pattern.

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