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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
- 6mm crochet hook
- 3 balls of Bernat Baby Blanket
- darning needle
- ch – chain
- sc – single crochet
- dc – double crochet
- sk – skip
Shell Stitch Baby Blanket
makes a 38″ square blanket
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.