Soft Shells Baby Blanket

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Soft Shells Baby Blanket

designed by Brenda Bourg
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Single Size
Approx. 32"/81.5cm wide x 40"/101.5cm long
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The materials for this project cost $29.43

Step 1:

Select your options

Size:

  • Single Size
Finished measurements
Approx. 32"/81.5cm wide x 40"/101.5cm long

Step 2:

Click each color to change it or go with the colors recommended by the designer

Contrast A

Simply Soft Light | Key Lime, 0005Edit Color
$7.98

Contrast B

Simply Soft Light | Honey, 0003Edit Color
$7.98

Contrast C

Simply Soft Light | Capri, 0007Edit Color
$7.98

Bamboo Crochet Hook

Size G6/4mm
$2.99

Bent Tip Steel Yarn Needles

Sizes 13 & 16 2/Pkg
$2.50
The materials for this project cost $29.43

Abbreviations

Ch(s) = Chain(s)

Dc = double crochet

sc = single crochet

shell = 4 tr in indicated ch (2nd ch of ch-3 space of next V-st).

Sl st = Slip stitch

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Finished measurements
Approx. 32"/81.5cm wide x 40"/101.5cm long

MATERIALS

Blanket
Simply Soft Light (85 g/3. oz;301 m/330 yds)
Contrast A Key Lime (0005) 2
Contrast B Honey (0003) 2
Contrast C Capri (0007) 2

GAUGE

In shell pattern, 7 shells and 14 rows = 5"/12.5cm.

Gauge is not critical for this project.

INSTRUCTIONS

ssc: Shallow single crochet—Insert hook in body of indicated sc (under the top horizontal loops and between the vertical strands), yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through both loops on hook.

NOTES

1. Blanket is worked back and forth in rows, changing color at the end of every other row.  

2. To change color, work last stitch of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete stitch. Proceed with new color. Do not fasten off old color, carry colors not in use up side of piece until next needed. Take care to hide carried strands when working trim.

 

BLANKET

With A, ch 125.

Row 1: Shell in 2nd ch from hook, sk next 2 ch, *shell in next ch, sk next 2 ch; repeat from * to last ch, sc in last ch, turn—41 shells.

Row 2: Ch 1, shell in first sc, sk next 2 dc, *shell in next sc, sk next 2 dc; repeat from * to last sc, sc in last sc; change to B in last st, turn.

Rows 3 and 4: With B, repeat Row 2 twice; do not change color at end of Row 3, change to C in last st of Row 4.

Rows 5 and 6: With C, repeat Row 2 twice; do not change color at end of Row 5, change to A in last st of Row 6.

Row 7: With A, repeat Row 2; do not change color at the end of this row.

Rows 8–103: Repeat Rows 2–7 sixteen more times.

Fasten off.

 

FINISHING

Trim

Join C with sl st anywhere in edge of blanket.

Round 1: Ch 1, sc evenly spaced around entire outer edge of blanket, working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st in first sc.

Round 2: Ch 1, ssc in each st around, working 3 ssc in center sc of each 3-sc corner; join with sl st in first st. Fasten off.

Using yarn needle, weave in all ends. Block lightly, if desired.