Shells & Stripes Crochet Pattern

The simple shells and arches of this crochet blanket give it some weight making it a perfect lap-ghan! I used elegant shades of green from Red Heart Soft yarn with a contrasting cream and changed colors with ever row.

Shells Arches Crochet Blanket


Supplies:
H8/5mm Hook size
2 skeins each of dark green, light green and cream/off white

Sizing Information:
My finished size: 48"x 48" (perfect swaddling size)
Your size may vary based on your crochet habit
No multiples to note.

Pattern Instructions:
With darkest color, ch 164

Row 1: sc in second ch from hook and each ch across

Row 2: ch 1, sc in 1st sc, *sk next 2 sc, 7 dc in next sc, sk next 2 sc, sc in next sc, repeat from * across- change color with last stitch

Row 3: ch 4, sk next dc, dc in next 5 dc, *ch 1, sk next 3 sts, dc in next 5 dc, repeat from * across to last 2 sts, sk next dc, tr in last sc

Row 4: ch 3, 3 dc in same st, *sk next 2 dc, sc in next dc, *sk next 2 dc, 7 dc in next ch1sp, sk next 2 dc, sc in next dc, repeat from * to last 3 sts- sk next 2 dc, 4 dc in last tr

Row 5: ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, ch 1, *sk next 3 sts, dc in next 5 dc, ch 1, repeat from * to last 6 sts- sk next 3 sts and dc in each of last 3 dc.

Row 6: ch 1, sc in 1st dc, *sk next 2 dc, 7 dc in next ch1sp, sk next dc, sc in next dc, repeat from * to end

Row 7: ch 4, sk in next dc, dc in next 5 dc, *ch 1, sk next 3 sts, dc in next 5 dc, repeat from * to last 2 sts- sk next dc and tr in last sc.

Row 8: ch 3, 3 dc in same st, sk next 2 dc, sc in next dc, *sk next dc, 7 dc in next ch1sp, sk next 2 dc, sc in next dc, repeat from * to last 3 sts- sk next 2 dc, 4 dc in last tr

Row 9: ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, ch 1, *sk next 3 st, dc in next 5 dc, ch 1, repeat from * to  last 6 sts- sk next 3 sts, dc in each of last 3 sts

Row 10: ch 1, sc in 1st dc, *sk next 2 dc, 7 dc in next ch1sp, sk next 2 dc, sc in next dc, repeat from * to end of row

Row 11: ch 4, sk next dc, dc in next 5 dc, *ch 1, sk next 3 sts, dc in next 5 dc, repeat from * to last 2 sts- sk next dc and put tr in last sc

Row 12: ch 3, 3 dc in same st, sk next 2 dc, sc in next dc, *sk next 2 dc, 7 dc in next ch1sp, sk next 2 dc, sc in next dc, repeat from * to last 3 sts- sk next 2 dc and put 4 dc in last tr

Row 13: ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, ch 1, *sk next 3 st, dc in next 5 dc, ch 1, repeat from * to last 6 sts- sk next 3 sts, dc in each of last 3 dc

Row 14: ch 1, sc in 1st dc, *sk next 2 dc, 7 dc in next ch1sp, sk next 2 dc, sc in next dc, repeat from * to end of row

Repeat rows 3-14 until desired length. (will need more yarn for blanket longer than 48")

Border: I didn't add a border to the top and bottom, I only added two rows of single crochet for the sides.

Notes: You will begin to see the pattern repeat between rows. The reason you are repeating 3-14 is because many rows end and begin much differently as you go. You will be changing color with EACH row.

Shells Arches Crochet Blanket

Shells Arches Crochet Blanket

-Stitch Key-
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
ch = chain
sp = space
sl st = slip stitch
sk = skip
tch = turning chain



Comments

  1. I'm somewhat of a beginner at crocheting and would like to try this pattern. Can you please verify for me what tr stands for?

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    1. Ooops! Sorry Pam! Guess I forgot to add that to the stitch key for this one! TR means Triple Crochet.
      Happy Hooking!
      Shelly

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    2. IF I WANT TO MAKE THIS PATTERN LONGER, BUT THE SAME WIDTH, IS IT OKAY TO JUST KEEP ADDING ROWS ON?... THIS IS BEAUTIFUL, AND I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE IT FOR MY TWIN HOSPITAL BED... THE WIDTH IS FINE BUT I NEED TO MAKE IT LONGER!!... THANK YOU SO MUCH... I AM 70-YEARS OLD AND DON'T CROCHET LIKE I USED TO, MY HEALTH HAS DECLINED, BUT I STILL TRY... GOD BLESS... MARYJO

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    3. Hi Mary Jo!
      Yes, you can make it longer by just adding more rows!
      Keep on hookin'! :D

      Shelly

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  2. I am a few rows in and this is curling in on itself. Have I done something wrong?

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