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I’m happy to share with you the first wonderful Blanket for 2021 at Soukaina Collections… Free Shell Stitch Crochet Blanket Pattern!
The truth is that when I released my first baby blanket (Crochet Baby Blanket free pattern) on the blog a couple of months ago.
What’s important is that the free pattern is ready for you below. And if you prefer reading the inexpensive ad-free printable PDF, you can grab it on Etsy Here.
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When I decided to make the next blanket, I decided to make one for toddlres and especially for girls in white color. Click Here for more size!
I actually started making this blanket months ago. At first I was thinking that I would finish it in a few days and before the winter, Unfortunately I finished it in a few months instead of a few days! And that’s because I was lazy to make this blanket, it really gives me some boredom!
So I continued to make this beautiful blanket once every day or every few days!
And you? Are you bored of doing some crochet projects sometimes? Tell me in the comments below.
Months later, I decided to share with you to make this wonderful soft white blanket free pattern.
I designed this blanket with puff and beautiful shell stitches. I also added a border to the blanket and made it toddler blanket size. The finished size is about 44 x 43 ins, but feel free to size it up as you wish.
One last thing about this blanket, as I’m sure you can see, this is not beginner friendly. There are 2 rows of pattern to repeat, and although the stitches are very very easy.
I suggest you make this blanket after you have applied several blankets. So you will easily understand chevron patterns, or have a really solid understanding of what each type of stitch looks like so you know exactly where to place the hook.
Oh, and one more last thing, I practiced this stitch with a wool yarn, size (3) weight yarn, It took me 8 skeins of white color, I recommend you to use a baby soft so the child will not feel cold, especially during the winter.
It was just a little information on the blanket.
I hope everything will be easy for you.
So let’s start.
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Skill level: Easy – Medium
Measurements: 44×43 inches (113×109 cm)
Materials / Supplies:
You will need :
- Crochet hook size: 4.mm (H/6).
- Wool yarn: (3) light (100 gr, 300 mt, 100% Acrylic)
- Stitch markers.
- Yarn Needle.
- Tape measure.
- CH – chain
- St/sts – stitch/stitches
- Sl st – slip stitch (Insert hook into stitch. Yarn over and pull through both the stitch and loop on the hook).
- SC – single crochet (Insert hook into stitch. Yarn over pull through two loops).
- DC – double crochet (Yarn over. Insert hook into stitch. Yarn over pull through stitch. Yarn over pull through two loops. Yarn over pull through two loops).
- Puff stitch.
-Ch 3 does count as a stitch.
-Repeat what is written in the () as many times as it’s written right after the (). For an example: Repeat (2hdc, hdc1) 5 times. It means that you have to repeat the sequence work 2 hdc sts into the same st. 1 hdc into the next one 5 times. And you will get 5 additional stitches by doing that.
-You can use any (3) weight yarn to make this blanket. You can also use a different yarn weight to make a smaller or larger blanket, using a matching hook – bear in mind your yardage requirements will vary.
-You can make a smaller or larger blanket by chaining a shorter or longer foundation chain. Multiple is 8 ch (+1).
-Gauge is not essential for this project.
- Get the ad-free, large print, printable PDF pattern from Etsy HERE.
- PIN this pattern to your Pinterest boards for later HERE.
- Add this pattern to your Ravelry queue HERE.
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Special Stitch: Puff stitch:
Wrap the yarn over the hook and insert the hook into the stitch. Yarn over again and draw up a loop. You should have three loops on your hook. This is the beginning of a half double crochet stitch. Instead of drawing the yarn through these loops, continue to the next step.
Yarn over, insert your hook through the same stitch, yarn over, and then draw up another loop. You should have five loops on the hook.
Repeat the previous step until you have the number of 9 loops on your hook
Yarn over and draw it through all the loops. Depending on how tight the stitches are, this can be a little tricky at first because every other loop (the yarn overs before you insert the hook) is smaller than the others. Draw the hook through, wiggling it a little as needed, to avoid pulling those loops.
Foundation Chain: Chain 201 (200 ch+1) Or chain any multiple of 8 plus 1 for the desired width.
ROW 1: SC in the 2nd CH, skip 3 CH, 7 DC in next, skip 3 CH, SC in next. Repeat (skip 3 CH, 7 DC in next, skip 3 CH, SC in next), SC in the last CH. Turn (25 shells)
Row 2: CH 4, puff st in the same st, 5 CH, puff st in SC st, CH 2, puff st in the same st (we worked 2 puff sts in the same st). Repeat (5 CH, puff st in SC st, CH 2, puff st in the same st), in the last st work a puff st, CH 1, DC in the same st. Turn
Row 3: CH 3, 2 DC in the CH space, SC in the 4th DC from one row down (the middle DC of the shell), 7 DC in the next space (between 2 puff stitches). Repeat (SC in the 4th DC from one row down, 7 DC in the next space).
Row 4: CH 1, SC in the same st, CH 2, puff st in SC st, CH 2, puff st in the same st, CH 5. Repeat (puff st in SC st, CH 2, puff st in the same st, CH 5). After last puff stitch CH 2 instead of 5. SC in the last st. Turn
Row 5: CH 1, SC in the same st, 7 DC in the next space. Repeat (SC in the 4th DC from the previous row, 7 DC in the next space) SC in the last st. Turn
Row 6: CH 4, puff st in the same st, 5 CH, puff st in SC st, CH 2, puff st in the same st. Repeat (5 CH, puff st in SC st, CH 2, puff st in the same st), in the last st work a puff st, CH 1, DC in the same st. Turn
Row 7: CH 3, 2 DC in the CH space, SC in the 4th DC from one row down (the middle DC of the shell), 7 DC in the next space (between 2 puff stitches). Repeat (SC in the 4th DC from one row down, 7 DC in the next space).
Repeat rows 4, 5, 6 & 7 until your project measures the length you want.
I have been made 112 rows
Corner 1: SC in the last stitch. Now we are going to work along one side. Skip a space along the edges of rows as you see in the picture.
Now repeat (7 DC, Skip a space along the edge of the row, SC, Skip a space along the edge of the row) evenly along the side edge to corner.
Corner 2: Turn to work along the opposite side of the foundation chain Now repeat (7 DC in each space of 7 DC, SC in each SC) across to the next corner.
Corner 3: Turn to work across opposite side edge and repeat (7 DC, Skip a space along the edge of the row, SC, Skip a space along the edge of the row) to the next corner.
Corner 4: Now slip stitch to the first SC. Fasten off
Great! you made it, yeah!
What does it look like?
As you can see this blanket is very easy to do, soft and lovely at the same time And also does not need to be decorated with flowers…etc.
If you have any idea or suggestions for a new baby blanket, or a color, a stitch or any design you’d like to see on the blog, just let me know!
Now, How much time did it take for you to make this blanket? I really would love to know! Tell me in the comments below.
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As you know, I’m always happy to help. If you need any help with the pattern, just leave a comment below, and I’ll get back to you asap.
Finally, you can get the inexpensive, ad-free princess Sara crochet baby girl dress pattern printable PDF on Etsy Here.