Textured Crochet Blanket

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Worked in a shell pattern, this textured crochet blanket has a cabled look--a perfectly cozy and easy-to-make addition to any crib or bed. Not sure how to crochet in a shell stitch? Watch this instructional video.
Skill Level: Easy
 
Finished Dimensions: Approx 36" (91.5 cm) square
 
Yarn: Patons Beehive Baby Fingerling Yarn, a 70% acrylic and 30% nylon fingering weight yarn packaged in 3.5 oz/100 g skeins containing 418 yds/382 m: 4 balls 35143 Bonnet Blue
 
Hook: 5.5 mm/US 1-9
 
Other Materials: Yarn needle, 4 stitch markers
 
Gauge: 4 shells and 12 rows = 4" (10 cm) in Shell Pattern
 
This pattern is excerpted with permission from Crochet 2014 Day-to-Day Calendar by Susan Ripley and published by Andrews McMeel.
 
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Step 1

Blanket
Ch 206.
 
Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *sk next 2 ch, [(dc, ch 1) twice, dc] in next ch--shell made, sk next 2 ch, sc in next ch, repeat from * to end of chain. Turn. (34 shells)
 
Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch1), dc in first sc, *sc in center dc of next shell, shell in next sc, rep from * to last sc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in last sc. Turn.
 
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first dc, *shell in next sc, sc in center dc of next shell, rep from * across, ending with sc in 3rd ch of beg ch-4. Turn.
 
Rep Rows 2 and 3 for Shell Pattern until work from beginning measures 34" (86.5 cm), ending with a WS row.
 
Do not break yarn.

Step 2

Border
Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in first dc, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next dc, sc in next sc, *(sc in next dc, sk next ch-1 sp) twice, sc in next dc, sc in next sc, rep from * to last dc and ch-4, sc in next dc, 3 sc in 3rd ch of ch-4, placing marker on center st (corner).
 
Continue down side of blanket, working 135 sc evenly to next corner, work 3 sc in next corner, placing marker on center st. Work 135 sc along bottom edge of blanket to next corner, work 3 sc in next corner, placing marker on center st. Work 135 sc along rem edge of blanket to corner, work 3 sc in corner, placing marker on center st. Join with sl to first sc.
 
Rnd 2: Ch3 (counts as dc), *dc in each sc to marked st, 5 dc in marked st (corner), rep from * around. Join with sl st to top of beg ch3. Fasten off.

Step 3

This pattern is excerpted with permission from Crochet 2014 Day-to-Day Calendar by Susan Ripley and published by Andrews McMeel.



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  • by lindasl
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    lindasl

    Hi I love this pattern but am having trouble starting it. Should I be doing dc, ch1, dc, ch1' dc all in the same stitch? Also using a 5.5 hook and light weight yarn but stitches do not look nice and tight like yours do. Am I doing something wron

    Thanks for your help can't wait to get started

  • by margaret.marshall.39
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    margaret.marshall.39

    I really like this pattern and I was actually working it for a friend's baby. Funny thing is, the rnd 2 for the border (Step 2) is completely missing from this page! I was fortunate enough to be able to pull up the day-to-day calendar and the information was available as a preview. I appreciate being able to access this pattern for free, but when posting, please be sure to list ALL the steps/rounds required otherwise, your post is pretty useless. Here is the last round for the border you missed!

    STEP 2: Rnd 2: Ch3 (counts as dc), *dc in each sc to marked st, 5 dc in marked st (corner), rep from * around. Join with sl st to top of beg ch3. Fasten off.

    • by craftfoxes
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      craftfoxes Rate this comment 0 0 | Report

      Thank you so much for noticing the missing line! We added it to the pattern.