**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.
**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.
This pattern is excerpted with permission from <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1449433049/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1449433049&linkCode=as2&tag=craftfocom-20&linkId=ASE3UHYFKACLX3VR">Crochet 2014 Day-to-Day Calendar</a> by Susan Ripley and published by Andrews McMeel.