A tiny bit of crochet texture can make a HUGE difference!
How many baby blankets have you seen or crocheted using a shell stitch? There are a LOT of crochet patterns out there for blankets with some form of the shell stitch. It's a quick and fun stitch to work but it always looks the same. I wanted to do something slightly different and add a little texture to mine. A simple change in stitch placement was all it took!
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Peaked Shell Blanket instructions
Skill Level: Easy
Terms: US Crochet Terminology
Materials: 2,500 yards Caron Simply Soft or similar 4ww yarn
Finished Size: 4’x4’ or customize
Gauge: 15 dc & 8 rows = 4”
st(s) - stitch(es), sl st - slip stitch, ch - chain, yo - yarn over, sc - single crochet, dc - double crochet
Hdc Foundation Chain: If you’re unfamiliar with foundation chains, these tutorials may help
Peaked Shell: (3 dc, Picot, 3 dc) in same stitch
Picot: Ch 3, sl st in 3rd chain from hook
Row 1: Begin with a hdc Foundation Chain in multiples of 4 + 1 working to your desired size
61 (2’) 89 (3’) 121 (4’) 153 (5’)
(2 shell rows = 2” wide & 1” tall)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in next st, *skip next st, Peaked Shell in next st, skip next st, sc in next st,* repeat from *to* across
Row 3: Ch 3, turn dc in same st as chain, working behind picot, sc around the strand just below the picot of next Peaked Shell, *Peaked Shell in next sc, working behind picot, sc around the strand just below the picot of next Peaked Shell,* repeat from *to* across to end st, 2 dc in end sc
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in next st, skip next st, Peaked Shell in next sc, *working in front of the picot, sc around the strand just below the picot of next Peaked Shell, Peaked Shell in next sc,* repeat from *to* across to end 2 sts, skip next st, sc in end st
Repeat row 3 & row 4 until desired height, sc evenly down side, across bottom and up next side of blanket to finish off, fasten off and weave in ends
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