Shells Preemie Blanket Crochet Pattern
I have always been a little intimidated by the crochet shell stitch, which is why you won’t find many patterns containing it on our blogs.
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I decided it was about time to create a Shells Preemie Blanket. This will be a timeless piece of history within your family for every new arrival, even as a lovey or security blanket.
It uses light worsted yarn and a G hook and once you get the hang of it it’s not that difficult!
3-5 lb Preemie
22″ x 19″
*These are our finished measurements. If yours don't fit within these measurement, please check your gauge.
Light worsted weight yarn (3-light)
- We used Red Heart, Cutie Pie yarn.
Yarn needle, to weave ends
16 sc stitches x 16 rows is 4″
*Change the hook size to obtain the gauge.
shell st-shell stitch
*This pattern is written in American Crochet Terms.
Starting with Splash yarn,
Row 1: ch 79, use this shell stitch tutorial for the entire pattern (13 shell sts)
Rows 2-7: using Splash color (13 shell sts)
Rows 8-9: using Indigo color (13 shell sts)
Rows 10-11: using Splash color (13 shell sts)
Rows 12-13: using Indigo color (13 shell sts)
Rows 14-30: using Splash color (13 shell sts)
Rows 31-43: using Indigo color (13 shell sts)
Rows 44-55: using Splash color (13 shell sts)
Row 55: using Indigo color (72 sts)
Cut yarn and change to Indigo yarn,
Edge: ch 1, sc in around blanket evenly, join in first st of round, cut yarn, fasten off, weave ends.
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Ideal Me says
Hi Melissa, try this link, https://www.thestitchinmommy.com/shell-stitch-tutorial
To find the shell supposed to follow tutorial I guess. But that link didn’t work for me.
Brittany Lynch says
Hi there! The shell stitch tutorial is linked on this page on Row 1.
Here is the link again, https://www.thestitchinmommy.com/shell-stitch-tutorial
PATRICIA LAWSON says
No pattern, just colors for each row
Ann McAleess says
Please send the pattern–ty
Terri Huey says
There aren’t any instructions provided.
If you are going to talk about a pattern, it would be nice if you included the pattern!!
I saw the instructions for the blanket, but they were very minimal! You had to use your imagination as to how to make the shell stitch. Referring to the picture of the blanket, magnified to view the stitches, is necessary. Also, the pattern says 13 shells per row. I got 15 shells with the starting chain of 79 stitches. I think we need a reply from the author.
Alice Williams says
I’m not finding the pattern either. It just tells me how many shells but not how to do the shell stitch.
Gerri Ann Brenner says
Did I miss how to do the shell stich???
If so,please explain/ illustrate.
The instructions for the shells are not showing??
There are no instructions for this blanket! Does not tell you how to make the shell stitch!
Cynthia sinks says
How do you make the shell stitch? There were no directions.
Donna David says
It would be helpful for shell st instructions on. Row 1 of pattern.
Katherine McDonald says
I didn’t see instructions for the blanket.