I have always been scared of the shell stitch, which is why you won’t find many patterns containing it, although 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. Get your light worsted weight yarn and G hook ready to make a bunch of shell stitches! I hope y’all enjoy it!
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.
G-6 (4.00mm) crochet hook
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 tutorial for 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,
Round 1: ch 1, sc in around blanket evenly, join in first st of round, cut yarn, fasten off, weave ends
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