Chunky Shell Stitch Baby Blanket - Free Crochet Pattern

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Today I have a really fun baby blanket pattern for you guy's using the crochet shell stitch. 

What I love the most about this pattern is the fact that you are able to use pretty much any texture/fiber of yarn and the blanket will always turn out beautiful! Don't feel like you have to use the same yarn I did, I've used Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick and this blanket turns out just as squishy and gorgeous as always. 

For my baby blanket I used a new yarn you can find at Joann's Fabric, I received it while in Chicago and the Our Maker Life Meeting. This yarn is VERY unique. It is a variegated yarn that not only changes from different shades of blue but to different textures of yarn. It's AMAZING. If you're anything like me, yarn that changes throughout the pattern keeps me interested. I tend to struggle with pattern repeats (I get bored easily) but this yarn helps to prevent that as well as create a wonderful blanket. 

You can find Yarnspirations Bernat Bundle Brights in nine different shades at Joanns. I am using the shade "what's the Teal-Y-O" This yarn is a mix of 53% Acrylic & 47% Polyester and comes with 207 yards, you will need TWO balls to make this blanket. 

A Youtube tutorial can be found for this baby blanket as well. 

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Let's get into the pattern!

Finished Measurement: 

30" x 30" 


- 9.00mm Crochet Hook

- 2 Balls Yarnspirations Bernat Bundle Brights What's the Teal-Y-O (OR 400 yards Super Bulky 6 Yarn)

- Yarn Needle

- Scissors


Ch - Chain

SC - Single Crochet

DC - Double Crochet 

SK - Skip


- The Shell stitch is done in a multiple of 6+1 feel free to adjust the pattern to different sizes by using this multiple when creating you foundation chain.

- The Shell Stitch is a two row pattern repeat. 




R1 - Turn, SC into the 2nd Ch from the hook and across (61)

R2 - Ch1, Turn, *SC, Sk2, 5DC, Sk2, Repeat from * across until 2 Sts remain, Sk1, SC into the last stitch

R3 - Ch2, Turn, 2DC, *Sk2, SC, Sk2, 5DC, repeat from * across until 3 Sts remain, Sk2, 3DC into last stitch 

Repeat Rows 2 & 3 for a total of 32 Rows. 

Fasten off. Weave in all ends.