Scrappy Shells Blanket

This vibrant and colorful baby blanket makes a great gift. Plan out your colors or use scrap yarn to create a unique variation.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 31” x 40”

Gauge: 18 sts and 10 rows = 4” [10 cm] in pattern before blocking

Materials

Yarn: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice (100% acrylic; 170 yards [155 meters]/100 grams): #100 Angel White (CA, 3 balls), #114 Cheery Cherry (CB, 1 ball), #132 Goldfish (CC, 1 ball), #157 Duckie (CD, 1 ball), #169 Sweat Pea (CE, 1 ball), #106 Little Boy Blue (CF, 1 ball), #108 Bluebell (CG, 1 ball)
Hook: US size F/5 (3.75 mm) hook
Notions: Yarn needle

Special Stitches

Wavy Shell Stitch Pattern
Foundation Row (RS): Turn, sk 2 ch (counts as first dc), 3 dc in next ch, *sk 3 ch, sc in ea of next 7 ch, sk 3 ch,** 7 dc in next ch, rep from * across, ending last rep at ** with 1 ch remaining, 4 dc in last ch.
Row 1: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and ea st across, including top of t-ch.
Row 2: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and ea of next 3 sts, *sk 3 sts, 7 dc in next st, sk 3 sts,** sc in ea of next 7 sts, rep from * across, ending last rep at ** with 4 sts remaining, sc in ea of last 4 sts.
Row 3: Rep Row 1.
Row 4: Turn, ch 3 (counts as first dc), 3 dc in same st, *sk 3 sts, sc in ea of next 7 sts, sk 3 sts,** 7 dc in next st, rep from * across, ending last rep at ** with 1 sts remaining, 4 dc in last st.

Pattern Notes

Change color in last yo of final stitch of row. Carry yarn up side in Rows 1-48 and 73- and do not fasten off.
Entire pattern is worked by crocheting in the front loop only. 

Pattern

With CA, ch 143. Begin Wavy Shell Stitch pattern by crocheting Foundation Row.
Rep Rows 1-4 of Wavy Shell Stitch pattern in the following sequence:
Rows 1-16: [Rows 1-2 in CB, Rows 3-4 in CA] 4 times.
Rows 17-32: [Rows 1-2 in CC, Rows 3-4 in CA] 4 times.
Rows 33-48: [Rows 1-2 in CD, Rows 3-4 in CA] 4 times.
Rows 49-58: Rows 1-2 in CB, Rows 3-4 in CC, Rows 1-2 in CD, Rows 3-4 in CE, Rows 1-2 in CF.
Rows 59-62: Rows 3-4 in CG, Rows 1-2 in CG.
Rows 63-72: Rows 3-4 in CF, Rows 1-2 in CE, Rows 3-4 in CD, Rows 1-2 in CC, Rows 3-4 in CB.
Rows 73-88: [Rows 1-2 in CA, Rows 3-4 in CE] 4 times.
Rows 89-104: [Rows 1-2 in CA, Rows 3-4 in CF] 4 times.
Rows 105-106: Rows 1-2 in CA, fasten off.
Rows 107-110: Rows 3-4 in CG, Row 1-2 in CG, do not fasten off.
Asymmetrical Edging: Turn to begin working along side, ch 2, dc in side of ea sc and 2 dc in side of ea ch 3 or dc across to end of row. Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in ends with yarn needle. Spray block if necessary. yarn ball

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