Delicate Shell Blankets – Free Crochet Patterns

Oh, our beloved shell stitch crochet blankets! They are versatile, easy to make and come in all shapes and sizes. Whether you need a simple blanket pattern, edging, or inspiration for a lace shawl, it’s there for you. Shells are one of the most popular stitches because the basics are very simple, and you can later modify them to your needs. Usually, you make it by working 5 or more double crochet stitches through the same stitch. This way, they are side by side, making a half-moon shape.


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The size of the shell depends greatly on the kind of stitch you use (single, half, or double crochet), as well as the number of stitches worked through the loop. If you need an idea for a gift, consider making Delicate Shell Blankets, because they look stunning! Check out these free patterns under the links below and follow us on Facebook Fanpage and Pinterest for more creative ideas!

If you need more inspiration, check out our collections of Shell Stitch Ideas and Dragonfly Stitch Ideas for Kids.

Nautical Waves Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

Decorative stitches coupled with modern colors always work! This delightful baby blanket proves that, without a doubt. This navy blue is so unique and versatile, simply ideal for soft stroller blankies and handmade nursery decor.

Level: upper beginner Author: Carmen Heffernan

The original pattern and the photos are on anniedesigncrochet.com. More info on ravelry.com.

Josephine Baby Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

This simple but incredibly attractive shell pattern looks great in three neutral colors. Lovely powder pink contrasts with dark grey beautifully, while white yarn divides them and makes a contour. Genius color play, isn’t it?

Level: upper beginner Author: Willow Yarns

The original pattern and the photos are on willowyarns.com

Beautiful Shells Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

This classic pattern will never grow old because it keeps being rediscovered again and again by brilliant crocheters who make it in new colors and versions. The one we have here is exceptionally beautiful, perfect for spring thanks to the bright colors.

Level: upper beginner Author: Lahoma Jayne Nally, this version by Dainty154

The original pattern is on ravelry.com. Info about this version and the photos are on ravelry.com.

Dainty Shells Baby Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

Oh, pure charm! Can you even believe how adorable this baby blanket designed by Stephanie Jessica Lau is? If you are always looking for exciting new stitches, this one is evidently a keeper! Give it a try and let us know how you feel about it.

Level: upper beginner Author: Stephanie Jessica Lau

The original pattern and the photos are on allaboutami.com. More info on ravelry.com.

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