Shell Stitch Blanket Free Crochet Patterns

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Are you trying to expand your repertoire of stitches and other crocheting tricks? With this in mind, we are always browsing for new versions of the stitches we all know and adore.

Today, let’s focus on Lovely Shell Stitch Blankets. The examples we have come upon will surely inspire you to act! Experimenting with colors and different shapes of shells will certainly be relaxing and so fun. Beginners, don’t worry – most shell stitches use basic double crochet.

Does your best friend need a new blanket? Or maybe you have been meaning to make something for yourself for some time now? Either way, the awesome authors we want to introduce to you today will show you the way.

When regular crochet baby blanket patterns look mundane, try something else. Learn how to crochet shell stitch and make the crochet piece of your dreams. You can easily adjust the finished blanket size – simply go for more or fewer repeats of the motif. 

If you’re not sure what yarn you should use, always take a look at the pattern notes. Worsted-weight yarn will be great for most projects, but always make sure your gauge is on point. Many designers offer video tutorials with written patterns, so you can be sure that you won’t make a mistake. 

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 Polka Dot Blankets and Ruffle Baby Blankets.

Easy crochet Shell stitch baby blanket Patterns

Barbie Blanket

Are you into the Barbie craze, or do you prefer to stay away from hot pink? Well, if you are in the second group, don’t worry – this blanket will look amazing in other color palettes! The classic shell stitch is one of the most eye-catching crochet stitches, whether you go for one or more colors. Try it and let Mark’s version inspire you.

Level: upper beginner Author: Mark Thibodeau

pink and white shell crochet blanket

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Soft Shells Heirloom Blanket

Some shell stitches are more delicate than others and create subtly textured pieces. This project by Kim is a timeless beauty and will look great in many sizes and color combinations. A Lacy border with picots adds to the vintage vibe of this baby blanket.

Skill level: Beginner Author: Kim Guzman

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Shell Bay Baby Blanket

By alternating two colors, you can make the shells interlock. Sharon’s blanket will be a great baby shower gift, as it combines blue and white in the most adorable manner. Change up the colors for your favorite ones, or choose a different color for each row to make it even more fun!

Skill level: Beginner Author: Sharon Goodwin

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Solid Shell Stitch Blanket

We all love a nice shell stitch, because it looks great and is one of the classics. It really gives you a chance to create something pretty and showcase the beauty of the yarn.

This blanket by Rhondda Mol is made with multicolor yarn, and it has a really nice effect. The rows of shells go from one color to another irregularly, so try it today. 

Level: upper beginner Author: Rhondda Mol (Oombawka Design)

Shell Stitch Blanket

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Lacy Shell Blanket

What a delicious combination of colors! Sunny yellow is packed with positive energy and beautifully completed by white here. Will you use the same color palette or shake things up this time? Whatever you do, the instructions written by Pattern Princess will surely guide you straight to success.

Level: upper beginner Author: Pattern Princess

Shell Blanket

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Petunia Blanket

This shell stitch blanket is fantastic! Don’t you love the color palette The Foxtail Lane composed? We think it’s absolutely precious! If you want to practice the beautiful shell stitch, this pattern is certainly for you.

Level: upper beginner Author: The Foxtail Lane

Shell Stitch Blanket

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Beautiful Shells Blanket

This color palette is out of this world – do you agree?

We couldn’t recommend the Instagram feed of frank.and.rosie enough, trust us. If you are looking for inspiration, you certainly know what to do now.

Level: upper beginner Author: frank.and.rosie

Crochet Shells Blanket

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Shell Stitch Baby Blanket

This delightful crochet pattern for a shell stitch baby blanket is a must-have for every craft-loving parent, undoubtedly. If you have never tried this beautiful technique, it is time. Follow the instructions by Nicky Jones!

Level: upper beginner Author: Nicky Jones

Shell Stitch Baby Blanket

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Just Shells Baby Blanket 

A dreamy stitch and a beautiful edging combined! It seems like we adore absolutely everything about this baby blanket by genius Crochet ‘n’ Create. It is a classic and elegant proposal for Christmas gifts, baby showers and birthdays.

Level: upper beginner Author: Crochet ‘n’ Create

Crochet Shells Baby Blanket

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Wildflowers Lapghan

We adore shell stitches as much as we adore this crochet pattern for a vintage lapghan written by Kristi Garris. If you are planning to start a new crochet project, this may be the source of inspiration you need.

Level: intermediate Author: Kristi Garris

Crochet Lapghan

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