Baby Blanket Shells of Love by Darleen Hopkins

Baby Blanket Shells of Love

March 2012
Aran (8 wpi) ?
2 complete shells, 8 rows = 3½ inches
6.0 mm (J)
1200 yards (1097 m)
33” X 37”
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Beautiful Baby Blanket for both beginner and experienced crocheters. Written using US terms.

For visual learners, a chart of a corner is provided to help illustrate the edging/corner.

TIME SAVER Pattern Learn how to change colors without having to break off the yarn at each row and therefore have MINIMAL ENDS TO WORK IN!!

Pattern is written for aran/heavy worsted weight yarn however, explanation of how to convert the pattern to dk or lighter weight yarn is provided. Or you can use the additional instructions to adjust the size of your blanket to as big or as small as you would like-make a throw or bedspread or adjust for 4 ply yarn.

Please note, this is a crochet pattern, not the actual item.

GAUGE: 2 complete shells, 8 rows = 3½ inches However, exact gauge is not essential. If your gauge is close to stated gauge, then your finished blanket will be close to stated finished size. If you don’t have similar gauge or you want to adjust the size of the blanket, please see instructions at the end of the pattern.

FINISHED SIZE: 33” X 37” If you want to adjust the size of the blanket, please see instructions at the end of the pattern.

YARN: Lion Brand Martha Stewart Crafts
(65% acrylic, 35% wool; 164 yards/150 meters
3.5 oz/100 grams) or equivalent heavy worsted/aran weight (4)
Please note, yarn amounts are approximate. Allow for at least a 10% variance when purchasing yarn.

  • Main Color (MC) #502 Flamingo, 4 skeins 360 grams/590 yards
  • Contrast Color A (CCA) #501 Petal Pink, 2 skeins 183 grams/300 yards
  • Contrast Color B (CCB) #500 Bakery Box White, 2 skeins 183grams/300 yards

HOOK: US size J (6.0 mm) or size needed to obtain correct gauge

NOTIONS/OTHER: Stitch marker, yarn needle


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Please note, this pattern is copyrighted and may not be reproduced or redistributed. Completed blankets may be sold but please credit Darleen Hopkins as the designer. If selling online, a link to my shop is appreciated.

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