I made this blanket over the weekend for a coworker who is having a baby. It has a beautiful shell pattern, it is reversible and surprisingly thick. Perfect for the Fall and Winter.
I used blue and cream but this blanket will look great with just about any color combination. I hope you have as much fun making your own as I did.
Materials: 12 oz of color A
12 oz of color B
Size G hook
Row 1: (shell row): With color A, chain 173.
Work 1 dc in 5th ch from hook. 3 dc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch (shell completed).
*skip 2 ch, work 1 dc in next ch, 3 dc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch.
* Repeat from * to * across to ch just before last, do not work in last ch.
Drop loop from hook, do not cut yarn. Do not turn.
Row 2: (chain Loop Row) With color B. Starting at the beginning of last row (dropped loop from row 1 should be on opposite end), join B with sc in 4th ch of turning ch (the ch before 1st dc of first shell st row).
Working in the front of last row, *ch 6, skip next shell, sc in first ch of the 2 skipped ch in foundation chain (between shells)*. Repeat from * to * across. Ch 6, sc in end ch (the free chain at the end of last shell)
Second row should look like this (I inserted the hook to show that there is a space)
Row 3: (Shell Row) With color B, ch 2, turn. Slip st in first dc of last shell st row. Ch 2
* 5 dc in center st of shell (3rd dc) and in ch 6 loop. 5 dc in center st of next shell and ch 6 loop * Repeat from * to * across.
Drop loop from hook. Do not cut yarn. Do not turn.
End of third row should like like this (side 1 and 2)
Row 4: (Chain Loop Row) Pick up dropped color A at end of the shell st row before last.
*ch 6. Working in front, skip shell. 1 sc in space between shells (in the same color shell)* Repeat from * to * across.
Ch 6, skip last shell, 1 sc in chain loop row.
Fourth row should look like this (I inserted a hook to show where there is a space)
Row 5: With color A, work same as for row 3. Do not turn.
Fifth row should look like this
Row 6: Pick up dropped B loop at end of shell st row before last. Work same as for row 4.
Repeat rows 3,4,5 & 6 for pattern. Work until length desired is reached.
Repeat rows 3 & 4
Border: *Double crochet in each st across. For corners: 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in same corner ch* Repeat from * to * once. Join with sl st.