One of the most traditional shell stitch patterns, this pattern has been used to make afghans for decades. I used this exact pattern to make a blanket for my youngest son's toddler bed and we still have the blanket to this day. Putting the time into a crocheted item often results in more than just making a blanket (or other item). The blanket becomes a treasured item with many fond memories attached to it.

Materials and Supplies

Any weight yarn with the appropriate size crochet hook. Our sample was made using worsted weight yarn and a size H (5.0 mm) crochet hook.

ch = chain
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat
sk = skip
st(s) = stitch (es)
tch = turning chain

Craft Instructions

Multiple of 8 sts + 3 (add 3 for base chain)

Row 1 (right side): Dc into 6th ch from hook, *sk 2 ch, 5 dc into next ch, sk 2 ch, dc into next ch, ch 1, sk 1 ch, dc into next ch; rep from * to end, turn.
Row 2: Ch 4 (count as 1 dc and 1 ch), sk first st and next ch, dc into next dc, *sk 2 dc, 5 dc into next dc, sk 2 dc, dc into next dc, ch 1, sk 1 ch, dc into next dc; rep from * ending last rep in 2nd ch of tch, turn.

Rep row 2.

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