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Shell Crochet Blanket Tutorial – Beginner Friendly

Thank you so much for sharing!

Hello my lovelies!  I have a new easy shell crochet blanket tutorial for you!!  This was specifically requested by my Facebook live audience a few weeks back, so I’m happy to be able to be able to share it with you today!

Easy Shell Crochet Blanket Tutorial

easy shell crochet blanket tutorial


Yarn of choice – use what you think is pretty!

Hook (use size recommended on package of yarn)

Yarn needle

easy shell crochet blanket tutorial
easy shell crochet blanket tutorial

Here are the written instructions!  Click HERE for the Free PDF Download!  Enter your email and it will be automatically sent right to your inbox 😉


Start with any yarn of choice. Use the recommended hook size on the yarn packaging.
Row 1:
Slip knot
Chain a multiple of 3 and then add 2. So I chained 81(81/3=27) and added 2 for a total of 83.
Row 2:
Single crochet (sc) in the 2nd chain from hook.
Chain 3, skip 2 foundation chains and sc in the 3rd chain along the foundation and repeat to the end. Be sure you are able to sc in the final foundation chain.
Row 3:
Chain 3 (counts as dc), turn work and double crochet (dc) in the first sc stitch.
sc in ch 3 space, 3dc in next sc and repeat. Insert 2dc in last sc.
Row 4:
ch 1, turn work, sc in first stitch
ch 3, skip 3 stitches and sc, ch 3 and repeat (the sc will be in the center stitch of the shell)
sc in the top of the turning chain to finish this row.
Alternate Row 3 and 4 for the remainder of the blanket.

What I did

The yarn I used was Red Heart Soft Essentials in the color Linen.  This blanket used 4 skeins, but it was a smaller sample/baby size, so you will likely want more 😉  The multiples are written out for you to make it larger, I would guess 8-10 skeins for a good size throw.

*If you want to have the pdf version, click HERE, enter your email and it will be sent automatically to your inbox.

Here is the full video tutorial for you to make this easy shell crochet blanket!  It has tons of tips and tricks along the way… I am so glad you have this resource, it’s better than taking a class!  You have all the steps you need to be successful with this project which is my favorite thing!

easy shell crochet blanket tutorial

Agda Frohock

Sunday 19th of March 2017

I can not find pattern for shell blanket


Tuesday 21st of March 2017

It's right under the photo of me holding the blanket ;)


Saturday 11th of March 2017

Could this same pattern be applied to the bernat blanket size yarn, if so what size hook woould you recommend.


Wednesday 22nd of March 2017

You take the hook size recommanded for your yarn

Laura Salgado

Thursday 9th of March 2017

Just got the PDF... it was in my junk mail :p Thank youi

Laura Salgado

Thursday 9th of March 2017

How mini skeins did you use, what color and what type of yarn did you use? I am also trying to download the PDF but when I subscribe it's not working.


Thursday 9th of March 2017

How many skeins?

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