Ocean Shell Blanket is a very easy and versatile crochet pattern. It’s perfect for the beginner crocheter because the stitches are relatively simple and there’s not a lot of shaping involved.
In other words, you can make a really big shell blanket in no time at all! The ocean shell blanket is also a great gift idea, especially if you are looking for something unique that will be well-received.
Plus, it’s perfect for those cold winter days when you just want to snuggle up on the couch with a good book or movie. So what are you waiting for? Give this crochet pattern a try today!
What is a Ocean Shell Blanket?
Ocean shell blanket is crocheted from a large number of small shells. This can be an interesting and unique project that can add some interest to your home decor. The shells are strung together with yarn and the finished blanket is quite delicate looking.
To make this blanket, you will need:
- – Approximately 480 (5 ounces/140 grams) size 6 (4 mm) crochet hooks
- – Worsted weight yarn in various colors
- – Size H (6 mm) crochet hook for joining shells together
- – Fiberfill or batting
How to make an Ocean Shell Blanket
Making an ocean shell blanket can be a very rewarding project. It is a great way to use up some leftover yarn, and the finished blanket looks amazing!
The first thing you will need is some tulle or netting. I used tulle because it is much softer than netting and it drapes nicer. You can also use any type of fabric you have lying around.
Once you have your fabric, you will need to cut out your pieces. The blanket measures 84″ x 98″, so make sure to account for that when cutting your pieces.
To begin, start by crocheting a chain foundation row of 20 stitches. This will act as the base of your blanket.
In the next row, crochet 2 double crochet stitches into each stitch along the chain foundation row. This will create the shell pattern. Do not turn at this point – just keep crocheting!
Once you have completed the shell pattern, continue crocheting until your piece measures 82″ from the beginning of the row. At this point, you will want to decrease (crochet 2 single crochet stitches in 1 stitch) down every other row until your piece measures 78″. Then, continue crocheting in the same manner until your piece measures 74″. At this point, switch to working in rows again and finish off by sewing together each end of your piece.
Tips for Crocheting an Ocean Shell Blanket
Lately, crochet has been on my mind a lot. Whether it’s because of all the knitwear that I need to finish up or because crochet is just so darn relaxing, I can’t get enough. And what better way to relax than with a cozy blanket?
This ocean shell blanket is perfect for those days when you just want to curl up with a good book and a warm blanket. The pattern is easy to follow, and the finished blanket is just over 18 inches square.
-5 skeins of worsted weight yarn in light blue (I used Plymouth Yarns Bali). You will also need 2 sizes H/8mm crochet hook and darning needle for finishing (or you can use an embroidery floss needle)
-1 small silver bead for each shell (optional)
Chain 93 stitches. Turn your work so that you are now working in the round. Do not join; simply keep crocheting in rounds until the blanket measures approximately 18 inches square (or until your desired length is reached).
Be sure to use a stitch marker to help keep track of your rounds! Now it’s time for the fun part! Start adding in your shells one at a time by slanting them towards the center of the blanket until they are all in position.
If you choose to add silver beads, slide them into each shell before crocheting around it. Once all the shells are in place, crochet a chain around the edge of the blanket to secure it. You’re done!
If you ever get stuck, don’t worry! There is a helpful video tutorial included in the pattern that will walk you through the entire process. Good luck and happy crocheting!
Isn’t it the coolest thing when you find a piece of driftwood and can’t wait to take it home? Well, if driftwood is your kind of thing then you’ll love this Ocean Shell Blanket project! It’s easy to follow and requires just a few basic crochet stitches.
Once you’ve mastered the basic shell pattern, you’re ready to experiment with different colors and textures. So why not give it a try today? You never know, you might just become an expert in crochet after all!
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