Stacked Shells Doll Blanket (or square, or large afghan, or shawl, or ……….)
Here’s a free pattern for you. I’ve made a doll blanket with it because I needed a quick gift for a neighbor’s grandchild. As far as I know, this is my original pattern – so please use it for your own purposes but do not post it anywhere or sell it to anyone. That’s not kosher.
I turned the edge of the blanket inward in hopes that you could see the edging, but can’t get a good image of it.Â It’s a simple but effective ‘ruffle’ that I enjoy adding to a lot of items, especially baby blankets.
Disclaimer: I invented this stitch pattern myself. As far as I’m aware, it’s new. However, if anyone has seen it anywhere else, please let me know so I can credit the designer.
Note: Pattern has not been tested by anyone else. If you find an error, please email me!
A few ounces of sport weight thread (I think this is Jamie)
Pattern works on a multiple of 6 + 3.
Large Shell = 5 DC in a single stitch
Small shell = 3 DC in single stitch
Gauge is not particularly important. My doll blanket is 11X12 inches, approximately.
1. Chain 39 and 5 DC in 6th chain from hook, sk next 2 ch, 5 DC in next ch across to create 8 large shells.
2. Ch 3, turn, sk 2 ch and 2 dc, *small shell in next DC, sk next DC, DC in next 2 DC, sk next DC*, repeat from * to * across to ch 1, DC in 2nd ch of turning ch = 8 small shells.
3. Ch 3, turn, sk 2 ch and 1 DC, *large shell in next DC, sk next 4 DC, large shell in next DC*, repeat from * to * across to DC into 2nd ch of turning chain.
4. Repeat alternating rows 3 and 4 to desired length. Do not break yarn.
Ch 1 and SC around the edges, with 63 SC for long sides and 35 SC for short sides.
*Chain 4, sk 2 SC, SC in next SC* around joining with slip stitch into first SC
Working in front of previous row, *ch 5, SC into first SC inside loop of previous row* Continue around and join with sl st into base of first ch 5. Break off yarn, weave in ends.
Note: To use this stitch pattern to make squares, omit the edging.