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Crochet Shell Stitch Baby Blanket
Lion Brand® Lion® Organic Cotton
Pattern Number: 70263A

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
24 x 36 in. (61 x 91.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

680-003 Lion® Organic Cotton Yarn: Bark True, warm medium brown
Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
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Note: A

680-004 Lion® Organic Cotton Yarn: Cypress A natural, soft sage green
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Note: B

680-001 Lion® Organic Cotton Yarn: Vanilla Creamy, natural off-white
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Note: C

680-002 Lion® Organic Cotton Yarn: Almond Natural, light soft golden tan
Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
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Note: D

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size I-9
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
13 sts + 7 1/2 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in pattern.
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
5-dc shell Work 5 dc in indicated st or ch.

NOTES:
To change color, work last stitch until there are 2 loops on hook, yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete stitch.


INSTRUCTIONS



BLANKET

With A, ch 80.

Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. – 79 sts.

Row 2: Change to B. Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, *sk 2 sc, 5 dc in next sc, sk 2 sc, sc in next sc; rep from * to end.

Row 3: Change to C, ch 3 (counts as first dc), turn, work 2 more dc in first st, *sk 2 dc, sc in next dc, sk 2 dc, work 5 dc in next sc; rep from * to last sc, work 3 dc in last sc.

Row 4: Change to A, ch 1, turn, sc in first dc, *sk 2 dc, work 5 dc in next sc, sk 2 dc, sc in next dc; rep from * to end.

Row 5: Change to D, ch 3, turn, repeat Row 3 with D.

Row 6: Change to B. Repeat Row 4 with B.

Rep Rows 3-6 for shell pattern. Work until there are a total of 68 shell rows, ending with a Row 5.

Last Row: Change to B. turn, sc in first dc, *hdc in next 2 dc, dc in sc, hdc in next 2 dc, sc in next dc; rep from * to end. Fasten off.

Edging

Rnd 1: With RS facing, join A at bottom right corner; sc evenly along right side edge, work 3 sc in top corner, sc across top, work 3 sc in left corner, sc evenly along left side edge. Fasten off A.

Rnd 2: With RS facing, join C, work 1 rnd sc, working 3 sc in corners, sl st in first sc to join. Fasten off C.

Rnd 3: With RS facing, join B and rep Rnd 2.

Shell Stitch Edge: With WS facing, join D in corner, sc in first sc, *sk 2
sc, work 5 dc in next sc, sk 2 sc, sc in next sc; rep from *, sl st in first sc to join. Fasten off D.

FINISHING

Weave in ends.


ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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