Free Pattern – Sweet shells pram blanket UK terms

Pattern is  pram sized. If you wanted to make it larger, just add extra chains to you foundation chain, in lots of 6, and work extra rows.

For the pattern in US terms, click here

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Measures 65 cm X 50cm

Colour A dark  brown 100 gram ball 8ply (dk) yarn

Colour B baby pink 100 gram ball 8ply (dk) yarn

Colour C Dark pink 100 gram ball 8ply (dk) yarn

5 mm hook

4.5 mm hook

Stitch key

Ch – Chain

Dc – double crochet

Tr – treble crochet

Sl st – slip stitch

 

When changing colours, I simply ran them up the side of the blanket, rather than cutting the yarn and having a lot of ends to deal with at the end. When you add the border it covers up the colour runs on the side 🙂

 

With colour A and your 5 mm hook ch 56 stitches.

Row 1

Dc into the second chain from the hook.  Miss 2 ch, 5tr into next ch, miss 2 ch, dc into next chain. Repeat this across, you will end with a dc in the last chain, turn

Join colour B to the last dc that you did.

Row 2

Ch3 (counts as first treble) tr 2 more times into the same stitch, skip 2 tr, * dc into next tr (the middle tr of the 5 tr) skip 2 tr, 5tr into dc. Repeat from * until you reach the last dc. 3tr in the last dc, turn

Join colour C

Row 3

Ch1, dc into first tr, skip 2 tr, *5 tr into dc ,skip 2 tr, dc in next tr, skip 2 tr repeat from * ending with a dc in the 3rd ch of your starting ch 3, turn

Join colour  A and repeat row 2

Join colour  B  and repeat row 3

Join colour  C and repeat row 2

Join colour  A and repeat row 3

Join colour  B and repeat row 2

Join colour  C and repeat row 3

Join colour  A and repeat row 2

Join colour  B and repeat row 3

Join colour  C and repeat row 2

Join colour  A and repeat row 3

Join colour  B and repeat row 2

Join colour  C and repeat row 3

Join colour  A and repeat row 2

Join colour  B and repeat row 3

Join colour  C and repeat row 2

Join colour  A and repeat row 3

Join colour  B and repeat row 2

Join colour  C and repeat row 3

Join colour  A and repeat row 2

Join colour  B and repeat row 3

Join colour  C and repeat row 2

Join colour  A and repeat row 3

Join colour  B and repeat row 2

Join colour  C and repeat row 3

Join colour  A and repeat row 2

Join colour  B and repeat row 3

Join colour  C and repeat row 2

Join colour  A and repeat row 3

Join colour  B and repeat row 2

Join colour  C and repeat row 3

Join colour  A and repeat row 2

Join colour  B and repeat row 3

Join colour  C and repeat row 2

Join colour  A and repeat row 3

Border:

Use your 4.5 mm hook, or even a 4 mm, this will help stop the border rippling.

Round 1

Don’t turn work Sl st into the gap between your last shell and dc.

Ch 3 (counts as 1 tr) 2 tr ch 1 into same space. Along the side of the blanket tr 3 ch 1 into the last tr of a half shell stitch, skipping the dcs. 3 tr, ch2 3 tr into the gap made by the first loop of your starting chain.

Along this edge, *3 tr into the same chain that you did your first shell, ch 1 3tr into the chain you put your first dc into ch1* repeat  until you have 3 tr in your last shell.  3tr, ch2, 3 tr into you ch 3 next to the last shell.

Ch 1, 3tr, ch 1 into your half shells along this edge, again skipping your dc’s.

At the next corner, make your 3tr ch2 3 tr corner into the first dc on the next edge. Ch1 3 tr into the middle tr of the next shell. Continue along 3tr ch1 into each dc and middle tr of your shells. 3 tr ch 2 in the same space you started in, joining you ch2 to the third chain of your ch 3.

Round 2

Turn blanket and sl st into ch 2 space. 2 tr ch1 in same space. Go around the whole blanket 3 tr ch1 in each ch 1 space, and 3 tr ch2 3tr ch1 in each ch 2 space. Into the ch2 space you started in, 3 tr, ch2, and join your chain to the third ch of starting ch 3, and finish off.

Round 3

Join colour C into any ch2 space. Dc ch 5 dc in chain 2 space, ch3, dc in next ch 1 space ch 3 . So you are going to dc, ch 3 in all of your ch1 spaces around, and Dc, ch 5, dc in all of your ch 2 spaces (the corners). Join your last ch 3 to your first dc in ch2 space.

Round 4

Do not turn or break yarn, slip stich into ch 5 space. Chain 3 (counts as first tr) 6tr into same space. Dc into dc, 5 tr in next ch 3 space. Continue around, dc’ing in every dc, Tr 5 in each ch 3 space, and tr7 in each ch5 space. Finish off by slip stitching into the last dc of previous round. Break yarn and weave in your ends.

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