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Lavender Shell Afghan

If you're looking for free crochet blanket patterns, try this pretty pastel piece. This project is great for beginners. The Lavender Shell Afghan from Roseanna Beck has a delicate scalloped design and striped pattern that is sure to give you warm fuzzies.

Cute and easy crochet projects like this make great security blankets for toddlers and perfect baby shower gifts. You could tailor the colors to make the perfect afghan for a baby boy or girl. The mother-to-be will love this soft, snuggly baby blanket! 

Lavender Shell Afghan     Lavender Shell Afghan

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Size: 40” x 44”


  • 680 yds. Light Lavender Red Heart 4-ply yarn (L)
  • 310 yds. Petal Pink Red Heart 4-ply yarn (P)
  • 310 yds. White Red Heart 4-ply yarn (W)
  • H hook or size needed for gauge

Gauge: 4 rows – 2 ¼”
Shell, sc, Shell, sc – 2 ½”

Stitch Guide:

  • Chain (ch), Single Crochet (sc), Double Crochet (dc), Slip Stitch (sl st)
  • Special Stitch = Shell – 3 dc



Row 1 – With lavender ch 126, sc in 2nd ch from hook, *skip 1 ch, Shell in next ch, skip 1 ch, sc in next ch, rep from * across, sc in last ch, ch 3 and turn. (31 Shells)

Row 2 – Dc in same sp, *sc in center dc of Shell, Shell in next sc, rep from *across ending 2 dc in last sc, ch 1 and turn. (30 Shells)

Row 3 – Sc in same sp, *Shell in next sc, sc in center dc of Shell, rep from * across ending sc in last st, ch 3 and turn.

Row 4 – Rep Row 2 and fasten off.

Row 5 – With pink sc in first dc, continue with Row 3.

Row 6 – Rep Row 2 and fasten off.

Color Scheme:

Rep Rows 3 and 2 as follows:
4 L 2 P 2 W (9 times) ending 4 L (76 rows)


1. With lavender work along top edge (sc, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2, sc) in right corner dc, *(sc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next sc, sc in center dc of Shell, rep from * across ending (sc, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2, sc) in last dc.

2. Work along side edge (sc, ch 2, 2 dc) in each sc sp across ending (sc, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2, sc) in first ch of bottom edge.

3. Work along bottom edge *(sc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next sc, sc in center dc of Shell, rep from * across ending (sc, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2, sc) in last ch st.

4. Work along side edge (sc, ch 2, 2 dc) in each sc sp across, join to beg sc and fasten off.



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What is the difference between a cluster and shell? There is no directions for either. Thank you

Hi there! The shells in this pattern are made of 3 dc. This particular pattern doesn't call for any cluster stitches. I hope that helps!

I love this pattern, even in the stripes. It looks so delicate, airy and lacey. This would a wonderful project to make for a baby shower gift. However, it would be just stunning if it was done in white for a christening gift. I just love the way this pattern looks.

how do you make the shell?

The shell is 3dc in the same space.

I LOVE this. But I would like to make it wider. Could you tell me what the multiple would be to chain for this beautiful afghan? Thanks so much.

I would just make the chain longer ending in an even number

Beautiful pattern can!t wait to it thank you. Elaine

Can anyone tell me if it is 76 rows total or 76 rows plus the initial 6 rows?

total of 76 rows


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