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Shells and Double Crochets Baby Afghan

This easy double crochet and shell afghan pattern makes the perfect baby shower gift!

Updated January 27, 2021
Shells and Double Crochets Baby Afghan
Shells and Double Crochets Baby Afghan

The Shells and Double Crochets Baby Afghan from Roseanna Beck is another free crochet afghan pattern to make for a special new addition to the family. This simple pattern features a repeating row, making it the perfect mindless project to take up once you get the hang of it. With yarn in orange, yellow and white, this double crochet and shell afghan pattern gives a summery feel. However, you can just as easily choose your own color scheme. Match the theme of baby's nursery or choose timeless color combinations to make this crochet baby blanket the right fit for you. Whatever you choose, don't miss out on this insanely cute baby afghan!


Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook, I/9 or 5.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet GaugeWith H hook, 4 rows = 3” — Sh, dc, Sh = 3”

Finished Size37” x 37”

Materials List

  • Color A: 330 yds. White Red Heart 4-ply yarn
  • Color B: 290 yds. Maize (Yellow) Red Heart 4-ply yarn
  • Color C: 290 yds. Light Peach Red Hearat 4-ply yarn
  • H and I crochet hooks or size needed for guage


  1. Row 1: With A and H hook ch 129, Sh in 6th ch from hook, *skip 2 ch, dc in next ch, skip 2 ch, Sh in next ch, rep from * across ending skip 2 ch, dc in last ch, ch 3 and turn.

  2. Row 2: *Sh in ch 1 sp of Sh, dc in dc, rep from * across, dc in last dc, fasten off and turn.

  3. Rep Row 2 in a 2-row color pattern: A, B, C 8 times
    (48 rows)


  1. With A and I hook starting at top edge right corner (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in first dc, *sc in ch 1 sp of Sh, skip 2 dc, Sh in next dc, skip 2 dc, rep from * across ending (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in last dc, work along side edge *sc in dc, Sh in next dc, rep from * across ending (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in l st ch st of bottom edge, work along bottom edge *sc in ch below Sh, Sh in ch below dc, rep from * across ending (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in last ch, work along side edge as for opposite side edge, join to beg dc and fasten off.


Single Crochet
Double Crochet
Shell — 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc
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Wow perfect timing, I have a baby shower coming up soon and I have been looking for the right afghan to make. I love the look of this Shells and Double Crochets Baby Afghan. The written pattern here on this page is so well done and easy to understand and follow. I can make this one in a few nights. I love the colors chosen for this afghan and can't wait to get started. This is a must make afghan for any baby, just change up the colors for the sex of the child. It will make a nice warm blanket that will be cherished forever. Thank you so much for this free crochet pattern.


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