Loopy Shells Blankie

Green Blanket for Linus Oct 2009

Printable Pattern

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The original version of this pattern was given to me by a friend as a hand written pattern.  I lost that pattern for years, but continued to make the blanket, and when I finally found the pattern again, I realized I’d modified it significantly from the original version as I’d tried to work from memory.  Oops!

Another name for this blanket could be “stash eater” because it loves yarn!  It’s a very simple pattern that makes a squishy, thick and snuggly blanket.

The one pictured will be donated to The Linus Connection.

The blanket works up to be approximately 36″ wide.   It looks great with wide or thin stripes, in variegated yarn or solid!

You’ll need:

  • Worsted Weight Yarn (I used “I Love This Yarn” and a few other random greens I had on hand) – approximately 30 oz.
  • J Hook

Shell = (sc in next sc, ch 3, dc) in same st

Ch 130

Row 1:  dc in 4th ch from hook, skip next 2 ch, (sc in next ch, ch 3, dc) in same st.  [sk next 2 ch ( )] to end of base ch, sc in last ch.

Row 2:  ch 3, dc in same st, sk ch 3, (shell) in each sc across, sc in last ch 3 sp.

Repeat Row 2 for desired length.

For edging, continue pattern around by working (shell) in ch 3 spaces along sides and back of foundation row.  Finish off.

April 2005
I donated this one to Linus in April of 2005

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12 thoughts on “Loopy Shells Blankie

  1. J. Acevedo

    I’ll make some & put them in my “hope chest”… (I HOPE my son will marry & make me a grandma soooooonnnnn!!!!)

  2. Gigi

    Hello I would love to make this blankie and donate it. However, I do not understand the lingo used. Is there a place I can find out how to make the blankie. Or a book to buy? thanks a million ….

  3. leenah

    hey there! surfing ravelry looking for easy patterns to make things for my friend who’s having her first child this summer. i LOVE the green blanket. green just makes me happy. 🙂

  4. Erin E. Snow

    I really like this baby blanket. I love to use Caron One Pounders. I would like to make this blanket for my (pregnant) friends in the future with a crocheted teddy bear 😀

  5. Marjorie

    Just found this pattern and am making it in a varigated red/burgundy/white yarn. It’s beautiful and lots of fun to make. It will be donated to our local Linus Project. Can hardly wait to share it with our group.

  6. Aparna


    Thanks a bunch for this pattern. I’m pregnant and making this for my baby. I was looking for a pattern which I could do continuously without having to glance at it a 20 times. This one caters to my requirement perfectly and is coming out supersnuggly! Luving it!


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