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Baby Shells and Ribbon Afghan



Pastel yarn and ribbon details make this baby shells and ribbon afghan, along with the matching tissue box cover, great gifts for a new baby. This crochet afghan pattern features interconnected shell rows in pink, baby blue, and white.

Baby Shells and Ribbon Afghan


  • 415 yds. Pale Blue Red Heart 4-ply yarn
  • 415 yds. Lily Pink Red Heart 4-ply yarn
  • 525 yds. White Red Heart 4-ply yarn
  • 1 yd. each blue and pink 1/8” wide nylon ribbon
  • G hook or size needed for guage


GUAGE: sc, Shell, sc, Shell, sc – 3 ½” 6 rows – 3 ½”

STITCHES USED: Chain (ch), Single Crochet (sc), Double Crochet (dc), Slip Stitch (sl st) Special Stitch: Shell – 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc

  1. Row 1 – With blue ch 136, dc in 4th ch from hook, *skip 2 ch, sc in next ch, skip 2 ch, Shell in next ch, rep from * across ending 2 dc in last ch, fasten off and turn. (2l Shells)
  2. Row 2 – With pink sc in first dc, *Shell in sc, sc in ch 2 of Shell, rep from * across ending sc in top of turning ch, fasten off and turn.
  3. Row 3 – With white sl st in sc, ch 2, dc in same sp, *sc in ch 2 sp of Shell, Shell in sc, rep from * across ending 2 dc in last sc, fasten off and turn.

Work Rows 2 and 3 repeating pattern: blue, pink, white, blue, pink, white for a total of 65 rows ending with pink, fasten off and do not turn. 


With white working along top edge Shell in corner dc, sc in next dc, *Shell in sc, sc in ch 2 sp of Shell, rep from * across ending Shell in last sc, sc in dc, Shell in last corner dc, working along side edge *sl st in dc, Shell in st after sc, rep from * across ending Shell in corner dc, working along bottom edge sc in next dc, *Shell in ch below sc, sc in ch below Shell, rep from * across ending Shell in last corner dc, working along opposite side edge *sl st in dc, Shell in st before 2 dc, rep from * across, join to beg and fasten off.


FINISHING: Make 1 bow in each corner in either blue or pink (2 blue and 2 pink).

Baby Shells and Ribbon Afghan

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Mar 12, 2013

Could someone please provide the completed size for this Baby Shells and Ribbon afghan pattern? In addition, could someone give us multiples for this pattern?


Jul 8, 2011

Help with Baby Shells and Ribbon Afghan by Roseanna Beck. What is the completed size of this adorable baby afghan? > Can someone give me multiples for this pattern so I can make it larger or smaller please. I think multiples should be on every afghan pattern. It would make things so easy. > Thank you in advance for your prompt response. Sue N.


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Jul 3, 2011

I can not find a completed size for the Baby Shells and Ribbon Afghan. Can you help me please?


Jun 13, 2011

@acirone7 3594926: The instructions for the shell stitch in this pattern are listed under the bold heading titled "STITCHES USED." They are on the second line under "Special Stitch." Hope this helps! -- Editors of FaveCrafts


Jun 10, 2011

Love the pattern, but where are the instructions on how to make a shell stitch.


Jan 14, 2011

I must agree with Tessa I am a very competent crocheter but to someone new to the field or someone who has beginnings in it, then it is extremely difficult to be taught any hands on subject without visual aids and nigh on impossible for many. Commendations for the pics and close up as well for all the learners who will find them invaluable to progress with crochet further. Ps. Simple line drawings of hook and yarn displaying how to make a stich would also help and be inexpensive.


Oct 4, 2010

thank you for the up close picture and details. We need more pics like these.


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