Monday, April 6, 2009

Crochet Slanted Shell - Variation 2 - Baby Afghan


Abbreviations
DC - Double Crochet
SC - Single Crochet
CH - Chain
Video Tutorial: Crochet Slanted Shell - Variation 2
Written by Teresa Richardson

Baby Afghan Size Estimate - If you want to make a baby afghan with a size I/5.5mm crochet hook, 4-ply yarn, you will chain 122. This will give you an estimated width of 38 inches.

Multiple is 5+2
Row 1: 3 DC in the 3rd chain from the hook, Skip 3 chains, single crochet in the next chain, *chain 3, 3 double crochet in the next chain. Skip 3 chains, single crochet in the next chain. Repeat from * for the width of the pattern.
Row 2: Chain 4, 3 double crochet in the 3rd chain from the hook. *Skip the 3 double crochet, single crochet in the chain 3 space, chain 3, Work 3 double crochet in the same chain 3 space. Repeat across from * for the width.

Repeat row 2 for the length.



27 comments:

  1. AKA the crazy stitch.

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  2. Anonymous,
    I have never heard it called by that name before but I am sure it has 2 or 3 other names that it is known by like most crochet pattern stitches.

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  3. Hi Teresa,
    Thank you so much for ALL your time and effort into making these great instructional videos!! I taught myself to crochet, and I was only able to do four different patterns. Now, with your help, I have endless possibilities!! I plan on using this pattern for my next baby afghan. What kind of edging or trim would be best? Actually, the only edging I know how to do is a scallop edging. Thanks in advance for your time and suggestions!!
    Best regards,
    Margie

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  4. Margie,
    You are welcome. I appreciate your comment. You can do a single crochet edging, reverse single crochet or a picot edging.

    Picot Edging
    Reverse Single Crochet

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  5. I would like to say thank you for your work in teaching others, myself included, on how to crochet. You are greatly appreciated =)

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  6. Dominique,
    Thank you very much. I appreciate your comment.

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  7. Hi Teresa I am wondering if there is a special pattern for the "Forever warm blankets". I know the yarn is for soft and baby yarn but was wnondering about a pattern or size. Thanks Marge

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  8. Marge,
    I would suggest that you contact the site moderator for Forever Warm to see if they have size specifications and patterns.

    http://www.foreverwarm.org/

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  9. hi teresa,...i bought a box of baby aplaca lace weight(2ply) yarn to make scarves.but the yarn is very thin.Can you please guide me in making a shell stitch scarf.

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  10. Vijaya Anantaneni,
    The stitch will be done the same way. You may need extra chains to start your scarf. This is where experimentation is necessary.

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  11. thanks teresa, I have gone thrugh all your crochet videos and wanted to appreciate your patience. Thanks for all that work you have been doing to guide us in crocheting.

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  12. Hello Teresa!
    You are AMAZING!!! I just want to let you know that your printed version of this pattern and your youtube video are slightly different from one another. For Row 2, you print, "3 double crochet in the 4th chain from the hook." On youtube you say, "3 double crochet in the THIRD (3rd)chain from the hook....just wanted to post that in case someone was confused like I was. I followed the youtube directions and my afghan is coming along just fine!

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  13. Javetta,
    Thank you for pointing that out. It is a typo that I will correct.

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  14. Thank you for such a simple to use video demo for the slanted shell... very good for us visual learners who need to hit "replay" a few times to get it right! I see you suggest using a backwayd single crochet or picot edge. One question I have is how to crochet the final row so that it resembles the first row (with the chain) before crocheting the edging?

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  15. Your pattern is exactly what I am looking for to do a blanket for my newest edition. My husband's grandmother has made all of my babies their own, but she has broken both wrists and following the surgeries, it has left her unable to crochet. I haven't crocheted anything but a straight line, and I might have been 8 when I did that. My baby is due on St. Patrick's Day-- do you think I have to learn this and complete it before my baby girl arrives? What kind of yarn would I use? The older kids all have ones that have a pretty pearlized sheen to them. I'd like to make Caits in green trimmed in pink. (all in pastels) Thanks for any advice. I'm excited to try by watching your video. She will be dedicated in her blanket and will also come home from the hospital in her blanket. Thanks!

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  16. If I wanted to do this stitch in the round for a sleeve, do you have any suggestions for joining in the round?

    Thank you for the written plus video directions.

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  17. Thanks for sharing this pattern. I'm making it for a friend's baby, and I've gotten so many compliments on it as I'm working on it. I was just wondering what stitch you would recommend for a border when I'm finished.

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  18. Teresa, I have been a fan of yours for a few years now. I credit you a lot for my skills. I have made many many many baby blankets with this pattern and several baptism shawls as well. It's such a fun pattern! Thank you for sharing your gift!

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  19. Thanks so much for this! I watched the video and read the pattern, and got going on a row of four slanted shells...then I just decided to keep going through the end of the skein and I wound up with a beautiful scarf! When I looked at a picture of this stitch online, I never thought I would be able to do it, but you are such a great teacher, I did it and it looks GREAT! I learned how to crochet from watching your videos, and I've been at it for about a month now. Your tutorials make most things seem completely doable, and I thank you for that!

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  20. I've been looking for this stitch all over the net. I've made it several times but lost the pattern. The only difference is the first row. On my pattern the first row also created a scallop. This is what I figured the first row would be.
    Row 1: DC in 3rd ch from hook, dc in next 2 chs, *ch 3, sc in next ch, skip 3 ch, 3 dc in next 3 chs. Repeat from *.
    Would that work for this pattern?

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  21. I also want to thank you for the very informative videos. I have learned so much from watching them. I can spend hours just surfing you videos. Thanks again.

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  22. I saw this pattern in a prayer shawl and LOVED it. I am super excited to have found the pattern and can't wait to start my next project.

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  23. Hi! I love how easy this pattern is. I am totally new at crocheting, I had basic knowledge, but in watching your videos I have already made 2 hats and now this blanket,and i have only been doing this for 5 days!
    I wanted to comment on row 2. Being so new, I am following step by step and noticed in the written instructions you didn't mention finishing the row with skipping two DC and doing a single crochet in the 3rd. I found it in your video, but just thought that for people like me it should be in the written.
    thanks for posting all that you do!

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  24. Thanks and God bless.I am in a crocheting frenzy ,crocheting stuff for my new grand nieces.Your videos and blog s are such a blessing.Very good tutorials.

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  25. Thanks and God bless.I am in a crocheting frenzy ,crocheting stuff for my new grand nieces.Your videos and blog s are such a blessing.Very good tutorials.
    Suchitra
    India

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  26. I used this pattern for a colourful Afghan for my daughter..it came out beautiful.Long term plans of gifting all the kids and nephew and nieces an Afghan each.
    Your tutorials are truly inspiring.
    Keep up the good work
    love n light
    Suchitra

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  27. Crazy stitch, shell stitch... Whatever stitch it is, $#!+, it's easy. I've been croing for six yrs & needed a quick patt for a blanket I'm selling. Don't want it to look cheap, don't want to put too much time into it either. Buyer doesn't see it as work(she's cheap). Yeah, one of those. I've learned how to cro blindly, lol. No, really! Sometimes on the train people stare as I cro to my hearts content-so instead of looking up @ them-I close my eyes & continue. Will add to stitches I can do w/ my eyes closed list. Thanks for your patience in teaching... It's humbly appreciated, cro master. Do you knit, too?

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