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This free crochet baby afghan can be crocheted quickly with a J hook. Change the colors to blue for a baby boy.




Pink and White Shells Baby Afghan

Copyright March 2014 Barbara Badder


7 oz each of Pink and White Worsted Weight Yarn

Size J aluminum hook


32" wide x 31"  long


2 1/2 shells and 2 sc = 4"

7 rows = 4"

Skill Level

Beginner with some experience

Abbreviations Used

Ch    -   Chain

Dc   -   Double Crochet

Sc -      Single Crochet

Sl         Slip St

Note: Work in ends as you go.



With pink ch 123.

Row 1: 2 dc in fourth ch from hook. ( 3 skipped chs count as first dc) Skip next 2 chs, sc in the next ch. *Skip next 2 chs, 5 dc in next ch, skip next 2 chs, sc in next ch. Repeat from across.

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc, plus turning ch now and throughout work). Turn. 2 dc in first sc, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc, *skip next 2 dc, 5 dc in next sc, skip the next 2 dc, sc in next dc, Repeat from *across.

Row 3-6: Repeat Row 2. At end of row 6, end off pink and join white.

Row 7-11: With white, repeat row 2. At end of row 11, end off white and join pink.

Row 12-16: With pink, repeat row 2. At end of row 16, end off pink and join white.

Rows 17-61: Repeat rows 7-16 until there are a total of 6 white stripes and 6 pink stripes. Join pink at end of Row 61.

Row 62-66: Repeat Row 2. At end of Row 66, end off pink.

 Edging (Optional)

Join white in any stitch. For sides: Work 1 sc in each rows ending in sc and 2 sc in each row with 2 dc. For corners work 4 sc in each corner st. Work 1 sc in each ch of starting ch for bottom and 1 sc in each st across top. Join with a sl st.


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