Seaside Stash Busting Blanket – Week 9

And this week we’re going for shells! 🙂 This is ‘Large Shell Stitch’ and I’m really excited about these rows because there just had to be sea shells at some point in  a ‘Seaside Stash Busting Blanket’! I love beachcombing… usually I’m on the look out for sea glass or driftwood but finding pretty shells amongst the pebbles is lovely too! 🙂

This project continues to be such a wonderful shared experience and I know so many of you are enjoying it as much as me! Here’s the weeks round-up from Instagram


And I have to give an extra special mention to Katia and Carla- my lovely sister-in-law and niece! They are both taking part in my ‘Crochet- Along’ and at a family gathering at the weekend they were able to show me their blankets… it was so exciting to see their progress! They are both new to crochet and learning so much….my niece (whose blanket is on the right) is only 13! 🙂 🙂


So onto this weeks rows…

I have done a YouTube tutorial for those who may find it helpful…

Remember I use UK terminology and tch= turning chain, dtr= double treble (US treble), dc= double crochet (US single crochet)

At the end of Row 34 you should have joined with a new colour and made 4ch which counts as the first dtr of this next row…


Row 35 3dtr into st at base of turning chain, *miss 3 sts, 1dc in next st, miss 3 sts, 7dtr in next st, repeat from * to end, miss 2 sts, 1dc in final st joining with a new colour at end of st, 4ch, turn (22 shells and 1 half shell)

Row 36 2dtr into st at base of turning chain, *miss 3 sts, 1dc in next st, miss 3 sts, 7dtr in next st, repeat from * to end, miss 3 sts, 1dc in final st joining with a new colour at end of st, 4ch, turn (22 shells and 1 half shell)


Row 37 Repeat Row 35

Row 38 Repeat Row 36


And there you have it…beautiful shells!


Have a lovely week everyone and ‘Happy Crocheting’! 🙂


    1. Awww Sandra… thank you so much! It really is amazing seeing everyone’s creations and all the variations! I love it and it is so wonderful for me to see… I never imagined it would be as popular as it is with so many people joining in! 😊❤️❤️

  1. Eleanora, I love these shells and am thrilled there is 4rows of them…they look so great stacked up on each other. I get excited every Monday and Friday to see what you have in store for us and I am really enjoying looking at the other blankets….I can only imagine you must be even more joyous 😊

    1. Awww, Stephanie…that’s amazing!! Yes please- that would be so funny to have a Portuguese copy! Would you mind getting a copy…I’ll pay for postage etc… I’ll send you my address via direct message on Instagram if that’s ok! Thanks so much…so kind of you… xxx

  2. Nana Cathy sent me as I am (was) looking for a scrappy yarn crochet idea. I love the sea, live near the sea, so this is perfect! I’ll be a late and far behind participant 🙂

  3. Beautiful shells. I am so looking forward to trying this stitch. I would love some pebbles and driftwood to paint. You are so lucky! Best wishes to you, thank you for everything. Gez xx

  4. I love these rows! Can anyone help with some advice on how to stop the long chain stitch happening between the dc and the first dtr of each shell please. I’m getting annoyed at myself!🤨😋

    1. Hi Ria… it’s a common problem I’m afraid but you could try using a smaller hook just for that part of the stitch pattern. Or just try angling the hook differently to reduce the size of that join… good luck! 😊❤️

  5. Hi Eleonora,
    I am learning so much and really enjoying my growing blanket. For these shells: is it normal to have a bit of a hole underneath the first row, either side of the shell base? The part that is not attached? Or did I miss something?
    Janet crocheting in Perth, Western Australia.

  6. Hi Eleonora,
    Is it normal to have a bit of a hole at either side of the base of each shell where it is not quite attached to the row below? Have I missed something or is there a way to fill it up later?

    Happily crocheting in Western Australia

    1. Hi Janet…. the shells are made of double treble (US treble) stitches, which are taller and therefore naturally looser and if you have a looser tension it can create these ‘holes’. You could try a smaller hook for the first and last stitch of each shell? Or a smaller hook for the entire row and see if this makes a difference… good luck! 😊💙

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