crochet clamshell blanket: begin!

Finally, something crochet to share with you!  I’ve started a blanket using the clamshell tutorial from Cherry Hart (click here for free pattern).  This has been on the to-do list literally for years!

clamshell blanket beginnings
So far, so good.  I changed a couple things in the pattern: I did a foundation sc rather than a chain and row of sc, and I’m using a different stitch when the pattern says to ch 3 at the beginning of a row, just to make it look neater.  The pattern is not hard to memorize and is easy to work.

Here’s the color palette I’m working with:
clamshell blanket palette
It’s KnitPicks’ Brava Sport yarn, which is really soft. I think the dark purple will be for a border.

Well that’s all for now.  There’ll be an update soon!  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. going to be gorgeous 🙂


  2. Nice color combo already!


  3. I like the fact that it is not too babyish. Colors are warm and inviting.


  4. Hello, gorgeous colors for the clamshell… are you going to post the changes you made for beginning of each row in place of chain 3? Thanks…Linda Linda Lucas RN MSN-CNS

    “Those who say it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it”


  5. Love this pattern and the colours you are using are gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing the link to the vidio tutorial for an alternative to the chain 3 method, so simple and so much better.


  6. Beautiful start on your afghan. I love all the colors! Can’t wait to see more. Beautiful pattern.


  7. Hi, thanks for the tutorials… thinking of doing this for a baby girl in pinks and white and aran… what is the width of your current project and how many chains used for the foundation? thanks and keep on happy hooking!



  1. […] Starting a new row of dc (US terms) with a ch3?  Try this instead, I bet you won’t do the ch3 ever again!  This is what I’m using for my crochet clamshell blanket! […]


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