crochet clamshell blanket: ta-da!

Made from a lovely pattern from Cherry Heart and using a border technique from Felted Button, my clamshell blanket is now fully complete!

crochet clamshell blanket: ta-da!

The purple border, which is the same as the one used in the original tutorial (only with one extra sc row added) turned out nicely — the little ripples hit at just the right places for all 4 corners:

crochet clamshell blanket: border corner

It looks nice and adds a little over an inch to each side of the blanket:

crochet clamshell blanket border


The purple rounds out the color palette like I was hoping it would (*whew*).  The blanket measures about 28″ wide by about 30″ tall after blocking the body and adding the border.  I have not blocked the whole blanket with the border, but I don’t think it really needs it.

It’s worth mentioning again that I used KnitPicks Brava Sport for this in 9 colors, and I used less than half of each ball except for the purple, which took about 5g more than half.

I love this clamshell pattern, it just looks so cool!

crochet clamshell blanket close-up

Well, that ends my crochet clamshell baby blanket — but I haven’t actually said it was a baby blanket until now!  With the dimensions and amount of yarn used it made sense, but I never actually said it because this is for someone who sometimes reads my blog, and I wanted it to be at least a tad bit of a surprise!  L.P., congratulations on your baby girl, I can’t wait to meet her!





  1. Congrats, it is beautiful. Making a border is sometimes hard (it is my problem!!!) but yours is well done!!


  2. It turned out beautiful! It will be perfect for bundling a little one in. Great job!



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