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