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Shell Stitch Afghan Patterns to Crochet

Free Patterns for Crocheting Afghans That Include Variations of the Shell Stitch

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The shell is one of the best-known and best-loved crochet stitch configurations. There are many interesting variations of the shell stitch, and many ways to incorporate shells into crocheted afghans. We're hoping the free afghan patterns linked below will inspire you to start on your own shell stitch afghan!

Shells and Clusters Baby Blanket by Sandi Marshall

Shells and Clusters Baby Blanket Crocheted in Pastel Variegated Yarn
Shells and Clusters Baby Blanket Crocheted in Pastel Variegated Yarn -- Photo © Sandi Marshall

To crochet this baby blanket pattern, you'll combine the shell stitch with cluster stitches. This is a beginner-friendly pattern that anyone could achieve success with.

This afghan design is by Sandi Marshall, posted here at our website.

Easy Boxed Shell Columns Afghan Pattern

This afghan is an interesting combination of textured stitches; the shell stitches are incorporated into columns and alternated with columns of solid basic stitches. This afghan design is by Sandi Marshall, posted here at our website.

Shell Stitch Blanket

This pattern is for a three-color shell stitch afghan. The pattern is a bit vague; on the bright side, it's designed to be adjustable for any size you want to make it, but that means you'll have to do a bit of math to calculate your starting chain.

This pattern was designed by Rachel Choi; it is posted at the Crochet Spot website.

Shell Stitch Afghan

This free pattern is posted at the Joann.com website.

Soft Shells Baby Blanket

This large baby blanket was designed in alternating panels, combining panels of shell stitches with narrower textured stripe panels.

The pattern design is by Marilyn Losee, posted at the Caron website.

Textured Stripes Throw

This afghan features textured stripes made up of shell stitches and other stitches. The design is by Marilyn Losee, posted at the Caron website.

Winter Posies Lap Robe

This is a two-color shell and cluster stitch lapghan pattern appropriate for intermediate level crocheters. The designer is Andrea Graciarena, and the pattern is posted at the Caron yarns website.

Crochet Cradle Blanket Pattern

This shell stitch baby blanket features blocks of color. The design is by Lisa Gentry, and the free crochet pattern is posted at the Coats and Clark website.

Soft Shells Afghan

This afghan is designed by Michele Thompson. The free pattern is posted at the Coats and Clark website.

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