Operation Kid Cuddle
When military members are called to duty, children are left behind without a one, or sometimes both parents. This blanket was designed to help the child have something to snuggle with until they can be held in the arms of love.
Shells of love blanket
Hook size J
Worsted Weight yarn. I used Caron 1 pound, about 3/4 of a skein or 600 yards
Gauge not important.
Picot at top of sc: Chain 3 and ss to same sc.
Set up row: In 5th ch from end 5 dc,[skip 2 ch, sc in next ch, skip 2 ch, 5 dc in next chain] to last three chains skip two and dc in last chain. chain 4 turn
Row 2: [Sc in third dc of shell, ch 2, dc in sc, ch 2] across to last stitch dc in 2nd ch of turning stitch. Ch 2 turn
Row 3: [5 dc in sc, sc in dc] across to last stitch dc in 2nd ch of turning stitch, Ch 4 turn.
Repeat rows 2 & 3 for 24 repeats finishing with row 2 – 25 shell rows.
Note: along side on border, work in the space provided by the dc or the ch 2 of the beginning or end of row as presented.
Round 1: Sc in each stitch across, 3 sc in corner stitch. Continue up side edge with 2 sc in each end stitch 3 sc in corner. Sc in each stitch across beginning row, 3 sc in corner. Continue up side edge with 2 sc in each end stitch 2 sc in same stitch as the beginning sc and ss to 1st sc.
Round 2: Ch 3, skip 2 sc, sc in next sc. Repeat around making sure one sc is in the middle stitch of each corner. Ss to 1st ch of beginning chain loop.
Round 3: Ch 5, 2 dc in same stitch [ch 2, sc in ch loop (ch 3, sc in next ch loop) to loop before next corner, ch 2 (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner] Repeat to beginning ch 5 and dc in same stitch. Ss to 3rd ch of beginning ch 5.
Round 4: Ss to ch space of corner, ch 1, (2 sc, picot, sc) in same stitch, [*Ch 3 sc in next ch loop* Repeat to next corner,(2 sc, picot, sc)] two more times. *Ch 3 sc in next ch loop* Repeat to next corner, SS to 1st sc of round and finish off.
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edit 5/1 Thank you to all who tested this pattern for me.