Sunday, 3 June 2018

Crochet Tutorial - How to add a simple shell border to a granny square baby blanket.

A pretty shell border is the perfect way to finish off a crochet project.  You can use it to edge a blanket, a hat or even the cuff of a sleeve...

Simple Shell Edging

US Terms

dc - double crochet
sc - single crochet
sl st - slip stitch
ch - chain
sp - space

Adding your border to a granny square...

Starting on any odd numbered round, join your yarn with a sc, 3 spaces to the right of any corner,

then work 7 dc into the next sp...

...and sc in the next sp.

Now working into the corner sp.  Into this and every corner make 9 dc...

...and then a sc into the next sp.

Continue in this fashion around your granny square

until you get back to the beginning.  Join with a sl st to you starting sc.

A row of simple shells makes a great edging for a baby blanket...

...and I'm sure you can thing of many other uses for this pretty stitch.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

See you soon


  1. Thankyou. I used this way but used 9 instead of 7. It turned out amazing.

    1. Thanks Kerry, I'd love to see your crochet why not join my Facebook Group and show off your work...

  2. Love this border! So easy and adds the prettiest touch. Thank you for sharing.