Skip Navigation

Click for Lion Brand Yarn Home Page
Our Yarns
The LB Collection
Martha Stewart Crafts
Lion's Pride Woolspun
Vanna's Collection
Request Free Catalog
Our Yarns
Yarn by Weight
New Catalog
  • free patterns
  • special sales
  • new items
  • 15% off coupon
    US orders only
    view past newsletters   Click to view newsletters and subscription choice
Free Catalog
Lion Brand
     Yarn Studio
     Retail Store, New York, NY
Lion Brand
     Yarn Shop
     Retail Store, Colonie, NY
Lion Brand Outlet
     Retail Store, Carlstadt, NJ
Find a Store
post code:
more options   Click for more store-locator options
Home : Patterns : Delectable Shell Afghan

Free Crochet Pattern: Delectable Shell Afghan

** Please note that all Lion Brand Yarn Company facilities are closed for religious observance on October 5th & 6th. We ask for your patience regarding correspondence during this time. **

Lion Brand® Babysoft®
Pattern #: 90059AD
Rating: *****4.8 (based on 17 reviews)
Most current review / See all reviews
Write a review

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
About 34 x 44 in. (86.5 x 112 cm)


  Add to Notes and Favs
     Send to a friend
  Pattern Help
Image of Delectable Shell Afghan
This shell afghan is beautiful and decorative.
  For Text-to-Speech Browsers
No Images
Brailler Input Format - Duxbury and others
Tweet this

    Pin It

Pin It


Color (A)

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 920-293: Babysoft Yarn: Twinkle Print
Click here for larger swatch
To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
White Pastel Pink Pastel Blue Bluebell Creamsicle Lavender Pastel Green Pastel Yellow
Lemon Drop Lemonade Sweet Pea Pistachio White Pompadour Baby Pink Pompadour Pastel Print Circus Print
Parfait Print Twinkle Print
*Babysoft (Article #920). Solids and Prints: 60% Acrylic, 40% Polyamid;  
Pomps: 62% Acrylic, 27% Nylon, 11% Rayon; package size: Solids: 5 oz/141g; 459 yd/420m balls,
Prints and Pomps: 4 oz/113g; 367 yd/335m balls.

You can also buy materials separately
To change colors, click the drop-down list or swatches above
•  920-293 Babysoft Yarn: Twinkle Print
$ 19.47  
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size H-8 (5 mm)   $ 2.45  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  

Delectable Shell Afghan

Lion Brand® Babysoft®


16 sts + 7 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in pattern. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

Ch 141.
Row 1: Dc in 5th ch from hook, *sk next 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch, sk next 2 ch, dc in next ch, ch 1, sk next ch, dc in next ch; rep from * across.
Rows 2–80: Ch 4, turn, *sk next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, sk next 2 dc, 5 dc in next dc, sk next 2 dc, dc in next dc, ch 1; rep from * across, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch. Do not fasten off.
Rnd 1: Do not turn; work sc evenly spaced around entire outside edge of Afghan, working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same sc as join, sk next sc, 5 dc in next sc, *sk next sc, sc in next sc, sk next sc, 5 dc in next sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

Click for explanation and illustration
ch(s) = chain(s) ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s) sc = single crochet
sk = skip sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s) st(s) = stitch(es)

  Learn to Crochet Instructions:

Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****4.8 (based on 17 reviews)
Have you made this pattern?
Write your own review Send us a photo
See all reviews  
Delectable Shell Afghan Reviewed by Tara Williams on 2015-03-08 *****
I love BABYSOFT yarn. It is unbelievably soft and it doesn't pill! It wears like iron. I have made a number of garments out of it and they don't pill like other yarns just feat them right. I made this blanket with a wider border of double crochet it is a little mishmash but my baby loves it. I highly recommend BABYSOFT even though I findit takes forever since it is a thinner yarn the results are worth it. If you want a heavier garment crochet with two strands.

When you are in New York City, visit the Lion Brand Yarn Studio at 34 W. 15th Street for a one-of-a-kind yarn lover's experience. For more information, visit the website,
separator separator
Bookmark This!  separator
Sign up for our Newsletter  
separator Share This!  separator About Us separator Contact Us separator
  Font Size:   
Click to view page with standard font Click to view page with larger font Click to view page with largest font