Recently my kids’ godparents became grandparents to a baby boy, and I immediately knew I was going to make a blanket as a welcoming gift. I was (and still am) toying with ideas of making something shell-related (this necklace started it all), so I decided to make a shell blanket. 
 
I started rather ambitiously and made a really big one, because when it comes to baby blankets, I don’t do tiny things. I want the mothers and babies as well to have it and use it for a long time, and not overgrew it in a couple of months.

I debated with myself about the border; tried several different, didn’t like anything decorative because the pattern doesn’t allow a heavily lace-y or intricate border, so I just added a plain one. In hindsight, I should’ve added a couple of rows more. 
 
Makes me sad that at the time I took the pictures the weather was awful so these pictures don’t do it justice. 

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