Mile-a-Minute Baby Doll Afghan – Free Crochet Pattern

Here is a fantastic way to practice crochet with a small baby doll project.  This super easy design is created by crocheting a strip of shells.  After the shell strip is complete, you crochet a round of double crochet stitches in a contrasting yarn color.  Then all that’s left for you to do is sew the strips together. How easy is that!! Afghan is created with sport weight yarn.

Mile-A-Minute Baby Doll Afghan

Original Design By: Maggie Weldon
Copyright 2010 Maggie Weldon

Skill: Easy
Size: About 8″ x 12″
Materials: Sport Weight Yarn: White (W) and Peach (P) – 1 oz each; Yarn Needle.
Crochet Hook: Size F-5 (3.75 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.
Gauge: Each Strip = 2″ wide x 12″ long


Special Stitches
Shell: (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same st or sp indicated.

STRIPS (Make 4)
Row 1: (Right Side) Starting at bottom, with W, ch 9, Shell in 6th ch from hook; skip next 2 ch, ch 3, sl st in last ch.
Row 2: Working in starting ch on other side, ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout), Shell in same ch opposite Shell, skip next 2 ch, dc in next ch.
Rows 3-23: Ch 3, turn, Shell in Shell, dc in last dc. (8 dc)
At the end of Row 23, finish off W and weave in ends.

Strip Border
Rnd 1: With right side facing, join P with sl st to first dc on any end Shell, ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, 3 dc in ch-2 sp, dc in next 3 dc, 3 dc over each dc along side of rows; working across opposite end Shell, dc in next 3 dc, 3 dc in ch-2 sp, dc in next 3 dc, 3 dc over each dc along opposite side; join with sl st to first dc. Finish off leaving 18” long end for sewing strips together.


With right sides facing and with Shells facing the same direction, matching stitches and working through back loops only, sew sides of strips together. (The 9 dc across top and bottom Shells are left unsewn.)

All Rights Reserved ©2010 Maggie Weldon


  1. Helen

    Thank you for this pattern. I haven’t made it yet, but I have been looking for something like this for a bookmark. I will just do one strip, and it should look wonderful.

  2. ParrotMom2

    I am gong to use this pattern to make scarves to donate to the Special Olympics. I’ll make 2 strips long enough for a scarf.

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