I made this as a gift for a friend and I thought in a way it could serve as my first tutorial, sort of. I photographed a few different steps in the process.
The zebra fabric is 100% cotton quilting fabric with a layer of cotton batting in between. It measures 40" x 40". Nothing fancy about how it was made. I sewed it right sides together, flipped it right-side out and closed up the opening.
Next I hand sewed a blanket stitch around the entire parameter of the blanket using 3 strands of embroidery thread.
After the blanket stitch was done I crocheted a row of single crochet stitches. I used a F hook. The yarn is Carnon Simply Soft.
Last was crocheting the shell edging onto the single crochet row. The pattern is very simple.
sc * skip st, 5 dc in next st, repeat from *
There you go. I really like how this came out and it wasn't very difficult at all. I think the 40" x 40" size is pretty big though. I may go a bit smaller next time.