Giant Puff Stitch Baby Blanket

I am so excited to share this pattern with all of you!

I wanted to make a big, squishy baby blanket and I must say... mission accomplished. This comfy blanket is easy to make and works up pretty quickly. Great project for new and experienced crocheters alike!

I hope you all enjoy the pattern!

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Giant Puff Stitch Baby Blanket Pattern:

Supplies:

  • 6 skeins of worsted weight yarn - I used Red Heart Super Saver in the color Light Grey
  • 9 mm crochet hook
  • Darning needle 

Dimensions:

Approximately 32 inches wide x 38 inches long. 

Special Stitch:

Puff Stitch: Yarn over, insert hook into stitch and pull up a loop. When you pull up the loop, pull the hook up and away from the stitch below to create a long strand of yarn. (Do this every time you pull up a loop. This creates our nice, tall puff stitch.) Yarn over, insert hook into same stitch and pull up a loop. Yarn over, insert hook into the same stitch one more time and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through all the loops on the hook. Chain 2.

***This pattern is worked using 3 strands of yarn simultaneously. Line your skeins up, create a slip knot using a strand of yarn from each skein, and continue to crochet as usual, using 3 strands of yarn instead of just 1.***

Row 1: To begin, chain (ch) 52. Make a Half Double Crochet (HDC) in the third chain from the hook and in each chain across.

Row 2: Ch 2 and turn. HDC in the first stitch. Ch 2, skip 1 stitch and work a puff stitch in the next stitch. Skip a stitch and work a puff stitch into the next stitch to the end of the row, ending with a HDC in the final stitch. 

Row 3: Ch 2 and turn. Make a puff stitch in the ch 2 space, between the ch 2 and puff stitch from the previous row. Continue making puff stitches in the ch 2 space below, between puff stitches from the previous row, all the way across. Make your last puff stitch in the space between the HDC and puff stitch from the previous row. HDC in the last stitch. 

Row 4: Repeat row 3, making your last puff stitch between the two puff stitches from the previous row. HDC in last stitch. 

When you have to join your new skeins of yarn just use whichever method of joining you prefer and continue on like normal. 

Repeat Row 4 until your blanket has reached the desired length. Remember how I said this pattern was easy? I wasn't kidding! My blanket is approximately 38 inches long. Make yours as long or as short as you like!

Border:

Side 1: Ch 2. HDC in first stitch. (Skip ch space, HDC 1 in next two stitches (one in each chain from the chain 2 at the end of the puff stitch)), repeat () till the end of the row. 

Make 2 additional HDC's in the last stitch of the previous row.

Side 2: HDC 1 stitch into the side of the border (Figure 1), then HDC 1 in space between ch2 and puff stitch (Figure 2). HDC 1 in the next space between puff stitches (Figure 3). See Figure 4 to see the progression of stitches (Steps 1, 2, and 3). Repeat to the last stitch (the first chain we made to start the blanket). HDC 3 in last stitch. 

Side 3: HDC 1 stitch into each chain. HDC 3 in last chain.

Side 4: Repeat side 2. 3 HDC's in last stitch. Slip stitch to the first HDC.

Fasten off, weave in ends, and admire your handiwork! 

 

 

Ally Frazier