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Hugs and Kisses Blanket – The Most Beautiful Versions and Colorways

Some projects are so popular, that we start to see them everywhere, and today’s hero is one of them! Hugs and Kisses Baby Blanket designed by Jeanne Steinhilber has won the hearts of crocheters all around the world with its simple, but lovely design.

As you may already know, in my Recommendation Series I dissect and analyze the most popular crochet stitches and projects. I always try to find the most beautiful colorways and versions, so that you can be inspired to try them!

To learn more about iconic crochet designs, check out my other articles on particular projects – I’ve already covered 6 Day Kid Blanket, Nature’s Walk CAL, or Sophie’s Universe, to name a few!

Now let’s get back to today’s project, which is…

Versatile in its simplicity

There are many places you can visit to learn more about Hugs and Kisses Baby Blanket, but the most important place is thecrochetcrowd.com – you will find free crochet pattern there! As per usual, head to project’s page on ravelry.com, where you can see projects by other users, or join in a discussion.

In addition to the main pattern, which is now available as a written pattern and a diagram, there are also many variations on the theme. There are also video tutorials for both right- and left-handed crocheters on The Crochet Crowd’s YT channel.

By visiting “Hugs and Kisses Collection” bundle on ravelry.com, you can access patterns for straight rows, hexagons, or star-shaped blankets – all based on the original stitches.

Materials and Colorway

If you look closely at the photo below, you will notice that the original blanket by Jeanne uses multicolored yarn – Caron Baby Cakes yarn in Dreamy Rose colorway, to be exact. It’s an easy way to approach this project, because you don’t have to weave in any ends!

 original colorway of the blanket

Hugs and Kisses Crochet Pattern – Measurements and Difficulty Level

This lovely design combines chevron pattern with bobble stitches, so it’s easy enough for intermediate crocheters. I am sure that ambitious beginners will find it fun to make, too! The original blanket is 36″ x 40″ (90 x 100 cm), but it’s fairly easy to adjust.

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Looking for these beautiful ideas was a true pleasure, because there are so many of them online! It was quite hard to come up with narrow selection, but here it is and I hope you will like it as much as I do.

All the projects you see below are based on Hugs & Kisses Baby Blanket, which is available as free crochet pattern, and was designed by Jeanne Steinhilber. Links to her website and other useful info are in the first part of this article!

Rosy and Sweet

Hugs and Kisses Blanket Lilac Version by Amy Perry

Lilac hues are perfect for girly blankets, but they are not as sweet as pink ones! Amy’s version shows only three hues – two shades of violet and delicate cream. Wide stripes definitely reduce ‘busyness’ of the project, so choose this approach if you want to achieve similar effects. Take a look at the photo and get inspired!

Find original free crochet pattern on thecrochetcrowd.com and ravelry.com, but to see more of this version, please click the links below the photo.

Hugs and Kisses Blanket Version by By The Sea Crochet

You can see another stunning project featuring wide stripes in the photos below, but look closely for all the sweet elements! Not only does it feature three delicate colors, but also a cute dainty edging. Such tiny design is a lovely addition to this otherwise prominent zig-zaggy pattern.

Find original free crochet pattern on thecrochetcrowd.com and ravelry.com, but to see more of this version, please click the links below the photo.

Hugs and Kisses Blanket Version by Harriet’s Duck Crochet

Harriet used seven colors of Paintbox Simply Aran to create this pastel rainbow design, but you can use any colors you like! If you click the links below the photo, you’ll get the list of particular shades she used, so keep it in your library. Such blanket will be a lovely addition to any nursery or kids’ room!

Find original free crochet pattern on thecrochetcrowd.com and ravelry.com, but to see more of this version, please click the links below the photo.

Hugs and Kisses Blanket Version by May’s Handmade Crochet

Delicate rosy palettes are always a good idea, especially when you want the blanket to be versatile. May decided to introduce colors in uniform zig-zags, which go from the lightest to the darkest in the same order again and again. As you can see below, it resulted in a beautiful, but not overly sweet project for a nursery!

zig-zag blanket in rose colors

Find original free crochet pattern on thecrochetcrowd.com and ravelry.com, but to see more of this version, please click the links below the photo.

Hugs and Kisses Blanket Version by AJ’s Crochet Creations

Just like in Jeanne’s original version, this fantastic piece by AJ uses pinks, grays and whites together. This time, though, the colors are much more vivid and playful. Look closely at the picture and notice elegant border with row of pale pink picots in the outermost row – isn’t it just sweet?

zig-zag crochet blanket in pinks and greys

Find original free crochet pattern on thecrochetcrowd.com and ravelry.com, but to see more of this version, please click the links below the photo.

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Hugs and Kisses Blanket Version by Sam Thyer

Combine pinks with grey to achieve elegant version of a classic palette, just like Sam did in her fantastic blanket. As you can see, she went for medium stripes in repeatable color order, so that it looks nice and clean. You can use this idea for any hue you like, for example exchange dark and light pink with dark and light blue, or green – it will look great!

Find original free crochet pattern on thecrochetcrowd.com and ravelry.com, but to see more of this version, please click the links below the photo.

Hugs and Kisses Blanket Version by bjouxb

Pink hues don’t have to always be soft and girly – just take a look at the photo and see for yourself! Bec used contrasting colors to bring the most out of this classic design, and clever color planning resulted in a truly beautiful version. Rows of bobbles always mimic the color of the row below, not the one it is “on”, so that the contrasts are arranged in the loveliest way.

Find original free crochet pattern on thecrochetcrowd.com and ravelry.com, but to see more of this version, please click the links below the photo.

Colorful and Fun!

Hugs and Kisses Blanket Version by mrs.marriott.makes

Every popular design has a rainbow version, and things are not different with today’s hero! Mrs Marriott chose classic palette for her blanket, and you can see in the photos how fun it looks. Rows of bobbles add beautiful structure to the surface of this piece, so that zig-zags are not that ordinary!

rainbow-colored blanket and yarn skeins

Find original free crochet pattern on thecrochetcrowd.com and ravelry.com, but to see more of this version, please click the links below the photo.

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Colors of the Earth and Water

Hugs and Kisses Blanket Neutral Version by Ivaa’s Crochet

If you don’t know which colors to choose, go for neutrals, because you can never go wrong with them! Ivaa’s blanket in dusty shades of beige and grey isn’t at all sad or boring. These hues complement each other so beautifully, that the final effect is nothing less than stunning.

Find original free crochet pattern on thecrochetcrowd.com and ravelry.com, but to see more of this version, please click the links below the photo.

Hugs and Kisses Blanket Version by Amy Perry

Amy’s stripy version of this blanket focuses on shades of the sea, with deep navy being the hero of this colorway. As you can see in the photos, accent color is balanced by dusty green and two neutrals. Learn more about color choices in my article about How to Choose The Best Colors for Your Crochet Project.

Find original free crochet pattern on thecrochetcrowd.com and ravelry.com, but to see more of this version, please click the links below the photo.

Hugs and Kisses Blanket Version by Gemini & Crochet

I wouldn’t be myself if I hadn’t included an ombre version, because I just love natural color flow! The masterpiece you can see in the photos came from the studio of Gemini & Crochet, and it features the most amazing shades of sea green and brown. The zig-zaggy pattern is not that prominent, but the bobbles still play the role in the overall look.

ombre zig-zag blanket in teal and brown

Find original free crochet pattern on thecrochetcrowd.com and ravelry.com, but to see more of this version, please click the links below the photo.

Hugs and Kisses Blanket Version by pnrorgu

My favorite way of choosing colors is to go for intense ones and neutrals in the same kind of ratio, just like the ones you see below. Crocheter behind pnrorgu chose some dominant hues and combined them with whites and grays. It’s the best way to create a balanced color palette for your crochet blanket, so keep it in mind!

zig-zag blanket in contrasting colors and yarn

Find original free crochet pattern on thecrochetcrowd.com and ravelry.com, but to see more of this version, please click the links below the photo.

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Hugs and Kisses Blanket Version by Ivaa’s Crochet

Do you need an accessory that will calm you down? If the answer is yes, this colorway will be right up your alley! Take a peek below and feel the calming wave of delicate wind, because this palette reminds me of stormy sky with silver clouds. Ivaa decided to go for classic wide stripes with bobbly rows in the center – lovely!

hugs and kisses crochet pattern

Find original free crochet pattern on thecrochetcrowd.com and ravelry.com, but to see more of this version, please click the links below the photo.

Hugs and Kisses Blanket Version by Cotton And The Wool

This version may not look like it strays from the original too much, but be sure to look closely at the photos. Natalie introduced colors in the tiny rows of single crochet, which are visible between the “main” rows, such as these below and above the bobble stitches. This is a clever way to make this project even more interesting!

Find original free crochet pattern on thecrochetcrowd.com and ravelry.com, but to see more of this version, please click the links below the photo.

Tiny Stripes

Hugs and Kisses Blanket Version by Katy Mitchell

Stitching in this pattern allows for some playfulness when it comes to color order, and Katy definitely made a use of it! Instead of going for wide zig-zaggy stripes, she changed colors every row, and you can see the final effect in the pictures below. On top of that, her bobbly rows use multicolored yarn, which results in speckles of different colors throughout. Fun!

grey and white blanket with colorful bobbles

Find original free crochet pattern on thecrochetcrowd.com and ravelry.com, but to see more of this version, please click the links below the photo.

Hugs and Kisses Blanket Version by May’s Handmade Crochet

Three colors are enough to turn this project into an interesting graphic piece, and May decided to go with white, gray and rusty gold. Choosing one dominant color and two neutral ones is a good strategy, because this way you can create an interesting background, as well as the leading color motif. Clever!

zig-zag blanket in grey, white and rusty brown

Find original free crochet pattern on thecrochetcrowd.com and ravelry.com, but to see more of this version, please click the links below the photo.

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Mickey Mouse-Inspired Hugs and Kisses Blanket Version by asiyah_creates

Now this version by Asiyah is something different, am I right? I wrote about adding applique to blankets in my article about details, but this is another level! Evenly spaced Minnie-heads (pun intended!) with cute bows make this blanket a true show-stopper, so just take a look below and drool as I already am. Oh, and don’t forget about checking out cute bobbly border!

Find original free crochet pattern on thecrochetcrowd.com and ravelry.com, but to see more of this version, please click the links below the photo.

Hugs and Kisses Blanket Version by asiyah_creates

Asiyah made a lot of versions of this popular designs, so she knows the best ways to go about them. In the photos you can see white and grey version with bobbly stripes of red and yellow. This blanket took inspiration from one and only Winnie the Pooh, so I’m sure that your kid would love it!

Find original free crochet pattern on thecrochetcrowd.com and ravelry.com, but to see more of this version, please click the links below the photo.

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Hugs and Kisses Blanket Version by Mummys_Crochet_Boutique

What happens if you use 6 colors with 4-row repeat? Surely it results in something amazing! If you look at the photo below you will see how fun the pattern becomes with this order of colors. Crocheter behind Mummys_Crochet_Boutique added something extra to her blanket – a bunch of pom-poms, which finish off the chevron pattern perfectly.

hugs and kisses crochet pattern

Find original free crochet pattern on thecrochetcrowd.com and ravelry.com, but to see more of this version, please click the links below the photo.

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14 Comments

    1. It was a true pleasure to write about it, Jeanne! Thank you for the fantastic pattern that inspires so many of us <3

    2. This is a beautiful pattern; a dear friend is expecting twin girls and I was looking for a pattern with a lot of texture. At least one blanket will be this one. 💗💜

  1. Hello, I could spend an hour or more just looking at everything you have and all of the vibrant colors. Makes me long to create something as wonderful as you and the other people as you so graciously promote their work as well. I am trying very hard to get back in the saddle so to speak after being out of the loop for about 40 years. My grandmother taught me at a very young age and I developed such a love for it but then…life. I am very old now and a 4 time cancer survivor and somehow saw something of yours on some website and I subscribed to your newsletter. Your creativity has inspired me so that I now have an area by my recliner loaded with all sorts of new kinds of yarn from various companies. Some that I have no idea how to use but the colors are so gorgeous I must find something to make. Thanks for posting such beautiful ideas so freely to others. You have made me come alive as I am sure you have done the same for many others!!!
    Blessing to you,
    Ivy Sistrunk

  2. I love the Katy Mitchell version of this pattern. For a baby afghan, about how many skeins of each color, grey, white and rainbow are needed?

    1. Hi! Sorry for the late response. It all depends on the type of yarn you are using. I recommend you get in contact with Katy to learn which yarn she used and how much exactly, or go to original Hugs and Kisses Blanket pattern and see the amounts recommended there. Hope it helps!

  3. I’m specifically looking for the pattern for the “Tiny Stripes” blanket. Do you have that pattern available? I searched everywhere. Thanks!

  4. I would love to make the Hugs and Kisses blanket, but unfortunately your page is very hard to get to the pattern. If you could send the pattern to my email or give me another website were I can get the pattern I would appreciated it.

    1. hi Vanessa, links to the pattern are in the first part of the article, under the heading “versatile in its simplicity”

  5. Thank you Kate for helping me find it. When I’m done making it I’ll let you know how it turned out. I have to finish the one I just started first.

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