Puffy Stripes Baby Blanket – Free Crochet Pattern

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Puff stitch, v-stitch and color blocking together? Yes! In my newest free pattern I tried to combine all of the above, and it’s up to You to decide if I did well 🙂

This puff stitch baby blanket is an upper beginner project, so try it if you want to learn something new. It will be suitable for seasoned crocheters as well, because it works up fast!

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What do I love about it the most? First of all, it’s a true pleasure to make, especially if you are working with soft and squishy yarn. Secondly, I chose the colors that spoke to me, and I think they create a simple timeless palette.

Easy-peasy!

Baby blankets work up fast, because they are small. If you don’t have any newborns around, though, you can easily adjust this pattern to make a king-sized bespread!

Before you start… check out my other Free Patterns!

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PATTERN NOTES

LEVEL – upper beginner

TERMS – standard US

TECHNIQUES

MATERIALS AND TOOLS

  • yarn: Himalaya Everyday (100% acrylic anti-pilling) in 3 colors: white, blue and beige.
    • The whole blanket weights around 250 g (8.8 ounces), so I used approximately 1 skein of each color.
    • One 100 g (3.53 ounces) skein has 250 meters (273 yards) of yarn in it. When looking for a substitute, go for any Aran weight yarn with similar gauge.
  • crochet hook 3 mm
  • scissors

MEASUREMENTS

Measurement taken after the blocking:
– without the border: 62 cm x 44 cm (24,5” x 17”)
– with the border: 67 cm x 49 cm (26” x 19”)

Gauge in PATTERN: 19 sts x 9 rows (in 10×10 cm = 4×4 inches with 3 mm hook)

I recommend you making a swatch first, if you want to aim for suggested measurement, so that you can check your gauge.

PATTERN for gauge swatch: starting chain: multiple of 2. Row 1 and further: “chain 3, *1 puffy v-stitch into the 4th stitch, skip 2* until you reach the last 2 stitches, 1 puffy v-stitch, 1 dc”. In the next rows puffy v-stitches are worked between the arms of the “v” from the previous row.

Puffy V-Stitch Explained

How to make a puffy v-stitch: yarn over, insert your hook into the base stitch, yarn over and pull up the yarn, yarn over insert your hook again in the same stitch, yarn over and pull up the yarn again, yarn over and pull through all 4 loops on the hook. Now make one chain stitch and repeat ‘puff side’ by inserting your hook in the same base stitch again: yarn over, pull up the yarn, insert your hook into the base, pull up the yarn, yarn over and pull through all four of the loops.

visual representation of the stitches

Puffy Baby Blanket

With color A (beige):

STARTchain 88 (multiple of 2)

ROW 1chain 2, 1 hdc in each st.

ROW 2chain 3, *1 puffy v-stitch, skip 2* x 28, 1 puffy v-stitch, end the row with 1 dc worked into the turning chain.

ROWS 3-10: repeat row 2, working puffy v-stitches in between the arms of the ‘v’s from the previous row.

ROW 11: chain 2, 1 hdc in each stitch.

With color B (white):
ROWS 12-13:

chain 2, 1 hdc in each stitch.

 

With color C (pink):
ROW 14:

chain 2, 1 hdc in each stitch.

ROWS 15-23:

repeat row 2.

ROW 24:

chain 2, 1 hdc in each stitch.

With color B (white):
ROWS 25-28:

chain 2, 1 hdc in each stitch.

ROWS 29-48:

repeat row 2.

ROWS 49-52:

chain 2, 1 hdc in each stitch.

With color C (pink):
ROW 53:

chain 2, 1 hdc in each stitch.

ROWS 54-63:

repeat row 2.

ROW 64:

chain 2, 1 hdc in each stitch.

 

with color B (white):

ROWS 65-66: chain 2, 1 hdc in each stitch.

 

With color A (beige):
ROW 67:

chain 2, 1 hdc in each stitch.

ROWS 68-77:

repeat row 2.

ROW 78:

chain 2, 1 hdc in each stitch.

You have now finished the main part of the blanket. Now it’s time to add finishing touches!

Border

Notes:

  • border is approximately 2,5 cm wide (1″)
  • this border results in delicate rounded edges, but remember that if you want your edges to be sharp and angular, you can follow a different tutorial.

Attach the yarn to any stitch of short edge, but not to the corner stitch. You can start wherever you want, but be sure to keep the number of stitches right on each side.

With color B (white)
ROW 1:

1 hdc in each stitch, corner: 3 sc in one st

ROW 2:

1 back post sc in each stitch, corner: *1 bpsc, 1 ch, 1 bpsc, 1 ch, 1 bpsc* all in one stitch.

ROW 3:

1 hdc in each stitch, corner: 2 hdc in one stitch, 1 hdc, 2 hdc in one stitch

ROW 4:

as row 3

With color A (beige):

ROW 5: 1 bpsc in each stitch

Close with a slip stitch.

Fasten off and secure the yarn. 

you are done!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial for puff stitch baby blanket! Now weave in all end and give your blanket a nice blocking session. You can additionally adorn it with applique, or think about other color combinations to try.

disclaimer

While I work hard to make sure the projects I publish are the highest quality, this pattern is untested and may contain errors. If you notice one, please let me know – I’m going to revise it and correct it as soon as possible.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. This is such a pretty blanket and I love the colors you’ve used. Thank you so much for the pattern!

    One concern, though: for the puffy v-stitch, as written I get 5 loops on the hook. If I don’t yarn over on the first insertion, then I have 4. It looks good either way, but I worry I’m missing something.

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