Crochet Puff Hearts Baby Blanket Pattern by Crochet For You
I could make and share my first baby blanket of this year and here it is. This blanket features cute little puff hearts which make a perfect gift to give to babies with love.
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Isn’t this Velvet Bunny Ami, Puff hearts Baby Beanie and the blanket perfect as a spring gift for newborn babies?
Ready for an adorable blanket pattern with puff hearts!
When I designed the puff hearts beanie for valentine’s day I thought this stitch pattern would be great for a baby blanket. The heart shapes in contrasting colors are made using puff stitches. The puff hearts are fun to work up by carrying the yarn through the stitches. Find the video tutorial how to crochet puff hearts in contrasting color below.
To make this baby blanket I used cream and pastel colors to make it more soothing. These adorable puff stitches in cream color and pastel colors look great on a baby blanket. I used Ice Yarn Favorite. It is size #4 worsted weight yarn, 100% Acrylic yarn. You can use any worsted weight yarn in 2 colors.
How to crochet puff hearts in contrasting color
Click here for the Left Handed video tutorial
Puff Hearts Baby Blanket Pattern
Skill level: Intermediate
Finished size: 28” x 30” (pattern can be adjusted to any size. – see the notes section)
Materials: 4-Medium / Worsted / 100% Acrylic / Approx: 800 yards
– Ice Yarn Favorite (100% acrylic, 3.53oz/100g = 229yd/210m)
– Water Green (C1): 2 and half skeins
– Lemon Yellow (C2) 1 skein
– US I/9 (5.5mm) crochet hook
– Tapestry needle for weaving ends
Gauge: 14 hdc x 8 rows = 4″ with US I-9, 5.5mm crochet hook.
Abbreviations/special stitches (US Term)
- ch = chain
- sl st = slip stitch
- sc = single crochet
- hdc = half double crochet
- st = stitch
- sk = skip
- yo = yarn over
- beg = beginning
- BL = back loop
- * to ; = repeat * to the instructions.
- C1 = color 1
- C2 = color 2
- puff heart st = yo, insert the hook in indicated st, yo, pull back through st, [yo, insert the hook in same st, yo, pull back through st] 2 times, yarn over, pull back through all the loops on the hook and ch 1 for secure the stitch, [yo, insert the hook in same st, yo, pull back through st] 3 times, yarn over, pull back through all the loops on the hook.
- The pattern can be adjusted to any size by crocheting multiple of 10+8 foundation chains. And repeat rows 3 to 8 until your desired length.
- Beg ch count as a st.
- When working puff hearts in contrasting color, you need to carry the yarn (C2) through the stitches. See the video tutorial to see how to crochet puff hearts in contrasting color here
- When starting row with the puff hearts, be sure to count first dc stitches. My counting was incorrect few times so I had to start again.
- After finishing the row of puff hearts I didn’t cut the yarn color 2. Carry up the color 2 when it needs to, so no need to cut the yarn when the row finished, it will be covered up after crocheting the border (see the photo below). If you uncomfortable with carrying yarn you can cut the yarn and join when it needs.
Multiple of 10 + 8 for foundation chains
With (C1) ch 98
Round 1: with (C1) hdc in 3rd ch from the hook, hdc in each st across, turn. (97 sts total)
Round 2: with (C1) ch 2 (count as st), hdc in next st, hdc in each st across, turn. (97 sts)
Round 3: with (C1) ch 2 (count as st), hdc in next st, *sk next st, with (C2) puff heart st in next st, sk next st, with (C1) hdc in each of next 7 st; repeat * to across until the last 2 st remain. hdc in each of the last 2 st, turn. (10 puff hearts/ 67 sts)
Round 4: with (C1) ch 2 (count as st), hdc next st, *3 hdc in chain space between 2 puff sts, hdc in each of next 7 hdc; repeat * to across until the last 2 sts remain, hdc in each of the last 2 st, turn. (97 sts)
Round 5: with (C1) ch 2 (count as st), hdc in each st across, turn. (97 sts)
Round 6: with (C1) ch 2 (count as st), hdc in each of next 6 st, *sk next st, with (C2) puff heart st in next st, sk next st, with (C1) hdc in each of next 7 st; repeat * to across, turn. (9 puff hearts/ 70 sts)
Round 7: with (C1) ch 2 (count as st), hdc in each of next 6 st, *3 hdc in chain space between 2 puff sts, hdc in each of next 7 hdc; repeat * to across, turn. (97 sts)
Round 8: with (C1) ch 2 (count as st), hdc in each st around, turn. (97 sts)
Row 9 to 65: repeat rows 3 to 8.
Border: (crochet sc around the blanket)
Round 1: crochet sc around the blanket evenly. Make sure to crochet 3 sc in each corner, sl st to the first st. (I crocheted 85 sc in 2 short sides and 96 sc in long 2 sides, 3 sc in each corner. (374 sc total around the blanket))
- Crochet sc in each stitch of the last row of the blanket.
- When you start crocheting on the sides of the blanket, work 2 sc in 1 side-dc, 1 sc in 1 side-dc, however, if it’s going to be tighter, you can add extra st in after 2 or 3 sts.
- And don’t forget to crochet 3 sc in each corner st.
Round 2: ch 1, sc in BL of each st around while crocheting 3 sc in each corner sts, sl st to first st.
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