Puff Stitch Crochet Blanket free baby blanket pattern!

Aug 4, 2023 | Crochet patterns

This puff stitch crochet blanket is a free crochet baby blanket pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home!

Puff Stitch Crochet Blanket pattern

This modern puff stitch blanket is worked from the center-out as a square with self-striping ombre yarn.  An easy one-round stitch repeat creates interesting texture.  This crochet puff stitch baby blanket is fun and perfect for relaxing crochet time!

While the blanket is designed for babies, its attractive design and soft texture make it suitable for other uses as well. It can be used as a decorative throw or even as a lap blanket for adults.

Puff Stitch Crochet Blanket Pattern Details

This puff stitch crochet blanket design came out of my Remember Me Hat pattern that I released last Fall.  The Remember Me Hat beanie is now one of my most popular designs and I knew the stitch pattern would make a lovely blanket as well. For one of my hat samples I used Lion Brand’s Ferris Wheel* self-striping ombre yarn.  The Ferris Wheel yarn is has short color changes – perfect for smaller projects like a hat.

Since Lion Brand Mandala has been one of my favorite self-striping yarns for many, many years now I have a very big stash of it around the house.  The Mandala yarn is self-striping ombre but with longer color changes which makes it perfect for larger projects like blankets.  So I grabbed 3 balls in Wizard which is one of my personal favorite color ways.  Not really a traditional color way for babies but I absolutely love the bright colors!

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Mandala puff stitch crochet blanket pattern

The main body of the blanket is worked center out with the Interlocking Puff Crochet Stitch.

I have a complete photo and video tutorial for the Interlocking Puff Crochet Stitch if you want more details about this interesting stitch.  Subscribe to my YouTube Channel to get notified whenever I post new video stitch tutorials.

The main body of the puff stitch crochet blanket will be worked in turned rounds of crochet puff stitch.  The puff stitch of the blanket is worked as a one-row simple repeat. 

Puff Stitch Crochet Blanket pattern process

I also have a complete video tutorial for the Mandala Pretty Puffs Blanket that you can find below or you can find it on YouTube. I walk you through each step of the blanket from beginning to border edge! I have a special trick I show you for how to create a join-free seamless edge with the half double crochet 3rd loop stitch as well!

This blanket is so easy to customize to any size – just work additional rounds to the size desired.  Since the puff stitch is a yarn eater it makes a great stash busting project as well. Using 3 cakes of Lion Brand Mandala which is a DK light weight #3 yarn for a total of 1,770 yards yielded a blanket size of approximately 33″ x 33″ square.  This might be a little smaller than you might like for a baby blanket so I would recommend 4 balls of yarn to get a larger size.

Mandala Pretty Puff Stitch Blanket pattern

After the main body of the blanket is complete you will work a couple of rounds of hdc in the third loop – also referred to as the camel stitch. I love this simple border – a simple yet classy border without frills. Perfect addition to a unisex baby blanket.

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Mandala Pretty Puff Stitch Crochet Blanket pattern

Pattern written in US crochet terminology

Supplies:

Lion Brand Mandala, Weight 3/Light (100% acrylic 5.3 oz / 590 yards) 
(3) Wizard 15.9 oz / 1,770 yards

Size H (5.0 mm) crochet hook
Stitch marker (optional)
Scissors
Tapestry Needle

Approximate finished size: 

33” x 33” square

Gauge:  first 4 rounds = 3″

Abbreviations:

  • MC = magic circle
  • RS = right side
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • sk = skip
  • esc puff = extended sc puff st (see special stitches section below)
  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • yo = yarn over

Special Stitches:

esc puff: insert hook into st indicated, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 1 loop (2 loops on hook), insert hook into same st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 1 loop (3 loops on hook), *yo, insert hook into same st, yo, pull up a loop to height of stitch (5 loops on hook),* repeat from * to * 1 time (7 loops on hook), yo, pull through all 7 loops on hook, ch 1 to close stitch.

Pattern notes:

  • Blanket is worked center out.
  • Main body of blanket is worked in puff stitches in turned rounds.  Border is worked in continuous rounds without turning or joining.
  • Main body of blanket will increase by a stitch count of 4 puff stitches each round.
  • The corner ch-1 is in addition to the ch-1 that is worked to close the esc puff stitch so you will essentially be working a ch-2 for each corner space. 

Recommended Tutorials:

Interlocking Puff Stitch Tutorial

Mandala Pretty Puffs Baby Blanket complete video tutorial

Pattern Instructions:

Make a MC. (Alternatively, ch 4, sl st in first ch to form a ring)

Round 1: (RS) Ch 1, 8 esc puffs in MC (or ring), sl st in first ch from beginning. Turn. (8)

Round 2: Ch 1, work esc puff in same sp, *(esc puff, ch 1, esc puff in next ch-1 sp), esc puff in next ch-1 sp,* repeat from * to * to end, omitting final esc puff, sl st in first ch-1.  Turn. (12 puff sts + 4 ch-2 sps)

Round 3: Ch 1, work esc puff in same ch-1 sp, *(esc puff, ch 1, esc puff in next ch-2 sp see pattern notes), esc puff in each ch-1 sp to next ch-2 sp,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st in first ch-1. Turn. (16 puff sts + 4 ch-2 sps)

Round 4:  Ch 1, work esc puff in same ch-1 sp and in each ch-1 sp to ch-2 corner sp, *(esc puff, ch 1, esc puff in ch-2 sp), esc puff in each ch-1 sp to next ch-2 sp,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st in first ch-1. Turn. (20 puff sts + 4 ch-2 sps)

Rounds 5 – 50 (or size desired): Repeat round 4. After the final round, do not turn.

Border

Round 1: ch 1, hdc in same sp and in each st and ch-1 sp to ch-2 corner sp, *(3 hdc in ch-2 sp), hdc in each st and ch-1 sp to next corner,* repeat from * to * to end. 

Round 2: Working in third loop of hdc st, hdc in each st and work 3 hdc in middle hdc of each corner around.

Round 3 – 6: Repeat round 2 of border.

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

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Hi! Thank you so much for being here! I am Tonya the designer behind Nana's Crafty Home. As a wife, mother, Nana of 9 & with 2 fur babies, my days are filled with love, laughter, hugs and yarn! Here you will find colorful and creative crochet designs for yourself or loved ones. My hope is that you will be inspired to learn and create along with me!