Bundles of Love Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

Hearts Puff Stitch Crochet Blanket

Crochet Puff Stitch

This crochet baby blanket includes a beautiful repeating hearts pattern. The hearts are made with puff stitches (sometimes called bobbles).

If you haven’t done a puff stitch or bobble before, you may be thinking – is it too difficult? Puff stitches are actually really easy! They are essentially just making double crochet stitches over and over again in the same stitch. This pattern includes step by step instructions on how to crochet a puff stitch plus there’s a video tutorial to show you how. And there’s a chart to help you follow along with the patter visually.

A Practical & Modern Crochet Baby Blanket

The stitches in between the puff stitches are single crochet and double crochet, which creates a stunning modern, textured look that is super easy to make. Like all of my crochet baby blankets, this pattern is made with a baby in mind – there are no huge holes for baby’s fingers to get caught in and yet it is still lightweight and breathable. The border is made of alternating between single crochet and triple (also known as treble) crochet, which I think really compliments the hearts and completes the look.

The puff stitches appear on the front of the blanket and the back is the body pattern (which I think looks great on its own). You can adjust the height of the blanket make it shorter or taller.

Crochet Baby Blanket Using Size 3 Yarn

If you have searched for “crochet baby blanket patterns” using size 3 yarn, you have come to the right place! You can use any brand of size 3 yarn to make this Hearts Puff Stitch Baby Blanket. Size 3 is also referred to as DK or Light Worsted.

I used Snuggly Wuggly by Loops and Threads, which I really loved. It’s super soft and easy to work with, plus it’s washable and dryable, an absolute must for a crochet baby blanket! But you can use any brand of size 3 yarn to make this blanket.


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Hearts Puff Stitch Blanket Video Tutorial

For video instructions on how to crochet this baby blanket, you can watch this video tutorial. Or scroll down for the written pattern.

Foundation Row – 2:12
Row 1: 2:47
Row 2 – 5:30
Row 3 – 7:20
Row 4 – 8:14
Row 5 – 18:12
Row 6 – 19:52
Row 7 and on: 24:45

Border
Round 1 – 28:16
Round 2 – 35:00
Round 3 – 37: 18
Round 4 – 38:33
Round 5 – 47:25
Round 6 – 52:27
Round 7 – 56:58

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Hearts Puff Stitch Blanket Pattern Details

Skill Level

Easy

Size

The pattern creates a blanket that is approximately 36” wide and 45“ high 

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Gauge

4” x 4” = 14 sts and 13 rows (following the blanket body pattern without the Puff Stitches)

Materials

Yarn: Approx 1670 yds / 1530 m of Light/DK (Size 3) yarn. I used Snuggly Wuggly by Loops & Threads in the color: Soft Lilac. A skein of this yarn is 5 oz / 141 g and 446 yds / 408 m. I used 3.75 skeins.

You can use any brand of yarn you’d like as long as it’s size 3 Light/DK yarn.

Crochet Hook Size: H/8 (5.00 mm) – you may want to go up a hook size for the starting chains (only) and/or use a different hook size to obtain gauge (which is not mandatory).

Other Materials: scissors, yarn needle.

Terminology

The pattern is written in English for right-handed crochet using US terminology. If you are more familiar with UK terminology, check out my US to UK Conversion Chart.

Abbreviations

  • ch = chain
  • st = stitch
  • sts = stitches 
  • sl st = slip stitch 
  • SC = single crochet
  • DC = double crochet 
  • TC = triple (treble) crochet
  • YO = yarn over
  • Sk = skip 
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Baby Blanket Pattern Notes

  • The pattern is worked from the bottom up.
  • All Rows have 110 sts.
  • Ch 1 never counts as a stitch.
  • Ch 1 and turn at the end of each row. 
  • Always work into the 1st stitch of the row (the stitch attached to the chain) unless instructed not to. 
  • When the instructions say something like: “Repeat *SC, DC* across the next 10 sts,” what this means is: SC in the next st. DC in the next st. Continue repeating SC in the next st, DC in the next st until a total of 10 sts are made (5 SC and 5 DC). 
  • When the instructions say something like: “[SC, DC, SC, Puff Stitch] x 3,” what this means is: repeat these instructions a total of 3 times, which in this case would be: SC, DC, SC, Puff Stitch, SC, DC, SC, Puff Stitch, SC, DC, SC, Puff Stitch.
  • There is a front and a back side of the blanket. The front is where the Puff Stitches are shown. The back is just the blanket body pattern. 
  • The Puff Stitches are always made when the front of the blanket is facing away from you. 
  • When working into a Puff Stitch from the previous row, always SC into the top of the Puff Stitch. 

Special Stitches

Puff Stitch

The Puff Stitch is a dc5tog into the same stitch. 

Here is how to do a Puff Stitch: YO, insert your hook into the next stitch, YO and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook). YO, pull yarn through 2 loops on hook (2 loops on hook). YO, insert your hook into the same stitch, YO and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook). YO, pull yarn through 2 loops on hook (3 loops on hook). YO, insert your hook into the same stitch, YO and pull up a loop (5 loops on hook). YO, pull yarn through 2 loops on hook (4 loops on hook). YO, insert your hook into the same stitch, YO and pull up a loop (6 loops on hook). YO, pull yarn through 2 loops on hook (5 loops on hook). YO, insert your hook into the same stitch, YO and pull up a loop (7 loops on hook). YO, pull yarn through 2 loops on hook (6 loops on hook). YO, pull yarn through all 6 loops on hook. 

The next stitch after a Puff Stitch is always a SC. When making your SC in the next stitch, push the Puff Stitch to the front (away from you) and crochet tightly as you make the next SC. 

Triple (Treble) Crochet Stitch (TR):

Here is how to do a TR: YO twice, insert hook into next st. YO and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook). YO, pull yarn through 2 loops on hook (3 loops on hook). YO, pull yarn through 2 loops on hook (2 loops on hook). YO, pull yarn through last 2 loops on hook. 


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How to Crochet this Hearts Puff Stitch Baby Blanket 

Written Instructions – Blanket Body

Pattern Chart is below.

(If you crochet tightly, you may want to go up one hook size when making the starting chains (only)). 

Foundation/Chain Row: Chain 111

For Row 1 (only), work into the back ridge loops.

Where to crochet in the chain

Row 1: In the 2nd ch from hook, SC into the back ridge loop. In the next ch, DC into the back ridge loop. *In the next ch, SC into the back ridge loop. In the next ch, DC into the back ridge loop.* Repeat from * to * across entire row. (Reminders: All rows have 110 sts. Ch 1 and turn after each row).

(Work in both loops from now on)

Row 2: SC into the 1st st (the top of the last DC you completed). DC into the next stitch (the top of the SC from the previous row). *SC into the next st. DC into the next stitch.* Repeat from * to * across entire row.

Row 3: Repeat Row 2.

Row 4: Repeat *SC, DC* across the next 10 sts. SC. Puff Stitch. [Repeat *SC, DC*  across the next 42 sts. SC. Puff Stitch] x 2. Repeat *SC, DC* across the next 10 sts.

Explanation of Row 4: 

  • SC in the first st. DC in the next st. Continue repeating SC in the next st, DC in the next st until a total of 10 sts are made (5 SC and 5 DC). (10 sts) 
  • SC (11 sts)
  • Puff Stitch (12 sts)
  • SC in the next st. DC in the next st. Continue repeating SC in the next st, DC in the next st until a total of 42 sts are made (21 SC and 21 DC). (54 sts)
  • SC (55 sts)
  • Puff Stitch (56 sts)
  • SC in the next st. DC in the next st. Continue repeating SC in the next st, DC in the next st until a total of 42 sts are made (21 SC and 21 DC). (98 sts)
  • SC (99 sts)
  • Puff Stitch (100 sts)
  • SC in the next st. DC in the next st. Continue repeating SC in the next st, DC in the next st until a total of 10 sts are made (5 SC and 5 DC). (110 sts)
  • Remember to ch 1 and turn after each row

Row 5: Repeat Row 2.

Row 6: Repeat *SC, DC* across the next 8 sts. SC. Puff Stitch. SC. DC. SC. Puff Stitch. [Repeat *SC, DC* across the next 38 sts. SC. Puff Stitch. SC. DC. SC. Puff Stitch] x 2. Repeat *SC, DC* across the next 8 sts.

Row 7: Repeat Row 2.

Row 8: [Repeat *SC, DC* across the next 6 sts. SC. Puff Stitch] x 2. [Repeat *SC, DC* across the next 34 sts. SC. Puff Stitch. Repeat *SC, DC* across the next 6 sts. SC. Puff Stitch] x 2. Repeat *SC, DC* across the next 6 sts.

Row 9: Repeat Row 2.

Row 10: Repeat *SC, DC* across the next 4 sts. SC. Puff Stitch. Repeat *SC, DC* across the next 10 sts. SC. Puff Stitch. [Repeat *SC, DC* across the next 30 sts. SC. Puff Stitch. Repeat *SC, DC* across the next 10 sts. SC. Puff Stitch] x 2. Repeat *SC, DC* across the next 4 sts.

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Row 11: Repeat Row 2.

Row 12: [Repeat *SC, DC* across the next 4 sts. SC. Puff Stitch] x 3. Repeat *SC, DC* across the next 30 sts. SC. Puff Stitch. [Repeat *SC, DC* across the next 4 sts. SC. Puff Stitch] x 2. Repeat *SC, DC* across the next 30 sts. SC. Puff Stitch. [Repeat *SC, DC* across the next 4 sts. SC. Puff Stitch] x 2. Repeat *SC, DC* across the next 4 sts.

Row 13: Repeat Row 2. 

Row 14: Repeat *SC, DC* across the next 4 sts. SC. Puff Stitch. [SC, DC, SC, Puff Stitch] x 3. Repeat *SC, DC* across the next 30 sts. SC. Puff Stitch. [SC, DC, SC, Puff Stitch] x 3. Repeat *SC, DC* across the next 30 sts. SC. Puff Stitch. [SC, DC, SC, Puff Stitch] x 3. Repeat *SC, DC* across the next 4 sts.

Row 15: Repeat Row 2.

Row 16: [Repeat *SC, DC* across the next 6 sts. SC. Puff Stitch] x 2. [Repeat *SC, DC* across the next 34 sts. SC. Puff Stitch. Repeat *SC, DC* across the next 6 sts. SC. Puff Stitch] X 2. Repeat *SC, DC* across the next 6 sts.

Rows 17 – 21: Repeat Row 2.

Row 22: Repeat *SC, DC* across the next 32 sts. SC. Puff Stitch. Repeat *SC, DC* across the next 42 sts. SC. Puff Stitch. Repeat *SC, DC* across the next 32 sts.

Row 23: Repeat Row 2. 

Row 24: Repeat *SC, DC* across the next 30 sts. SC. Puff Stitch. SC. DC. SC. Puff Stitch. Repeat *SC, DC* across the next 38 sts. SC. Puff Stitch. SC. DC. SC. Puff Stitch. Repeat *SC, DC* across the next 30 sts.

Row 25: Repeat Row 2. 

Row 26: Repeat *SC, DC* across the next 28 sts. SC. Puff Stitch. Repeat *SC, DC* across the next 6 sts. SC. Puff Stitch. Repeat *SC, DC* across the next 34 sts. SC. Puff Stitch. Repeat *SC, DC* across the next 6 sts. SC. Puff Stitch. Repeat *SC, DC* across the next 28 sts.

Row 27: Repeat Row 2.

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Row 28: Repeat *SC, DC* across the next 26 sts. SC. Puff Stitch. Repeat *SC, DC* across the next 10 sts. SC. Puff Stitch. Repeat *SC, DC* across the next 30 sts. SC. Puff Stitch. Repeat *SC, DC* across the next 10 sts. SC. Puff Stitch. Repeat *SC, DC* across the next 26 sts.

Row 29: Repeat Row 2.

Row 30: Repeat *SC, DC* across the next 26 sts. SC. Puff Stitch. [Repeat *SC, DC* across the next 4 sts. SC. Puff Stitch] x 2. Repeat *SC, DC* across the next 30 sts. SC. Puff Stitch. [Repeat *SC, DC* across the next 4 sts. SC. Puff Stitch] x 2. Repeat *SC, DC* across the next 26 sts.

Row 31: Repeat Row 2.

Row 32: Repeat *SC, DC* across the next 26 sts. SC. Puff Stitch. [SC, DC, SC, Puff Stitch] x 3. Repeat *SC, DC* across the next 30 sts. SC. Puff Stitch. [SC, DC, SC, Puff Stitch] x 3. Repeat *SC, DC* across the next 26 sts.

Row 33: Repeat Row 2.

Row 34: Repeat *SC, DC* across the next 28 sts. SC. Puff Stitch. Repeat *SC, DC* across the next 6 sts. SC. Puff Stitch. Repeat *SC, DC* across the next 34 sts. SC. Puff Stitch. Repeat *SC, DC* across the next 6 sts. SC. Puff Stitch. Repeat *SC, DC* across the next 28 sts. 

Rows 35 & 36: Repeat Row 2. 

Repeat Rows 1 – 36 two more times (meaning that you will complete Rows 1 – 36 a total of 3 times). Then repeat Rows 1 – 18. 

Note about repeating Row 1: when repeating the pattern, instead of following the written instructions for Row 1 (which says to work into the chain), follow the instructions for Row 2 for the first row. 

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If you want to adjust the height, you can finish earlier or repeat the pattern more. You should end on either Row 18 or Row 36. If you choose to end on a different row, ensure you are ending on even numbered row. 

After reaching your desired height, do not turn and do not fasten off. Proceed to border instructions.


Pattern Chart

Pattern Chart Notes:

  • The chart is read from right to left for every row. 
  • After each row, ch 1 and turn.
  • After completing Row 36, start the chart again until your desired height, ending after Row 18 or Row 36 (or any even numbered row). 

Pattern Chart Legend:

  • White Square = single crochet
  • Grey Square = double crochet
  • Black Circle = Puff Stitch
Chart

How to add border on a puff stitch blanket 

BABY BLANKET BORDER

Border Round 1: (ensure you have not turned – Puffs should be facing away). Ch 1. Working down the side of the blanket and into the stitches (not gap spaces) at the ends of each row of the blanket body, SC evenly down the side. At the corner, 3 SC into corner st. SC into each st across the bottom. At the corner, 3 SC into corner st. Working up the side of the blanket and into the stitches (not gap spaces) at the ends of each row of the blanket body, SC evenly up the side. At the corner, 3 SC into corner st. SC into each st across the top. At the corner, 3 SC into corner st. Sl st into 1st SC to join (always skip over the ch 1). 

Border Round 2: Ch 1 and turn (Puffs facing you). SC in 1st st (st attached to ch) and in each st around. At each corner, 3 SC into corner st. When you reach the place you started, sl st into 1st SC to join. 

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Border Round 3: Ch 1 and turn (Puffs facing away). SC in 1st st (st attached to ch) and in each st around. At each corner, 3 SC into corner st. When you reach the place you started, sl st into 1st SC to join. 

You will now have 3 rounds of single crochet stitches.

Border Round 4: Ch 1 and turn (Puffs facing you). In 1st st (the st attached to the ch), SC. In next st, TR. *In the next st, SC. In the next st, TR.* Repeat from * to * until the corner. If your last st before the corner is a SC, add a TR in the same st as your SC (so your last st before the corner will be (SC, TR) in the same st). At the corner, (SC, TR, SC) in the same st. 

[In the next st, TR. *In the next st, SC. In the next st, TR.* Repeat from * to * until the corner. If your last st before the corner is a SC, add a TR into the same st as your SC (so your last st before the corner will be (SC, TR) in the same st). At the corner, (SC, TR, SC) in the same st.] Follow the instructions from [ to ] a total of 3 times (working around the blanket). 

After the last corner, in the next st, TR. *In the next st, SC. In the next st, TR.* Repeat from * to * until 1st st made. If your last st before the 1st st made is a SC, add a TR into the same st as your SC (so your last st before the 1st st made is (SC, TR) in last st. Sl st into the 1st SC made to join. 

Border Round 5: Ch 1 and turn (Puffs facing away). Sk the 1st st (the st attached to the ch). In the next st (the top of the last TR from the previous round), SC. In the next st (the top of the last SC from the previous round), TR.

[*In the next st, SC. In the next st, TR* repeat from * to * until the corner. At the corner, (SC, TR, SC) in to the corner st. In the next st, TR.] Follow the instructions from [ to ] a total of 4 times (working around the blanket). 

After the last corner (and after TR in the next st), *in the next st, SC. In the next st, TR.* Repeat from * to * until 1st st made. (Last st is a TR. If your last st is a SC, add a TR in the same st). Sl st into the 1st SC to join.

Border Round 6: (Note: in this round (only), instead of working into the opposite st, you will work into the same st – i.e. SC into the SC of the previous round). Ch 1 and turn (Puffs facing you). Sk the 1st st (the st attached to the ch). In the next st (the top of the last TR from the previous round), TR. In the next st (the top of the last SC from the previous round), SC. *In the next st, TR. In the next st, SC* repeat from * to * until the corner. At the corner, (TR, SC, TR) into the corner st. 

[In the next st, SC. *In the next st, TR. In the next st, SC.* Repeat from * to * until the corner. At the corner, (TR, SC, TR) into the corner st.] Follow the instructions from [ to ] a total of 3 times (working around the blanket).

After the last corner, in the next st, SC. *In the next st, TR. In the next st, SC.* Repeat from * to * until 1st st made. (Last st is a SC. If your last st is a TR, add a SC in the same st). Sl st into the top of the 1st TR to join. 

Border Round 7: Ch 1 and turn (Puffs facing away). Sk the 1st st (the st attached to the ch). In the next st (the top of the last SC from the previous round), TR. In the next st (the top of the last TR from the previous round), SC. *In the next st, TR. In the next st, SC* repeat from * to * until the corner. At the corner, (TR, SC, TR) into the corner st. 

[In the next st, SC. *In the next st, TR. In the next st, SC.* Repeat from * to * until the corner. At the corner, (TR, SC, TR) into the corner st.] Follow the instructions from [ to ] a total of 3 times (working around the blanket).

After the last corner, in the next st, SC. *In the next st, TR. In the next st, SC.* Repeat from * to * until 1st st made. (Last st is a SC. If your last st is a TR, add a SC in the same st). Sl st into the top of the 1st TR to join. 

Fasten off and weave in loose ends. 

And that’s it! Now you have a brand-new Bundles of Love baby blanket for your Bundle of Joy!

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