Joseph’s Puff Stitch Blanket

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Joseph’s Puff Stitch Blanket
Crochet Pattern
Intermediate Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

Here is a fun puff stitch pattern I designed for a baby blanket for a friend of mine. I have used modern baby boy colors in Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn, but you can use whatever colors make you happy! By working the puff stitches around the posts of the row below, they create little polka dots that drop down into the previous color. The texture of the little dots are fun for little fingers as well!

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Sizes:
About 36” by 45” or whatever size you want!

Yarn:
Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice, 4 skeins of Chocolate Cake, and 2 skeins each of Mint, Lamb, and Aqua
~or~ any yarn you can get gauge with
~or~ just about any yarn in any gauge if you just want to use this as a stitch pattern!

Hook:
US 10/J/6.00 mm

Gauge:
12 sts x 16 rows of sc in a 4” square

Stitches and Skills used:
ch ~ chain
sc ~ single crochet
Hdc ~ half double crochet
St(s) ~ stitche(es)

Special Stitches:
Starting sc: Make a slip knot and place the loop on your hook, insert hook into the first st of the row, yo, pull through (2 loops on hook), yo, pull through both loops.

Starting hdc: Make a slip knot and place the loop on your hook, yo, insert hook into the first st of the row, yo, pull through (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through all 3 loops.

puff st ~ puff stitch: [yo, insert hook into st, yo, pull through] 4 times (9 loops on hook), yo, pull through all loops.

Fp puff st: make a puff stitch around the front post of the indicated st as follows: [yo, insert hook from front to back and then from back to front again around the post of the st, pulling the post forward, yo, pull through] 4 times (9 loops on hook), yo, pull through all loops.

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Getting Started:
Pay attention to which side each row is worked. All the hdc rows are worked from the right side, the sc rows with the fp puff sts are worked from the right side, and the rows of just sc are worked from the wrong side.

Make sure to look at the photos or watch the video to be sure you are starting and stopping each row in the correct st. It is very easy to make this blanket lean to one side because there are 2 rows worked from the front, then one worked from the back.

Here is a video to help you out.

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Pattern:

With color A, ch a multiple of 12 plus 4, for the baby blanket in Vanna’s Choice, I chained 112

Row 1: (right side) Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch across, ch 1, clip yarn and pull it through the last ch made. (110 hdc, plus the last 2 ch count as the first st of the row)

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Row 2: (right side) With color B, make a starting sc in the first st of the previous row, sc in each of the next 2 sts, [fp puff st in next st, sc in each of next 11 st] 9 times. (111 sts)

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Row 3: (wrong side) turn, ch 1 (does not count as first sc) sc in each st across, clip yarn and pull it through the last sc made. (111 sc)

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Row 4: (right side) With color A, make a starting hdc in the first st of the previous row, hdc in each of the remaining sts across, ch 1, clip yarn and pull it through the last ch made. (111 hdc)

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Row 5: (right side) With color C, make a starting sc in the first st of the previous row, sc in each of the next 6 sts, [fp puff st in next st, sc in each of next 11 st] 8 times, fp puff st in next st, sc in each of next 7 st. (111 sts)

Row 6: (wrong side) turn, ch 1 (does not count as first sc) sc in each st across, clip yarn and pull it through the last sc made. (111 sc)

Row 7: (right side) With color A, make a starting hdc in the first st of the previous row, hdc in each of the remaining sts across, ch 1, clip yarn and pull it through the last ch made. (111 hdc)

Row 8: (right side) With color D, make a starting sc in the first st of the previous row, sc in each of the next 10 sts, [fp puff st in next st, sc in each of next 11 st] 8 times, fp puff st in next st, sc in each of next 3 st. (111 sts)

Row 9: (wrong side) turn, ch 1 (does not count as first sc) sc in each st across, clip yarn and pull it through the last sc made. (111 sc)

Row 10: (right side) With color A, make a starting hdc in the first st of the previous row, hdc in each of the remaining sts across, ch 1, clip yarn and pull it through the last ch made. (111 hdc)

Repeat rows 2 ~ 10: Until desired length is reached. End with row 10.

Weave in all ends.

Border:

Rnd 1: With color A, make a starting sc in the bottom right corner of the blanket, ch 1, sc in the same corner, 1 sc in the side of each st up the side of the blanket, (sc, ch 1, sc) in the corner, sc in each st across the top of the blanket, (sc, ch 1, sc) in the corner, and 1 sc in the side of each st down the side of the blanket, (sc, ch 1, sc) in the corner, sc in each st across the bottom of the blanket, sl st into the top of the first sc of the round.

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Rnd 2: Sl st into the ch-1 corner space, ch 1 (does not count as a st), (sc, ch 1, sc) in the same corner, * sc in each sc across to next ch-1 corner space, ** (sc, ch 1, sc) in the corner, rep from * around the blanket, the last repeat will end at **, sl st into the top of the first sc of the round.

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Here is a chart to help you as well.

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32 Comments

32 Comments on Joseph’s Puff Stitch Blanket

  1. Becky Dirlam
    March 10, 2014 at 1:25 pm (2 years ago)

    Jessie, This is so involved looking. Once again you have mixed imagination into function to bring us wonderful, functional projects. Thank You for sharing this awesome pattern.

    Reply
    • Jessie
      March 10, 2014 at 2:17 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you, Becky!

      Reply
      • Marci
        March 11, 2014 at 9:54 pm (2 years ago)

        This is such a beautiful pattern. Thanks for including instructions!

        Reply
        • Jessie
          March 12, 2014 at 11:03 am (2 years ago)

          Thank you, and you’re welcome. :)

          Reply
  2. stitch4all
    March 16, 2014 at 12:53 pm (2 years ago)

    Love this pattern. I will definitely make it. Excited about choosing coordinating colors. Thanks for sharing!

    Reply
    • Jessie
      March 16, 2014 at 1:19 pm (2 years ago)

      You’re welcome! There are a lot of wonderful colors in Vanna’s Choice, and some fun heathered colors as well.

      Reply
  3. Cheri George
    March 16, 2014 at 11:42 pm (2 years ago)

    What do you mean “clip yarn”?

    Reply
    • Jessie
      March 17, 2014 at 7:18 am (2 years ago)

      Cut the yarn/end off.

      Reply
  4. Robbie
    March 20, 2014 at 8:59 pm (2 years ago)

    Very Pretty

    Reply
  5. Ana Ahern
    March 21, 2014 at 8:47 am (2 years ago)

    Hello Jesse,

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful pattern. The possible colour combinations are endless. Can I sell the end product?

    Congratulations and best wishes,
    Ana

    Reply
    • Jessie
      March 21, 2014 at 9:22 am (2 years ago)

      Yes, you may, thank you so much for asking. According to USA copyright laws, the copyright only applies to the pattern itself. So no one can tell you what you can or cannot do with the finished item you make. I know some designers say otherwise, but they may just not be aware that that is not within their rights. However, it is always appreciated when you give design credit for the pattern when selling a finished item, and link back to the pattern if you are selling online. I hope your blankets bring you a nice income!

      Reply
  6. Andi
    June 15, 2014 at 3:53 pm (2 years ago)

    Nice pattern, but nothing for me. I hate having so many threads to weave in in the end.

    Reply
    • Jessie
      June 15, 2014 at 10:55 pm (2 years ago)

      Yup, if you don’t want to weave in ends, this is not the pattern for you. (Unless you make it one solid color, but that would change the look a bit)

      Reply
  7. Brie
    June 19, 2014 at 2:55 am (2 years ago)

    I love the pattern thank you so much for sharing!

    Reply
  8. Elizabeth C.
    August 19, 2014 at 3:59 pm (1 year ago)

    This blanket is so cute and boyish!

    Reply
  9. bmidontcare
    August 28, 2014 at 7:49 pm (1 year ago)

    My 1 year old niece is going to LOVE this!

    Reply
  10. Chatavia
    November 23, 2014 at 7:26 pm (1 year ago)

    This is an absolutely wonderful pattern! I can’t wait to try it for myself! I have a new nephew joining the family in the spring, and I believe this will be perfect! Thank you!

    Reply
  11. JB
    January 12, 2015 at 5:27 pm (1 year ago)

    I made this blanket last week. It is so cute. Thank you so much for sharing your pattern. I really appreciate it.

    At first I was a little intimidated by all the steps but you explained perfectly and after about 4-5 rows I caught on how to do it.

    Reply
    • Jessie
      January 12, 2015 at 7:55 pm (1 year ago)

      Thank you! I try to be clear with my patterns, it’s nice to know when I get it right. :)

      Reply
  12. Genie
    February 25, 2015 at 3:21 pm (12 months ago)

    I LOVE this pattern. I’ve searched but cannot find how much yarn is used. Do you have a general recommendation?

    Reply
    • Jessie
      February 25, 2015 at 3:55 pm (12 months ago)

      I didn’t put an amount because it can be made any size, and the blanket was a gift, so I can’t weigh it to see how much I used (oops). I would suggest getting 2 skeins of each of the colors, and 4 of the brown to be safe for a baby blanket.

      Reply
  13. LISA
    March 11, 2015 at 6:44 am (11 months ago)

    LOVE LOVE YOUR PATTERNS. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE TUTORIALS.

    Reply
  14. Michele Waldon
    August 11, 2015 at 7:55 pm (6 months ago)

    I love this pattern and I just finished making it for my Cal. King size bed. Took me 3 months to complete, but mind you that is when I had time to crochet :). I would post a picture of it to show you…but not that savy don’t know how to post it on here. But love the pattern those who have asked I sent them your way…

    Reply
    • Jessie
      August 11, 2015 at 8:12 pm (6 months ago)

      Wow! Very cool. My Facebook group is linked towards the bottom of the post, you can share photos there if you are on Facebook.

      Reply

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