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Textured Baby Blanket – Crossed Puffs with SC Eyelets

Today we have another baby blanket crochet pattern that you can customize in many ways to make it yours! Everything from size, color, yarn, and hook size can easily be changed up as needed.

A size chart is included to make it easy for you to make it any size you need. Thus, it is a great gift idea for everyone in your family, including both genders.

If you plan on making this textured crochet baby blanket pattern for your next baby shower you can match it up with other baby items to make it even more special. A pair of baby booties, a baby hat, or even a baby sweater are just a few ideas for making a set.

Customize the Size

The finished measurement is approximately 36 by 36 inches square. In a multiple of 2 + 1 for the starting chains, you can adjust the size to any width you need from a small preemie blanket to a full-sized blanket for your bed.

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Choose Your Yarn

If making a baby blanket, choose a soft yarn suitable for babies. I chose Bernat Baby Sport, which comes in large balls and is baby-friendly, economical, and also easy to care for. It is a popular yarn and is available in most yarn stores.

I had two balls of white and used only a small amount from the second ball. If you have more than one color on hand, this blanket pattern can easily be worked in pretty stripes or blocks of colors.

Bernat Baby Sport

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The Stitch Pattern

I used a cross stitch variation in between rows of single crochet stitches and single crochet eyelets. It is somewhat similar to the vine street crochet baby blanket, except the cross stitch is worked with a half double crochet and a puff stitch. Plus, we the eyelets in this pattern to give it a slightly more of a lacy texture.

Unfortunately, there is a slant in the stitch pattern, but you can steam block that out if you want. Just use a low setting so that you don’t ruin the yarn.

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Crossed Puffs with SC Eyelets Crochet Baby Blanket

Customize this crochet blanket as needed using your favorite yarn and hook size.
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Materials

  • Yarn: Bernat Baby Sport (Light, #3; 100% acrylic; 350g/12.3oz; 1256yds/1148m) Color: Baby White, 2 balls.
  • Crochet Hook: G 4.00mm.
  • Tools: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle.

Measurements

  • Gauge: 16 sts and first 14 rows = 4"
  • Finished Size: 36" by 36".

Abbreviations

Special Stitch Instructions

  • Puff St: [Yo, insert hk into st, yo and pull through] 2 times (5 lps on hk), yo and pull through all 5 lps.

Instructions

  • Ch 145, or any multiple of 2 + 1.
  • Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hk and into each ch across. Turn. [144 sts]
  • Row 2: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1) into first st, *sk next st, (sc, ch 1) in next st; rep from * across to last 3 sts; sk next st, sc in the last 2 sts. Turn. [71 ch-1 sps]
  • Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st and into each st and ch across. Turn. [144 sts]
  • Row 4: Ch 1, hdc in first 2 sts, *sk next st, hdc in next st, backtrack and puff st in skipped st; rep from * across to the last 2 sts, hdc in last 2 sts. Turn. [144 sts]
  • Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first st and into each st across. Turn. [144 sts]
  • Rows 6-125: Rep Rows 2-5. Do not turn after the final row.
  • Rows 126-127: Rep Rows 2 and 3.

Edging

  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc evenly around working 3 sc into each corner; join with slip stitch in first sc. Do not turn.

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