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The Piemonte a Crochet Puff Stitch Blanket Free Pattern

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The Piemonte Crochet Puff Stitch Blanket is an easy crochet granny square pattern. This beginner friendly crochet blanket features puff stitches at the corners. The simple double crochets worked throughout provide an eye catching contrast.

This free crochet blanket pattern is written for a baby blanket size. However, the granny square design allows you to keep crocheting this blanket to any length. Photos are included of the first few crochet rounds, from there it’s an easy one row repeat.

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Square crochet blanket draped on chair.

Yarn

I used Caron Cakes to crochet this puff stitch blanket. The baby blanket size is crocheted with 3 cakes in White Truffle. The shades of dark grey, light grey, beige and white create a neutral crochet blanket palette.

I love that this baby blanket can be gifted for a boy or girl. The colors, the puff stitch and border are all designed to work for either. And I’m sure, this would make a fun crochet throw blanket for home too.

Blanket border and puff stitches.

Construction

The Piemonte Crochet Puff Stitch Blanket is worked in the round. To keep both sides of this crochet blanket looking great, you’ll turn after joining each round. This means you’ll work on both sides of your blanket.

I worked and reworked the puff stitch joining on this pattern. I really wanted it to look as nice as possible. To get the puff stitch join just right, I finally settled on using a long loop to start, just by pulling up the yarn as tall as my stitch.

Then when it’s time to join, you skip that long loop and slip stitch to the top of the puff stitch. I found I liked the way this combination looked best. So when I turn and start a new round I’m not adding unnecessary chains.

picture of grey and white crochet puff stitch blanket in basket

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Center out puff stitch blanket square pattern.

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Materials

Notes

  1. Starting long loop doesn’t count as a st.
  2. Worked in the round, but turned so you will work on both sides.
  3. Remember the puff stitch includes a ch 1, so when the pattern specifically says “ch 1” that is in addition to the ch 1 of the puff st.
  4. Sample is made with self striping yarn, but I changed yarns at the start of a row instead of letting the yarn change colors in the middle.

Stitches/Abbreviations

MC-magic circle

sk-skip the indicated stitch          

ch sp-chain space

st(s)-stitch(es)

rep-repeat          

ch(s)-chain(s)

dc-double crochet

Rnd-round          

yo-yarn over

puff-Puff Stitch: yo, insert hook into st, yo and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), *{yo, insert hook back into same st, yo and pull up a loop} (5 loops on hook), rep from * 2 more times until you have 9 loops on your hook, yo and pull through all 9 loops, ch 1. 

Crochet Puff Stitch Tangi Video

In this video I’m using my Clover Amour crochet hook size 5.5mm. I have a whole set of these and I love them. These crochet hooks glide so smoothly into stitches, which is super helpful on this puff stitch.

Gauge

4” x 4”= 12 dc x 7 rows of dc 

Level

Easy

Striped blanket in square laid flat.

Size

36” square, baby blanket size, but you can continue the square to make as large of a blanket as you like.

Pattern

Striped blanket in square laid flat.

Piemonte Puff Stitch Blanket Crochet Pattern

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 4 hours
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $15

Piemonte Blanket is an easy granny square pattern featuring the puff stitch.

Materials

  • 1149 yds of #4 medium worsted weight yarn, pictured is 3 Caron Cakes in White Truffle (383 yds each)

Tools

  • 5.5mm hook
  • yarn needle
  • scissors
  • measuring tape

Instructions

    1. Begin with a magic circle.

      Rnd 1. Pull up a long loop to get the height for your first puff st *{Puff, puff, ch 1} rep from * 3 more times, ch 1 again (you’ll have the ch to close the puff + 2 chs), sk the long loop of the first puff st and join with a sl st to the st on top of the puff st, turn. (20 sts) Round 1 of puff stitches in grey yarn green crochet hook.
    2. Rnd 2. Pull up a long loop, in ch 1 sp puff st, dc in next 3 sts *{(puff, ch 1, puff) all in next sp created by the corner puff + ch 1, dc in next 3 sts} (you might have to squish the (puff, ch 1, puff sts) over to get into the top of the first puff st after the corner), rep from * 2 more times, (puff, ch 1) in same ch 1 sp as first puff st, sl st to long loop of first puff st, turn. (32 sts)Crochet puff stitch blanket round 2.
    3. Rnd 3. Pull up a long loop, in ch 1 sp puff st, dc in next 6 sts *{(puff, ch 1, puff) all in next sp created by the corner puff + ch 1, dc in next 6 sts} (you might have to squish the (puff, ch 1, puff sts) over to get into the top of the first puff st after the corner), rep from * 2 more times, (puff, ch 1) in same ch 1 so as first puff st, sl st to long loop of first puff st, turn. (44 sts)Crochet puff stitch square round 3 tutorial.
    4. Rnd 4. Pull up a long loop, in ch 1 sp puff st, dc in next 9 sts *{(puff, ch 1, puff) all in next sp created by the corner puff + ch 1, dc in next 9 sts} (you might have to squish the (puff, ch 1, puff sts) over to get into the top of the first puff st after the corner), rep from * 2 more times, (puff, ch 1) in same ch 1 sp as first puff st, sl st to long loop of first puff st, turn. (56 sts)Round 4 tutorial crochet puff stitch square blanket.
    5. Repeat

      Rnds 5-32. Pull up a long loop, in same ch 1 sp puff st, *{dc in top of next puff st and in each st across til next corner sts, *{(puff, ch 1, puff) all in corner} rep from * 3 more times, (puff, ch 1) in same ch 1 sp as first puff st, sl st to long loop of first puff st, turn. Cut yarn. (140 sts)Striped blanket in square laid flat.
    6. Border

      Ch 1, in same st sc & hdc, sk next st, *{in next st sc & hdc, sk next st} rep from * around, at each corner place two sets of sc & hdc, as you approach the corners you may need to sk 2 sts, as I did here, join with a sl st. Close up of puff stitches in corner and edge border of blanket.
    7. Finishing

      Cut yarn and weave in ends.

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