So, if you read about our pregnancy announcement (if not read about it here http://www.athomewitherin.com/home/more-exciting-news) you will know that I am, over the moon for little who-ever-it-is. In my excitement I have been crocheting away and wanted to share this pattern with you. I absolutely love the texture on the Puff Baby Blanket.
This pattern is based on a Marshmallow pattern from goodknitkisses.com, but if I'm being honest I don't always follow patterns well so I've made my own updates.
I used a super chunky wool that was a 6 for weight. I also used a crochet hook that was a size up from what the manufacturer recommends. This helps to make the pattern super quick and easy.
To complete the blanket you will need to know: single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc) and chain (ch). The puff stitch itself is made up of two dc and one sc. The single crochet helps to smooth the end of the stitch down so you get a nice puff.
Chain any length you'd like as long as you do multiples of 2 and then add 3 chs (I used 75)
Row 1: In the third ch from your hook dc, skip 2 ch, (sc,2dc) in next stitch, Skip 2 ch and (sc,2dc) in the next ch. continue (skip 2 ch, sc,2dc) for the rest of the row. End your row with sc, ch3 and turn.
Row. 2- infinity (or in my case ending at row 42) 2dc in first stitch, (skip 2sts, in next sts sc,2dc) repeat across the row. End with a sc in the last sts and chain 3. You will notice that your puff ends up being in the sts between the two puffs on the row below. Please note: it can be hard to see the true puff pattern until you've done a few rows - so keep the faith!
Finishing: once you've reached your desired length I like to finish the blanket with a border row. Once you have ended your last row ch 3 (this will make the corner). Then in every stitch around the boarder do a sc. Not gonna lie - I'm not exact in this but really the goal is to make the blanket feel finished and polished.