Monday, April 2, 2012

Enter To Win!!

Hey guys! I am posting a pattern for my first time! If you try it I'd love to know what you think.  I wish I had a tiny baby to photograph this blanket and hat set on and with but my sweet little ones are getting so big!  Anyway, the pattern for the blanket is below, I wasn't brave enough to try writing out the pattern for the hat just yet.

I will also be GIVING AWAY the finished set that you see in these photos!  Follow my blog and post a quick comment and you'll be entered to win! Even if you don't have a tiny baby who would enjoy this set, it would make a wonderful gift!

You have until 12:00 Noon on Monday, April 9th to enter and the winner will be announced on the following Tuesday morning! Best of luck!

This pattern calls for 2 colors of Bulky weight yarn.

Size K hook

Basic Blanket:

With color 1: Chain 41

Row 1: HDC in 3rd ch from hk and in each ch across. (ch 2 = 1st HDC throughout)

Rows 2-30: CH2 and turn, HDC in each st across(Do not tie not cut)


Round 1: Chain 5, Do not turn, work crossed TC stitch in the corner, Work Crossed TC stitches around and join with slip stitch in 3rd ch of ch 5. (note: There will be a couple of times when you have to put a TC in a stitch that you've already stitched in, in order to finish out the edge, that's ok, it is incredibly forgiving and the next row will make it lay beautifully.)

Round 2: Tie on color 2 and cut color 1. In the corner Ch 1 space, PUFF, ch2, PUFF, *Ch 2, PUFF, Ch 2, PUFF, ch 2 * across. In corner Puff St, Ch 3, Puff St. Continue around. Slip stitch to top of first puff stitch to finish round. Note: Puff stitches go in the ch 1 spaces of the previous row.

Round 3:  ch 2, do not turn. 2 sc in each ch 1 space and 1 sc on top of each puff stitch, 6 sc in each corner space between 2 puff stitches. slip st to connect.

Round 4:  Ch 2, HDC in each st around, except around corners: in corners - HDC in the first 2sts, 2 HDC in the next 2sts, and HDC in last 2 sts.  Slip st to connect.

Round 5:  Chain 5, do not turn, work round of crossed TC stitches.

Change to color 1. 

Round 6:  Work round of PUFF stitches, same as Round 2 above.

Round 7:  Work round of single crochet 2 sc in each ch 1 space and 1 sc on top of each PUFF, 5 sc in each corner space between 2 PUFFS. slip st to connect. tie off and weave in ends.


  1. I love the hat, it is so cute :) The blue border is very unique. I haven't seen one done like this before. Amazing work!!

    1. Thank you :) I really need to work up the hat pattern. I've been crocheting for the majority of my life, but I've just begun writing down the patterns that I make up. I'm anxious to hear if fellow crocheters can follow my craziness :) Please let me know if you try it!

    2. I am a newbie at crocheting, so I am not good at understanding some of the more complex (complex to me) stitches, like the puff stitch, bullion, stitch, X stitch, popcorn stitch, basket weave stitch, etc.:) I learned the basics by watching a video on YouTube a little over a year ago LOL I am going to give it a try, maybe a blankie for my son, Kemo :) (my Chinese Crested). He loves new blankies to keep him warm. I will send you a pic of my results when I am done :)

  2. I love the use of the puff stitch in the border--makes a soft but sturdy look! This pattern is lovely and could be used for either boy or girl.

    The hat is so adorable! I love the long, long chain stitch tassel -- it gives the hat the elfish/impish look, so cute!

    I have a friend who is having a baby in June who would just love this set! Thanks for entering me in your contest!

  3. Such a cute border! I love it. I have just the person in mind to give this too. I have to try making it!!

    Thank you.

  4. Let me know how it goes for you! If you have any trouble at all with the Crossed TC's on the border I have a posted tutorial at or feel free to contact me.


  5. Did you just use one skein of each color?

  6. What size is this blanket?