Crochet Hugs & Kisses Baby Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber

Crochet Hugs & Kisses Baby Blanket + Tutorial

Jeanne - The Crochet Crowd

Jeanne - The Crochet Crowd

I am excited to be part of The Crochet Crowd team. I have been crocheting for 40+ years. I am also a big geek and an internet addict. I met Mikey and Diva Dan while onboard a crochet cruise in March 2015, and the rest is history. I hope to help inspire fellow crocheters.

28 thoughts on “Crochet Hugs & Kisses Baby Blanket + Tutorial

  • September 15, 2017 at 2:29 pm
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    I love this pattern! I’m making this for my managers first baby. I too had trouble with the bobble row until I realized the pattern repeat began and ended with hdc, so my first 2 sections have 6 bobbles . It still looks fine and I don’t think she’ll notice, lol. I like to crochet in all white for new babies with trim in colors. There’s nowhere to put the trim so it is all white and gorgeous!! This pattern is truly a work of patience and love, I have to count every stitch, but the result is just beautiful.

  • September 11, 2017 at 7:37 pm
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    I have started this over and over again. I use 158 stitches and still fall short when doing the bobbles. I was so uptight about not getting this right that my daughter started it and by the 5th row there was one side where only 3 bobbles could be made. I understand that there is one bobble where there is only on hdc and the rest are two. I have read the instructions over and over again. HELP!!

  • September 5, 2017 at 4:48 pm
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    I am confused, why is Miley marking row one as the right side in the video?
    I get to my bobble row but when I look at the previous stitches they are the right side facing me?
    I have followed the pattern and it appears that the right side of this afghan is looking at the back side of the double crochet rows and cross stitch rows.
    Any help clearing this up would be appreciated.

    • Jeanne - The Crochet Crowd
      September 6, 2017 at 6:06 am
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      The bobble row is worked on the wrong side. Don’t pay attention to any other references in any of the videos to the right or wrong side. All of the other stitches at not as important as the bobble row when it comes to this blanket.

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  • August 30, 2017 at 10:41 pm
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    Anyone else having a problem figuring out how to print this pattern? TIA

  • August 27, 2017 at 10:07 am
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    Hi! I love this pattern, I’m having a bit of an issue with row 2 though. It says Ch1, 2 sc in the same stitch. Are you saying to 2 sc in the bottom of the chain? or the next stitch over?

  • August 23, 2017 at 12:17 am
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    I would really love to see one video tutorial on making this blanket. I love it and would love to make it but find it difficult to watch so many videos for the different techniques and then apply them for this particular blanket. Please…..and thank you. ❤

  • August 22, 2017 at 9:40 pm
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    I’m having difficulty with row 5. In your picture, there are 4 bobbles from peak to valley. I’m ending up with 6. I’ve started over about 7 times! I thought I was pretty good at reading patterns. Any advice or thoughts on what I might be doing wrong?

    • Jeanne - The Crochet Crowd
      August 23, 2017 at 9:36 am
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      The repeat is hdc, bobble, hdc…. so that means there are 2 hdc in between each bobble.
      From peak, hdc, bobble, hdc, hdc, bobble, hdc, hdc, bobble, hdc, hdc, bobble, hdc, valley. That’s 12 stitches with 4 bobbles. Hope that helps. 🙂

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  • August 17, 2017 at 1:14 am
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    Don’t understand why my comment keeps disappearing, but I’ll try for the third time. I am having trouble proceeding beyond row 4. If you follow pattern, the 5th row, which is bobbles, will have the bobbles pop out on the WRONG side. The only way to prevent that would be to cut the yarn and start row five on the other end, yet the pattern does not say to do so. I cannot understand how to proceed beyond row 4.

  • August 17, 2017 at 12:35 am
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    I am having a problem with proceeding beyond row 4. Unless you cut the yarn and start at other end to do the bobble row, the bobbles will pop onto the wrong side. The pattern does not indicate that you should break the yarn and start at other end. I am having problems working beyond row 4. Actually, it appears that the first row is actually a ‘right’ side row…

    • Jeanne - The Crochet Crowd
      August 17, 2017 at 8:26 am
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      Hi Sherri. Row 1 is marked as the WS, wrong side, so all the odd numbers rows are working on the wrong side. So for row 5, it’s correct. The bobbles pop to the opposite side of what you are actually hooking, so when you flip it over, it’s the right side. Hope this makes sense.

  • July 31, 2017 at 12:02 pm
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    Is there a PDF to download?

  • July 29, 2017 at 10:46 am
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    I would like to know if the video can be down loaded to a tablet or computer. I do not always have access to internet. I like to crochet while traveling and sometimes need the video to double check that I am doing the written instructions correctly. Thank you Alice

    • Jeanne - The Crochet Crowd
      July 30, 2017 at 8:12 am
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      I personally do not know if they is a way to download a video from YouTube to a personal device. Maybe Google search to see if there is a solution.

  • July 23, 2017 at 5:11 pm
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    I love this pattern but am not in love with the way the colors flow….like not completing a row in the color it started in. How would you break down the individual colors to determine how many skeins/yrds you’d need/color??? And then to determine how many rows to use an individual color for?

    • Jeanne - The Crochet Crowd
      July 24, 2017 at 7:18 am
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      I think deciding on colors would be up to you, but when I used the cakes, the yarn changed about every other row. It depended on the stitch though because the bobble row is a bit more of a yarn hog. How much yarn would be determined after you decide how many different colors you prefer. As Mikey always says, you are the artist. 🙂

  • July 22, 2017 at 1:06 pm
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    I have a silly question, I’m trying to pick out colors for this blanket but I’m needing to know how many rows are in each ‘section’ if that makes sense. So from one bubble row to the next bubble row. Follow me? lol

  • July 19, 2017 at 11:50 am
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    Hello! I love the look of your blanket and I am following your instructions along with watching videos posted because I have never done the Crosstitch or the bobbles stitch before. I am starting row five but it looks like my bobbles will be on the back of the blanket? Am I supposed to End row four and start at the end of my row so the bobbles are to the front?
    I am also making this blanket for a new grandbaby !!!

    • Jeanne - The Crochet Crowd
      July 20, 2017 at 7:26 am
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      Bobbles are always worked from the wrong side. The odd number rows are the wrong side. Actually, the only stitch done on the right side of the blanket is the sc rows. Can’t wait to see yours. 🙂

    • August 16, 2017 at 11:45 pm
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      I too have a problem with the first five rows. When you complete row 4 ( repeating row 2), you will be on right side of work. But row 5 is a bobble row and must be worked on wrong side. You would have to cut the yarn and start at other end, yet the pattern does not indicate to do so. I cannot figure out how to work beyond row 4… 🙁

  • July 17, 2017 at 7:36 am
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    Thankyou for this pattern. I just started it and i’m finding it easy to read the pattern.It is a lovely banket.

  • July 16, 2017 at 8:13 pm
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    Congratulations on the birth of your new granddaughter!!! Love this blanket and will certainly try it..

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