Crochet Hugs & Kisses All-Around Blanket Pattern

Crochet Hugs & Kisses All Around by Jeanne Steinhilber
Crochet Hugs & Kisses All Around by Jeanne Steinhilber
Crochet Hugs & Kisses All Around by Jeanne Steinhilber

Crochet Hugs & Kisses All-Around Blanket

I was given a challenge by my friends in The Crochet Crowd Stitch Social Group to take the Hugs & Kisses Chevron Blanket and recreate it into FTM-style or From the Middle blanket.  Challenge accepted and accomplished to create this Crochet Hugs & Kisses All-Around Blanket!  I think you will enjoy crocheting this pattern just as much as the original.  This is now number 3 in the collection.  If you would like a straight side to side version, check out the Little Boy Blue Blanket.

I used 3 Caron Big Cakes to crochet this 42″ lap-size blanket.  I did measure and with just 2 Big Cakes had a 34″ square, which would make a nice baby size blanket.  Of course, you can use your favourite worsted weight yarn and create your own colour theme.  I think this would also look lovely in a solid colour too.

Since this pattern is crocheted in the round rather than in rows, I did change from bobbles to popcorn stitches to represent the hugs in the blanket.

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  1. diana peterson

    i have been looking for the perfect pattern for me to make for future great grandbabies and this is it! i have always said to my children to give their babies “hugs and kisses” from me when we are apart. I made each a baby blanket and also a big blanket as they grew up that we call “grammahugs” blankets. (in case they need a hug and i am not there). I will be making this pattern for them to bring their babies home from hospital. i am so excited to get started. thank you so much!!!

  2. Mandy

    Hi Jeanne
    Is there a chart for this one. I’m up to row 22 and can’t seem to get the stitch count correct. I’ve undone a couple of times and just can’t get it 😕

    • Jeanne

      Hi Mandy. Sorry there will not be a diagram for most of my patterns. I work full time and this is only a second job for me. I would have to hire a tech editor to create these diagrams, which I have considered, but then I would not be able to continue to offer them for free.

  3. Martha Anne Moore

    No blue button

  4. Beverly

    Is there a video for the hugs & kisses all around blanket . I would really like to make but I have a hard time following written patterns

    • I’m thinking of filming it up. I’m not 100% sure yet though.

      • Becky

        Please do. I’m struggling on how to make this larger

  5. Wendy Penrod

    I love this blanket. I was wanting to make one like this as a gift for someone. How would I go about making it bigger into an adult size? Where would I repeat the pattern to keep going? Thank you so much for all the great patterns. Keep up the good work.

  6. Fawn Cantin

    this is beautiful, Can ‘t wait to try it. I say definitely more hugs n kisses patterns, I love them!

  7. Lauren M

    Hello! Is there a diagram for this pattern? I find diagrams so much easier to understand. Thank you!

  8. Becky Wallace

    Is there a video for this one yet? I just don’t seem to be able to get the middle bit right at all, which means I have to keep frogging, and then I lose the will to live lol.

  9. Pia Whitaker

    Hi love this pattern but am really struggling with round 4 where it says repeat round 2 maybe I’m a bit thick but there are no chain spaces in round 4 so don’t understand how to do round 2

    • Lois OBrien

      I am stuck with row 4. It says to repeat row 2 –there are no chain spaces from round 3. What do I do??

  10. Darlene Clark

    Hi Jeanne, when i go to print the updated pattern after correction of stitch counts the last 5 rounds are missing. It only prints through round 45 and only half of that.

      • Katie clacker

        Hi. The pattern on the link is still the old one. The stitch count isn’t rite. When will this be uploaded please. Thankyou x

  11. Lori

    Ok, I’m like everyone else. I’m finding the stitch count off on the rows and having to rip out many, many times. Can we please have a video?

  12. Kristine G

    VIDEO, VIDEO, VIDEO! lol I’ve had to frog the first few rounds a couple times….ok, maybe more than a couple…but I am determined to get this beautiful blanket done right! I couldn’t even begin to explain why I’m having such difficulties. Some I’ve read already in the comments from other hookers (that made me feel less silly). I’ll keep on trying. Thinking positive…this time is the charm! 🙂

  13. carol

    printed the pattern…started & ripped out multiple times until I watched the video……first, I assumed on Rnd 1 I chain 4, join, THEN ch4 in 4th ch and Rnd 5 video has 2hdc between popcorn but written states 1hdc … also had issues with one corner but think I figured that out…time will tell 🙂 attempt number 5 coming up

  14. Mary Abshier

    The pattern is lovely. Stitch counts on all the rows would be helpful. I’ve gotten to row 21 and there’s no way to fit 18 pic per side. I’d really hate to have to frog back to row 13 to ascertain my stitch counts are correct.

  15. Carmen Ruesga

    Hi Jeanne, the afghan you made is beautiful and was wondering, as I am a more visual person, if there will be a video tutotrial….please!! Thank you for sharing your proyect, loved it!!!

  16. Sue Cretella

    Ripped this out three times trying to keep the first 4 rounds flat. The beginning corner seems to be off and it throws the whole thing off. Ughhhh

  17. Laura

    loving hugs and kisses. Please show us how to make a scarf with it

  18. Dawn

    This is so incredibly beautiful! Do you think it would be fairly easy to keep repeating rows until the blanket was large enough for a bed spread? (I suppose piecing together 4 of them would cover a king-sized bed, wouldn’t it?) Congratulations on your creation. I am in awe!

  19. alechia

    Is there a video on this pattern? I do better with video then written pattern.

  20. Tamara

    I love this pattern!!! I love the “round” it makes the corners look so unique!!! However i’m having a small problem with Row 5… with 52 SC (from round 4) i’m unable to get the required 4 PC stitches per side on round 5. UUUGGG i feel so foolish… but i’m having to make 5 PC stitches to get to the corner. Help… What am i doing wrong?

      • Grace

        Omg (slapping forehead) THAT’S what I was getting wrong time and time again, and suddenly with your comment the ‘light” went on on how to read the pattern correctly, lol This is the first time I’ve ever done a written pattern so wish me luck!

  21. Gabby

    I am doing this pattern, and LOVING it. Thank you so much! I did notice the instructions for the popcorn stitch are incomplete, but I was able to figure it out. Just wanted to let you know.

  22. Lori Carroll

    I LOVE this pattern. However… Maybe I’m overthinking something with what you’re saying about the popcorn stitch. Do 4 dc, and drop the loop from the hook. Then insert the hook from front to back into the top 2 loops of the first dc. Here’s where I get baffled… at that point, I re-attach the dropped loop? Feeling a little dense here… LOL

    • Lori Carroll

      Oh duuuhhhhhh…. I got it. Must not try to think too much this late at night. Clearly, I need to put down the hook. LOL

  23. Gigi L

    Would love more <3

  24. Patti Miller

    Really enjoying this pattern but the stitch counts need to be double checked as at least one is incorrect. Once I figured that out I was able to go along nicely on my own so not sure if there are further math errors.

  25. KimmieC

    Yes, the picture captured my attention and the article made me want to make the blanket!

  26. Cindy

    Hi Jeanne, I have a question please… in Round 1, do we single crochet or slip stitch to top of beg chain? I ask because all the other rounds say sl st. I want to make sure to start this correctly. I am using Blue Hawaii. Can’t wait to see how the colors look with this pattern! Love Love Love this one! Thank you so much!

    • On the first round, I use a sc to close the round so that you are in the center of the corner space. All rounds after that end in the corner.

      • Cindy

        Thank you. Starting this beauty tonight!

      • Rebecca Densmore

        Is there a way you can post a video? I’m horrible at reading patterns but I’d love to do this blanket!!

  27. Kimberly Bosley

    I can not wait to start this afghan. Thank you. Keep up the great work.

  28. Naomi

    Gorgeous!!! I would love to see a circular version!

  29. Shirley Kerr

    Love the Hugs and Kisses, would love a tutorial. And yes want more!

  30. Kathryn Lackmann

    Will there be a tutorial? I can’t read the pattern. I would love too make this

  31. Jenny lindsay

    Just love it I am going to be a great grandma for the first time this year and also having our 8th grandchild so this will do nicely!!x

  32. Kathleen toury

    Hi Mikey! Would love a video tutorial of the “Hugs and Kisses All Around” afghan. Love your tutorials! Thanks do the consideration!

  33. LuAnn Crim

    I hope you keep on creating with the hugs and kisses patterns! Thank you for your generosity with your talent!

  34. Tracy KLug

    I want more!!! ??

    • Kimberly Brown

      I love the Hugs and kisses pattern!!!!!!

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