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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55 thoughts on “Crochet Hugs & Kisses All-Around Blanket Pattern

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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?

  7. 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! 🙂

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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!!!

  11. 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

  12. 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!

  13. 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?

      • 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!

  14. 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.

  15. 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

    • 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

  16. 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.

  17. 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!

  18. 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

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

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