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Crochet Hugs & Kisses Baby Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber
Crochet Hugs & Kisses Baby Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber

Crochet Hugs & Kisses Baby Blanket

A brand new granddaughter is arriving soon, so that means a brand new baby blanket in honor of her. This crochet project features a series of cross stitches and bobbles, or X’s & O’s, so that is how this became the Hugs & Kisses Baby Blanket.

I used the new Caron Baby Cakes in Dreamy Rose for this, but feel free to substitute regular Caron Cakes or any worsted weight yarn of your choice.

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The stitches all come from the Stitch is Right Wave Game that we played here on The Crochet Crowd back in 2016.  I choose 4 of the 8 stitches we learned in pattern to create this blanket.  All the video tutorials of each stitch are below to help you.  You can easily adapt this chevron blanket to any size you’d prefer.  The finished size is 36″ x 40″.

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Hugs & Kisses Baby Blanket

Designed by Jeanne Steinhilber

Caron® Baby Cakes™ Yarn 3.5 oz./ 100 g, 231 yd. / 211 m

Dreamy Rose 6 balls or equivalent of any worsted weight #4 yarn.

Size U.S. H/8 (5.0 mm) crochet hook.

Measurements Approx 36” X 40” [91 x 101 cm]. 

Abbreviations List 

Ch(s) = Chain(s)

Dc = Double crochet

Dc3tog = Double crochet 3 together

Hdc = Half double crochet

Hdc3tog = Half double crochet 3 together

Rep = Repeat

Sc = Single crochet

Sc3tog = Single crochet 3 together

Sk = Skip

St(s) = Stitch(es)

WS = Wrong side

Yoh = Yarn over hook

Special Stitches

X-st = Sk next st, dc in next st, dc in skipped st.

Bobble = Dc5tog in same st.  In next st, *yoh, pull up a loop, yoh, pull through 2 loops; rep from * 4 times, until you have 6 loops on hook, yoh and pull through all to complete 5 dc together. These are worked on the wrong side.

Stitch Multiples = 28 + 18

I’ve seen several blankets made into a throw size of 54” X 66” with a starting chain of 214 with about 4000 yards of worsted weight yarn.

Helpful Tip = If you have trouble recognizing the “peaks” and “valleys” of the chevron, use stitch markers until you are comfortable. This is especially helpful on the hdc and bobble row.  The hdc3tog tends to lean off to the side and can be hard to spot.

Instructions

Ch 158

1st row: (WS) Dc in 4th ch from hook (ch and dc counts as 2 dc in same st), 1 dc in next 5 chs, *dc3tog over next 3 chs (valley or bottom of chevron), 1 dc in next 12 chs, 3 dc in next ch (peak or top of chevron), 1 dc in next 12 chs; rep from * until 9 chs remain, dc3tog over next 3 chs, 1 dc in next 5 chs, 2 dc in last ch. Turn.

2nd row: Ch 1, 2 sc in same st, 1 sc in next 5 sts, *sc3tog over next 3 sts, 1 sc in next 12 sts, 3 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 12 sts; rep from * until 9 sts remain, sc3tog over next 3 sts, 1 sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in last st. Turn.

3rd row: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), 1 dc in next st, cross back and place 1 dc in base of ch 3 (X-st made), X-st 2 more times, *dc3tog over next 3 sts, X-st 6 times, 3 dc in next st, X-st 6 times; rep from * until 9 sts remain, dc3tog over next 3 sts, X-st 3 times, 1 more dc in last st. Turn.

4th row: Ch 1, 2 sc in same st, 1 sc in next 5 sts, *sc3tog over next 3 sts, 1 sc in next 12 sts, 3 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 12 sts; rep from * until 9 sts remain, sc3tog over next 3 sts, 1 sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in last st. Turn.

5th row: Ch 2 (counts as hdc here and throughout), 1 hdc in same st, 1 bobble in next st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, 1 bobble in next st, 1 hdc in next st, *hdc3tog over next 3 sts, [1 hdc in next st, 1 bobble in next st, 1 hdc in next st] four times, 3 hdc in next st, [1 hdc in next st, 1 bobble in next st, 1 hdc in next st] four times; rep from * until 9 sts remain, hdc3tog over next 3 sts, [1 hdc in next st, 1 bobble in next st, 1 hdc in next st] twice, 1 more hdc in last st. Turn.

6th row: Ch 1, 2 sc in same st, 1 sc in next 5 sts, *sc3tog over next 3 sts, 1 sc in next 12 sts, 3 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 12 sts; rep from * until 9 sts remain, sc3tog over next 3 sts, 1 sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in last st. Turn.

7th row: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), 1 dc in next st, cross back and place 1 dc in base of ch 3 (X-st made), X-st 2 more times, *dc3tog over next 3 sts, X-st 6 times, 3 dc in next st, X-st 6 times; rep from * until 9 sts remain, dc3tog over next 3 sts, X-st 3 times, 1 more dc in last st. Turn.

8th row: Ch 1, 2 sc in same st, 1 sc in next 5 sts, *sc3tog over next 3 sts, 1 sc in next 12 sts, 3 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 12 sts; rep from * until 9 sts remain, sc3tog over next 3 sts, 1 sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in last st. Turn.

9th row: Ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in next 5 sts, *dc3tog over next 3 sts, 1 dc in next 12 sts, 3 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 12 sts; rep from * until 9 sts remain, dc3tog over next 3 sts, 1 dc in next 5 sts, 2 dc in last st. Turn.

Rep rows 2 thru 9, until blanket measures 40”.  11 pattern repeats total. Finish off.

 

Crochet Hugs & Kisses Baby Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber
Crochet Hugs & Kisses Baby Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber

*Update*

This proud Gigi was able to wrap the precious bundle in Hug & Kisses just a few hours after she was born.

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110 thoughts on “Crochet Hugs & Kisses Baby Blanket Pattern

  1. I was able to get the pattern by clicking on the Pink words Hugs & Kisses Baby Blanket in the first paragraph as I couldn’t get the button to work either.

    • I am unable to duplicate the error for the button. It seems to work for me. I have reconfigured again, just in case it triggers a positive response.

  2. Can’t find the pattern anywhere. Someone said hit the blue button but there isn’t one. Others say search the pattern name, all it does it come back to this screen where there is no pattern. Thanks.

  3. I was unable to fine the colors i wanted to use in the Baby Cakes, I am using Bernat Baby Coordinates which is a #3 yarn, do i need to add extra stitched to the chain to obtain the same size blanket? the blanket you made uses a “H” hook and the material i want to use is a “G” hook.
    I love the pattern.

  4. Sherri, Row 1 is foundation so you work the chain and end ou at left side. Row 2 is single crochet.Go back to the right following patter. Row 3 is the cross stitch. You will head back to left. Row 4 is the sc. Crochet row which brings you back to right side. Row 5 is the bobble/popcorn whichever you prefer.This roe takes you back to left again. Row six is the sc crochet row over to the right. Simply repeat. No need to cut yarn. Singles after each row.

  5. I love this pattern and your Beans and Bobbles pattern. Also love the videos so nicely done by Mikey. Thank you for your awesome creations and wonderful video tutorial.

  6. “My first question is how many stitches do you have after row one is completed? is it 156? And as I progress with the pattern and get to the Bobble row somehow I have Lost a stitch so when I turn to do the sc row it says sc 2 in same stitch and sc next 5, but I only have 4 stitches before the sc 3 together. I have started this pattern several times and it always end up the same at the Bobble row. What am I doing wrong?”

    …I have seen this question asked a few times but have yet to found the answer. I too am having this save issue. HELP!! I would really love to make this baby blanket. Thanks!

    • The stitch count is 155 for each row. I would suggest putting stitch markers in the top of the peak and in with 3tog valleys to hold your place until you nail the pattern down. If you still need help, please feel free to join the Hugs and Kisses Facebook group and post photos of where you are having trouble and there are tons of people ready to help! 🙂

    • Hi All I was having same problem until I ripped everything out and started again. To begin, you must chain 158 stitches. Dc in Fourth chain from hook. You will now be working in 154 stitches across your work.
      DO A ROW AND COUNT THEM. Now, between the Peak (top) and the valley (3 dc decrease) , there should be 12 stitches. Tells you in row 2
      Hope this is clear. I am having trouble on the row AFTER the popcorn row. It would be Row 2, SC all the way across. Cant figure it out. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • So far I’ve crocheted this pattern twice. It is a little confusing because single crochet always messes me up at the beginning of a row. I’ve had to pull out some rows here and there, but I managed to make two blankets and they both came out beautifully. Just pay careful attention and COUNT YOUR STITCHES.

    • Me too. Also where in the pattern are the other double crochet rows I see in the photo. My bobbles wind up on the wrong side also. Is there a revised pattern and video?

      • We have reviewed this already, we cannot duplicate what others are doing wrong to be missing a stitch. Sorry, I have been away on an event for 2.5 weeks.

    • The issue is there is an error in the bobble row directions that I noticed by watching the tutorial. The * section should read hdc, bobble, hdc, hdc, repeat from * to peak, 3 hdc…

      So after the peak or valley the is one hdc but work 2 hdc between each bobble.

    • This is what happened to me I kept trying to fix the problem and after 30 row it was getting worse so I tore the whole thing out and starting over.In the video he says to put two stitches in the first st and crochet in the next 5 and and then do the valley.when I watched the video he goes back into the 5 the stitch to start the valley of 4 stitches .Just can’t figure it out???

      • Ruth Stimmel I have the exact same problem but when I go back into the 5th stitch, the 3sc in one stitch does not start in the middle of the 3sc in one stitch but start at the first sc of the 3sc in one stitch.

      • Hi, been there done that!!!!!!!! Ch 158, Double crochet in 4th chain from hook.
        The Chain 3 and the DC count as the 2DC in the stitch at the beginning. Next, carry on down the chain and do 1 double crochet in next 5 chains. DC3 tog. using the next 3 chains (valley) or bottom of chevron.Next, DC in each of next 12 stitches. This next stitch you will be making the PEAK, so put 3 DC in next stitch. Carry on with DC in next 12 stitches and DC 3 together for valley. Repeat until you are making your last VALLEY with the 3 DC alotted for. Now, 1 dc in next 5 DC and put 2DC in last stitch or final chain. TURN work to start row 2 which is the sc row. Hope this helps. Read the pattern over 3x to get in brain. make notes. It is worth the frustration. Good Luck

  7. Could you send me a pattern on how to make ends straight. Am a beginner and have know idea as to counts and height and I have spend so much time making this blanket I don’t want to ruin it as it’s for my granddaughter. Any information would be helpful thanks in advance

  8. Just finished this pattern, it’s lovely but the sides curl in. I am going to make it again with a different set of colors, any suggestions on how to keep the sides from curling?

      • Same problem here on the sc row after the bobble row. I got so discouraged that i wripped 1/2 of the rows out, restarted again. My questions are does each row have the same amount of stitches and what is that. My peaks are ok but the valleys are off a little. Does tjat soumd correct? Thanks

  9. My first question is how many stitches do you have after row one is completed? is it 156? And as I progress with the pattern and get to the Bobble row somehow I have Lost a stitch so when I turn to do the sc row it says sc 2 in same stitch and sc next 5, but I only have 4 stitches before the sc 3 together. I have started this pattern several times and it always end up the same at the Bobble row. What am I doing wrong?

  10. i am making this blanket in different colors because, of course, I can never find what the directions call for. The blanket is coming out beautifully but I do have problems. Single crochet throws me off every time and sometimes I find myself pulling out a previous row because my peaks and valleys don’t seem to line up right. But I’m working through it. My problem in that my edges are curling along the long sides. Any suggestions on a finishing edge for when I’m done? Thanks for posting this pattern.

    • How did you get your peaks and valleys to line up? Mine are slightly off and can’t figure out why. And how many stitches per row. I read 155 all rows. Thanks

  11. I am trying to get to the pattern for “https://thecrochetcrowd.com/crochet-cuddly-snuggly-hooded-baby-blanket but the link always takes me here could you please tell me how to get to the hooded blanket pattern

    • Melissa, I deleted that pattern 2 weeks ago due to complaints about how it looks. in frustration of the complaints, I just axed it out and deleted it. I no longer have the pattern. I saw another request early for this and took it off of Ravelry as well.

  12. 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.

  13. 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!!

  14. 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.

    • I noticed the same thing. I do understand that the bobble row is the important row. But what I have done is after I finish the bobble row I push the bubbles thru to pop out onto the other side. Maybe that will help you.

  15. 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?

  16. 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. ❤

  17. 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?

    • 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. 🙂

  18. 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.

  19. 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…

    • 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.

  20. 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

  21. 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?

    • 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. 🙂

  22. 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

  23. 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 !!!

    • 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… 🙁

      • Row 5 actually isn’t bobble. It’s popcorn stitch and those are worked on the right side of the work.

    • I can’t seem to find anywhere where it states how many skeins of yarn are needed. I’m going to use the Caron cakes vs. the baby cakes. Can someone please advise! Thanks!

      • I have watched the video and have downloaded this pattern and can not get through the bobble stitch where it says chain two at the end and single crochet in the next 5 stitches I only have 4 ..Can you help me please what am I doing wrong

  24. Thankyou for this pattern. I just started it and i’m finding it easy to read the pattern.It is a lovely banket.

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