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Marshmallow Crochet Baby Blanket

By Kristen Mangus

The Marshmallow Crochet Baby Blanket is a nice fluffy baby blanket with lots of texture. You can make this with any yarn or hook size. Samples shown in photo the Striped Marshmallow Crochet Baby Blanket and the Blanket behind is a single color for a solid look.  Either are a beautiful marshmallowy choice.
Add this project to your Ravelry cue! http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/marshmallow-crochet-baby-blanket

Size:

Perfect Small stroller or baby carrier size 35″w x 26″l. Foundation makes 35″ wide. Continue row pattern to desired length if larger blanket is desired.
For this marshmallow crochet baby blanket I’m using the following tools. Striped version is written, for solid color continue working until desired length or reach 25”. See alternates at bottom of the pattern.
Video Crochet Along http://youtu.be/yOPxJsIY478

Marshmallow Crochet Baby Blanket

Tools & Yarn:

size L hook (or L/11 – 8.0mm)
Bernat Baby Blanket yarn used in sample. Super Bulky 6 weight.
344 yards Color A – Vanilla 03008.
258 yards Color B – Baby Rose 04417.

Abbreviations:

Gauge:

3 stitches and 6 rows = 4 inches in Textured Stitch pattern

Pattern Notes:

Make a chain that is a multiple of 2 plus 3. Mine was 75. (Made 35″ wide in this yarn & hook). In this sample I used a larger hook (N/15 10.mm) for the foundation chain only to see the stitches better. After creating chain be sure to switch to the main hook size.

Textured Stitch:

Row 1: dc in 3rd ch from hook. Skip next 2 ch. *(sc, 2 dc) in next ch, skip next 2 ch; repeat from * across, sc in last ch.
Row 2: ch 2, turn, 2 dc in 1st stitch. Skip next 2 sts, *(sc, 2 dc) in next ch, skip next 2 sts; rep from * across. sc in top of turning ch. Repeat “Row 2” till desired length.

Marshmallow Crochet Baby Blanket

Main Pattern:

Starting on Color A crochet 3 rows following Textures Stitch pattern. Change Color B on the last single crochet yarn over; so when starting the turning chain the loop on the hook is the next color. Crochet 3 rows and change color. Repeat till ending a total of 3 rows Color A at desired final blanket length.
Finishing. Add textured stitch along sides if desired in Color A, B or a combination as desired (sample did not add a border). Weave in ends.

Marshmallow Crochet Baby Blanket

Alternate yarn weight & hook:

Use worsted weight with cast on of 108 with a J-10 hook.
Solid Pink made with 2 skeins (300g ea) of Bernat Baby Blanket in Baby Rose 516 yards. 35″w x 25”l
Marshmallow Crochet Baby Blanket

Try different colors and yarns for your own personal style and color palette.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbYXs-NFDxQ
(special note)

As the Marshmallow Crochet Baby Blanket is a nice fluffy baby blanket with lots of texture; it is not a tight stitch and should not be used on unattended baby for risk of catching fingers.

24 Comments

  1. Laura 3 months ago

    How do I make this into a King size

  2. Derie Ward 4 months ago

    You said that you used a larger hook for your foundation row…how much larger than the L/8.00mm hook did you use? I’ve been hearing a lot about doing this lately and I’m curious. Also, any ideas how this works up in just a regular yarn? Does it just fall flat? Curious. Thank you for sharing. Your video is very clear and concise.

  3. Danica 5 months ago

    I love this stitch! I have made several blankets with it 🙂

    Could you provide any tips on adding a border to this blanket, that is not a marshmallow stitch? I would like to try something different with a single crochet but am having a difficult time trying to figure out how many single crochets I need to avoid the border pulling the blanket in. Wanting a nice border that shapes the blanket but still lays nice and flat.

    Any help would be appreciated.

  4. Elizabeth Hernandez 6 months ago

    What does this blanket measure? I will be making a baby blanket for a friend’s co-worker. She wants the size of the blanket to be 3 ft by 3 ft.

  5. Phillis Jacobs 6 months ago

    Wow I love this I would love to make a sweater similar to this stitch

  6. debian 2 years ago

    Thanks for the marvelous posting! I seriously enjoyed reading it, you might be a great author. I will be sure to bookmark your blog and will eventually come back later on. I want to encourage continue your great job, have a nice weekend!

  7. Rachel 3 years ago

    Hello! I’m making this for a family member who is expecting. I love it!! Do you have a suggestion for a finished edge that would work? I’m using vanilla baby blanket and thought I might edge in a baby dove. Yay or nay? Thanks again!

    • Kristen Mangus Author
      Kristen Mangus 3 years ago

      That sounds like it will be lovely. You can actually use this stitch all the way around and it will have a nice soft edge.

      • Rachel 3 years ago

        Thank you!!

  8. PS 3 years ago

    Dear Kristen,

    I loved this baby blanket. Thank you for sharing this beautiful pattern, your instructions were simple and easy to follow, I am planning on making one for a friend who is due in few weeks and one for myself, due in next May.
    I do have a question, I am not able to find this particular yarn here in Germany. Would this yarn make a good substitute, http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/de/visgarn.php?garn=Peak
    If not then which other Drops yarn will do? I would like the blanket to be very soft so that it doesn’t irritate the baby.

    Regards,
    PS

    • Kristen Mangus Author
      Kristen Mangus 3 years ago

      It’s hard for me to tell if it’s a super bulky but it does look bulky. You can definitely use it but look at the ball band (wrapper) to see the recommended hook size. I would use their hook size. Make your chain long enough for the length of your blanket. Make sure to count your chains as you go. If it is a multiple of 2 then just add 3 stitches and go from there! 🙂 Happy Crocheting!

      • PS 3 years ago

        Dear Kristen

        Thanks for the prompt reply. I will be sticking around for past and future posts.

        Regards,
        PS

  9. Tammy 3 years ago

    Love this it is so beautiful and it seems to be easy I M just a beginner and some of the yarn you have I can’t get here where I live so I hope I will win

  10. Annette Florin 3 years ago

    Hello! Do you have this YouTube video in a left-handed version? Thank you!

    • Kristen Mangus Author
      Kristen Mangus 3 years ago

      No but I’ll work on it for you!

    • Ambar 7 months ago

      I’m left handed an was able to do this pattern but in reverse and it came out the same. Good luck

  11. Cindy Shanahan 3 years ago

    Your pattern is beautiful. I learned how to crochet when I was 16 ( 55 yes old now). I am retraining myself to learn how to crochet by following the directions using symbols and not words. A big challenge for me. I associate it with algebra. Not an easy task, but accomplished. I am also learning new stitches. Haven’t tried designing yet.

  12. Tammy 3 years ago

    You did an amazing job. Love it.

    • Kristen Mangus Author
      Kristen Mangus 3 years ago

      Thank you Tammy, I’m excited that soon I’ll have my first Crochet Along tutorial!

  13. Darlene Pudder 3 years ago

    Love your site…

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