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October 17, 2014

Need a Quick Baby Gift? The Marshmallow Crochet Baby Blanket is IT!

By Kristen Mangus

Fluffy, soft and oh, so easy to crochet.  The Marshmallow Crochet Baby Blanket pattern is a crocheter’s dream.  

The simple, one-row repeat makes it easy to work on while you watch your favorite show or hang out at your daughter’s soccer game.

Bernat Baby Blanket yarn feels soft and smooth as it glides through your fingers and across your hook. Being a super bulky #6 weight yarn also means that the blanket just flies off your hook by the inch. There’s no painstaking measuring after an hour to find you’re only 3/4″ further than you were the last time you checked.

Check out my Mini Marshmallow Baby Blanket for a lighter weight version of the pattern.

Is your calendar packed with baby showers this year?

Do you donate blankets to your local hospital?

Are you busy stocking up for your next craft fair?

No problem. You got this!

You can customize the Marshmallow Crochet Baby Blanket easily by using multiple colors in a striped pattern (instructions below), adding a border (instructions and video below) or adding embellishments. It’s an ideal pattern that you’ll come back to again and again.

Marshmallow Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

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Marshmallow Crochet Baby Blanket

Materials:

Size L hook (or L-11 – 8.0mm)
Bernat Baby Blanket yarn (Super Bulky- #6 weight)
Approx. 350 yards Color A – Vanilla 03008
Approx. 260 yards Color B – Baby Rose 04417

Size:

35″ x 26″ (89 cm x 66 cm)- Stroller blanket

Abbreviations:

ch – chain
dc – double crochet
sc – single crochet
st(s) – stitch(es)

Gauge:

3 Textured Stitch clusters and 6 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in Textured Stitch pattern

Notes:

The stitch pattern uses a multiple of 2 plus 3. For a wider blanket increase the length of your chain. To make a smaller lovey size chain fewer. Just make sure that your chain is a multiple of 2 plus 3.

To work the blanket in worsted weight yarn use a J-10 (6 mm) crochet hook and chain 109 to begin. (NOTE: I used Lion Brand Pound of Love with a J-10 hook or Red Heart With Love and a K-10.5 hook as suggested on the yarn band.) Get the revised Mini Marshamallow Blanket pattern on my blog.

Marshmallow Crochet Baby Blanket

Instructions:

Chain 75.

Textured Stitch:

Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook**. Skip next 2 ch. *(sc, 2 dc) in next ch, skip next 2 ch; repeat from * across, sc in last ch.
** NOTE: The video says to dc in the 3rd chain from the hook, but I changed to pattern to fix this. Follow the written directions.

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 only Row 2 to desired length.

Color Striping (optional):

  • Begin with Color A.
  • Crochet 3 rows following Textured Stitch pattern.
  • Change to Color B on the last single crochet yarn over. (When starting the turning chain, the loop on the hook is Color B.)
  • Crochet 3 rows and change back to Color A.
  • Continue switching between colors until you reach desired length. Finish after 3 rows of Color A

Finishing. Weave in ends. Add border if desired (sample shown without border). Border instructions and tutorial video listed below.

Solid Pink made with 2 skeins (300g ea) of Bernat Baby Blanket in Baby Rose 516 yards. 35″w x 25”l

Border (optional)

Just like the Marshmallow Crochet Blanket we will be using the Textured Stitch pattern. (see video below)
Textured Stitch: sc, 2dc in the same space, ch1

  1. Begin at a corner without a yarn tail. 
  2. Start with a slip knot on your hook and work a Textured Stitch in the space along the top edge just before the corner.
  3. Work another textured stitch in the same space.  The second stitch takes us around the corner. 
  4. Now let’s move to the side border.  You will notice two stitches along that edge: two chains and the side of your ending single crochet.  You work your border only in the single crochets and skip the chains. 
  5. Crochet textured stitches along the side to the next corner.
  6. When you reach the corner work the textured stitch two times in the last space to turn the corner.
  7. Repeat Steps 5 and 6 around the blanket. When you reach a yarn tail, hold it along the edge and enclose it in the border.
  8. When you reach the beginning of your border, join with a slip stitch and cut yarn pulling tail through the loop.
  9. Weave in tails.

PIN IT!

Pink and white Marshmallow Crochet Baby Blanket Pin

Marshmallow Crochet Baby Blanket Tutorial

Add a Marshmallow Stitch Border

(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.  For a tighter stitch use the video below as guide for resizing your Marshmallow Baby Blanket using worsted or baby weight yarn!

NEW!!!  Work the Marshmallow Crochet stitch pattern in ANY weight yarn!  Yes, even lace!

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Kristen Mangus
About Kristen Mangus
Kristen is a multi-talented entrepreneur with a heart as big as Texas. She is the Owner, Host and Creative Director of GoodKnit Kisses. GoodKnit Kisses is a company positioned to inspire, encourage and empower people through education and design. She’s built a large and loyal on-line community of followers by sharing her personal passion for knitting and all things creative through YouTube video tutorials, Facebook live broadcasts, blogs and patterns. Her vision is to leave an inspired crafting world for future generations that continues to teach and reach others. She and her husband, John, have three amazing kids.
33 Comments
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    The first row says dc in 4th chain from hook, but the video says 3rd chain. Please confirm which it is. Thank you.

    • Joann Gay

      Hi Robin! I fixed the blog post. The pattern was updated to reflect the best method which is 4th chain from the hook. The video still shows the old method. That is the only part of the pattern that is different than the video. I hope this helps!

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    Hi Kristen,
    I was lucky enough to find your pattern on Pinterest and I love it! Thank you so much for sharing it! I made it up as a throw blanket for a Christmas gift and I almost want to keep it for myself; it’s so cozy. I used 6 cakes of Bernat Blanket Stripes…the stripes don’t line up exactly but I think that adds to the charm. I didn’t add a border because I didn’t think it needed one. I will definitely be using this pattern again! Thank you! ?

    PS: I would attach a photo but can’t figure out how…

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    Can you tell me if you single crochet in the chain of the chain 2 turning chain or the actual chain 2 stitch of the turning chain.

    Thank-you,
    Sue

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    Can i use 100 percent acrylic yarn instead of chunky yarn for this pattern? Thank you

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    Thank you. Do I have to use chunky yarn to make this blanket? Can I use 100 percent acrylic yarn instead? Love this pattern.

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    I LOVE THIS PATTERN, I USE THIS ALL THE TIME THANK YOU FOR THE PATTERN

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    How do I make this into a King size

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    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.

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    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.

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    Elizabeth Hernandez December 31, 2016 at 8:44 pm Reply

    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.

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

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    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!

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    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!

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    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

      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!

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    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

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

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    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.

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    You did an amazing job. Love it.

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    Love your site…

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