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October 17, 2014

Marshmallow Crochet Baby Blanket

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.  Striped version is written, for solid color continue working until desired length or reach 25”.

UPDATED April, 2018!

I just added a new video showing how to work the Marshmallow Crochet Pattern using any weight yarn from lace to bulky.  On the video I show examples of each with multiple hook sizes.  Marshmallows aren’t just for babies anymore.  This would make a stunning lace shawl!

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Size:

Perfect stroller or baby carrier size 35″ x 26″. Foundation makes 35″ wide. For a longer blanket repeat row pattern to desired length.

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:

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

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

Pattern Instructions:

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 and 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.

 

Add a border to your Marshmallow Crochet Baby Blanket! (Video below)

Begin at a corner without a yarn tail.  Just like the Marshmallow Crochet Blanket we will be using the textured stitch as follows:
sc, 2dc in the same space, ch1

Start with a slip knot on your hook and work a textured stitch in the space along the top edge just before the corner. Work another textured stitch in the same space.  The second stitch takes us around the corner.  Now let’s move to the side border.

Look at your 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.  Crochet textured stitches along the side to the next corner. When you reach the end of the side work the textured stitch two times in the last space to turn the corner.

Crochet the textured stitch along this edge in every other stitch holding your yarn tail along the edge so it is enclosed in the border stitches.

Continue around the rest of the edges remembering to work 2 textured stitches in the same space at each corner.

 

PIN IT!

Pink and white Marshmallow Crochet Baby Blanket Pin

Watch the border video tutorial here!  Grab your yarn and hook and crochet along with me.

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

NEW!!!  Guide to working 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.
31 Comments
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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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