Crochet project ideas that take time to decide if you like them or not...
Years ago (18 yrs...is that long enough to say years ago?), I was blessed to be able to babysit my niece. She had this one quilt that I just loved because it was so comfy for her to lay on. I thought the different pastel fabric pieces were darling and fun. Considering the fact that babies don't wear out clothing and blankets, our family is big on saving them all for to pass them down and save money. When my girls were born, this quilt was in one of the many boxes of things for girls. Though it was worn down some from being squished in the totes for many years, we still enjoyed using it.
The puff quilt was one project that I wanted to try to create in crochet. I didn't want to make 2 large squares, place stuffing in the middle and stitch it together (though that may have been faster). I didn't know if it would work out how I envisioned it but wanted to give it a shot. As I started working each puff, I thought...Ok, this could be a great project for scrap yarn and I probably should have used what I had but who doesn't love buying more yarn?! Thinking back on making the Wrapped in Ribbon Blanket, I loved the softness of the Red Heart Amore yarn and decided it would be a great fit for this project.
The next step was to decide on the colors and the color placement of each section. The downside of Red Heart Amore yarn is that there are very few colors to choose from. I just chose what was available to me in my local store. I think it would be fun to use a different brand of yarn and make a rainbow colored blanket next!
I used StitchFiddle.com to create a few different drafts of how to set up colors in order to take the guess work out of the end design. You can do this easily too!
Now, during the creation time, I was told several times that the puffs remind some as boobs. I seriously debated on whether to release this pattern or not (knowing there would be more comments). It was work though. I put in a lot of hours and money into creating this Puff Quilt Floor Blanket and decided to push through the negative and get it done. I wanted an open style border to lighten it up a little and add a nice finish. The border is easy to work and easy to adjust if you prefer a smaller or larger blanket.
In the end, my girls love laying on it on the floor to watch their movies so it will get used :)
I hope that others will be able to enjoy this project too!
The Puff Quilt Floor Blanket crochet pattern is a great way to use up all your scrap yarn! This blanket is worked in pieces and stitched together with a pretty border for a nice finish. It's comfy to sit on for reading books, place upside down for a cushy mat for infants or great for kids to lay on while enjoying their favorite movies.
Skill Level: Easy
Terms: US Crochet Terminology
Materials: 3,458 yards Red Heart Amore or similar 4ww yarn (1 skein = 3.5 oz ~ 198 yards ~ 100% Polyester)
*3068 yards total for 49 puffs, 390 yards total for connecting squares and border*
*62.6 yards total per puff square ~ 32.4 yards per puff top ~ 30.2 yards per puff bottom square
*1.4 lbs minimum PolyFill for 49 squares [.4oz minimum per puff square]
*4 Stitch Markers
Finished Size: 42” x 42” [7x7 squares = 35” + 7” border ~ each square is 5” width x 5” length x 3” height]
Gauge: checkpoints given throughout
st(s) - stitch(es), sl st - slip stitch, ch - chain, yo - yarn over, sc - single crochet, hdc - half double crochet
Dc2tog: Partial dc in same stitch, partial dc in next st, yo, pull through all 3 loops on hook
Partial dc: Yo, insert hook into indicated stitch and pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook
Picot: Ch 3, sl st in 3rd chain from hook
Note: This pattern works in continuous rounds. You may want to use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of each round to help keep track of stitch counts
2019 (c) Copyright by Kate Wagstaff of Crafting Friends Designs
2019 (c) Photo Copyright by Ash & Co
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This crochetpattern is not to be used for educational purposes
You are welcome to sell the finished items you crochet using this pattern
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