Snuggling up on the sofa has never looked so tempting as with this yummy grey and pastel throw. Puff stitches produce an irresistible texture in this modern spin on a classic granny square blanket by Esme Crick. This free puff stitch granny square blanket feature a stylish starburst granny square motif, and as it's made in super-chunky yarn it'll hook up nice and quick (as well as being super cosy!)

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You will need

DROPS Andes Super Chunky (65% wool, 35% alpaca, 100g/75m), or alternative super-chunky yarn;

  • 10 balls of Gray Lilac (4010)
  • 2 balls of Light Grey Green (7120)
  • 2 balls of Medium Grey (8465)
  • 2 balls of Sea Green Mix (7130)
  • 1 ball of Cerise (3755)
  • 1 ball of Pistachio (7320)
  • 1 ball of Powder Pink (3145)

A 10mm (US N/15) crochet hook

Measurements

Each square measures 20 x 20cm (8 x 8in), finished throw measures 110 x 150cm (43 x 59in)

Special stitches

Puff Stitch Round 2 (Puff2)

(yrh, insert hook into st, draw up loop) twice, draw yarn through all loops on hook

Puff Stitch Round 3 (Puff3)

(yrh, insert hook into st, draw up loop) 3 times, draw yarn through all loops on hook

Abbreviations

You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. The free puff stitch granny square blanket crochet pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using the guide.

Notes

Make a total of 35 squares following the pattern below, using the following colour combinations:

Square 1 (make 12): Yarn A Powder Pink, Yarn B Medium Grey

Square 2 (make 4): Yarn A Pistachio, Yarn B Sea Green Mix

Square 3 (make 9): Yarn A Cerise, Yarn B Sea Green Mix

Square 4 (make 6): Yarn A Pistachio, Yarn B Light Grey Green

Square 5 (make 4): Yarn A Cerise, Yarn B Light Grey Green

If you just can't get enough of granny square blankets, you might also like our free granny square blanket crochet pattern or our free granny square baby blanket crochet pattern. And if you want to go beyond blankets, check out our pick of the best granny square projetcs!

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Chunky granny square blanket crochet pattern square

Free puff stitch granny square blanket crochet pattern

Square

With Yarn A, ch4 and join with ss into first ch to form ring.

Round 1 Ch3 (counts as first tr) 15tr into ring, ss to top of beg ch-3, fasten off. [16 tr]

Round 2 Work all Puff stitches into spaces between sts. Join Yarn B in any sp between 2 sts. Draw up loop to height of tr, Puff2 (see Special Stitches) in same sp, ch1. (Puff2, ch1) in each rem sp around to end, ss into top of first Puff2. [16 Puff2’s]

Round 3 Ss into next ch-1 sp, draw up loop to height of tr, Puff3 (see Special Stitches) in same sp, ch2. *(Puff3 in next sp, ch1) 3 times, Puff3 in next sp, ch2; rep from * 2 more times, (Puff3 in next sp, ch1) 3 times, ss into top of first Puff3, fasten off. [16 Puff3s]

Round 4 Join Pearl Grey in any ch-2 sp. Ch3 (counts as first tr throughout), (tr, ch2, 2tr) in same sp. *2htr in next ch-1 sp, 2dc in next ch-1 sp, 2htr in next ch-1 sp**, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * 3 more times, ending final repeat at **, ss in top of beg ch-3.

Round 5 Ch3 (counts as first tr), tr in next st and each st around to end with (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in each corner sp, ss to top of beg ch-3.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Block squares before joining.

Joining

Lay out squares as per Layout Guide. Using Pearl Grey, place squares RS tog and join rows of squares together using a ss seam worked into back loops only. Join each strip with the same method.

Chunky granny square blanket crochet pattern diagram

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Edging

Attach Pearl Grey to any corner ch-sp.

Round 1 Ch1 (does not count as st), (dc, ch2, dc) in same sp, dc in each tr and ch-sp around working (dc, ch2, dc) in each corner ch-sp, ss to first dc.

Round 2 Ch3 (counts as tr), tr in each dc around working (tr, ch3, tr) in each corner ch-sp, ss to top of beg ch-3.

Round 3 Ch1, dc in each st around working (dc, ch2, dc) in each corner ch-sp, ss to the first dc.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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We hope you've enjoyed this free puff stitch granny square blanket crochet pattern. Don’t forget if you need any help with your crochet stitches you can always check out our crochet for beginners guide. And if you’re looking to treat yourself, check out our list of the best crochet hooks and the best crochet kits for beginners.

Authors

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Esme CrickCrochet Designer

Esme describes herself as equal parts crochet designer, teacher and mum and she’s never far from her hook. Esme is a regular pattern designer for Simply Crochet magazine as well as yarn companies, and is the author of ‘Mosaic Crochet Workshop’, published in 2021.

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