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I’m absolutely LOVING this adorable Lots of Love Baby Blanket! It uses Solid Granny Squares, Heart Appliques and a Puff Edge Stitch border to create this sweet and pretty blanket.

I had posted a little sneak peek of this blanket on my Facebook page and someone had commented how the border looked like frosting. I totally see it! Do you? It looks like the neat edge of icing around the top or bottom of a cake.

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  1. Granny Stripe Stitch
  2. Heart Amigurumi
  3. Puff Stitch Headband
  4. Easy Twist Headband

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Things you will need:

  • I Love this Yarn 2 Skeins of each color. I used White & Pink for this blanket.
  • H / 5.00mm Crochet Hook
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

Finished Measurements – 31” x 31”

Gauge –  Each granny square of 5 rows measures approx. 6.25” x 6.25”

Stitch Key –

  • ch = chain
  • st = stitch (es)
  • sk = skip
  • mc = magic circle / ring
  • sc = single crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • sp = space
  • yo = yarn over
  • t = turn


Solid Granny Squares ( make 13 in white & 12 in pink)

Round 1: make a mc, ch 2 (does NOT count as a st) 10 dc into mc, sl st into 1st dc of round (10)

Round 2: ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, sl st into 1st st of round (20)

Round 3: ch 3 (counts as a dc here and throughout) ( dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same st as ch 3, dc, hdc in 2 st, dc * ( 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next st, dc, hdc in 2 st, dc* repeat * to * around, sl st into top of ch 3

Round 4 – 5: sl st into next st, sl st into ch 2 sp, ch 3, ( dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same ch 2 corner, dc in each st across until you reach next ch 2 sp,* ( 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner, dc in each st until you reach next corner sp* repeat * to * around, sl st into top of ch 3

Cut yarn and weave in ends

Find my step by step and video tutorial for solid granny squares HERE

Heart Appliques (make 13)

Round 1: 6 sc in mc (6)

Round 2: * sc in 1 st, 2 sc in next st* repeat * to * 2 more times (9)

Round 3: sl st, ( 2 dc, hdc ) in the same st that you just sl st into, sc in the next 3 st, sl st into next st, sc in next 3 st, ( hdc, 2 dc ) in the very last st, sl st into the very first sl st ( 14 st, counting the sl st )

Round 4: 2 sc in next 2 st (you should start your very 1st st in the top of the 1st dc from previous round), sc in 4 st, 2 sc in next st, sc in 4 st, 2 sc in next 2 sc, sl st into the very top middle of the heart. (19)

Cut yarn. I like to take the tail of the yarn from the top of the heart and pull it right down the middle of the heart to help with the ‘heart’ shape even more.

Weave in all ends.

I have a video tutorial for these hearts HERE

Sew on 1 heart applique per white granny square

Lay the granny squares out. I laid them in 5 x 5 rows. Starting with a white then pink, alternating them every row

Join your granny squares. I used the slip stitch method, you can join them any way you’d like. I do have a video tutorial for this join on YouTube HERE

Once you have joined all of your squares, I crocheted a row of single crochet all the way around my blanket in white.

Place 2 single crochet in each chain of the chain 2 corners and you can even place a hdc in the gap between the squares to help even the border out, slip stitch into 1st sc of round.

For the Puff Edge Border Stitch, you will use a special stitch called HDC3TOG

HDC3TOG – yarn over, pull up a loop,(3 loops on hook) YO again, pull up a loop (5 loops on hook) YO again, pull up a loop (7 loops on hook) YO and pull through all 7 loops on your hook

Switch to Pink yarn.

Start by pulling up a loop anywhere around the edge of your blanket and work an HDC (half double crochet) in that stitch. *Skip a stitch, Hdc, then, working around the post of the HDC, HDC3TOG.*

Continue repeating * to * around your work. When you reach a corner, simply work 2 puff edge stitches in the corner placing a chain stitch between the 2 puff edge stitches. Cut yarn, weave in all ends.

You can find a video tutorial for the Puff Edge Stitch Border HERE

I’d love to see your creations that you make from all of my patterns, be sure to tag me @okiegirlblingnthings on Instagram so I can see. Whether you make this Lots of Love Baby Blanket or something else entirely, tag me!

Happy Crocheting!

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