Zig Zag Puff Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern (Great Simple Design For Beginners)

No matter the color, this zig zag puff stitch pattern is perfect for creating a beautiful and soft baby blanket! 

This stitch is perfect for beginners who want to get started on a new crochet project that will look amazing. The zig zag puff stitch adds warmth with its thick, puffed up stitches while still allowing your baby blanket to be breathable with its airiness.

Zig Zag Puff Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern (Great Simple Design For Beginners)

Follow our simple guide to learn how to make this gorgeous zig zag puff baby blanket yourself.

Materials And Tools

  • Hook
  • Worsted weight yarn in two colors
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle

Crochet Terms

  • Slip stitch (sl st)
  • Chain (ch)
  • Single crochet (sc)
  • Reverse single crochet (rsc)
  • Half double crochet (hdc)
  • Puff stitch
  • Zig zag puff stitch

Slip Stitch

  1. Hook into the stitch. At the top of the stitch, insert the hook’s point under both loops.
  2. Bring the yarn over the hook, from back to front, and pull a loop of yarn through the stitch.
  3. Through the loop on the hook, pass that same loop. The slip stitch is finished. The hook will now only have one loop remaining.

Chain

  1. Hold the crochet hook in your right hand and make a slip knot on the hook.
  2. Bring yarn over hook from back to front and grab it with hook.
  3. Draw hooked yarn through slip knot and onto hook. This makes one chain stitch.
  4. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 until you have the desired number of stitches. One loop will remain on hook.

Single Crochet

  1. Skip the first chain stitch.
  2. Insert hook into center of next chain stitch. Draw yarn through the chain stitch and up onto the hook. There are now 2 loops on the hook.
  3. Bring yarn over hook from back to front, and draw it through both loops on hook. One loop remains on the hook, and you have just made one single crochet stitch.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 in each of the remaining chains – be sure to work in the very last chain. You have now completed one row of single crochet. At the end of the row, make one chain stitch, then turn the work counter-clockwise, leaving the hook in the chain.
  5. Now you begin another row, working into the stitches of the previous row. Make one single crochet stitch in the first stitch and in each remaining stitch of the previous row. Be sure to work into the last stitch. Chain 1, turn.
  6. Repeat single crochet rows following the pattern.

Reverse Single Crochet

  1. Insert the hook, from front to back, in the next stitch to the right.
  2. Yarn over and draw the yarn through the stitch.
  3. Yarn over and draw the yarn through the 2 loops on the hook.
  4. Repeat the preceding steps in each stitch across the row.

Half Double Crochet

  1. Yarn over by wrapping the yarn under and around the hook, and hook the yarn
  2. Skip the first two chain stitches and insert your hook into the “bar” on the underside of the third chain stitch
  3. Yarn over and pull the yarn back through the chain – you will now have three loops on your hook
  4. Yarn over again and pull the yarn through all three loops on your hook.

Puff Stitch

  1. Yarn over and insert your hook into the specified stitch/space.  Yarn over again and pull up a long loop.  
  2. Yarn over and insert your hook into the same stitch/space.  Yarn over again and pull up a long loop three more times.  
  3. Yarn over and pull through all 9 loops on your hook.  
  4. Ch 1 to close the puff stitch.
Zig Zag Puff Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern (Great Simple Design For Beginners)

Zig Zag Puff Stitch

  1. Chain 1, turn, dc in second ch from hook and into each ch across. 
  2. Ch 2, turn, skip stitch at bottom of chain. 
  3. Skip next st, working into third stitch, make puff stitch twice, yarn over and draw through all 6 loops on hook, ch 1 to secure.  
  4. Repeat from step 3 across. Last puff should be in the second to last stitch. 
  5. Work 1 htc in the last stitch of the row.
  6. Ch 2, turn, skip space before first puff st. Work puff stitch in each space between puff stitches, across. 
  7. Work puff stitch in space after the last puff stitch. 
  8. Work htc on top of ch 2.

Body

  1. Start by chaining 101 stitches of your first color yarn.
  2. From the second chain onward, half double crochet in each chain all the way to the end. Chain 2 and turn your work.
  3. Crochet a zig zag puff stitch until the end of the row. Chain 2 and turn your work.
  4. Repeat step 2 until you have the desired length, which should be 150 rows or so.
  5. Work one single crochet into each stitch in the final row after chaining 1 and turning your work. Tie the end off.

Edging

  1. Integrate single crochet stitches into the blanket’s edge (long side). For each row, you should get around one stitch. Turn your work and chain
  2. In each subsequent stitch until the end, half double crochet. Turn your work and chain 2.
  3. For a total of 3 rows, repeat step 2. Tie off  the end.
  4. Continue for the other long side. Before continuing on to Row 6, repeat Row 2 for the short sides.
  5. Wrap the entire blanket in a reverse single crochet. Tie the end off. Weave in all ends.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Are My Edges Uneven?

The habit of either adding or skipping stitches is the main cause of uneven edges.

Regardless of your level of experience, it’s always in your best interest to count your stitches at the end of each row so that you can continue only when you have the right number.

What Does Worsted Weight Yarn Mean?

Different weights, lengths, and fibers are available in yarn.

The amount the yarn weighs when placed on a scale is not indicative of its weight in this sense. The thickness of the yarn is actually referred to as the weight.

Worsted weight yarn is classified as #4 medium weight yarn. Aran is another name for it.

How Do I Finish A Project?

Tying off is another name for this. To achieve this, follow these instructions:

  1. Lay your project out with the loop remaining around your hook after completing the final stitch of the last row.
  2. Cut your yarn around 4-6 inches away from your hook using a pair of scissors.
  3. Grab that yarn and pull it all the way through by using it to yarn over your hook. Pull firmly to tighten the knot.
  4. Now weave your ends in using your tapestry needle.

Final Thoughts

With this guide, you’ll have everything you need to create a beautiful zig zag puff baby blanket. All you have to do is follow these guidelines and familiarize yourself with well-known crochet terms.

If you’re a beginner, don’t be discouraged if it doesn’t turn out perfectly the first time. Crochet is all about practice! Take your time, and you’ll have a brilliant blanket before you know it.

Helena Forsite