This soft baby blanket is made from Encore Colorspun Yarn. It is super soft and comes in a wide variety of colors. Our popcorn stitch baby blanket has a fun texture that babies love to feel.
Complete crochet instructions on how to complete the popcorn stitch are included below. You can also get more details on the popcorn stitch and how to make a reverse popcorn stitch (not used in this pattern) in our Crochet Stitch Patterns section.
Finished size: 26" x 30"
Materials and Supplies
- Crochet hook size H* (5.0mm)
- Yarn needle
- Encore Colorspun Yarn by Plymouth Five 100 gram balls of color 7751
*American size H
- ch = chain
- dc = double crochet
- pc = popcorn stitch
- rep = repeat
- sc = single crochet
- sk = skip a stitch
- slst = slip stitch
- sp = space
- st = stitch
A popcorn stitch (pc) is created by making 4 dc into one stitch then remove your crochet hook from the stitch it is in and insert the hook from front to back in the first double crochet of this group; pick up the loop you dropped and pull it through the first double crochet stitch. That's all there is to it!
- Chain 102*
- Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across (101 sts)
- Row 2: Ch 1, turn, work through both loops of each stitch now and throughout; sc in 1st sc, *ch1, sk 1, pc, ch 1, sk 1, sc in next sc; rep from * to end of row.
- Row 3: Ch 1, turn; sc in 1st sc, sc in ch 1 sp, *ch1, sc in ch 1 sp; rep from * across to last st; sc in last sc.
- Row 4: Ch 1, turn; sc in 1st sc, ch1, sc in ch 1 sp, ch 1 *pc in ch 1 sp, ch1, sc in ch 1 sp, ch 1; rep from * across to last 2 sc, sk next sc, sc in last sc
- Row 5: Rep row 3
- Row 6: Ch 1, turn; sc in 1st sc, ch 1, pc in ch 1 sp, ch 1, *sc in ch 1 sp, ch 1, pc in ch 1 sp, ch 1; rep form * to last 2 sc, sk next sc, sc in last sc.
- Repeat rows 3 - 6 until you have 42 rows of popcorn stitches.
- Work one more row of row 3 pattern
Border - the border can be worked in the same color as the body of the blanket or in a contrasting color.
- Ch 2, turn dc in each sc and in each ch 1 sp to the last st; 3dc in last sc
- Working up the side: *dc in 1st sp, 2 dc in next sp; rep from * to corner. Work 3dc in corner.
- Working across the end: dc in each stitch across to last st; 3 dc in last st
- Working down the last side: *dc in 1st sp, 2 dc in next sp; Rep from * to corner join with slst to 1st dc of border.
- Fasten off and weave all loose ends back into your work.
*To make a different size blanket, chain a multiple of 4 plus 2 stitches and follow the directions adjusting how many times to repeat the pattern to fit the finished length you desire.