Free Patterns

Puffs and Hugs Granny Square

This easy to make, textured granny square is inspired by my other design, the Puffs and Hugs Baby Blanket, which is available here.

The pattern is using puff stitches and front post stitches to create a nice, textured look.

Finished size of the square is 5”x 5”, which can be used to make a big, granny square blanket.

Difficulty: Beginner

Size:      5” x 5”

Materials needed:

  • 4 mm (G) size Hook
  • approx. 10 grams of any DK yarn desired
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends
  • Scissors

Stitches used and Abbreviations:

SP= space

CH = chain

ST/STS= stitch/ stitches

SLST = slip stitch

DC = double crochet

HDC = half double crochet

FPDC = front post double crochet

PUFF ST = puff stitch

*-* =repeat pattern between these symbols

Additional terms/ Special Stitches:

Front Post Double Crochet:

Yarn over, insert your hook from the front around the post of given stitch, from right to left, yarn over and finish your double crochet as usual.

Puff Stitch:

Yarn over hook, insert hook in indicated stitch/space, pull up a long loop through that stitch/space (3 loops on hook) Yarn over hook again and insert hook into the same stitch/space, pull up a loop (same height as the previous one) 3 more times. You should have 9 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all 9 loops on your hook, chain 1 to close the puff stitch.

Gauge: 5 DC and 2.5 rows = 1”

Additional notes:

  • US terms used throughout
  • The rounds are starting with a CH 2 or CH 3, these are counted as a stitch (HDC or DC)
  • You can use as many colours as you want, I only changed colour for the last round

To start:  With Colour 1 CH 4, join with a SLST to the 4th chain from the hook to form a ring

Round 1:

CH 1, 2 PUFF ST into the ring, CH 3, 2 PUFF ST into the ring, CH 3, 2 PUFF ST into the ring, CH 3, 2 PUFF ST into the ring, CH 3, join with a SLST to first PUFF ST                              

(4 x 2 PUFF groups, 4 CH 3 SP)

Round 2:

SLST to next PUFF ST, SLST to CH 3 corner SP, CH 3, 1 DC, CH 2, 2 DC into CH 3 corner SP, 2 PUFF ST between the next 2 PUFF STS *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC into CH 3 corner SP, 2 PUFF ST between the next 2 PUFF STS* repeat *to* to end, join with a SLST to top of CH 3 

(4 x 2 PUFF groups, 16 DC, 4 CH 2 SP)

Round 3:

SLST to next ST, SLST to CH 2 corner SP, CH 3, 1 DC, CH 2, 2 DC into CH 3 corner SP, 1 DC in next ST, 1 FPDC in next ST, 2 PUFF ST between the next 2 PUFF STS, 1 FPDC in next ST, 1 DC in next ST, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC into CH 2 corner SP, 1 DC in next ST, 1 FPDC in next ST, 2 PUFF ST between the next 2 PUFF STS, 1 FPDC in next ST, 1 DC in next ST* repeat *to* to end, join with a SLST to top of CH 3

(4 x 2 PUFF groups, 8 FPDC, 24 DC, 4 CH 2 SP)

Round 4:

SLST to next ST, SLST to CH 2 corner SP, CH 3, 1 DC, CH 2, 2 DC into CH 3 corner SP, 1 DC in next 3 STS, 1 FPDC in next ST, 2 PUFF ST between the next 2 PUFF STS, 1 FPDC in next ST, 1 DC in next 3 STS, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC into CH 2 corner SP, 1 DC in next 3 STS, 1 FPDC in next ST, 2 PUFF ST between the next 2 PUFF STS, 1 FPDC in next ST, 1 DC in next 3 STS* repeat *to* to end, join with a SLST to top of CH 3

(4 x 2 PUFF groups, 8 FPDC, 40 DC, 4 CH 2 SP)

Round 5:

SLST to next ST, SLST to CH 2 corner SP, CH 3, 1 DC, CH 2, 2 DC into CH 3 corner SP, 1 DC in next 5 STS, 1 FPDC in next ST, 2 PUFF ST between the next 2 PUFF STS, 1 FPDC in next ST, 1 DC in next 5 STS, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC into CH 2 corner SP, 1 DC in next 5 STS, 1 FPDC in next ST, 2 PUFF ST between the next 2 PUFF STS, 1 FPDC in next ST, 1 DC in next 5 STS* repeat *to* to end, join with a SLST to top of CH 3

(4 x 2 PUFF groups, 8 FPDC, 56 DC, 4 CH 2 SP)

Fasten off.

Round 6:

Join Colour 2 to any corner

CH 2, 1 HDC, CH 2, 2 HDC in CH 2 corner SP, 1 HDC in next 8 STS, 1 HDC in next PUFF ST, 1 HDC between the 2 PUFF STS, 1 HDC in next PUFF ST, 1 HDC in next 8 STS, *2 HDC, CH 2, 2 HDC in CH 2 corner SP, 1 HDC in next 8 STS, 1 HDC in next PUFF ST, 1 HDC between the 2 PUFF STS, 1 HDC in next PUFF ST, 1 HDC in next 8 STS* repeat *to* to end, join with a SLST to top of CH 2

92 HDC, 4 CH 2 SP)

Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Thank you for choosing this pattern for your project! When you make it, I’d like to see it! Remember to tag me – @k.a.m.e_crochet on Instagram

If you have any questions about the pattern, please contact me at kamecrochet@gmail.com or

Ravelry:             https://www.ravelry.com/people/Mytia89

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Happy Crocheting!

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