Free Crochet Puff Stitch Blanket Square

Bright orange crochet puff stitch blanket square on a burlap background with fall leaves, a wooden crochet hook, and a ball of matching yarn. Text on image reads: Banana Moon Studio.

Crochet puff stitch blanket square

The Pumpkin square is a crochet puff stitch blanket square that is part of the Fall Feels CAL and Throw Blanket. It’s made from the center out and is about 8 inches square when finished. It’s made with worsted weight yarn and size J (6 mm) crochet hook. Every other round has puff stitches in it.

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Each of the squares in the Fall Feels Throw Blanket has 25 single crochet stitches per side when finished so that they are ready to be joined together into a blanket, scarf, pillow, or table runner.

The Fall Feels CAL

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The Fall Feels CAL is a fun event to learn new stitches, meet crochet friends, and crochet an autumn afghan. The first square was released on October 4th, and this new puff stitch square on November 1st. Each Tuesday through November 15 a new section of the pattern will be released. On the final Tuesday of the crochet along, participants will get the assembly and edging instructions for the blanket.

In addition to crocheting this fall throw blanket, you can visit with other participants in my Facebook group. Participation in the discussion there will also count as entries in a giveaway for three fall-themed stitch marker sets.

Get all the details about the Fall Feels CAL here.

What materials will I need to crochet this blanket square?

You will need 3 skeins of Cascade Yarns Pacific in #101 Red Orange, a J (6 mm) crochet hook, and a tapestry needle.

What skills will I need to crochet this puff stitch square?

This crochet puff stitch square starts in the center with a magic circle. It uses double crochet, single crochet, and half double crochet stitches. It also uses puff stitches. Puff stitches are made by yarning over, going in to the stitch, and pulling up an extra long loop three times. Then you yo, pull through all loops, and chain to close the top. If you need a visual for any of these stitches, or to help you with placement of the stitches, watch the video below.

Bright orange crochet puff stitch blanket square on a burlap background with fall leaves, and a pinecone. White banner with text reads: Crocheting a puff stitch blanket square. Banana Moon Studio.
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Pumpkin Crochet Puff Stitch Blanket Square

By April Garwood

(C)2022 April Garwood. All rights reserved. As with all my patterns, please do not make paper or digital copies for others. Instead, please direct them to my website to get their own. Thank you!

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Finished Measurements: About 8 inches square.

Yarn: Cascade Yarns Pacific (60% Acrylic, 40% Superwash Merino Wool; 213 yds; 100 g; Worsted Weight/4/Medium): 3 skeins #101 Red Orange.

Crochet Hook: J (6 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge.

Notions: Tapestry needle.

Gauge: 4 rnds of square pattern = About 4 inches square gently stretched.

Notes

This pattern is written in standard US terms. For help with abbreviations, get my free printable crochet abbreviations chart here.

For help with basic stitches, visit my Learn to Crochet page here.

For a full video tutorial for this square, be sure to scroll up for the video.

Special Stitches

Puff stitch (puff st): *yo, insert hook into designated st, pull up a loop and lengthen it to the height of a dc, repeat from * 2 times, yo, pull through all 7 loops on hook.

Pumpkin Square (make 8)

Leaving a tail at least 6 inches long, make a magic circle.

Note: Ch 2 sps and joining hdc stitches each count as corner ch sps.

Rnd 1: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), working into circle (3 dc, ch 2) 3 times, 3 more dc in circle, hdc in first st to join [each ch 2 and final hdc count as corner ch sp] – 12 sts; 4 corner ch sps.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in corner ch sp, *sc in each st across to next corner ch sp**, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch sp, repeat from * 3 times, ending last repeat at **, sc in corner ch sp, hdc in first st to join – 20 sts; 4 corner ch sps.

Rnd 3: Ch 2, 2 dc in corner ch sp, *ch 1, (puff st in next st, ch 1, skip next st) 2 times, puff st in next st, ch 1**, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch sp, repeat from * 3 times, ending last repeat at **, 2 dc in corner ch sp, hdc in first st to join – 28 sts; 4 corner ch sps.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in corner ch sp, *sc in next 2 dc, sc in next ch sp, skip next st, sc in next ch sp, sc in next puff st, sc in next ch sp, skip next st, sc in next ch sp, sc in next 2 dc**, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next corner ch sp, repeat from * 3 times, ending last repeat at **, sc in corner ch sp, hdc in first st to join – 44 sts; 4 corner ch sps.

Rnd 5: Ch 2, 2 dc in corner ch sp, *ch 1, (puff st in next st, ch 1, skip next st) 5 times, puff st in next st, ch 1**, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch sp, repeat from * 3 times, ending last repeat at **, 2 dc in corner ch sp, hdc in first st to join – 40 sts; 4 corner ch sps.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in corner ch sp, *sc in next 2 sts, (sc in next ch sp, skip next st) 2 times, sc in next ch sp, (sc in next puff st, sc in next ch sp) 2 times, (skip next puff st, sc in next ch sp) 2 times, sc in next 2 sts**, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next corner ch sp, repeat from * 3 times, ending last repeat at **, sc in corner ch sp, hdc in first st to join – 60 sts; 4 corner ch sps.

Rnd 7: Ch 2, 2 dc in corner ch sp, *ch 1, (puff st in next st, ch 1, skip next st) 7 times, puff st in next st, ch 1**, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch sp, repeat from * 3 times, ending last repeat at **, 2 dc in corner ch sp, hdc in first st to join – 48 sts; 4 corner ch sps.

Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in corner ch sp, *sc in next 2 sts, (sc in next ch sp, skip next st) 2 times, sc in next ch sp, (sc in next puff st, sc in next ch sp) 4 times, (skip next puff st, sc in next ch sp) 2 times, sc in next 2 sts**, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next corner ch sp, repeat from * 3 times, ending last repeat at **, sc in corner ch sp, hdc in first st to join – 76 sts; 4 corner ch sps.

Rnd 9: Ch 2, 2 dc in corner ch sp, *ch 1, (puff st in next st, ch 1, skip next st) 9 times, puff st in next st, ch 1**, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch sp, repeat from * 3 times, ending last repeat at **, 2 dc in corner ch sp, hdc in first st to join – 56 sts; 4 corner ch sps.

Rnd 10: Ch 1, sc in corner ch sp, *sc in next 2 sts, sc in next ch sp, skip next st, sc in next ch sp, (sc in next puff st, sc in next ch sp) 8 times, skip next puff st, sc in next ch sp, sc in next 2 sts**, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next corner ch sp, repeat from * 3 times, ending last repeat at **, sc in corner ch sp, hdc in first st to join – 100 sts; 4 corner ch sps. Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in all ends. Blocking is optional.

And that finishes our crochet puff stitch blanket squares for the Fall Feels Throw! Be sure to share your squares in the Facebook group discussion. I’ll be announcing the winner of the second set of stitch markers on Friday the 4th of November, and comments on CAL posts count as entries in that drawing!

To find all the details and other parts of the Fall Feels CAL and Throw Blanket pattern, visit the crochet along page here.

Happy crocheting!

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