Snuggle Square Crochet Pet Blanket

Pamper your pet with a snuggly new blanket! The Snuggle Square crochet pet blanket is a soft, cozy, and sturdy project for your furry friends.

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Cozy at Home Crochet Along

I designed this crochet pet blanket for the CAL Central Cozy at Home CAL. See the full schedule of patterns and all the event details in the main CAL post. Then join in the fun and share your projects on the CAL Central Crochet Facebook group!

CAL Central Cozy at Home Crochet Along

Caron One Pound yarn

Yarnspirations gave me all the Caron One Pound yarn for this crochet pet blanket design. This worsted weight, acrylic yarn is soft, durable, and affordable too. The giant, 1 pound skeins come in a wide range of rich colors to mix and match for your perfect color combination!

Caron 1 Pound yarn in 4 shades of blue and grey

The texture of this stitch pattern reminded me of tiny ripples or wavelets, so I went with a gradient of blue and grey shades. I chose 10546 Midnight Blue, 10611 Ocean, 10523 Azure, and 10616 Soft Gray Mix. Which color palette will you choose?

Crochet Crunch Stitch

Crunch stitch is a dense and squishy pattern of alternating half double crochet and slip stitches. That’s what creates the wavy, textured stripes of this crochet pet blanket.

Extended half double crochet

Rows of extended half double crochet (ehdc) separate the crunch stitch stripes. These stitches are half double crochet stitches with an added chain in the middle. They are a little taller and narrower than regular half double crochet, but not quite as tall or narrow as double crochet. For a closer look, see this Extended Half Double Crochet Tutorial.

Extended Half Double Crochet (ehdc) Tutorial on Stitches n Scraps

Not just for pets!

Durable yarn and a solid stitch are a perfect combination for pets! There are no large loops or holes for little paws to get caught on. The soft yarn and squishy texture make it an extra cozy spot for your furry friend.

Snuggle Square Pet Blanket close up of texture

All these same factors make it great for babies, and for grown-ups too! Make one for yourself or for someone you love (whether or not they have fur).


Snuggle Square Crochet Pet Blanket

4-medium
Project Level Easy

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Materials

  • Yarn: Caron One Pound – 100% acrylic, worsted weight yarn (812 yds / 453.6g per skein) – 300 [550, 850] yds each of 4 different colors. Shown in:
    • #10546 Midnight Blue (A)
    • #10611 Ocean (B)
    • #10523 Azure (C)
    • #10616 Soft Gray Mix (D)
  • Hook: US size I (5.5 mm) hook or size needed to match gauge
  • Notions:
    • Scissors
    • Yarn needle

Project Level

Easy: Extended half double crochet. Working into sides of rows for edging.

Sizes

Small [Medium, Large]

36 [48, 60] inches square.

Gauge

12 ehdc x 8 rows = 4 inches.

Gauge swatch in pattern: Ch 13, work rows 1-11 of pattern as for size Small. Swatch should measure approximately 4 inches square.

Exact gauge is not critical for this pattern but will affect yarn usage.

Abbreviations used

(Pattern is written in US terms)

ch = chain

ehdc = extended half double crochet (see Special Stitch)

hdc = half double crochet

RS = right side

sc = single crochet

sl st = slip stitch

st(s) = stitch(es)

WS = wrong side

Special Stitch

Extended half double crochet (ehdc): Yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 1 loop on hook, yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook.

See this extended half double crochet tutorial for a closer look.

Extended Half Double Crochet (ehdc) Tutorial on Stitches n Scraps

Instructions

(Scroll down for chart for sections 1-4)

Section 1

With A, ch 110 [146, 182] (Multiple of 2)

Row 1 (RS): Ehdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across. (108 [144, 180] ehdc)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first st, sl st in next st, [hdc in next st, sl st in next st] across. (54 [72, 90] hdc, 54 [72, 90] sl sts)

Rows 3-5 [3-7, 3-9]: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first sl st, sl st in next hdc, [hdc in next sl st, sl st in next hdc] across.

Row 6 [8, 10]: Ch 2, turn, ehdc in each st across. (108 [144, 180] ehdc)

Rows 7-26 [9-36, 11-46]: Repeat rows 2-6 [2-8, 2-10] 4 times more.

Change to B; fasten off A.

Section 2

Row 1 (RS): Ch 2, turn, ehdc in each st across. (108 [144, 180] ehdc)

Rows 7-26 [9-36, 11-46]: Work as for Section 1.

Change to C; fasten off B.

Section 3

With C, repeat section 2 up to color change.

Change to D; fasten off C.

Section 4

With D, repeat section 2 up to color change.

Do not fasten off.

Sections 1-4 Chart

This chart does not include the edging round.

Snuggle Square Pet Blanket Chart
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Edging Round (RS)

  • Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in each st across to last st, 2 sc in last st. (110 [146, 182] sc)
  • Working in sides of rows, work 27 [36, 45] sc evenly spaced across each section, changing colors to match each section. (108 [144, 180] sc)
  • Working across bottom of row 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in each st across to last st, 2 sc in last st. (110 [146, 182] sc)
  • Working in sides of rows, work 27 [36, 45] sc evenly spaced across each section, changing colors to match each section. (108 [144, 180] sc)
  • Join with sl st to first st of edging round. (436 [580, 724] sc total)

Fasten off.

Weave in all ends.

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