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Weekend Project: How to Crochet A Snuggle Stitch Blanket

October 7, 2017
Snuggle Stitch blanket

When I posted the Snuggle Stitch blanket I am making on Instagram, a few people asked me how to do the stitch, so here is a photo how-to, in case that inspires you to get snuggling too!

I have posted a LOT of pictures, but it’s just to give you a jolly good rundown on how to snuggle. As you an see, it’s just two TREBLE – skip two stitches – two CHAIN and repeat! The foundation chain is an even number – and any width you like…

I am using Australian/UK terminology in this tutorial (it differs from the US terminology, so note that!)

A few notes:

a) the edges of this will be a bit bumpy, but still pretty straight. You can leave as is, or you can crochet an edge around it, once done
b) I like to weave in ends with a needle, rather than crochet over loose ends, as it creates a neater finish and hides the ends more efficiently. You might like to do that too
c) I used DK/8ply acrylic yarn – in various brands – because I love bright colours
d) Stitches used in this project are: Chain Stitch and Treble Stitch
e) I used a crochet hook I found at the Camberwell Market, but I suggest using a 3.5mm or 4.0mm hook for this project, for best results!

A few more notes on colour:

In these pics you can see:
a) Snuggle Stitch in messy, glorious, random colours – particularly leaning to brights and whites
b) Snuggle Stitch in a neat three colour pattern choice and
c) Snuggle Stitch in minimalist white, with a row of neon pop, which would be a great way to continue on and make the neon truly sing. This idea of mostly ONE colour with pops of others would be beautiful if GREY was the mostly one colour, too.


How to Crochet A Snuggle Stitch Blanket

These photos are a basic guide for you to follow along with, and each one has some notes about what to do and when to do it.

This is an easy stitch to do – the volume of photos is to do with showing things clearly, rather than the difficulty of the stitch – so never fear!

It’s pretty much a pattern of two trebles, skip two stitches, two chain – and the trebles reach WAY down to stitches TWO ROWS BELOW! A bit like Larksfoot stitch. 🙂 Easy. Peasy.

Once you have crocheted 3 or 4 rows, you will understand the stitch and not even NEED this how to anymore! Simply follow the pattern in the previous alternating rows, if that makes sense! Copycat along!

I am not sure if this stitch has an official name, but my friend Natalie Mason thinks it looks like two people hugging, if you squint, so we are going with that, because the world needs more love – hence the Snuggle Stitch name.

Let’s go:

Foundation chain

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Row One

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Row Two

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Row Three

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Row Four

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Continue on by repeating Row 3 + Row 4 – over and over.


I hope this helped you to better Snuggle Stitch! Now I better get on with my blanket – which is only 1/5th finished – instead of making tutorials for my blog. 🙂

x Pip

83 Comments

  • Reply Sandy February 15, 2021 at 2:10 PM

    What a great pattern and tutorial instructions, thank you so much!

  • Reply HEATHER IZZARD January 21, 2021 at 7:11 AM

    I absolutely love the blanket.
    I bought 9 colours of beautiful wool and am really enjoying it. Some rows are singles, others are the same colour every 2nd row.
    It’s a simple stitch once you get going but I’m finding it really satisfying.
    This will be a very favourite blanket!
    Thank you so much.
    Heather

  • Reply Brenda June 5, 2020 at 3:02 PM

    I am in the middle of this wonderland blanket. I am wondering how you finished it. What stitch do you use around the boarder?

  • Reply HA May 26, 2020 at 8:48 PM

    Love the stitch pattern – perfect for a blanket with no holes for tiny fingers to catch in. BUT – for the benefit of beginners, the last photo of your Row 3 doesn’t quite make sense. It says end with 2 chains and a treble, but shows 3 trebles, all into the last gap – if you do that you are increasing stitches (as another commenter said some months ago). Surely you just need the 2 trebles, then turn?

  • Reply WENDY March 22, 2020 at 11:29 PM

    HI, Like Marie in first post, I crochet items for CHARITY. This pattern is the best way to use up odds and ends to create any size blanket. Your pix of HOW TO DO is just what we all look for in learning patterns. Keep up the good work and you will find many more people flocking to your site.

  • Reply Marie November 4, 2019 at 1:40 PM

    Thank you for posting this. I crochet baby blankets for donation and this would use up lots of scraps from all those other blankets 🙂 Your’s look so pretty with all those colors

  • Reply Dianne September 22, 2019 at 10:41 AM

    Love this blanket Pip. Thank you for the very clear pictorial tutorial!! ?

  • Reply Bernadette a Thompson September 6, 2019 at 10:10 AM

    Giday Pip.
    ,Love your rug I shall muse this pattern to make charity rugs in scraps of yarn I think they will come
    out really great.
    We girls at CWA Cudgewa always are looking for something different to do
    Many thanks and Hooroo
    Bernadette Thompson Corryong Victoria

  • Reply Doris Brown March 18, 2019 at 12:38 PM

    May I just buy a copy from you. Thanks

    • Reply Vannessa May 23, 2020 at 5:00 AM

      I want to use this for a temperature blanket if I need to do rows for the same color would I just chain 2 and continue?

  • Reply Louella Grindle February 18, 2019 at 12:38 PM

    HI! Love this and have just started using this as my pattern for my leftover yarn! But my question is – what did you do for the final row? Thanks!

  • Reply Den February 4, 2019 at 12:49 AM

    Hi, thanks for the instructions. Could you clear up a fight mind? Row 4, the pink: goes into the top stiches of the green row? Thanks much

  • Reply Glada January 30, 2019 at 5:55 AM

    God Bless you for sharing this. I’ve been trying to figure this blanket style out for a long time. I’m left handed and the directions get lost in my head sometimes. Your directions are clear and easy to follow. i have two great nieces or nephews coming in the spring so I can try this out for them. Thank you very much.

  • Reply Brooke January 27, 2019 at 7:53 AM

    I LOVE this pattern! It is so easy and adorable! I have a ways to go before I’m finished but I am wondering how’s to do the last row so there aren’t loops/holes on the last row?
    Thanks so much!

    • Reply JuneBug February 10, 2019 at 3:52 PM

      I finished the one I made by trimming entire blanket with a simple border stitch. I went around the blanket twice with the border.

  • Reply Jessica January 24, 2019 at 11:34 AM

    Hi Pip, I just love this. I am very much a beginner and it took me a few goes, but I’m now doing a very colourful (12 colours) blanket for the charity in South Africa called Blankets for Baby Rhinos. They have crafters all over the world making blankets for the orphaned wildlife, as well as for the carers and the wider community. They also have a store where they sell things like knitted baby stuff to raise funds. I am only about a third of the way through. I was a bit silly about sorting out the ends so will have a major job to weave them in. Think I’ll stop after the first balls of wall are done before moving on ….

  • Reply Maryse January 13, 2019 at 5:57 AM

    Merci pour le tuto. Pas besoin de comprendre l’anglais.
    Je fais des couvertures pour les enfants du Bénin et voilà un modèle parfait.

  • Reply Pam December 8, 2018 at 3:21 PM

    Thanks for the great tutorial. So easy to follow and ts a great stitch.

    • Reply Anita January 9, 2019 at 9:52 AM

      Pip, Can you tell me please is this UK terms or US?

      • Reply Pip January 9, 2019 at 3:39 PM

        It’s UK/AU terms – NOT US terms. x

        • Reply Sara April 19, 2020 at 12:34 AM

          Hi. Can you give a rough guess at the number of balls needed to make a reasonable sized blanket? (probably.single bed size)
          Love the stitch. Thanks for sharing. Sara

          • Pip April 22, 2020 at 12:09 PM

            I’d say a dozen 100g balls … at a very rough guess. x

      • Reply Linda January 30, 2021 at 4:40 AM

        This is in UK terms…a UK treble is the same as a double crochet in US terms…

  • Reply Dolores Gunter November 14, 2018 at 6:47 AM

    Where did you get the short crochet hook?

    • Reply Pip November 14, 2018 at 6:51 AM

      I found it at a flea market, Dolores. It was a lucky find. x

      • Reply Tina January 8, 2019 at 12:04 PM

        This is a very fun stisch, but can you make it into a beanie pattern?

  • Reply Trish Efford October 29, 2018 at 12:41 PM

    Pip,Thank you so much for this amazing pattern,I can’t wait to get started

    • Reply Pip October 31, 2018 at 7:19 AM

      you are so welcome Trish! I hope you have fun with it! xxx

  • Reply robbynhall@gmail.com October 28, 2018 at 11:45 PM

    Finished my blanket..but not sure what to do with tails of thread on edges ???

    • Reply Pip October 29, 2018 at 7:09 AM

      Thread them onto a wool needle and sew them back into your blanket, hiding them by weaving in and out of the same colour. x

  • Reply Kaitlin October 27, 2018 at 1:52 PM

    Thank you for this wonderful tutorial.

  • Reply Frankie October 18, 2018 at 3:22 AM

    Thanks for the tutorial. Very easy to follow and I may work it in the blanket I am now making.

  • Reply charlotte October 16, 2018 at 8:23 PM

    bonjour , votre modèle de couverture est superbe, j’adore
    je vais même le prendre pour faire des pochettes avec un bandoulière
    merci ?

  • Reply Hazel Harkins October 16, 2018 at 12:10 PM

    I am going to attempt this blanket using a variegated yarn in shades of pink, green and white. I’m thinking it will be beautiful. This pattern is lovely and I can’t wait to see my finished beauty. Thank you for your pictorial guidance, I’m sure I will refer to it many times before my brain has the repeat down.

  • Reply Carol October 3, 2018 at 4:33 PM

    Hi Pip, thanks for a great tutorial, pictures work so much better for me! This is a super project for using up my stash!

  • Reply Thérèse September 18, 2018 at 7:59 PM

    Bonjour !
    J’aime beaucoup ce que vous faites, très frais et coloré ! J’ai deux couvertures en cours avec ce point, facile à réaliser et d’un rendu très original ! Merci à vous ! `)

  • Reply Noëlle August 27, 2018 at 11:56 PM

    Bonjour ! Très joli ! Fantastique . Vraiment dommage que je ne parle pas anglais ? y aurait il possibilité pour une traduction en français?

  • Reply Christine August 13, 2018 at 11:45 PM

    curious, If I want to do three or four rows in the same color, can I just turn or do I always need to start from the same side?

  • Reply Barb August 12, 2018 at 8:44 AM

    Since you like to crochet, Could you help me find a doily pattern?? Probably American Leisure Arts book from the 80’s called Brocade??? I love this pattern have made it many times. Thank you. Will use the blanket pattern soon.

  • Reply Margaret Prazinko August 10, 2018 at 10:47 AM

    Great tutorial!! So well written and the pictures were so excellent. I look forward to trying out more of your patterns and directions..

  • Reply Anette August 2, 2018 at 10:35 PM

    I’ve been searching High and low for a pattern for a blanket to our Living room. Love the snuggle stitch ? just went out today and bought yarn for my (rainbow)snuggle blanket. Must complete a shawl before I can move on to the blanket 🙂 but looking so much forward to it.
    Great tut by the way?

  • Reply Anna Gutierrez July 31, 2018 at 3:14 AM

    Hi i just want to say I love that you make it so easy to understand the stitches to this blanket am so glad I found you I will keep looking thank you so much Anna from Apple Valley

    • Reply Pip July 31, 2018 at 6:48 AM

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment, Anna! xx

  • Reply Mandy tacey July 18, 2018 at 6:52 AM

    I M just trying this pattern and it look good one to do for winter nights come up thanks

    • Reply Pip July 18, 2018 at 6:54 AM

      Thank you for visiting here, Mandy! Happy hooking! xx

  • Reply Sylviaheatley@outlook.com July 17, 2018 at 7:51 AM

    Thank you, love this….Very easy to follow

  • Reply Kim July 5, 2018 at 4:50 AM

    I really love this look and am working a pillow from the stitch. One thing to note, working an even number of stitches won’t always work. You need to work a multiple of 4 chains, elsewise half the time there’s two chains leftover at the end.

  • Reply tima June 24, 2018 at 5:34 AM

    Luv ur explanation of the pattern. Pictures really do help. Looks easy enough to do. Thanks for sharing

  • Reply Samo June 19, 2018 at 6:45 PM

    Thats beautiful! I love it.
    Greetings from Germany

  • Reply Colleen April 28, 2018 at 8:25 AM

    Hi,
    I have been searching high & low for a tutorial for this ‘Blanket & Stitch’ can you send me a link? THANK YOU WELL IN ADVANCE!!!!!!!

    • Reply Pip April 28, 2018 at 8:51 AM

      The tutorial is above, is that what you are after, Colleen? x

      • Reply Colleen April 30, 2018 at 6:51 AM

        I am so sorry I am looking to see how/were to insert the next stitch, I think I am making it harder on me than it is!
        This is why I like a moving video tutorial! I have the entire foundation chain complete!
        When I ‘Flip’ it to start I am totally stumped I have searched high and low for this on the web as well as other crocheting channels NOTHING! I can’t help but wonder if this is not created in the U. S. As it’s hinted to have been ‘given’ a fun name in the U.K.
        If there was a way Someone could tell me what the Americans name is or version I wold for ever be in your good graces! Look forward to ANY HELP. Colleen from Sacramento, California!

        • Reply Pip May 6, 2018 at 2:46 PM

          Here’s another example of TREBLE stitch : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sToCExRsSE x

        • Reply ruth May 8, 2018 at 1:42 PM

          it just means turn just like you would do with any blanket, dishcloth, etc. The trebles are double crochets in US

          • Donna M Witiak May 16, 2020 at 7:00 AM

            Thank you!!

  • Reply Geo April 28, 2018 at 6:57 AM

    I recently finished an afghan, Flowers in a Row, and although this stitch is beautiful I am not colour changing each row. I am thinking one colour with plaid overlay.
    Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Reply Patricia June 21, 2018 at 3:41 AM

      Ruth, thanks for the reminder about the difference between the Aus/UK treble and the US meaning (double).

  • Reply Marcia April 8, 2018 at 8:00 PM

    I love this Snuggle blanket stitch tutorial. You explained very clearly. I will use it to make more blankets for our animal rescue center and use up a lot of my yarn stash. Thank you very much!

  • Reply Susan March 29, 2018 at 12:33 AM

    Is there a written pattern for this blanket? Thank You Susan

    • Reply Pip April 28, 2018 at 8:50 AM

      There isn’t Susan, I am sorry about that 🙂 x

      • Reply Christine Neeley February 26, 2021 at 5:44 AM

        Snuggle Stitch Blanket (USA version)
        3.5 mm or 4.0 Crochet Hook
        Scraps of yarn, multiple colors
        Chain an even number of stitches.
        Row 1: Dc once into the 2nd stitch from hook. Then dc in the next stitch. *Ch 2, skip 2 chain stitches. Dc once into the next two stitches. Skip next 2 chains.* Repeat from * to finish off the row, ending with dc in final two chains.
        Row 2: Flip your work over and tie on your new color. Ch 2. Dc once into the closest chain stitch IN THE ROW BELOW. DC in next chain IN THE ROW BELOW. *Ch 2. Dc in the chain below in the space twice.* Repeat from * across row ending with chaining 2 and DC in final stitch.
        Row 3: Flip your work over and tie on your new color. *Ch 2. Dc into the top of each stitch in the gap 2 rows below. *Ch 2, skip the next 2 stitches. Dc into the top of each stitch in the gap 2 rows below.* Continue from * across the afghan. End by chaining 2 and then a dc in the top of the last stitch.
        Row 4: Fasten off, turn work. Attach a new color. Then ch 2, *dc once into the TOP of next 2 stitches in the gap (stitches are 2 rows below). Sk 2, ch 2*. Continue pattern between * to end of row. Finish with a dc in the final stitch of the row directly below the chains.
        Continue in Rows 3 & 4 until afghan measures desired length.
        Final row. Flip your work over and attach new color. Ch 2. Sc in top of dc. *Dc in the next two stitches below the gap (2 rows below), sc in top of next DC.* Continue pattern between * to the end of the row. Sc in the top of the last Dc. Fasten off.
        Weave in ends yarn with needle.

        If desired, you can crochet a preferred border around your afghan.

        • Reply Christine Neeley February 26, 2021 at 5:46 AM

          Dc = Double Crochet, UK- treble crochet
          Ch= chain
          SC = single crochet

  • Reply Shannon K Stubbins March 21, 2018 at 4:25 AM

    Thats beautiful!! I can’t wait to try it. I loved the tutorial!!

  • Reply Judy March 20, 2018 at 7:24 AM

    Just found you… Serentipity!!!!!! Your illustrations are terrific! If only larger yarn co. would do the same thing. Wish you lived in Massachusetts!!!

  • Reply Jessica March 19, 2018 at 10:06 PM

    Hi Pip!

    I love this snuggle blanket! I am not an avid crochetist (if I can make up words) but this is super awesome. My question is what is a TREBLE in English terms? I’ve never heard of it. And can you suggest a type of edging that would look nice on this type of blanket? Thanks so much for the tutorial! I love it! – jessica

    • Reply Tracey April 16, 2018 at 2:42 PM

      Hi a UK treble is a US double . Hope this helps

  • Reply RB March 15, 2018 at 5:15 AM

    it ends up being a very thick blanket…..not sure how you finish off with out ending with a row with that gap

    • Reply Cindi Wiese March 19, 2018 at 9:21 AM

      In last row, treble crochet where indicated and slip stitch across the others.

    • Reply Rsmeralda April 18, 2018 at 8:56 PM

      Unless you do single crochet on the treble crochet stitches and on the blanks you do treble stitches. Afterwards you can decide how you want your ending to be.

  • Reply mary March 15, 2018 at 4:01 AM

    thank you

    you just make it easy to make a blanket fast
    and beautiful .

  • Reply Joan March 11, 2018 at 1:01 AM

    I love this stitch, it makes a great looking blanket. I’ve also seen it done where they carry the yarn up the sides so you don’t have so many ends to weave in. They then finished the sides with a decorative stitch. This looks wonderful and you did a good job with your explanation.

  • Reply Betty Jo Harmon March 10, 2018 at 2:23 PM

    Thank you for this awesome easy design. I usually just wing it when I want to crochet an Afghan. This one inspired me because it can use up leftovers really well. Super easy. Perfect for a quick baby Afghan.

  • Reply Tracey March 3, 2018 at 3:42 PM

    This is fab Pip, thank you ???

  • Reply Tertia October 22, 2017 at 8:24 AM

    Wauwww I love youre snuggle stitch!
    I want to make a blanket with this lovely stitch, exacly what I was looking for my Caron simply soft leftovers ?
    Please can you tell me if I’m understanding it correct….row3 you end with 3 treble?? I can’t see it right on the photo 🙁 I hope you can tell me, Thank you

    • Reply Pip October 22, 2017 at 12:17 PM

      Finish row 3 with two chain and one treble 🙂 x

      • Reply Ann March 18, 2018 at 6:12 AM

        If you do that, won’t you be adding a stitch with each row, causing the blanket to get wider as you go?? How do you keep your #of stitches uniform and even numbered? ?

  • Reply fabfiona October 10, 2017 at 1:21 PM

    Your blanket looks so yummy. Thanks so much for the tutorial as I love the effect and the play of colours but probably wouldn’t have tried it without such clear guidance. I also love your playfulness Pip. It’s cheered me up many a time, including this one!

  • Reply Amy October 9, 2017 at 1:01 AM

    Thanks Pip, it’s now 1am and I can’t stop stitching! I’ve started a snuggle stitch blanket using my leftover stash, and your pattern is working a treat. Thanks for the inspiration… yet again ?

    • Reply Amy October 23, 2017 at 11:49 PM

      Hi again Pip, I’m nearing the end of my blanket, and wanted to ask if you had a suggestion to finishing it off – without the holes/gaps in the last row? Appreciate your feedback!

      • Reply Pip October 30, 2017 at 5:46 PM

        You can simply TREBLE stitch instead of doing the two chain – so TREBLE into the gaps to “close” them up and create a solid row. And finish with a couple of extra rows of treble if you want to denote the top of the blanket. (Or not, if you prefer!)

  • Reply Camille October 7, 2017 at 10:17 PM

    Thanks for sharing Pip! I kept seeing the pics in your Instagram feed and was hoping you’d do a tut! 🙂

  • Reply Hilary Guest October 7, 2017 at 9:04 PM

    Fantastic Pip…I was in the deep doldrums and this has cheered me up no end. Enough to go and find pop-y colours and get started, there’s nothing quite like crocheting a blanket eh. Love the idea of a snuggle stitch too. Pip does it again! Thank you so much…

  • Reply Kate October 7, 2017 at 8:31 PM

    Pip this stitch and your blanket look great. Thanks for taking the time to teach me how to make a snuggle blanket. I think I will make one to use up lots of my stash and then donate it because I think we have enough crochet blankets for now.

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