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Weekend Project: How to Crochet A 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:Β 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. πŸ™‚ 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 +Β 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. πŸ™‚

x Pip

9 Comments

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    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 πŸ™ I hope you can tell me, Thank you

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      Pip
      October 22, 2017 at 12:17 PM

      Finish row 3 with two chain and one treble πŸ™‚ x

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    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!

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    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 ?

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      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!

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        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!)

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    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! πŸ™‚

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    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…

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    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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