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Home : Patterns : Baby Popcorn Afghan

Free Crochet Pattern: Baby Popcorn Afghan

Lion Brand® Babysoft®
Pattern #: 30190AD
Rating: *****4.8 (based on 22 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size
28 x 28 in. (71 x 71 cm)


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This hooded baby blanket featured a fun popcorn stitch.
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Baby Popcorn Afghan

Lion Brand® Babysoft®


15 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in Popcorn st. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


Popcorn St (multiple of 3 sts)
Foundation Row:
Work 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook, *sk 2 ch, (sc, 2 dc) in next ch; rep from * across, ending with sk 2 ch, 1 sc in last ch.
Row 1: Ch 2, turn. Work 2 dc in first sc, *sk 2 dc, (sc, 2 dc) in next sc; rep from * across, ending with 1 sc in top of turning ch.
Rep Row 1 for Popcorn st.

Ch 108.
Work in Popcorn st until piece measures about 28 in (71 cm) from beginning.
Fasten off.

Ch 4.
Row 1: Work 2 dc in 4th ch from hook.
Row 2: Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in first dc, dc in next dc, 3 dc in top of t-ch.
Row 3: Ch 3, turn. Dc in first dc, dc in each of next 5 dc, 2 dc in top of t-ch.
Row 4: Ch 3, turn. Work 2 dc in first dc, dc in each dc to t-ch, 3 dc in top of t-ch (2 dc inc at each end).
Row 5: Ch 3, turn. Dc in first dc, dc in each dc to turning ch, 2 dc in top of t-ch (1 dc increased at each end).
Rep Rows 4 and 5 until there are 48 sts. Do not fasten off.
Next Row:
Ch 1, turn. Sc in first dc, *sk 2 dc, (sc, 2 dc) in next dc; rep from * across to last st, work sc in t-ch.
Fasten off.

With wrong sides together, pin Hood to one corner of Afghan.
With right side facing, join yarn with slip st in any corner of Afghan. Work Row 1 of Popcorn st evenly spaced around outside edge of Afghan, working through both thicknesses around Hood to join, working (sc, 2 dc) in each corner, and sk 1 or more sts to end evenly. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

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ch(s) = chain(s) dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing) sc = single crochet
sk = skip st(s) = stitch(es)
t-ch = turning chain  

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.8 (based on 22 reviews)
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Baby Popcorn Afghan Reviewed by Janet Hunsberger on 2013-02-28 *****
I have made 2 baby afghans with this pattern without the hood. Easy and very nice.

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