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Pique-A-Boo Baby Blanket: Free Crochet Pattern

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If you are looking for a gorgeous, quick, and easy baby blanket crochet pattern, this is it! Grab your hook and whip up a Pique-A-Boo Baby Blanket using this fun and free pattern.

pique-a-boo baby blanket pattern

Pique-A-Boo Blanket

When asked if I would design a brand new pattern for a brand NEW yarn line from WeCrochet… of course I said yes. This new Heatherly yarn is available in DK weight (size 3) and worsted weight (size 4). I decided to use the worsted weight for this, and in four different colors. I can not tell you how much I love this new yarn. The way it works up, and the way these colors compliment each other so well. It is so very gorgeous!

peek-a-boo baby blanket

The Pique-A-Boo blanket is a play on words for Peek-A-Boo because we are using the Pique stitch to crochet it – and for babies, of course. These colors are muted in the most wonderful way. I just adore the feel and drape of this yarn.

pique-a-boo baby blanket crochet pattern


Heatherly Worsted Weight Yarn (80% Acrylic/20% Merino Wool) approx. 1340 yards total
-Color “A” – approx. 430 yards (Agave pictured)
-Color “B” – approx. 310 yards (Peach Fuzz pictured)
-Color “C” – approx. 250 yards (Seaglass pictured)
-Color “D” – approx. 350 yards (Butter pictured)

Crochet hook in size I/5.5mm

Gauge: 8.5 Pique sts x 9 rows = 4” square

Finished Dimensions: Approx. 36″ x 36″ as written – but you can keep going until you’re happy with the size!

Pattern Notes:

Pattern written using US terms.

The Ch-1 to start each row does not count as a stitch.

Ch-3 = corner space

Pq = Pique Stitch (full tutorial here) = YO pull up a loop. YO pull through two loops (2 loops on hook). YO pull up a loop in same stitch (4 loops on hook). YO pull through all four loops.

RS = Reverse Shell (full tutorial here) = Ch-3, turn, sl st around post of last shell made. Ch-1, turn, 7dc around ch-sp just made.

Magic Circle (full tutorial here) or use the alternative: Ch-4, join to first chain made.

Grab the ad-free, PDF pattern for this baby blanket on Ravelry, Etsy, or right here in the Heart Hook Home blog shop! Thank you!

Color Changes are optional of course:

Start with Color A. Change to Color B at row 9, to Color C at row 17, and Color D at row 25, back to Color A at row 33.


Round 1: Magic Circle. Ch-1, [Pq, ch-3] 4x in circle. Join to top of first Pq stitch.

Round 2: Ch-1, turn, * (Pq, ch-3, Pq) in corner st. Pq in next Pq st * repeat between * * around. Join to top of first Pq.

Rounds 3 – 39: Ch-1, turn, * Pq in each Pq st to corner. (Pq, ch-3, Pq) in corner st. * Repeat between * * around. Join to top of first Pq.

Change back to Color B for border…

Round 40: Ch-1, do not turn, sc in each st around, placing 3sc in each corner. Join to top of first sc.

Round 41: Ch-1, do not turn. Sc in first 3 sts. Ch-3, turn, sl st to first sc made. Ch-1, turn, 7dc around ch-sp just made. * sc in next 3 sts, RS * repeat between * * around. Join to front of first shell made. *see a video tutorial for this border stitch here

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

I just know you’ll love this pattern, and the new yarn too! Let me know what you think, and share a photo with me when you’re finished! Please tag @HeartHookHome on all social media and in the Heart Hook Home Crochet Community on Facebook. 🧶

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  1. I love this blanket but am so confused. Is the “corner “ actually the corner of the previous pique or the corner chain three space? I can’t find a video. My work doesn’t look like the pictures so obviously I’m doing something wrong! Help!
  2. I absolutely love the new blanket! Can you modify it to be just a bit shorter? The colors are great together. Thank you Ashley for all the great patterns!!
    1. Hi Betsy! Since this blanket is worked like a giant granny square, you can stop crocheting rows when you are happy with the size.
  3. I love afghans crocheted in the round! Hadnt heard of the Pique stitch, and with your instructions it was very easy to learn. I now have my next throw pattetn! Thank you, Ashlea!
        1. Hi Ivette! Not for the blanket...I do have one for the pique stitch though: https://hearthookhome.com/how-to-crochet-the-pique-stitch/