This is a free crochet pattern showing how to crochet an easy bobble stitch blanket that uses the bobble stitch technique to crochet rows of bobble hearts throughout. Lovely in 4 colors, or 1, or anything in between!
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I was in the midst of pregnancy, daydreaming about all the cute and cuddly things I wanted to create for my little one. That’s when the idea of this blanket came to my mind. I knew I wanted something colorful but not too over the top, something that would bring a smile to my baby’s face and provide a warm, cozy hug. That is why I decided on only 4 colors. I love the final result. The bobble stitch technique adds character and softness, making the blanket as soft as a baby’s touch.
I used 2 balls each of King Cole Big Value DK Yarn in 4 colours, but you can use your favorite DK / Lightweight #3 Yarn. Gauge is not essential for this blanket so feel free to change up the yarn weight using it’s respective crochet hook size.
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What supplies do I need to crochet a baby blanket?
- 1272 Yards of DK / Lightweight #3 Yarn – I used 2 balls each of King Cole Big Value DK in Sand 4022, White 4020, Carnation 4055 and Pearl 4095
- 7/4.5mm Crochet Hook
- Yarn Needle
How long does it take to create a blanket?
It took me about 6- 7 hours to create this blanket.
Finished blanket is about 35 / 32 inch .
Gauge – Not Essential:
15 hdc = 4 inches wide
Abbreviations (US terms):
- sc – single crochet (Photo Tutorial)
- hdc – half double crochet (Photo Tutorial)
- Bo – bobble stitch
- How to Bobble Stitch: insert your hook into next st, yarn over and pull up the loop, yarn overand pull through first 2 loops, yarn over, insert your hook into the same st, yarn over and pull through first two loops. You should have 3 loops on your hook now. Yarn over again, pull up the loops, yarn over and pull through first two loops. You should have 4 loops on your hook. Yarn over, pull up the loop, yarn over, pull through first two loops, yarn over, pull through all loops.
<…> – repeat what is written between the brackets x times.
To change the size, or if using a different weight yarn, the chain multiple is 13 plus 10.
Chain 2 doesn’t count as a stitch.
Hearts Blanket, Written Crochet Pattern:
In White yarn, chain 127. Make 1 Hdc in each chain, start in third chain from the hook. Chain 2, turn. (125 hdc)
ROW 2 : Make 1 hdc in next 7 stitches < make 1 Bo, make 1 Hdc in next 4 stitches, 1 Bo in next stitch , 1 Hdc in next 7stitches > repeat 8 times more, then make 1 hdc into the last stitch, chain 2 and turn. (125)
ROW 3: 1 Hdc in each stitch, chain 2 and turn (125)
ROW 4: Make 1 Hdc in next 5 stitches, make 1 Bo, make 1 hdc in next 4 stitches, 1 Bo, 1 hdc in next 4 stitches, 1 Bo, <make 1 hdc in next 2 stitches, make 1 Bo, make 1 Hdc in next 4 stitches, 1 Bo, make 1 hdc in next 4 stitches, make Bo > repeat 7 times more, then make 1 hdc in the last 5 stitches, chain 2 and turn (125)
ROW 5: Make 1 hdc into each stitch. Chain 2, turn (125)
ROW 6: Make 1 hdc in next 6 stitches, < Bo, 1hdc in next 7 stitches, Bo, 1 hdc in next 4 stitches > repeat 8 times more, then make 1 hdc in the last 2 stitches. Chain 2 and turn (125).
ROW 7: 1 Hdc in each stitch, chain 2, turn (125)
ROW 8: Make 1 Hdc in next 8 stitches, <make 1 Bo, 1 Hdc in next 3 stitches , 1 Bo, 1 Hdc in next 8 stitches > repeat 8 times more, then chain 2 and turn. (125)
ROW 9: 1 Hdc in each stitch, chain 2 and turn (125)
ROW 10: 1 Hdc in next 10 stitches < Bo in next stitch, 1 hdc in next 12 stitches > repeat 7 times more, then make 1 Bo, make 1hdc into the last 10 stitches . Chain2 and turn (125).
Repeat rows < 1- 10 >10 times (or more if you prefer a longer blanket), changing colour every 10 rows.
This is the colour order I followed: white, beige, dark pink, light pink, but feel free to change it to your desired look.
To change colour – insert your hook into first stitch, make a loop with a new colour, insert the loop on your hook, tighten it, pull through the first stitch, chain 1. Make first hdc into the same stitch.
Round 1: With white colour, chain 1. < Sc into each stitch across, (Sc, chain 1, sc) into the corner, evenly SC (that’s 3 stitches per 2 rows) down the side of the blanket, (sc, chain 1, sc) into the next corner > 2x, then slip stitch join to the 1st sc and change to beige.
Round 2: Insert your hook in the right corner, chain 2, skip 2 stitches, < 5 dc into first stitch, skip 2, slip stitch, skip 2 > around.
Fasten off, and weave in ends.
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