Bobbles and Stripes Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

Bobbles and Stripes Baby Blanket Pattern

Its been a while since I posted a free pattern!  As you may have read in previous posts of mine, I know of a few babies that will be making their appearance soon!  I’m super excited and have been obsessed with baby blankets.  Although I love making little hats and outfits, I also enjoy mindlessly crocheting and not have to worry about shaping.  That’s what makes blankets so appealing to me.  You can just let your hands do the work and zone out and think about whatever it is that is on your mind.

The colours in this blanket are for a little girl, but you can swap out the pink for green, blue, yellow… whatever you like.

I have written out and posted the free pattern for this baby blanket below on this page.  However, you can also purchase the PDF file for easy printing and reading (and to support me to be able to continue to post patterns on this blog).

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Bobbles and Stripes Baby Blanket Pattern

Bobbles and Stripes Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

What you will need

Here is what you will need to make this super soft and cozy baby blanket:

  • A size H (5.0 mm) crochet hook
  • Worsted weight yarn.  I used Berroco Comfort (100g or 3.5 Oz per skein):
    • 5 skeins Pretty Pink (Colour A)
    • 1 skein Smokestack (Colour B)
  • Scissors

Measurements

This blanket measures 24″ X 35″

Special Stitches and Abbreviations

SC: Single Crochet

CH: Chain

Bobble Stitch (BS):  *Yarn Over, insert hook in specified stitch and draw up a loop. Repeat from * 3 times so that there are 7 loops on your hook.  Yarn over and draw through the 7 loops on your hook.

Bobbles and Stripes Baby Blanket Pattern

Pattern





With Colour A, Chain 114.

Row 1 (Right Side): SC in second chain from hook and in each remaining chain; CH 1, turn.

Row 2: SC in first sc, *BS in next sc, SC in next sc; repeat from * to end of row; CH1, turn.

Row 3: SC in each stitch to end of row; CH 1, turn.

Row 4: SC in first two sc, *BS in next sc, SC in next sc, BS in next sc; repeat from * to last two sc; SC in last two sc; CH1, turn.

Row 5: SC in each stitch to end of row; CH 1, turn.

Repeat rows 2-5 for the blanket pattern.

Once you have 16 rows (count 8 bobbles), switch to Colour B for two rows (1 row of bobbles).

***Note, every time you switch colours, make sure that you switch at the end of a bobble row (repeat of row 2 or 4)*** 

Switch to Colour A and work 4 rows (2 rows of bobbles).

Switch to Colour B and work 4 rows (2 rows of bobbles).

Switch to Colour A and work 4 rows (2 rows of bobbles).

Switch to Colour B and work two rows (1 row of bobbles).

Switch to Colour A and work 16 rows (8 rows of bobbles).

Switch to Colour B and work two rows (1 row of bobbles).

Switch to Colour A and work 4 rows (2 rows of bobbles).

Switch to Colour B and work 4 rows (2 rows of bobbles).

Switch to Colour A and work 4 rows (2 rows of bobbles).

Switch to Colour B and work two rows (1 row of bobbles).

Switch to Colour A and work 16 rows (8 rows of bobbles).

You will end on a bobble row.  Chain 1, turn, and work around the border of the blanket evenly in single crochet for 4 rounds.  Make sure that you do 3 SC in each corner of the border.  If you don’t know how to do a single crochet border, this wonderful article explains it in detail.

Fasten off and weave in ends!

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22 thoughts on “Bobbles and Stripes Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

  1. I am going to try and do this blanket. Have never done this stitch,but,its 50yrs since I did any crocheting and knitting but now have a good reason to start again, so thanks very much.

  2. I love this pattern. It looks so beautiful. If I wanted to make it toddler size what is the multiple I would use for the foundation chain?

    Thank you.

  3. all your blankets are great and the knit picks yarn is so beautiful. thank you for the free patterns – i have made 2 blankets already

    1. I would say beginner. You do need to learn how to make a bobble stitch, but its pretty straight forward. If you get that down, then this blanket should be fairly easy.

    1. Hi Jeanette, you need to chain a multiple of 4 + 2, so just chain until your chain is 36 inches and a multiple of 4 (and then add 2).

  4. Thank you for this pattern but I have a curling problem.
    How many SC’s should be in the rows between the BS rows? I seem to have too many and the blanket curls.

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