Bobble Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

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Your new go-to crochet bobble blanket! This soft, snuggly and colorful Bobble Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern has a built-in border, step-by-step instructions, charts and a video tutorial.


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Crochet Bobble Blanket

This Crochet Bobble Blanket Pattern creates an adorable, colorful and cuddly crochet baby blanket. It’s fun to make and looks beautiful when complete.

Crochet Bobble Baby Blanket Pattern

The pattern requires five colors of any size 3 (light) yarn. You can get creative with your color combinations and customize the look for your new bundle of joy. You can also adjust the size of the blanket to make it smaller or larger.

This Bobble Blanket Crochet Pattern has a built-in border, meaning that the border is worked at the same time as the blanket body.

In addition to the step-by-step written instructions, the pattern includes charts and a video tutorial showing you how to make this truly special blanket.

Crochet Bobble Blanket Pattern

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Crochet Bobble Blanket Pattern Details

Skill Level

Intermediate

Size

The pattern creates a blanket that is approx. 27” wide and 33” high. (Instructions for adjusting the size are below). 

Materials

Crochet Hook Size: J/10 (6.00 mm).

Other Materials: Scissors, yarn needle, measuring tape and materials for wet blocking the finished blanket (rust-proof pins, blocking boards and a spray water bottle). 

Yarn: Any size 3 (light) yarn.

I used Patons Beehive Baby Sport. This yarn is size 3 (light), 70% acrylic and 30% nylon. A skein is 359 yds / 328 m and 3.5 oz / 100 g. 

You will need 5 colors. Here are the amounts of yarn required and the colors I used: 

1) Border Color: This pattern has a built-in border (meaning it’s worked at the same time as blanket body). The border color gets separated into two skeins/bobbins so you don’t have to carry the yarn back and forth. You can either use two skeins of the same color or separate your yarn manually. 

  • Border (A1): 180 yds / 50 g (I used 1/2 of a skein of “Baby Grey”).
  • Border (A2): 70 yds / 20 g (I used 1/4 of a skein of “Baby Grey).

2) Blanket Body Color (B): 850 yds / 235 g (I used 2 and 1/3 skeins of “Angel White”).

3) Bobble Color 1 (C): 45 yds / 12 g (I used “Delicate Green”). 

4) Bobble Color 2 (D): 28 yds / 10 g (I used “Bonnet Blue”). 

5) Bobble Color 3 (E): 28 yds / 10 g (I used “Precious Pink”).

Bobble Stitch Blanket

Preparing Your Yarn

Before starting the pattern, ensure you have separated the yarn you will be using for the border. You will need two skeins/bobbins of the same color. You can either use two skeins or separate your yarn manually. The first skein for the border (A1) should have at least 180 yds / 50 g and the second skein (A2) should have at least 70 yds / 20 g. 

Terminology

This pattern is written for right-handed crochet using standard US terminology. If you’re more familiar with UK terms, here’s my US to UK Conversion Chart

Crochet Bobble Blanket Pattern

Abbreviations

  • ch = chain
  • st = stitch
  • sts = stitches 
  • sl st = slip stitch 
  • sc = single crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet 
  • RS = right side (front)
  • WS = wrong side (back) 

Gauge

4” x 4” = 17 sc and 22 rows. 

Color Legend

Color Legend
  • A1 = Border Color (Skein 1) 
  • A2 = Border Color (Skein 2) 
  • B = Blanket Body Color
  • C = Bobble Color 1
  • D = Bobble Color 2
  • E = Bobble Color 3 

How to Adjust the Size

The blanket is made from the bottom up. The number of starting chains determines the width and the number of rows determines the height. You can adjust the size by making more or less starting chains in multiples of 12. 

To adjust the height, repeat Rows 7 – 54 more or less times. Then, complete the instructions for Row 151 and on. 

Special Stitches

Bobble = Double crochet five together in the same stitch. (More details including how to change colors when making a Bobble are below).

Working with Two Colors

Border and Blanket Body

The blanket border is made with a different color than the blanket body. You will be changing colors as you switch working from the border to the body and vice versa. After changing colors, you will leave the unused color hanging and pick it up again on the next row. 

Changing colors on a half double crochet stitch: With the border color (A1 or A2), yarn over and insert your hook into the next stitch (the last stitch of the border). Yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on your hook). Leave the border color (A1 or A2) hanging. Place the body color (B) on your hook and pull it through all 3 loops on your hook.

Changing colors on a slip stitch: Insert your hook into the next stitch (the last stitch of the border). Leave the border color (A1 or A2) hanging. Place the body color (B) on your hook. Pull B through the stitch and through the loop on your hook. 

Changing colors on a single crochet stitch: Insert your hook into the last stitch of the blanket body before the border. With the body color (B), yarn over and pull up a loop (2 loops on your hook). Leave B hanging. Place the border color (A1 or A2) on your hook and pull it through the 2 loops on your hook.

Bobble Blanket Crochet Pattern

Bobbles

For the row of Bobbles, you will attach the Bobble color on the stitch before your first Bobble. You will be working with both the body color (B) and the Bobble color (C, D or E) across the row until the final Bobble of the row. 

Changing colors before the Bobble: Insert your hook into the stitch before the Bobble. With the body color (B), yarn over and pull up a loop (2 loops on your hook). Place the Bobble color (C, D, or E) on your hook and pull it through the two loops on your hook.

Making a Bobble:  As you make your Bobble, work over the body color (B) (place the strand of B on top of the stitch where you are making a Bobble and crochet normally). 

To make a Bobble: With your Bobble color (C, D or E), yarn over and insert your hook into the next stitch. Yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook). Yarn over and pull the yarn through 2 loops on your hook (2 loops left on your hook).  

[Yarn over and insert your hook into the same stitch. Yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull the yarn through 2 loops on your hook.] Complete instructions in brackets a total of 4 times. You will have 6 loops on your hook. 

Place the body color (B) on your hook (leave the Bobble color (C, D or E) hanging). With B, yarn over and pull B through all 6 loops on your hook.

Working over Bobble color: After completing a Bobble, you will be making 11 single crochet stitches and then you will make another Bobble. For those 11 single crochet stitches, you will work over the Bobble colors (C, D or E). To do this, place the Bobble color on top of the next stitch and single crochet normally. Repeat until the last (the 11th) single crochet stitch. Then follow the instructions for “Changing colors before the Bobble.” 

Bobble Stitch Blanket

Pattern Notes

  • Always work into the first stitch (the stitch attached to the chain).
  • Chains do not count as stitches. 
  • Every row has 107 stitches. 
  • When making a slip stitch, make the slip stitch VERY loosely to ensure you can work into it easily on the next row. 
  • Ensure all strands are always kept on the wrong side of your work. 
  • When the instructions say: “[Sl st in the next st. Hdc in the next st] x 3” what this means is to repeat the instructions in the brackets a total of 3 times (sl st in the next st, hdc in the next st, sl st in the next st, hdc in the next st, sl st in the next st, hdc in the next st). 
  • Wet blocking the finished blanket will help with any unevenness you may see when creating the blanket as the single crochet stitches need to stretch a bit, which happens during blocking. To wet block, pin down the blanket with rust-proof pins on blocking boards, spray with water and leave to dry. 
  • Tip: Weave in the loose ends from the Bobbles when you reach 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4 through the pattern. 

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Bobble Crochet Blanket Video Tutorial

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Crochet Bobble Baby Blanket Pattern Instructions

Pattern charts are below (after these written instructions).

Start: With A1 (the first skein of the border color that is at least 180 yds / 50 g), chain 108. Continue using A1 until instructed to change colors.

For Row 1 (only) work into the back ridge loops. 

Where to crochet in the chain

Row 1 (RS): In the second ch from hook, sl st (reminder: always slip stitch VERY loosely). Hdc in the next ch. *Sl st in the next ch. Hdc in the next ch.* Repeat from * to * across until there is 1 ch left. Sl st in the last ch. (Reminders: chains never count as stitches. Each row has 107 sts). 

For the rest of the pattern: always work in the first st (the st attached to the chain). You will always sl st into the top of a hdc from the previous row and you will always hdc into the top of a sl st from the previous row. 

Row 2 (WS): Ch 1 and turn. *Hdc in the next st. Sl st in the next st.* Repeat from * to * across until there is 1 st left. Hdc in the last st. 

Row 3 (RS): Ch 1 and turn. *Sl st in the next st. Hdc in the next st.* Repeat from * to * across until there is 1 st left. Sl st in the last st.  

Row 4 (WS): Repeat Row 2. 

Row 5 (RS): Repeat Row 3. 

Row 6 (WS): Repeat Row 2. 

Row 7 (RS): With A1, ch 1 and turn. [Sl st in the next st. Hdc in the next st.] x 3. On the last st, change to B (the blanket body color). (Reminder: ensure all strands are always kept along the wrong side). Leave A1 hanging.

With B, sc in each st across until there are 6 sts left (95 sc sts). On the last sc st before the last 6 sts, change to A2 (the second skein for the border color that is at least 70 yds / 20 g). Leave B hanging. 

With A2, [hdc in the next st. Sl st in the next st.] x 3.

Row 8 (WS): With A2, ch 1 and turn. [Hdc in the next st. Sl st in the next st.] x 3. On the last st, change to B. Leave A2 hanging. 

With B, sc in each st across until there are 6 sts left (95 sc sts). On the last sc st before the last 6 sts, change to A1. Leave B hanging.

With A1, [sl st in the next st. Hdc in the next st.] x 3.

Row 9 (RS): Repeat Row 7. 

Row 10 (WS): Repeat Row 8.

Row 11 (RS): Repeat Row 7.

Row 12 (WS): Repeat Row 8. 

Row 13 (RS): Repeat Row 7. 

Row 14 (WS): With A2, ch 1 and turn. [Hdc in the next st. Sl st in the next st.] x 3. On the last st, change to B. Leave A2 hanging. 

With B, sc in the next 5 sts. On the last st, attach C (Bobble color 1). 

With C and working over B, Bobble in the next st (before finishing Bobble, change to B).

*With B and working over C, sc in the next 11 sts. On the last st, change to C. 

With C and working over B, Bobble in the next st (before finishing Bobble, change to B).* 

Repeat from * to * across until there are 11 sts left (5 blanket body sts left and 6 border sts left). Fasten off C. 

With B, sc in the next 5 sts. On the last st, change to A1. Leave B hanging.

With A1, [sl st in the next st. Hdc in the next st.] x 3.

Bobble Blanket

Row 15 (RS): Repeat Row 7. 

Row 16 (WS): Repeat Row 8. 

Row 17 (RS): Repeat Row 7.

Row 18 (WS): Repeat Row 8. 

Row 19 (RS): Repeat Row 7.

Row 20 (WS): Repeat Row 8. 

Row 21 (RS): Repeat Row 7.

Row 22 (WS): With A2, ch 1 and turn. [Hdc in the next st. Sl st in the next st.] x 3. On the last st, change to B. Leave A2 hanging.

With B, sc in the next 11 sts. On the last st, attach D (Bobble color 2).

With D and working over B, Bobble in the next st (before finishing Bobble, change to B).

*With B and working over D, sc in the next 11 sts. On the last st, change to D. 

With D and working over B, Bobble in the next st (before finishing Bobble, change to B).* 

Repeat from * to * across until there are 17 sts left (11 blanket body sts left and 6 border sts left). Fasten off D. 

With B, sc in the next 11 sts. On the last st, change to A1. Leave B hanging.

With A1, [sl st in the next st. Hdc in the next st.] x 3.

Row 23 (RS): Repeat Row 7. 

Row 24 (WS): Repeat Row 8. 

Row 25 (RS): Repeat Row 7.

Row 26 (WS): Repeat Row 8. 

Row 27 (RS): Repeat Row 7.

Row 28 (WS): Repeat Row 8. 

Row 29 (RS): Repeat Row 7.

Row 30 (WS): With A2, ch 1 and turn. [Hdc in the next st. Sl st in the next st.] x 3. On the last st, change to B. Leave A2 hanging. 

With B, sc in the next 5 sts. On the last st, attach E (Bobble color 3). 

With E and working over B, Bobble in the next st (before finishing Bobble, change to B).

*With B and working over E, sc in the next 11 sts. On the last st, change to E. 

With E and working over B, Bobble in the next st (before finishing Bobble, change to B).* 

Repeat from * to * across until there are 11 sts left (5 blanket body sts left and 6 border sts left). Fasten off E. 

With B, sc in the next 5 sts. On the last st, change to A1. Leave B hanging.

With A1, [sl st in the next st. Hdc in the next st.] x 3.

Row 31 (RS): Repeat Row 7. 

Row 32 (WS): Repeat Row 8. 

Row 33 (RS): Repeat Row 7.

Row 34 (WS): Repeat Row 8. 

Row 35 (RS): Repeat Row 7.

Row 36 (WS): Repeat Row 8. 

Row 37 (RS): Repeat Row 7.

Row 38 (WS): With A2, ch 1 and turn. [Hdc in the next st. Sl st in the next st.] x 3. On the last st, change to B. Leave A2 hanging. 

With B, sc in the next 11 sts. On the last st, attach C (Bobble color 1). 

With C and working over B, Bobble in the next st (before finishing Bobble, change to B).

*With B and working over C, sc in the next 11 sts. On the last st, change to C. 

With C and working over B, Bobble in the next st (before finishing Bobble, change to B).* 

Repeat from * to * across until there are 17 sts left (11 blanket body sts left and 6 border sts left). Fasten off C. 

With B, sc in the next 11 sts. On the last st, change to A1. Leave B hanging.

With A1, [sl st in the next st. Hdc in the next st.] x 3.

Row 39 (RS): Repeat Row 7. 

Row 40 (WS): Repeat Row 8. 

Row 41 (RS): Repeat Row 7.

Row 42 (WS): Repeat Row 8. 

Row 43 (RS): Repeat Row 7.

Row 44 (WS): Repeat Row 8. 

Row 45 (RS): Repeat Row 7.

Row 46 (WS): With A2, ch 1 and turn. [Hdc in the next st. Sl st in the next st.] x 3. On the last st, change to B. Leave A2 hanging. 

With B, sc in the next 5 sts. On the last st, attach D (Bobble color 2). 

With D and working over B, Bobble in the next st (before finishing Bobble, change to B).

*With B and working over D, sc in the next 11 sts. On the last st, change to D. 

With D and working over B, Bobble in the next st (before finishing Bobble, change to B).* 

Repeat from * to * across until there are 11 sts left (5 blanket body sts left and 6 border sts left). Fasten off D. 

With B, sc in the next 5 sts. On the last st, change to A1. Leave B hanging.

With A1, [sl st in the next st. Hdc in the next st.] x 3.

Row 47 (RS): Repeat Row 7. 

Row 48 (WS): Repeat Row 8. 

Row 49 (RS): Repeat Row 7.

Row 50 (WS): Repeat Row 8. 

Row 51 (RS): Repeat Row 7.

Row 52 (WS): Repeat Row 8. 

Row 53 (RS): Repeat Row 7.

Row 54 (WS): With A2, ch 1 and turn. [Hdc in the next st. Sl st in the next st.] x 3. On the last st, change to B. Leave A2 hanging. 

With B, sc in the next 11 sts. On the last st, attach E (Bobble color 3). 

With E and working over B, Bobble in the next st (before finishing Bobble, change to B).

*With B and working over E, sc in the next 11 sts. On the last st, change to E. 

With E and working over B, Bobble in the next st (before finishing Bobble, change to B).* 

Repeat from * to * across until there are 17 sts left (11 blanket body sts left and 6 border sts left). Fasten off E. 

With B, sc in the next 11 sts. On the last st, change to A1. Leave B hanging.

With A1, [sl st in the next st. Hdc in the next st.] x 3.

Row 55 – 102: Repeat Rows 7 – 54.

Row 103 – 150: Repeat Rows 7 – 54. 

To make the height of the blanket bigger, continue repeating Rows 7 – 54 until your desired height. Then, follow the instructions for Row 151 and on.

Crochet Bobble Blanket

Row 151 (RS): Repeat Row 7. 

Row 152 (WS): Repeat Row 8. 

Row 153 (RS): Repeat Row 7.

Row 154 (WS): Repeat Row 8. 

Row 155 (RS): Repeat Row 7.

Row 156 (WS): Repeat Row 8. 

Row 157 (RS): Repeat Row 7.

Row 158 (WS): Repeat Row 14. 

Row 159 (RS): Repeat Row 7. 

Row 160 (WS): Repeat Row 8. 

Row 161 (RS): Repeat Row 7.

Row 162 (WS): Repeat Row 8. 

Row 163 (RS): Repeat Row 7.

Row 164 (WS): Repeat Row 8. 

Row 165 (RS): Repeat Row 7.

Row 166 (WS): Repeat Row 8. Fasten off A2 and B. 

Row 167 (RS): With A1, ch 1 and turn (continue using A1 for the rest of the pattern). *Sl st in the next st. Hdc in the next st.* Repeat from * to * across until there is 1 st left. Sl st in the last st.  

Row 168 (WS): Ch 1 and turn. *Hdc in the next st. Sl st in the next st.* Repeat from * to * across until there is 1 st left. Hdc in the last st.

Row 169 (RS): Ch 1 and turn. *Sl st in the next st. Hdc in the next st.* Repeat from * to * across until there is 1 st left. Sl st in the last st.  

Row 170 (WS): Repeat Row 168. 

Row 171 (RS): Repeat Row 169. 

Row 172 (WS): Repeat Row 168. 

Row 173 (RS): Repeat Row 169. 

Fasten off and weave in all loose ends. 

Wet block the finished blanket.

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