Hi Lovlies! I’m so excited I finally get to properly introduce you to the Bobbilicious Baby Blanket!
Continuing on in the same theme in my life that everything is coming up babies, I designed this baby blanket as a gift for a dear friend’s baby girl! Combining my current obsession of bobbles (hello amazing texture) with velvet yarn (hello incredible softness) – it’s a match made in heaven!
I have to say though, at first, I was not on the velvet yarn train. As a 90s kid, the new velvet yarn just seemed like a way to bring back those horrendous velvet/velour track suits…. yup you know the ones! But when I actually felt the yarn at my local Michael’s Store, and they released the perfect blush pink color, I knew it was all over.
Thus the Bobbilicious Baby Blanket was born! This pattern creates a soft and playful baby blanket. Utilizing a fun (but still beginner friendly) stitch combination, it celebrates the joyfulness of adding a new addition to the family. Plus, after feeling how soft and malleable this baby blanket is, you’ll never want to use anything else!
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This is a beginner friendly pattern! It does include a variation on the traditional Bobble stitch, but I walk through the stitch with you and how to complete it. Outside of the bobble stitch, the rest of the baby blanket is extremely simple, so as long as you can chain, half-double, and double crochet, you are all set!
Gauge & Dimensions
While gauge isn’t the most important thing with something like a baby blanket, I do provide gauge as well as finished dimensions as a part of this pattern. Velvet yarn does stretch quite a bit though, so even if you meet gauge, the size of your baby blanket may vary slightly from mine.
14 dc sts x 8 Rows = 4″ Square
40″ Long x 36.5″ Wide
Yarn – Approx 1100 yds Bernat Baby Velvet )or an equivalent in a Category 4 Worsted weight yarn)
If you want to mirror the exact colors I used:
Blissful Greige: ~270 yds
Pink Dusk: ~265 yds
Snowy White: ~295 yds
Seafoam: ~265 yds
Hook – 4.5mm (G) & 5mm (H)
Yarn need to weave in ends
Addressing the Elephant in the room… Why isn’t this pattern free?
So you may have come here hoping to find a free pattern, however this is a paid only pattern. So why write up a post on it? I wanted to provide as much information to you as I could about the pattern so that you feel comfortable purchasing the pattern!
I also want to highlight one of my good friends Taylor and her blog as a way to explain why I’m charging for this pattern. She recently wrote up a blog post highlighting why Designers charge for patterns and I think it’s extremely informative.
As much as I would love to release every pattern as a free pattern on the blog, it’s just not the best thing for me and my business at this time. So I really encourage you to click the image below and read more about the why behind a designer charging for his or her patterns.
If paid patterns still aren’t your thing, don’t worry! I just released my Snuggle is Real Baby Blanket Pattern as a free crochet pattern to the blog! Check it out below.
Check out my Instagram for some of my testers amazing blankets! The colors they all choose had me swooning!
I sincerely hope you make all of the Bobbilicious Baby Blankets! Don’t forget to tag me on Facebook or Instagram @hanoveriancrochetco (and use #bobbiliciousbabyblanket) as I would LOVE to see your finished baby blankets!