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A Crochet Blanket Pattern: Little Bobble Blanket

Introducing your newest blanket obsession! Whether you’re looking to make a blanket for a new arrival or add a new throw to your living room, the Little Bobble Blanket pattern is perfect! Plus it comes in 16 different sizes so there is definitely a size to meet your needs!

Inspiration

I have a new niece! Her name is Natalie and she is just a joy! She is the second daughter to my oldest brother and his wife. A little background on my family… my brothers, my cousins, and I are all very close. We were raised that way and we’ve stayed close! Our family does so much together, more so than most families, queue giant family vacations (like 23 people) to Disneyland in California and every other week dinners together, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!

So when my cousin and his wife told us they were expecting, it was the first baby of the new generation (i.e. that of my brothers, my cousins, and me) and as someone who it’s relatively crafty, I knew I wanted to give something special to each new babe…

Following in my My Nana’s Footsteps

Moreover, I also knew that I wanted to follow in the steps of my grandmother and make each new babe a blanket because I still have the blanket my Nana made for me. She was a sewer and sewed what we called Winne the Pooh blankets. She also made us all Winnie the Pooh Halloween costumes, but I digress, that’s a story for another time…

Each blanket had a scene of Winnie the Pooh and friends on it, floating under a bunch of balloons, but each blanket had a different border color. Being the only grand daughter (at the time), mine had a light pink gingham border.

That light pink border the beginning inspiration for this little blanket. In addition, if you’ve been around for a while, you know that I love everything and anything blush pink. So, when I was trying to come up with a design and color for Natalie’s blanket, I knew I wanted to use Blush pink and only Blush pink for her blanket. I also knew I wanted to incorporate smaller, cuter bobbles into the pattern. From there, the Little Bobble Blanket came to life!

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Blanket Pattern Details

The Little Bobble Blanket pattern is a great staple blanket pattern! It is worked in 1 seamless piece and has the cutest (and easiest) ruffle border to finish it off. The blanket pattern has instructions for 16 different sizes, but it also has instructions so you can make it with any size starting chain so you can create a blanket that is whatever size you need!

Difficulty Level

This blanket pattern is perfect for an advanced-beginner crocheter. The blanket pattern uses basic stitches as well as a modified bobble stitch that I provide instructions on how to complete. I also have pattern notes written at the beginning of the pattern that serve as helpful reminders in the areas that could be tricky. Plus, once you get going, it’s a simple 8 row repeat that you can do mindlessly as you’re binging the newest Netflix show or if you’re like me, the Harry Potter movies!

Gauge

While this is a blanket pattern, and gauge isn’t the most important piece, it is important if you want to match the finished dimensions given in the size table. Blocking your finished blanket will also help with this if you can’t get gauge exactly right. I chose to wet block my blanket, and it allowed to gain a couple inches on both sides, as well as create a blanket that is a perfect square. So, all that to say that I do give gauge in the pattern and I highly recommend making a gauge swatch before you get started.

Sizing

Coming in 16 Sizes, from Lovey (12×12″) to King (102×106″), this blanket pattern has a size to fit every need! For my niece, I made the Receiving size, which is 40 x 40″ and it’s perfect for covering her up in her car seat and her swing, or as a swaddling blanket. Personally, I also cannot wait to make one for my living room! I’m painting it right now and once I have the color palette finalized for it, I’m going to be running straight to Hobby Lobby to find the perfect color for my blanket!

Materials Needed

  • Yarn: Yarn Bee Must be Merino (or equivalent Cat 3 weight yarn)
    • Yards of yarn needed range from 157 yards for the Lovey Size to 16,295 yards for the King Size
  • Hook: 5mm and 4.5mm
  • Yarn needle to weave in ends
  • Scissors
  • Blocking Mats and Pins (if desired) [I love my Knit Picks Blocking Mats]
  • Branded or Handmade Tag (if desired) [I get all of my tags from Angie & Britt – quality could NOT be better and their customer service is fabulous]
  • 1/4” Chicago Screws (if desired) [Link to the ones I used: GoldRed Copper, Multi-Pack]

Yarn

If you don’t have access to a Hobby Lobby or simply don’t want to use the yarn I used, these are some great substitutions!

  • Lion Brand Mandala
  • Lion Brand Baby Soft
  • Bernat Softee Baby Cotton
  • Bernat Softee Baby Yarn
  • Baby Bee Sweet Delight
  • Sport Weight I love This Yarn
  • Caron Skinny Cakes
  • Loops & Threads Joy DK
  • Lion Brand Coboo

Pattern Testing

One thing I make sure to do before each pattern release is to have the new pattern tested. This blanket pattern was no different!

I had some fantastic gals that tested this blanket pattern for me! They not only made beautiful blankets, in the most beautiful of colors, but they also gave me beautiful pictures and fabulous notes on the pattern!

Check out their finished blankets below!

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That’s A Wrap

Well that’s all the information I can give! I sincerely hope you’ll check out the pattern on either Ravelry or Etsy below.

Don’t forget to tag me on Facebook or Instagram @hanoveriancrochetco and use the #littlebobboleblanket because I can’t ever get enough of seeing others creating my patterns.

And if you’re interested in a matching hat, check out the Little Bobble Beanie! Coming in Newborn through Child sizes, it’s the perfect addition to this beautiful blanket!

As always, all my love!

Katie

PS If purchasing this pattern isn’t in the budget right now, I totally get that! One simple and easy way you can support me is through pinning one of the pins below to Pinterest. Plus, that way you’ll always have a direct link back to all the details about this pattern!

PPS, if you’re looking for more home décor crochet patterns, don’t hesitate to check out the patterns for the Herringbone Hanging & Handle Baskets! These baskets add that homemade touch to any room in your house without looking like it. Everyone will ask where you got them from, promise!

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