When it comes to designing I can honestly say I don’t have a specific routine in which I follow. For this crochet baby blanket it started with the colours. At this point I didn’t even know that I was going to create a baby blanket let alone crocheting something that would turn into something so sentimental.
I was drawn to these dreamy pastel shades and knew that I want to create something using them. The colours I’m referring to are Stylecraft Special DK in Cream, Duck Egg, Clematis, Parma Violet and Wisteria from Love Crafts.
With the yarn and hook at the ready I started experimenting with different textures, playing around with a variety of different stitches to see how they would sit alongside each other. Whilst I was having a play around the idea of a blanket came to mind however for whatever reason I put this project to one side unfinished. Fast forward a year I found out I was pregnant with my first child. As nesting began I picked up this project and felt inspired to create a baby blanket.
It’s funny how sometimes with crochet you can feel so inspired initially with colours, yarn or even when you have a specific design in mind but the timing along with all the other attributes has to align because wether you are a crochet designer or crochet for a hobby, crocheting really is a labour of love, right?
The Bobble Stripe Blanket was the first handmade item I made for my daughter and now this pattern will always hold a special place in my heart.
When I became pregnant for the second time I again felt inspired to make a baby blanket so they had one each along with a story and inspiration behind it: The Everleigh Blanket.
The pattern is written in beginner friendly terms with an easy to use table to see what stitch and what colour to use next. You can purchase an ad free, printable PDF of the pattern below. The pattern can be downloaded in either UK or US terms depending on your preference.
Or you can find the free pattern here: Free Pattern: The Bobble Stripe Blanket
This applies if you are watching the video tutorial and altering your sizing (the PDF pattern has already be adjusted)*
If you are doing any other multiple of 24 (not including 96+1 like I have done in the sample) The bobble row must do 4 half trebles, change colour on the 5th half treble and then bobble on the 6th. This 6 stitch pattern will repeat all the way along. Do not bobble in the last stitch of that row.
The video tutorial is broken up into two videos which you can find below.
I’d love to see you working on your blankets and your completed Bobble Stripe Blanket, so please make sure you tag #bobblestripeblanket on your social media. Do forget to follow @bellacococrochet on Instagram and Facebook.
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Donna BurnsFebruary 24, 2019 at 5:37 pm
Cant wait to get my crochet hooks and watch this video to learn to crochet.
Jacqui FisherFebruary 27, 2019 at 2:02 pm
Hope they help you and good luck with getting started.
Shannon SmithJanuary 27, 2020 at 5:42 am
How many yards of each color do we need?
BellaCocoTeamJanuary 28, 2020 at 1:22 pm
Hi Shannon this really does depend on how big you are making the blanket, what hook size you are using and what your tension is 🙂
Shawna TaylorApril 8, 2020 at 12:36 pm
Yes!! Cant wait to get started on the blanket. The bear looks great and I love the bear. Will make a great gift for my niece and nephew. So will the blanket. Thank you for sharing. Great stitch too. Stay safe and have fun everyone. 🙂
BellaCocoTeamApril 9, 2020 at 11:24 am
You’re very welcome 🙂
KarlaAugust 5, 2020 at 3:51 pm
I love this blanket! I got started using the video but it says that the PDF pattern is no longer available? Is there a way to get the written pattern now?
BellaCocoTeamAugust 11, 2020 at 12:01 pm
Hi Karla I don’t know why you are getting this message as it is still available, I have checked the website and it is still there. Did you go through bellacocoblog.frogspark.agency? click on the shop tab at the top, click on patterns, scroll down and you will find it here. Please let me know how you get on and if I can help you further 🙂
Hannah YousifAugust 18, 2020 at 12:09 pm
I increased the size of my blanket to 120 stitches plus 1 as a turning stitch but when I did the first bobble row I only had 4 stitches remaining. 120 is a multiple of 24 and I don’t understand why the pattern is now not working? I have rechecked all the stitches and have followed the pattern correctly.
BellaCocoTeamAugust 20, 2020 at 11:41 am
Hi Hannah For your first row you need to chain 2, not 1 and work into the 3rd chain from the hook Hopefully this will sort it for you but you can also check the blog post here: https://bellacocoblog.frogspark.agency/free-pattern-bobble-stripe-blanket/ which includes some notes on increasing the size.
Tina McLeodApril 23, 2021 at 12:40 pm
I love this pattern and would like to purchase it, but in my cart, it looks like it’s the UK pattern. Once I purchase it, is there an option for downloading in US terms? I just wanted to find out for sure before I purchase. I’m a newbie to crochet and the UK will confuse me for sure. lol Thanks for your help and offering a beautiful pattern!
Louise LavenderApril 28, 2021 at 12:51 pm
Once you purchase the pattern, you’ll be able to choose between the US and UK PDF to download! 🙂
JessicaAugust 10, 2021 at 1:37 pm
Where can I buy the PDF pattern in US terms? Thanks