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Published on July 4th, 2015 | by Merion

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Crochet with Kate: Bobbly Baby Blanket

Looking for the perfect crochet project for a baby shower or new baby gift ? Look no further! Kate Eastwood from the Just Pootling blog has the perfect blanket for a baby car seat or buggy!

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Crochet Kate’s fabulous bobbly blanket in a bright colour, and the texture and contrast of the bobbles will be lots of fun as well as keeping little ones tucked up warm underneath!  Made from King Cole Bamboo Cotton DK, a fabulously light yet warm texture that is machine washable!

King Cole Bamboo Cotton DK on the LoveCrochet blog

You will need:

The finished blanket measures approx. 60cm x 50cm.

First, make a starting chain of 96.

Crochet with Kate - Baby bobbly blanket on the LoveCrochet blog

Work the first dc into the second chain from the hook, 95 stitches.

Work 10 rows in dc, remembering to ch 1 at the beginning of each row.

Row 11: This is your first bobble row.

Crochet with Kate - bobbly baby blanket on the Lovecrochet blog

As your bobbles are worked in a different colour, you will need to join in the new yarn at this point and Kate found the simplest way to do this is to lie the cream yarn on top of the last row of stitches that you worked and as you work along the next row just hold it in place as you go. This way when you come to make the bobbles the yarn is already there with all your ends neatly tucked away.

Crochet with Kate - bobbly baby blanket - working with different colour yarns - LoveCrochet.com

So, with the cream yarn in place and remembering to chain 1 in red for the start of the new row, work 5 dc.  Now bring the cream yarn forward and make a starting chain of 3. This is going to act as your first treble.

Crochet with Kate - baby bobbly blanket on the LoveCrochet blog

 

To make the bobble, work 6 further tr but do not pull through to finish the tr, so that you end up with 7 loops on your hook.

To close the bobble , cream yarn over and pull the yarn through all 7 loops.

Crochet with Kate: baby bobbly blanket on the LoveCrochet blog

Now tuck the cream yarn back on top of the last row again and bring the red forward.

Work 11 dc in red and then make your second bobble.

Continue working along the row, with 11 dc in between each bobble, the first bobble being worked into the 12th stitch. After your last bobble there will be 5 dc to the end of the row. Continue to work the cream along the row to the end and then leaving enough of an end to sew in later, cut the cream yarn.

After your first bobble row ( Row 11 ) continue working in dc for a further 11 rows.

Row 12 will then be your next bobble row. Remember to join your cream yarn in from the beginning and then work exactly the same bobble pattern row as before.

In total your finished blanket will have 11 bobble rows.

Crochet with Kate - Baby Bobbly Blanket on the LoveCrochet blog

After your 11th bobble row, work 11 further rows of dc.

The 12th row should be your right side row. Work this row in dc but when you get to the end of the row just continue working dc around the entire edge of the blanket. Work 2 dc into each corner to help the blanket keep its shape.

Work 2 further rows of dc around the edge of the blanket, working 2 dc into each corner stitch.

Crochet with Kate - Baby Bobbly Blanket  on the LoveCrochet blog

You should now find that the dc edging has really neatened up the edges of the blanket. Finish off the red yarn at the end of the third round of dc.  You are now ready to work the finishing ruffle around the blanket.

Using the cream yarn work a further round of dc all the way around the blanket but this time work the dc into the back loop only – this makes the cream stand out even more.

Crochet with Kate - Baby Bobbly Blanket on the LoveCrochet blog

When you have worked one round of cream dc, ss to finish the round and work a chain of 3. This counts as your first tr of the ruffle.

To make the ruffle simply work 4 tr into each dc from the last row:

Crochet with Kate - Bobbly Baby Blanket on the LoveCrochet blog

In no time at all you will see the ruffle beginning to form…

Crochet with Kate - Baby Bobbly Blanket on the LoveCrochet blog

Continue working the ruffle all the way around the edge of the blanket and finish it off with a ss, and once you have finished, carefully sew in the few ends that are on the reverse of the blanket.

Crochet with Kate: Bobbly Baby Blanket on the LoveCrochet blog

A fabulous baby blanket that is kind to skin and made of natural fibres! 

Baby blanket finished

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About the Author

Merion dreams in colour and adores crochet! From glorious granny blankets to ethereal shawls and lace cardies, she's never very far from her hooks! She loves cake, knitting, heavy horses, books and Mozart. Her favourite colour is duck egg blue.




2 Responses to Crochet with Kate: Bobbly Baby Blanket

  1. This is the prettiest blankey I have seen! Just adorable. I am curious are the yarn colors fast? So that when you wash it for the first time the red wont bleed into the bright white yarn? I want to try this pattern soon, and would love to use this yarn as the colors are just perfect. TFS

  2. Venus says:

    Oh my goodness! This is absolutely beautiful! I love love love the bobbles! Such a unique look! Have Faith Boutique

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