‘All bobbled up’ baby blanket – Free pattern!

A very close friend of mine recently told me that they were going to have a baby! I was super excited for them and decided to make a baby blanket for their new arrival. The Bernat Baby Velvet yarn was perfect for this project and it made the coziest baby blanket that I was aiming for!

While I made this with velvet yarn, this pattern will work with any kind of yarn with an appropriate hook.

Pattern

This pattern is available for free in this blog post:
Written Instructions
Pattern Chart

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What you will need 

  1. Yarn: Aran/Worsted weight yarn
    • I used Bernat Baby Velvet yarn in color Little Boy Blue: 24 oz / 680 g / 1000 m / 1100 yards (3 skeins)
    • Note: You might end up needing more or less yarn than me depending on your gauge and which bobbles you decide to make (hdc or dc bobbles – see Pattern Notes section). 
  1. Hook: 6.5 mm Tunisian crochet hook
  2. Scissors
  3. Tapestry needle to weave in tails

Experience level

Beginner

Dimensions

35″ x 35″

Gauge

7 rows of 10 Tunisian Simple Stitches is a 2.75 inch (7 cms) square.

You do not have to match my gauge exactly. Depending on your crochet style and tension, the size of your project will be different. 

If your swatch is smaller than mine, you can use a larger hook. If your swatch is larger than mine, you can use a smaller hook but you need to make sure that your hook is large enough to avoid curling. It is possible to fix some curling after the project is complete but it is best to use a hook that is at least 2 sizes larger than the recommended crochet hook for the yarn.

Abbreviations

You can find my stitch guide with all the abbreviations here.

Resources

Photo and video (left and right handed) tutorials for Tunisian crochet stitches and techniques used in this pattern:

  1. How to make a Foundation Row 
  2. Tunisian Simple Stitch 
  3. Tunisian Bobble Stitch
  4. Binding off

Here is a playlist of all the video tutorials that will be helpful in making these pumpkins:
‘All Bobbled Up’ baby blanket Playlist on Youtube

Pattern notes

  1. This pattern is written in US terms.
  2. You can use the chart OR the written instructions to make this blanket.
  3. I usually start from the bottom right corner of the pattern chart and work my way up. When you use the chart and the written instructions together, they will match up in that direction.
  4. TIP: I recommend using different bobble stitches for different yarns:
    • If you are using Velvet yarn, DC bobbles when made in the back loop work best because of the texture of the yarn. I have noticed that the HDC bobbles don’t hold up very well with this yarn because it is very slippery.
    • If you are using non-velvet worsted / aran weight yarn, then HDC bobbles made knit-wise work well.

Pattern Chart

Notes: 

  1. Pick a bobble type based on your yarn – see the TIP in the PATTERN NOTES section above.
  2. In this chart, I have used two colors to indicate two different stitches. You will not have to switch colors at any point while making the blanket.
  • White Squares – tss
  • Black Squares – bob

Click here to get a printable version of the pattern chart.

How to read pattern repeats

(…) * 2 times – Repeat the instruction in the brackets twice. 
e.g. (bob, 9 tss) * 2 times = (bob, 9 tss), (bob, 9 tss) 

2 tss – Make tss stitches in the next 2 stitches = tss in next stitch, tss in next stitch

Instructions

Notes:

  1. Pick a bobble type based on your yarn – see the TIP in the PATTERN NOTES section above.
  2. The return pass for every row is the same. For this reason, you will not find instructions for it along with the forward pass instructions.
    • Reverse pass: ch1, (yo, pull through two loops)* all the way till the end of the row. 
  3. The forward pass for all the even rows is the same. For this reason, you will not find instructions for them below.
    • Forward pass (Rows 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14 …. 92, 94, 96): fs, 131 tss, ls

Foundation Row

FP  Chain 133. Make the foundation row stitches in the back loops of the chain. 

Row 1

FP  fs, 131 tss, ls

Row 3

FP  fs, 9 tss, (bob, 9 tss) * 12 times, bob, tss, ls

Row 5

FP  fs, 7 tss, (bob, 9 tss) * 12 times, bob, 3 tss, ls

Row 7

FP fs, 5 tss, (bob, 9 tss) * 12 times, bob, 5 tss, ls

Row 9

FP  fs, 3 tss, (bob, 9 tss) * 12 times, bob, 7 tss, ls

Row 11: Repeat Row 7

Row 13: Repeat Row 5

Row 15: Repeat Row 3

Row 17

FP fs, tss, (bob, 9 tss) * 13 times, ls

Row 19: Repeat Row 9

Row 21: Repeat Row 7

Row 23: Repeat Row 5

Row 25: Repeat Row 3

Row 27: Repeat Row 5

Row 29: Repeat Row 7

Row 31: Repeat Row 9

Row 33: Repeat Row 17

Row 35: Repeat Row 9

Row 37: Repeat Row 7

Row 39: Repeat Row 5

Row 41: Repeat Row 3

Row 43: Repeat Row 5

Row 45: Repeat Row 7

Row 47: Repeat Row 9

Row 49: Repeat Row 17

Row 51: Repeat Row 9

Row 53: Repeat Row 7

Row 55: Repeat Row 5

Row 57: Repeat Row 3

Row 59: Repeat Row 5

Row 61: Repeat Row 7

Row 63: Repeat Row 9

Row 65: Repeat Row 17

Row 67: Repeat Row 9

Row 69: Repeat Row 7

Row 71: Repeat Row 5

Row 73: Repeat Row 3

Row 75: Repeat Row 5

Row 77: Repeat Row 7

Row 79: Repeat Row 9

Row 81: Repeat Row 17

Row 83: Repeat Row 3

Row 85: Repeat Row 5

Row 87: Repeat Row 7

Row 89: Repeat Row 9

Row 91: Repeat Row 7

Row 93: Repeat Row 5

Row 95: Repeat Row 3

Row 97

FP Repeat Row 2 (Bind off). Cut yarn and weave in ends.
This is the same as the previous row except that you will make a slip stitch (or a single crochet stitch depending on the bind off method you choose) every time you pick up a loop on your hook. 


Please leave me a comment if you like this pattern. You can also add this pattern to your Ravelry queue.  If you would like a PDF version of this pattern (or just to support me), you can purchase a print-friendly ad-free version of this pattern from my Ravelry and Etsy shops.

I would love to see your projects on Instagram! Tag your posts with:
@knitterknotter #knitterknotter #allbobbledup

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Happy crocheting!

~Arunima

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