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.