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Free Crochet Blanket Pattern: Bobble Stripe

Updated June 28, 2023

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The Bobble Stripe Crochet Blanket is a pattern that’s incredibly close to my heart. I started crocheting this baby blanket then put it down for about a year before picking it back up again when I was pregnant. This crochet blanket was actually the first thing I made for my little girl, so you can see why it’s such a personal pattern.

It’s definitely one of my favourites crochet patterns. I find the act of getting the stripes, bobbles and colours in the right place takes just the right amount of focus to make this a magically mindful make. Suitable for all skill levels and I also have a video tutorial to help you get started alongside the free pattern or you can purchase the printable PDF pattern, see below.

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A pastel crochet blanket sit inside a white basket
Bobble Stripe Crochet Blanket

MATERIALS & TOOLS

pattern NOTES

  • This pattern will use UK terms. If you want a printable pattern, with easy-to-read table and a chart I highly recommend you buy the low-cost PDF.
  • If you are watching the video tutorial and altering your sizing: 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. If you’re unsure about this, please purchase the PDF as this has been altered.
  • Turning chains DO NOT class as a stitch. You will find instruction of how may chains to work for each row in the pattern below.
  • The bobble stitch is worked slightly differently in this pattern. Please ensure that you are pushing the bobble stitch to the RS (right side) of your work.

terms and abbreviations

  • Chain (ch): Yarn over, pull through one loop on hook.
  • Double Crochet (s): dc (s): Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have two loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.
  • Half Treble Crochet(s): htr(s): Yarn over, insert into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through all three loops.
  • Treble Crochet (s): tr (s): Yarn over, insert into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.
  • Crab Stitch (cs): reverse dc. Working in the opposite direction. Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have two loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.

SPECIAL STITCHES

Half Treble with Bobble row: With selected contrasting colour (this will be the same colour as you have used in the previous row) Ch2 (does not class as a st) and ** work 4 htr.

Change to Colour A with your next htr, to do this you should: Yarn over, insert hook into next st, yarn over and pull up a loop, drop the contrasting colour (you will be carrying this through the work) and pull Colour A through all three loops on the hook.

With Colour A, work your bobble stitch. *Yarn over, insert hook, yarn over and pull up loop on the hook; repeat from * 3 more times. You will have 9 loops on your hook. Drop colour A (you will be carrying this through the work) and with contrasting colour, yarn over and pull through all loops on the hook.

Push your bobble to the right side of the work. Repeat from ** to the end of the row replacing the last bobble stitch with a half treble crochet

Granny Row 1 and 2: You will be working into the spaces BETWEEN the stitches here rather than into the top of the stitch.

Ch3 (does NOT class as a stitch). Tr into first sp, *Skip 1 sp and work 2 tr into the next sp) Repeat from * to second to last stitch. Tr into remaining stitch. Turn.

Ch3, tr in first sp. *2 tr into next space; repeat from * to the second to last sp. Tr in top of ch-3 from previous row. Tie off.

How to Crochet: a handy reference guide

Unsure of the differences between UK and US terms? Need a refresher on how to do your stitches? In my ‘How to crochet: A handy reference guide’ EBook I help you with all of these terms and you can always have them to hand! You will also get exclusive access to free video instructions. Learn more about the eBook here.

Bobble Stripe Crochet Blanket

READING THE PATTERN

  • The pattern below is displayed in a chart in the PDF. This is the simplest way to keep track of what colours to use and which stitch you will be working. If you would like a chart, please purchase the low-cost, printable PDF in my shop.
  • You will also find information on how many chains to work for each row.
  • If you are sizing up the pattern, simply start again from the beginning.
  • Using yarn A create a foundation chain in multiples of 24.
Bobble Stripe Crochet Blanket

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BOBBLE STRIPE crochet BLANKET PATTERN

Row 1: Stitch: half treble Beginning Chain: chain 2 start 1st row in 3rd chain from hook Colour: A
Row 2: Stitch: double crochet Beginning Chain: chain 1 Colour: B
Row 3: Stitch:
double crochet Beginning Chain: chain 1 Colour: C
Row 4: Stitch:
half treble with bobble Beginning Chain: chain 2 Colour: C & A
Row 5: Stitch:
double crochet Beginning Chain: chain 1 Colour: C
Row 6: Stitch:
double crochet Beginning Chain: chain 1 Colour: B
Row 7: Stitch:
half treble Beginning Chain: chain 2 Colour: A
Row 8: Stitch:
granny row 1 Beginning Chain: chain 3 Colour: D
Row 9: Stitch:
granny row 2 Beginning Chain: chain 3 Colour: D
Row 10: Stitch:
half treble Beginning Chain: chain 2 Colour: A
Row 11: Stitch:
double crochet Beginning Chain: chain 1 Colour: E
Row 12: Stitch:
double crochet Beginning Chain: chain 1 Colour: B
Row 13: Stitch:
half treble with bobble Beginning Chain: chain 2 Colour: B & A
Row 14: Stitch:
double crochet Beginning Chain: chain 1 Colour: B
Row 15: Stitch:
double crochet Beginning Chain: chain 1 Colour: E
Row 16: Stitch:
half treble Beginning Chain: chain 2 Colour: A
Row 17: Stitch:
granny row 1 Beginning Chain: chain 3 Colour: C
Row 18: Stitch:
granny row 2 Beginning Chain: chain 3 Colour: C
Row 19: Stitch:
half treble Beginning Chain: chain 2 Colour: A
Row 20: Stitch:
double crochet Beginning Chain: chain 1 Colour: D
Row 21: Stitch:
double crochet Beginning Chain: chain 1 Colour: E
Row 22: Stitch:
half treble with bobble Beginning Chain: chain 2 Colour: E & A
Row 23: Stitch:
double crochet Beginning Chain: chain 1 Colour: E
Row 24: Stitch:
double crochet Beginning Chain: chain 1 Colour: D
Row 25: Stitch:
half treble Beginning Chain: chain 2 Colour: A
Row 26: Stitch:
granny row 1 Beginning Chain: chain 3 Colour: B
Row 27: Stitch:
granny row 2 Beginning Chain: chain 3 Colour: B
Row 28: Stitch:
half treble Beginning Chain: chain 2 Colour: A
Row 29: Stitch:
double crochet Beginning Chain: chain 1 Colour: C
Row 30: Stitch:
double crochet Beginning Chain: chain 1 Colour: D
Row 31: Stitch:
half treble with bobble Beginning Chain: chain 2 Colour: D & A
Row 32. Stitch:
double crochet Beginning Chain: chain 1 Colour: D
Row 33. Stitch:
double crochet Beginning Chain: chain 1 Colour: C
Row 34. Stitch:
half treble Beginning Chain: chain 2 Colour: A
Row 35: Stitch:
granny row 1 Beginning Chain: chain 3 Colour: E
Row 36: Stitch:
granny row 2 Beginning Chain:
chain 3 Colour: E

Repeat from Row 1 if desired.

BORDER

Round 1: Attach colour A with a ss into and corner sp. *(dc, ch1, dc) in corner space. Dc evenly across edge until you reach the next corner sp: repeat from * around and ss in first st.

NOTE: When working across the raw edges, I suggest one stitch around the post of the Double Crochet and Half Treble rows and two stitches around the post of the Treble rows.

Round 2: Ch 1, dc in same stitch. *(dc, ch1, dc) into ch-1 corner sp. Dc in each stitch to the next corner: repeat from * two times. (dc, ch1, dc) into ch-1 corner sp. Dc in each stitch up to first st from the round. Ss in first st to join.

Round 3: Work 1cs in to each st around. Join with a ss. Tie off and sew in ends

VIDEO TUTORIALS

WHAT TO CROCHET NEXT

Now you have completed your Bobble Stripe Crochet Blanket I think you’ll enjoy these patterns:

I always love to see your makes so if you try any of my patterns or follow my stitch tutorials please tag me @bellacococrochet or use the #bellacococrochet

 
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20 Comments

  • Anna Tomalin
    April 14, 2020 at 11:56 am

    Hi!
    I made a sneaky start on the bobble stitch pattern last week and am loving it. Just a question: on the HTr row after the Granny rows, the pdf pattern says to skip the first Tr but the free pattern on line does not mention this and the videos don’t show you doing it. I am now following the pdf and that works fine, but realise that not everyone will have the pdf Does that make sense?

    Reply
    • BellaCocoTeam
      April 16, 2020 at 11:05 am

      Hi Anna the pattern has been updated with a few changes made to improve it. So there will be slight differenced between the PDF and video 🙂

      Reply
  • Lynda
    April 19, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Hi Sarah,
    I’ve just got to row 35 and I feel that it should be colour E not D. I might be wrong

    Reply
    • BellaCocoTeam
      April 23, 2020 at 8:06 am

      The colour layout in the pattern can be used just as a guide, so if you feel you would rather use colour E in this row there is not reason why you shouldn’t

      Reply
      • Suzanne
        April 26, 2020 at 4:09 pm

        I have reached this point as well, I was thinking E as you have already done a granny row in d,c and b, but no E

        Reply
        • BellaCocoTeam
          May 19, 2020 at 7:38 pm

          Hi Suzanne The colour placement for this is intended as a guide only and you’re more than welcome to use the colours in the order that you like

          Reply
  • Katie
    April 28, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    Hi. In the pattern row 1 says “chain 2, start in the 3rd chain from the hook”. But in the video tutorial it’s chain 1 and work into the 2nd stitch from hook?

    Reply
    • BellaCocoTeam
      May 4, 2020 at 1:45 pm

      There are some discrepancies between the video tutorial and the pattern, as the pattern was updated ready for the new crochet along

      Reply
  • Tracey Sparkes
    May 6, 2020 at 8:51 pm

    I want to use the same colours as you, can you tell me which letter relates to which colour please

    Reply
    • BellaCocoTeam
      May 12, 2020 at 10:35 am

      I have used Cream is colour 1 (A), Duck Egg is colour 2 (B), Clematis is colour 3 (C), Parma Violet is colour 4 (D) and Wisteria is colour 5 (E) hope this helps and good luck 🙂

      Reply
  • Samantha
    July 2, 2020 at 11:04 pm

    Hello

    I have just started the my 2nd row of bobble stitches & it is on the back of my work & not on the front?
    Am following the pattern above but after row 9 should there be another row in between (which would of been the foundation chain)
    Hope this makes sense!
    Many Thanks
    X

    Reply
    • BellaCocoTeam
      July 9, 2020 at 10:20 am

      Hi Samantha, we have checked the video and the PDF and it’s definitely right. It does mention that the bobbles need pushing through on both the pattern and the blog post so that they are on the correct side. I hope this helps 🙂

      Reply
  • Deepika
    September 10, 2020 at 8:01 am

    Hi.
    What I would like to crochet a toddler blanket. How many chains should I start with? How much yarn do I need?

    Reply
    • BellaCocoTeam
      September 10, 2020 at 8:36 am

      This is a really difficult question to answer, it would depend on the size you want, the yarn you are using, your hook size and your tension. If you start your chains and keep going until you get to the width you want and then carry on from their. Sorry I couldn’t be of more help but wish you luck with your blanket 🙂

      Reply
  • Evelyn
    October 12, 2020 at 2:04 am

    Are there US instructions available for the bobble stripe blanket?

    Reply
    • BellaCocoTeam
      October 16, 2020 at 8:07 pm

      Hi Evelyn they are only available in UK terms at the moment 🙂

      Reply
  • Heidi
    June 1, 2021 at 5:39 pm

    This is a beautiful blanket, thanks for the pattern. I just have two questions: approximately how much yarn did you use? and I noticed some differences between the video tutorial and pattern. Which one should I follow?

    Reply
    • BellaCocoTeam
      June 6, 2021 at 1:08 pm

      Hi Heidi You’re very welcome, I’m glad you like it You will need 5 100g balls of DK weight for this pattern; if you’re choosing your own colours I’d recommend one of them to be a light colour such as white or cream. You should be able to make the blanket using either tutorial as long as you don’t mix and match.

      Reply
  • Tracey McKenna
    January 9, 2024 at 4:35 pm

    Hello I am working on the bobble stripe blanket On row 4, I am on the wrong side and pushing the bobbes through to the right side as instructed, however on the repeat, bobble row 13, I am actually starting that on the right side. Is that correct? Someone above has asked the same question. So should there be 2 rows of hdc at row 10. So like a sneaky row 10.1 and then carry on as usual for row 11 as a sc? thanks so much

    Reply
    • BellaCocoTeam
      January 11, 2024 at 8:20 pm

      Hi Tracey I work the bobble stitch a little differently in this pattern; normally you would work it with the wrong side of the blanket facing you, as the bobble naturally wants to pop out away from us, to the right side. As we are working row four with the right side of the blanket facing us, you will just need to use your finger to pop the bobble so it’s facing towards us instead. On row thirteen, you will have the wrong side of the blanket facing, so you can just leave the bobble as it is. There’s no need to insert any extra rows this way

      Reply

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