Is there any better project than a crochet blanket? Especially when the temperature drops. There’s something so snuggly and satisfying about hooking up a cosy crochet blanket. So, I’m thrilled to welcome today’s guest designer, Helen of Emkatcrochet to my blog with her beautiful Little Bobble Blue Crochet Blanket pattern. The stunning, textured blanket is a fun and fast project, combining popcorn stitch with a cool colour scheme to create a modern, but timeless ombre crochet blanket.
Helen says, ” My inspiration for making this blanket came from my passion for creating new and modern blankets. I love a popcorn stitch and I wanted to try something different using ombre colours and spike stitch to let the colours flow from one blue to the next. The spike stitch is new to me and I love how it works!“
As this is a guest post, Bella Coco Crochet is unable to answer any queries. If you have a question, please contact the designer directly and they will be happy to help you.
MATERIALS & TOOLS NEEDED
Stylecraft Special DK 100g of each of the following colours:
• Cloud Blue
Approximately 39”x 26“inches
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This ombre crochet blanket pattern is written in US Terms
Each spike stitch row consists of 8 sets of spike stitches with normal single
The popcorn stitch yarn is carried through under the main colour yarn on the
popcorn stitch rows similar to tapestry crochet.
Ch1 at the beginning of each row DOES NOT count as a stitch.
Turn at the end of each row.
No border is added to the blanket just tassels on each end.
Slip Stitch(s): ss(s): Insert hook, yarn over pull through stitch and loop on hook
Chain (ch): Yarn over, pull through one loop on hook.
Chain space (Ch-sp): The space found between two stitches or in foundation chain
Single Crochet (sc): Insert into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have two loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through two loops.
Double Crochet (dc): 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.
Popcorn Stitch (PC): 5dc into same st, remove loop from hook and insert
hook into first of 5dc, slip loop back onto hook and pull through that first dc.
Spike Stitch (SPK): A variation on a single crochet stitch – It uses the same
steps as a single crochet stitch, but instead of working into the current row
where you are crocheting, you drop down and work it into a row below that
current row. You always draw the yarn up so that the top of the stitch is still
exactly where the top would be if this were a normal single crochet stitch. You
can work spike stitch into the row immediately below or several rows below;
the lower you go, the longer the stitch is.
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. You can find my EBook HERE.
LITTLE BOBBLE BLUE OMBRE CROCHET BLANKET PATTERN
Please READ ALL THE NOTES before starting
To Start – 4mm hook, in Sherbet chain 112
Row 1: 1dc in 3rd chain from the hook to the end, turn [111 sts]
Row 2: NOTE: insert 1dc in the chain 2 at the end of the row
Ch1, 1dc in each stitch to the end, turn [111 sts]
Row 3: In Sherbet ch1, 7dc, in Midnight PC, in Sherbet 11dc, in Midnight PC* repeat from * to 8 more times, then in Sherbet 7dc, turn [111 sts including 9 PC’s]
Row 4: In Sherbet ch1, 1dc in each stitch to the end, turn [111 sts]
Row 5: In Sherbet ch1, 13dc, in Midnight PC, *in Sherbet, 11dc, in Midnight PC repeat from * to 7 more times, then in Sherbet 13dc, turn [111 sts including 8 PC’s]
Row 6: In Sherbet ch1, 1dc in each stitch to the end, turn [111 sts]
Rows 7–14: Repeat from rows 3 to 6 two more times
Rows 15–16: In Sherbet ch1, 1sc in each stitch to the end, turn [111 sts]
Row 17: In Cloud Blue spike stitch row ch1, 5sc, *1spk 1 row down, 1spk 2 rows down, 1spk 3 rows down, 1spk 2 rows down, 1spk 1 row down, 7sc repeat from * to ** 7 more times, 1spk 1 row down, 1spk 2 rows down, 1spk 3 rows down, 1spk 2 rows down, 1spk 1 row down, 5sc, turn
[111 sts including 9 Spike stitch sets]
Row 18: In Cloud Blue Ch1, 1dc in each stitch to the end, turn [111 sts]
Rows 19–30: Repeat from rows 3 to 6 three more times using Cloud Blue for the main colour and Lobelia for the popcorn stitches
Rows 31–32: In Cloud Blue ch1, 1sc in each stitch to the end, turn [111 sts]
Rows 33–34: In Aster repeat from rows 17 & 18
Rows 35–46: Repeat from rows 3 to 6 three more times using Aster for the main colour and Lapis for the popcorn stitches
Rows 47–48: In Aster ch1, 1sc in each stitch to the end, turn [111 sts]
Rows 49–50: In Lapis repeat from rows 17 & 18
Rows 51–62: Repeat from rows 3 to 6 three more times using Lapis for the main colour and Aster for the popcorn stitches
Rows 63–64: In Lapis ch1, 1sc in each stitch to the end, turn [111 sts]
Rows 65–66: In Lobelia repeat from rows 17 & 18
Rows 67 – 78: Repeat from rows 3 to 6 three more times using Lobelia for the main colour and
Cloud Blue for the popcorn stitches
Rows 79–80: In Lobelia ch1, 1sc in each stitch to the end, turn [111 sts]
Rows 81–82: In Midnight repeat from rows 17 & 18
Rows 83–94: Repeat from rows 3 to 6 three more times using Midnight for the main colour and
Sherbet for the popcorn stitches
Row 95: In Midnight ch1, 1dc in each stitch to the end [111 sts]
Break yarn, sew all ends in.
Your ombre crochet blanket will have neat edges down the sides so we will be adding tassels to the ends of the blanket to finish it off.
For each tassel I cut a length of yarn from each of the colours you have been using about 16cm long and attached them firstly in each corner then in every 3rd stitch missing 2 out.
My actual tassels measure 6.5cm long after trimming so if you would like them longer or shorter please adjust your initial length.
To finish: sew any ends in.
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Hello! My name is Helen and I am the owner of Emkatcrochet. I am a 35 year old, mum of 2 gorgeous girls and 2 pooches! I love walking and of course my passion is crochet! I started crocheting 4 years ago using Bella Coco YouTube tutorials and the first thing I made was a hat for my daughter! I haven’t put my hook down since! If you have any problems, please feel free to get in touch with me, I am on Facebook and Instagram just search for Emkatcrochet!
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