Crochet Bobble Color Block Baby Blanket

Hi friends,

My sister asked me to crochet 2 blankets for a friend who is expecting twin grand babies! The request was for no blue or pink, just neutral colors. She thought maybe white, gray, and another color. I added a sage green and designed a brand new pattern for one of the blankets!

I’m working on another new pattern for the 2nd blanket using the same colors, so stay tuned! I hope to share it with you in the next few weeks 😊

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I have been loving bobbles lately! I shared my Bobble Dishcloth pattern here, my fun Snowball Mini Gift Bag pattern here and my Bobble Infinity Scarf pattern here – and they are all free! It was so fun to create this Bobble Color Block Baby Blanket to continue the trend. 😊

I used Yarn Bee Soft & Sleek Yarn in White, Sage, and Light Gray with an H/5mm hook to stitch up my blanket.

One thing I want to mention about the bobble stitch I use…make sure to finish the bobble by working a single crochet into the next stitch. I like doing it this way because it makes the bobble really “pop”.

I’ve also included the count for the pattern repeat if you want to adjust the size.

Here is the pattern and I’ve included a link to a free PDF below if you’d like to easily print it.

Crochet Bobble Color Block Baby Blanket

Worsted Weight yarn – I used Yarn Bee Soft & Sleek in White, Sage, and Light Gray (approximately 6 ounces of White and Light Gray and 7 ounces of Sage)

H/5mm hook

Stitches used in US terms:
Foundation Half Double Crochet – fhdc
Chain – ch
Half Double Crochet – hdc
Bobble Stitch – bobble
Single Crochet – sc
Slip Stitch – ss

Special stitch: Bobble Stitch – Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, and pull up a loop. Yarn over, pull through two loops. Repeat 4 times – there will be 6 loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull through all 6 loops. Sc in next stitch to complete the Bobble stitch.

Pattern repeat is multiple of 5 plus 3.

Begin with White.

Row 1: work 98 fhdc. Turn. (98 stitches)

Row 2: ch 1. hdc in first 3 stitches. work bobble in next stitch, hdc in next 3 stitches Repeat from * to * across. Turn. (19 bobbles, 60 hdc)

Rows 3-5: ch 1. hdc in each stitch across. Turn. (98 stitches)

Rows 6-29: Repeat Rows 2-5 Six times. (98 stitches)

Change to Sage.

Rows 30-53: Repeat Rows 2-5 Six times. (98 stitches)

Change to Light Gray.

Rows 54-77: Repeat Rows 2-5 Six times. (98 stitches)

Row 78: Repeat Row 2. (19 Bobbles, 60 hdc)

Row 79: ch 1. hdc in each stitch across. (98 stitches)
Do not turn at the end of Row 79.

Change to Sage.

Begin working in Rounds.

Round 1: ch 1. sc evenly around blanket, working 3 sc in each corner.

Rounds 2-3: ch 1. hdc in each stitch around, working 3 hdc in each corner.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Finished blanket measures approximately 30 by 28.5 inches.

Here’s the link to the free PDF for easy printing…

This pattern would look so good in any color combo or even just one solid color. What color will you make your Bobble Color Block Baby Blanket?

Anita

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Quick and Easy No Sew Fall Pillow

Hi friends,

My Mom recently gave me some great Fall kitchen towels for my birthday. When I saw this one, I thought it would make such a cute pillow for the season. 🍁🍂🍁

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But…I am not a seamstress! So instead I used Surebonder fabric glue sticks along with my glue gun to make my pillow. 😊 I have this Surebonder glue gun that I only use with the fabric glue sticks so I don’t mix different types of glue together.

First I ironed my towel to get any wrinkles out. Then I folded it in half (wrong sides facing) and ran a bead of glue around the open edges. I did small sections at a time to make sure I kept my edges matched up.

I left an opening at the bottom so I could stuff my pillow with Poly-fil. After it was filled the way I wanted, I simply glued the opening closed. Super easy!!

Here’s my finished pillow. It ended up measuring about 16 by 13 inches. I like that it’s not a standard square pillow – something a little different. 😉 This is such a quick and easy project to add to your Fall decor!

There are tons of cute towels available right now. What will you use to make your own Quick and Easy No Sew Fall Pillow? 🍁🍂🍁

Anita

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Hello Fall Wood Sign

Hi friends,

Do you ever peruse the Bullseye Dollar Spot at Target? You can find all sorts fun things there for $5.00 or less. This cute wall art set was only $3.00 and I knew it would be a great project to play with.

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First I painted the frame with 2 coats of brown acrylic paint, letting it dry between coats. I painted “hello fall” and the pumpkin stems with dark green paint. I painted the pumpkins orange, yellow, and pool (blue). (This is a great set of paints if you need to resupply your craft room.) After the paint was dry, I brushed antique wax on all the pieces and wiped off the excess with a paper towel.

I trimmed a piece of Fall patterned scrapbook paper to fit into the frame. I applied a thin coat of Mod Podge to the inside of the frame with a foam brush and adhered the paper to the frame.

I used E6000 clear adhesive to attach a burlap leaf I had in my craft stash to the frame. Then I glued “hello fall” over the leaf. Using the same adhesive, I glued 2 of the pumpkins to the frame and then glued the 3rd one on top of the other 2.

I think it turned out so cute! It’s always fun to see what you can do with a little paint and creativity. 🙂 You may not be able to find this exact wall art set, but check out your local craft store – you may be able to find individual pieces to make your own Hello Fall Wood Sign.

I’m not sure where it will end up when I get all my Fall decor out, but I kinda like it on my mantel. 🙂

Anita

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A Simple Hello

Hi friends,

I love background stamps that are big enough to fit the entire front of a card! This one is from Taylored Expressions. It’s called Sealed With Love. It was a free with purchase stamp – they always offer an exclusive limited time gift with purchases over $100 – so fun! I’ll link a few other great Taylored Expressions background stamps below that would make fun cards, too.

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My “hello” die was another freebie from Taylored Expressions. Did you know that they include a little freebie with every single order no matter how much you spend?!?! I love that! 💕

To make my card, I stamped the image on white card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored the hearts with Copic markers, trimmed the image down, and layered it to blue card stock. Then I attached the panel to a white card.

I die cut “hello” from white card stock and attached it to a piece of blue card stock. I added it to the card using foam tape. You could also use your favorite greeting stamp on a strip of white card stock layered to the strip of blue card stock if you don’t have a die to use.

Have you ever used this Quickie Glue Pen for attaching your small die cuts? It works great for adding glue to those tiny pieces!

I love how bright and fun this card turned out! This would be cute in red and green for Christmas, shades of blue for Winter, or reds and pinks for Valentine’s Day, of course. 😉

Since this was a limited time gift with purchase stamp, here are a few other fun background stamps you can use in the same way…

This Gifted Background would be so fun for birthdays or Christmas. I love this Hop To It Background for Easter or new baby cards. How about this Art From The Heart Background for your crafty friends? This Frosty Background stamp would be great for Winter greetings and birthdays. And they have so many more choices! Check out all the options on the Taylored Expressions website.

Which background will you choose?

Anita

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Crochet Bobble Infinity Scarf

Hi friends,

Now that it’s September, it’s time for all the Fall crocheting! Although it’s still a bit too warm in Alabama for scarves, I’ll be ready when the temps dip with this fun Crochet Bobble Infinity Scarf. 🙂

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I used Lion Brand Ice Cream Cotton Blend yarn in Chocolate with an H/5mm hook to stitch up my scarf. I love the colors in this yarn – they are so Fallish. 🙂

You can find the pattern below along with a link to a free PDF if you’d like to print it out.

Crochet Bobble Infinity Scarf

Lion Brand Ice Cream Cotton Blend Yarn in Chocolate (Two (3.5 ounce) skeins)
Note: this is a 4 weight yarn – it seems on the lighter side of 4 to me
H/5mm hook

Stitches used in US terms:
Foundation Half Double Crochet – fhdc
Chain – ch
Half Double Crochet – hdc
Bobble Stitch – bobble
Single Crochet – sc
Slip Stitch – ss

Special stitch: Bobble Stitch – Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, and pull up a loop. Yarn over, pull through two loops. Repeat 4 times – there will be 6 loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull through all 6 loops. Sc in next stitch to complete the Bobble stitch. The sc really makes the bobble “pop”.

Row 1: work 23 fhdc. Turn. (23 stitches)

Row 2: ch 1. hdc in first 3 stitches. work bobble in next stitch, hdc in next 3 stitches Repeat from * to * across. Turn. (4 bobbles, 15 hdc)

Rows 3-5: ch 1. hdc in each stitch across. Turn. (23 stitches)

Repeat Rows 2-5 until scarf measures about 60 inches, ending with Row 4 for your last row.

Fold scarf in half, with right sides facing, and slip stitch ends together.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Finished scarf measures approximately 6 inches by 60 inches.

This length allows you to wrap the scarf twice when wearing.

If you would like to have it be a single cowl length, crochet until it measures about 30 inches and join ends together.

Here’s the free PDF…

I think this pattern would also be so pretty in winter white. It would be like wearing tiny snowballs around your neck! And the Crochet Bobble Infinity Scarf would make a great gift! What color will you make your scarf?

Anita

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Farmhouse Mini Wood Riser

Hi friends,

Sometimes you need to add a little height when you’re decorating. This Farmhouse Mini Wood Riser is perfect for that! It is so quick and easy to make and you can use it just about anywhere in your home.

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You’ll need a wood plaque. I found this 2 pack of 5 by 5-inch wood plaques at Hobby Lobby. You’ll also need four 1-inch unfinished wood beads. These are the beads I used.

To paint my mini riser, I used Americana Décor Acrylic Chalky Finish Paint: Everlasting White. To add the distressing, I used charcoal acrylic paint. You can pick up small bottles of acrylic paint at your local craft store.

The first thing you’ll want to do is to glue your beads to the corners on the back of the plaque. I used E6000 clear adhesive to attach my beads.

Once the glue was dry I applied 2 coats of white paint using a foam brush, letting it dry between coats. Then I dry brushed the charcoal paint onto the mini riser to give it a distressed look. I like to use these chip brushes to dry brush. I trim the bristles down so they are only about an inch long to make the brush stiff. Then dip the brush in paint, brush most of the paint off onto a paper towel, and lightly brush over the surface of your project paying attention to the edges and raised areas to add the distressed look. Start out lightly and then you can add more color as you go to get the look you want.

The Farmhouse Mini Wood Riser is the perfect size to add to your tiered tray. I tucked mine under the vase with the greenery. You can also add it to your mantle decor, coffee bar, or anywhere you need a little “lift”.

You can find the info for my Vintage-Look Chalk Painted Salt and Pepper Shakers here. The cute Mini Farmhouse Wreath info is here.

These little plaques come in round, oval, or rectangle shapes as well as square. Any of these shapes would be great for making your own mini risers. And if farmhouse is not your style, you can paint them any color that will go with your decor. Lots and lots of options for these fun mini risers!

Anita

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Hand Stamped Sympathy Card

Hi friends,

Like most card makers, sympathy cards are my least favorite cards to make. But I have to say that having received these cards myself, they mean so much during those difficult times.

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I made this card using the flowers from the Difficult Roads stamp set and the sentiment from the First Friend, Best Friend, Forever stamp set both by Unity Stamp Company.

I stamped the image with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and colored it with Copic Markers. I layered the image to pool colored card stock and attached it to a white card. I stamped the sentiment with pool ink, layered it to pool card stock and attached it to the card with foam tape.

I love the soft colors in this card. You could easily change the sentiment to make it a birthday card or thinking of you card. This is such a versatile stamp set – I made a birthday card with it in this post.

Although these are difficult cards to make, they are so worth it. It’s the little things that mean so much when things are hard.

One thing I try to do is to have a few generic cards made up without a sentiment. Then when you need a card quickly, all you have to do is add the sentiment and you are good to go!

Anita

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Mini Farmhouse Wreath

Hi friends,

I have a fun project to share with you today. It’s the perfect little addition to your decor and so fun and easy to make!

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Here’s what you’ll need to make your own Mini Farmhouse Wreath…

First cut a piece of ribbon about 6-inches long and stamp “HELLO” using black ink in the center of the ribbon.

Cut a square of fabric (about 6-inches square). Place the fabric and the stamped ribbon over the bottom ring of the embroidery hoop and tighten the other ring over the top, pulling the fabric taut.

Turn your hoop over and trim off the excess fabric and ribbon. See those old scissors? I have had them since I was a teenager! A family I babysat for gave them to me for Christmas one year. We won’t say how many years ago that was 😉 … but I have never had them sharpened and they still work great!

Using your hot glue gun, glue your split wood balls onto the front of the embroidery hoop. Then take your white paint and brush it lightly over the split wood balls and the outside of the embroidery hoop. I wanted it to have a weathered/vintage look so I didn’t completely cover the split wood balls. Take the thin ribbons and make a small bow (I used the Re-Fabbed Bow Method) and hot glue it over the split wood balls at the top.

I think it turned out super cute!

It’s the perfect size to add to your tired tray or to tuck into your mantel decor. It’s great for the Fall season and can also be used all year long.

If you’re interested, you can find the info on my Vintage-Look Chalk Painted Salt and Pepper Shakers in this post.

What greeting will you put on your Mini Farmhouse Wreath?

Anita

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Let’s Float Away

Hi friends,

Even though the kids are back in school, Summer isn’t quite over yet! There are still a few more days of August left to enjoy an afternoon at the pool or lake floating your troubles away. 🙂

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This is a fun stamp set from Unity Stamp Company called Float Away. She is lounging on her sweet donut float, sipping her favorite cold drink. How could your troubles not float away?

I stamped the image on white card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, colored her with Copic markers, and cut her out. I stamped the sentiment with pink ink on white card stock, die cut it with an oval die (this is a great set of oval dies), and layered it to a scalloped oval die cut from pink card stock. (This Sizzix set of scalloped oval dies would be great to have in your craft room.)

To assemble the card, I layered pink card stock to a white card, using my Tombow Dots Adhesive, and layered patterned paper over that. I attached the sentiment to the card and then attached the stamped image with foam tape.

Maybe we don’t all have a pool or lake to float on, but I hope you will have a few minutes in your day to Let Your Troubles Float Away – just for a little while. 🙂

Happy Stamping!

Anita

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Crochet Bobble Dishcloth

Hi friends,

Can you ever have too many crochet dishcloth patterns? The answer is no! 🙂 So I’m sharing my Crochet Bobble Dishcloth pattern below because you need one more! It’s a quick and easy pattern and the bobbles add a fun texture.

I used I Love This Cotton Yarn in Limedot with an H/5mm hook to stitch up my dishcloths. I think the Limedot color way is discontinued, but there are 70 colors of this yarn to choose from – pick your favorite!

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You can find the pattern for my Crochet Bobble Dishcloth below. I’ve also included a link to a free PDF at the bottom of the pattern for easy printing.

Crochet Bobble Dishcloth 

I Love This Cotton yarn 

H/5mm hook

Stitches used in US terms:

Foundation Half Double Crochet – fhdc

Chain – ch

Half Double Crochet – hdc

Bobble Stitch – bobble

Single Crochet – sc

Slip Stitch – ss

Back Loop Only – blo

Special stitch: Bobble Stitch – Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, and pull up a loop. Yarn over, pull through two loops. Repeat 4 times – there will be 6 loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull through all 6 loops. Sc in next stitch to complete the Bobble stitch.

Row 1: work 23 fhdc. Turn. (23 stitches)

Row 2: ch 1. hdc in first 3 stitches. *work bobble in next stitch, hdc in next 3 stitches* Repeat from * to * across. Turn. (4 bobbles, 15 hdc)

Rows 3-5: ch 1. hdc in each stitch across. Turn. (23  stitches) 

Row 6: ch 1. hdc in first 3 stitches. *work bobble in next stitch, hdc in next 3 stitches* Repeat from * to * across. Turn. (4 bobbles, 15 hdc)

Rows 7-9: ch 1. hdc in each stitch across. Turn. (23  stitches) 

Row 10: ch 1. hdc in first 3 stitches. *work bobble in next stitch, hdc in next 3 stitches* Repeat from * to * across. Turn. (4 bobbles, 15 hdc)

Rows 11-13: ch 1. hdc in each stitch across. Turn. (23  stitches) 

Row 14: ch 1. hdc in first 3 stitches. *work bobble in next stitch, hdc in next 3 stitches* Repeat from * to * across. Turn. (4 bobbles, 15 hdc)

Row 15: ch 1. hdc in each stitch across. DO NOT TURN. (23  stitches) 

Begin working in Rounds. 

Round 1: ch 1. sc evenly around, working 3 sc in each corner. Join with ss to first sc. 

Round 2: ch 1. working in blo, hdc in each stitch around, working 3 hdc in each corner. Join with ss to first hdc. 

Fasten off and weave in ends. 

Finished dishcloth measures about 8 by 7 inches. 

You can stitch up several of these fun dishcloths in no time! What color will you make yours?

I hope you enjoy this pattern!

Happy Stitching!

Anita

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