I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! The New Year is just around the corner and I have a great crochet project for you. Now is the perfect time to work on a blanket! Not only is this a fun pattern to work on, it will also keep you warm on those chilly January nights while you stitch away. 😉
Disclosure: Some of the links on my site are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
I made this blanket at the request of my sweet friend for her daughter and grandson. Her daughter loves pandas so she decided on white with a black border as the color scheme. Since her little grandson is growing, she asked that I make it bigger than a baby blanket so he has plenty of room to snuggle in it – it’s also big enough for him to snuggle next to his mama under it.
You can find the pattern below along with a link to a free PDF for easy printing.
Crochet Bobble Lap Blanket
Worsted Weight yarn – I used Yarn Bee Soft & Sleek in White and Black (approximately 25 ounces of White and 5 ounces of Black)
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 118 fhdc. Turn. (118 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. (23 bobbles, 72 hdc)
Rows 3-5: ch 1. hdc in each stitch across. Turn. (118 stitches)
Repeat Rows 2-5 (32 times). (118 stitches)
Then work 1 bobble row (Row 2) and 1 hdc row (Row 3). The last row of the blanket (before adding the border) will be a row of hdc.
Your blanket should have a total of 34 bobble rows with 1 row of hdc at the beginning, 1 row of hdc at the end, and 3 rows of hdc between each bobble row.
Do not turn at the end of the last row.
Change to Black.
Begin working in Rounds.
Round 1: ch 1. sc evenly around blanket, working 3 sc in each corner.
Rounds 2-5: ch 1. hdc in each stitch around, working 3 hdc in each corner.
Note: If you’d like a larger border, add more rounds of hdc, working 3 hdc in each corner.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Finished blanket measures approximately 39 by 51 inches.
You can easily adjust the size of your blanket by adding or subtracting rows or changing the amount of fhdc in the beginning row. Just make sure that your first row of fhdc is in multiples of 5 plus 3.
Here’s the link to the free PDF…
The texture in this pattern is so amazing! I love how it looks. You can make this fun Crochet Bobble Lap Blanket in any color combo. You can see a smaller version of a blanket I made with this pattern here – it’s a Bobble Color Block Baby Blanket and I love how it turned out, too.
This blanket is a great lap blanket size as well as the perfect size for toddlers. It will keep whoever uses it toasty warm on a cold winter night. What color will you make yours?