Today’s free crochet pattern is for a super soft, cuddly bobble blanket! You can make it any size you’d like but you’ll find instructions for a baby blankie and a throw. The randomized bobbles make this a fun, modern blanket for just about any space. It also works up fairly quickly as you’ll work with a larger hook and two strands of yarn held together.
Have you tried to crochet bobbles? They remain super trendy on clothing and home decor and are really easy to make! If you’re comfortable with double crochet stitches, you can certainly tackle bobbles. I made these bobbles extra puffy with a generous amount of yarn overs. So fun! If you’re brand new to crochet, however, I’d try my Go-To Crocheted Blanket first.
And the YARN. If you haven’t tried Lion Brand Feels Like Butta for a blanket, I highly recommend adding it to your must-haves. It’s a reasonably priced, classic worsted weight yarn with several color options. It has the feel of a chenille-like fleece, but is light, airy and very easy to work with. No splitting, no looping (worming), and did I mention it’s soft? Haha. This pale grey will go with just about anything and I love it if you are making a gender neutral baby blankie. Of course, my daughter has already claimed my throw. She LOVES how soft it is and she likes to push the bobbles inward and pop them back out. Oh the fun for an 8 year old!
If you’ve never tried bobbles before, there are tons of great YouTube videos on how to crochet them. Find a tutorial that you like, test it out, and then come back here to follow the pattern. 🙂
I’m no stranger to blanket making, and it’s hard to pick a favorite (Mexican Blanket, Wintertide Throw, Mod Heirloom Blanket). But, I think this Luxe Bobble Blanket wins in the softness category – no doubt!
Shall we get to it?!
See the free pattern below, or you may purchase the ad-free, printable PDF version on Etsy HERE
Pattern Description: Cuddle up with the squishiest bobbles and the softest yarn you’ve ever felt! This luscious blanket is cute, modern and looks amazing in your fave space. Crocheted while holding two strands of plush yarn together, this throw turns out lofty and slightly chunky. Two sizes are available, so make it for your little one (baby blankie size) or for yourself.
8 (16) Lion Brand Yarn Feels Like Butta in Pale Grey 100 g/skein Find the convenient kit (including the yarn and pattern) in several colors here
Pattern uses approximately 800 g (1600 g)
US Size K, 6.5 mm crochet hook
Two size options available
Lapghan/Baby Blankie: 34 ½” x 30”
Throw Blanket: 34 ½” x 60”
Lapghan/Baby Blankie yarn amounts are listed first and the larger Throw Blanket Size is listed inside the parentheses.
Follow directions throughout the pattern for the size that you’re making.
Abbreviations & Skills:
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
st – stitch
sts – stitches
Bobble – Yarn over, insert hook into st, yo pull up a loop, yo and pull through two, * yo, insert hook into same st, yo pull up a loop, yo and pull through two more, repeat from * three more times for a total of 6 loops on the hook, yarn over, pull through all loops on the hook.
Approximately 10 ½ sts and 6 rows in 4”x 4” of double crochet (adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge)
This blanket is made from the bottom up and uses several stitches, including single crochet, double crochet and bobble stitches. It’s crocheted while holding two strands of yarn together.
To adjust the width of the blanket, you may start with a longer or shorter chain (keep yarn needs in mind). The beginning chain must be in a multiple of 6 plus 2 extra stitches. To make it longer, simply crochet for more rows. Check gauge before beginning to ensure sizing turns out correctly.
Crochet while holding two strands of yarn together throughout the pattern
Both size options, ch 92
Row 1 Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each st across the row (90 sts) *stitch count remains the same throughout pattern
Row 2 Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, *bobble in next, sc in next 2 sts; repeat from * across the row until 2nd to last st from end, bobble in 2nd to last st from end, sc in last st of row.
Row 3 Ch 3 (counts as st here and throughout pattern), turn, dc in each st across the row (90 sts)
Row 4 Repeat row 2 working final sc of row in turn ch of previous row
Row 5-7 Repeat row 3
Row 8 Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, *bobble in next, sc in each of next 5 sts; repeat from * across to 5th st from end, bobble in 5th st from end, sc in each of last 4 sts including the turn ch of previous row.
Rows 9 – 11 Repeat row 3
Row 12 Ch 1, turn, sc in each of next 4 sts, *bobble, sc in each of next 5 sts; repeat from * across to last two sts, work bobble in 2nd to last st from end, sc in final st of row.
Rows 13 – 15 Repeat row 3
Row 16 Repeat row 2
Row 17-23 Repeat row 3
Row 24 Repeat row 8
Rows 25 – 27 Repeat row 3
Row 28 Repeat row 2
Rows 29 – 33 Repeat row 3
Row 34 Repeat row 12
Row 35 Repeat row 3
Row 36 Repeat row 8
Row 37 – 41 Repeat row 3
Row 42 Repeat row 2
Row 43 Repeat row 3
Row 44 Repeat row 2
Row 45-47 Repeat row 3
Row 48 Repeat row 2
Row 49 – 51 Repeat row 3
Row 52 Repeat row 12
Row 53 Repeat row 3
Row 54 Repeat row 8
Lapghan/Baby Blankie size: Tie off and weave in ends.
Throw Blanket Size (continue crocheting):
Row 55 Ch 3, turn, dc in each st across the row
Next, repeat the pattern working rows 2 – 54, one more time or until you’ve reached your desired length.
Once you’ve reached your desired length, tie off and weave in ends.
Make four small poms by hand or by using a pom-pom maker. Secure one pom to each corner of the blanket.
Enjoy your luxurious bobble blanket!
I’ve gotta say, this project was really fun for me. I’m loving blankets these days and the mix of bobbles kept me entertained. 🙂 I hope you enjoy it too!
Stay safe and well my friends.
Thank you to Lion Brand Yarn for sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% my own.
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