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Bobbles and Stripes Granny Square Blanket - Free, Easy Crochet Pattern

Scroll down to get the free crochet pattern for this large granny square blanket that you can make in any size!

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One of my favorite things about granny squares is that you don't have to be limited to basic stitches. For this granny square pattern, I used both a bobble stitch and double crochet to make a gorgeous texture! Plus I used multiple colors for a fun look! 

When LoveCrochet graciously gave me some of a new line of yarns they had out, I immediately knew it would be perfect for a blanket!

The new line of yarn is called Main Street Yarns and is currently exclusively on their LoveCrochet website. You can check out all the colors they have here.


This yarn is 100%acrylic, but if you didn't know before you felt it, you may have thought differently! This yarn is so super squishy soft and I still gush over it when I talk about it.

The only way I know how to describe feeling the skein of yarn is it feels like you're squishing a sheep's wool! It's that soft!

It also worked up beautifully and it's what every acrylic worsted weight yarn should be! Soft, a bit shiny (not too much), squishy, and feels wonderful to work with.


Since the yarn was so squishy and I knew it would give a fantastic drape, I added in some bobbles for texture that I knew wouldn't end up being stiff.

The bobbles slow you down a bit after doing a row of double crochets, but totally worth it! They're easy to make and gives such a gorgeous pop of detail to the blanket. I'm in love!

Even my new pup loves the finished blanket. He basically has claimed it as his own and that's okay, because I don't have any babies for the baby sized blanket I made!


If you're not ready to make this blanket just yet -


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Follow the video below for the tutorial or keep scrolling for the free written pattern!




Materials
Worsted weight yarn
Yarn used in photo: Main Street Yarns in Off White, Bright Teal, and Bubblegum Pink
I/5.50mm hook
Tapestry needle and Scissors

Pattern notes

This granny square can be made as small or large as you’d like by repeating Rounds 2-3.

Chain 3 in the beginning of each round counts as a double crochet

Modified bobble stitch is made as follows: *YO, insert hook in st, pull up a loop, repeat from * 3 times (inserting hook in same st each time), YO, pull through all 9 loops, ch 1

For stripe effect, change color after each round.

Abbreviations (US terms):
Ch = chain,  dc = double crochet, st = stitch(es), sp = space, sl st = slip stitch, YO = yarn over

Pattern


Round 1: Magic ring, Ch 3, dc, ch 3, *4dc, ch 3, repeat from * twice, 2dc, join to first ch 3, sl st into next st and into ch 3 sp

Round 2: (Ch 3, dc, ch 3, 2dc) in ch 3 sp from previous round, [*bobble st, sk 1, repeat from * across, (2dc, ch 3, 2dc) in ch 3 sp from previous round] repeat 2 times, *bobble st, sk 1, repeat from * across, join to beginning ch 3, sl st into next st and into ch 3 sp from previous row 

Round 3: (Ch 3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) all in ch 3 sp from previous round, *dc across, (2dc, ch 3, 2dc) in ch 3 sp from previous round, repeat from * 2 times, dc across, join to top of the beginning ch 3, sl st into next st and into ch 3 sp from previous row

Repeat Round 2-3 until your square reaches the desired measurements.




It's no secret that I love granny squares. I think I spent half of my blogging career making them! Especially with my themed afghans that I love so much.


2 comments

  1. Woww this elegant blanket is perfect for my cat and dog. They are best friend n they will love lying together.

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  2. OMG this video player sucks why isn't it on YouTube it keeps skipping and stopping and it's soooooo annoying I just want to make sure I'm doing my bobbles right 😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😣😣😣😣😣😣😣😣😣

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