Friday, 19 April 2013

Crochet Bobble Blanket

I have recently discovered the love of crochet (I have been knitting for about 2 years now), and this bobble blanket was my first project. My best friend Randi was getting married (she also happens to be my cousin) and I wanted to give her and her husband something that could be in their house for a very long time. She has had her crochet baby blanket for her whole life and still sleeps with it. I though it was a safe bet that it wouldn't get tossed to the side.



I found this pattern through my friend Arlyn (who taught me how to knit and crochet), she had done the baby blanket version and as soon as I saw it finished I knew I had to make it! 

The pattern itself is super simple. The bobble stitch is a series of double crochets in the same hole. If you are finding the pattern difficult to understand, this is a really good youtube tutorial on the bobble stitch. Once you do one row of the full pattern you will be able to do it with your eyes closed!


As simple as the pattern was I surprisingly didn't get bored until 75% of the way through. I was just so pleased with how it was turning out that I was quite content to stare at it for a couple of months. YES I just said a couple of months. Adult sized blankets do take quite a long time!!! It is worth it in the end though, I promise you that!

For the border I did a very simple border of 1 row of sc, 1 row of dc, then 3 rows of sc. I really dislike doing borders for some reason. It just makes me want to snooze! I just want the damn blanket to be done at that point and I wish there was a magic fairy there to do the border for me! (there kind of was and her name was Arlyn, she did a row of single crochet for me. Thank you Ar!)
In the end, I loved this blanket so much that I was wishing I had made it for myself! About mid way through I made all of these plans to start making myself one, but by the end of the project there was no way my next crochet project was going to be the same stitch over and over! For now I am making dishcloths :)

Here is me as happy as can be with my finished blanket!

Thank you so much to my friend Arlyn for helping me along on my first project! Thank you also to my friend Crystal for taking all of the pictures for me!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 
Sara

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