This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my full disclosure and privacy policy for details.

Beginner friendly patterns have always a joy to create for me and so I’m delighted to present my bobble stitch crochet blanket to you! Made here in bright and bold colours, it is a modern baby blanket but you can use any colours you like to tone in with whoever you are making for (or whatever yarn you have in your stash!).

Better yet, the easy stitch repeat means you can work it up in no time, with just enough texture and fun in the bobble stitches and back loop/front loop sections to keep you on your toes.

Easy to adjust to any size and to use any yarn with, it’s a must make for everyone 🙂

Bobble stitch crochet blanket in bright colours.

Purchase the ad-free PDF download

Perfect to print out or use on any device, including extra schematics and more.

More about this bobble stitch crochet blanket pattern

I’m not usually one to go for it with colour as I have here but a good friend of mine is expecting a baby and requested something bright, fun and modern that didn’t look like other baby crochet blankets.

So this is what I came up with! I’ve used six different colours but think it would look amazing in just two or three. Or you could even go rainbow themed and change every row! The choice is yours.

The blanket is such an easy construction made in rows from the bottom up and the neat trick for the edges mean there’s no need for a border either!

How do you crochet a modern blanket like this?

This blanket is worked up in set repeats. Once you get to Row 13 you’ll know everything you need to so that you can create the entire thing. If you want to increase the length of the blanket then simply work more repeats of that Main Set Pattern.

The colour changes mentioned are according to the blanket I’ve made (you can see it in the images) and you’re welcome to change whenever you’d like. To create the modern blanket feel though, make sure to really think about your accent colour (where I’ve used the Golden for the bobbles in mine) as this plays a huge part in tying the feel of it together.

The blanket is constructed with basic stitches and one special one which is definitely achievable even if you’re a beginner.

Close up of modern crochet baby blanket with mustard bobble stitches.


To crochet this easy bobble stitch blanket, I used six shades of Hayfield Bonus DK (100% acrylic; 280m (306yds)/100g). Here’s what I used:

1 ball each of: A: Frost Blue, B: Golden, C: Ocean Blue, D: Lagoon Blue, E: Cornflower, F: Lagoon

I used approximately 690yds of yarn to make the baby blanket, so around 115yds per colour. If you would like to change the size of your blanket make sure to order more yarn to accommodate this.

You can use any DK weight for your project (or any other weight if you wan to change the size). Some great options for alternative yarns are:

The finished blanket I made measures 26″ by 30″ (66cm by 76.5cm) so a great little baby blanket size for a day crib.

Finding the right yarn for your projects can be tricky sometimes and depends on so many things like fibre content, yarn weight, budget, colour choices and more. I’ve put together a guide for the best yarn for crochet blankets to help you discover the things I’ve learnt over the years as both a designer and maker that help me choose the perfect one.


Along with your yarn, you will need the following:

Pattern Options

Get this crochet pattern free in this blog post in US terms – just scroll down to find it in the exclusive members area! You can also purchase an ad-free, printable PDF in US terms with added extras in my pattern stores: 

Purchase and Print

Get the ad-free, printable PDF with added extras in my pattern stores:

Bright Bobbles Blanket PDF

Don’t forget to join HanJan Crochet to receive regular discount codes (and more free patterns!) and Pin this free crochet blanket with bobble stitches to your crochet Pinterest board!

Four images of beginner friendly bobble stitch crochet blanket pattern.

Glossary and Abbreviations

ch(s) – chain(s)

sp – space

ss – slip stitch

RS – right side

WS – wrong side

sk – skip

rep – repeat

yoh – yarn over hook

BLO – back loop only

FLO – front loop only


The bobble crochet blanket uses the following crochet stitches:

sc – single crochet (UK dc – double crochet)

dc – double crochet (UK tr – treble crochet)

Special Stitches

3 double crochet Bobble: (3-dc Bobble)

Yarn over, insert the hook into the stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops on hook. (There will be 2 loops on the hook at this point.) *Yarn over, insert hook in same stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops on hook; repeat from * once more. (There will be 4 loops on hook.) Yarn over, draw through all remaining loops on hook.

If like me you love bobble stitches then make sure to check out some of my other patterns that use them: crochet napkin ring pattern (great for learning bobbles) and the diamond bobble stitch cushion cover.

Stacked Crochet Stitch

The beginning of Row 10 has the option to use stacked single crochet stitches to create a much neater edge to the blanket but you can use a regular turning chain if you prefer of course.

If like me you have loads of yarn in your stash then you might also enjoy my easy crochet blanket patterns for beginners that are great for stash busting!

Pattern Notes

The pattern is written in standard US crochet terms.

The blanket is worked in Rows and you will turn at the end of each Row.

A ch1 at the beginning of a Row does not count as a stitch.

You can work either a ch3 or a stacked double crochet stitch (see special stitches above) at the beginning of a Row where indicated. (A stacked stitch is a great alternative to a turning chain).

Crochet blanket with bobbles and bright modern colours.

Gauge and Sizing

The gauge for the blanket is 15 sts and 13 rows of Main Set Pattern = 4″ by 4″ (10cm by 10cm) but if you decide to change yarn type or hook size, there will be a change in gauge.

Resizing the Blanket to use any Yarn

The simple stitch repeat means it’s really easy to resize the blanket using the recommended yarn or any weight that you’d like to!

To resize your blanket, chain any multiple of 6+4 for your Foundation Chain to set the width and repeat the Main Set Pattern as many times as you like for the height.

Free Bobble Stitch Crochet Blanket Pattern

To unlock Exclusive Content on the HanJan Crochet Blog, all you need to do is click the box below and the app will pop up, allowing you to enter your email and create a password.

Once you’ve created an account, every time you see Exclusive Content on my blog (or any others that use Grow), simply login to your Grow account. Be sure to switch to the login screen to enter your login credentials.

If you forget your password, click the “forgot password” link and follow the prompts. Please note that I’m unable to assist with resetting Grow passwords or accessing your Grow account, so be sure to save your login information in a safe place.

Thank you for subscribing and for joining me at HanJan Crochet! I hope you enjoy the exclusive content available on the site and I can’t wait to see what you create 🙂

US Terminology


Foundation chain: using A, ch100 (to adjust the width of your blanket use a multiple of 6 + 4 here).

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch to end. [99 sts]

The following instructions for the Main Set Pattern does not include colour changes as they vary for each repeat. You can change colour wherever you would like to but if you’d like to match my sequence then refer to the Colour Change Section below the pattern.

Row 2: ch1, sc in 1st st, *3-dc Bobble in next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * to last 2 sts, 3-dc Bobble in next st, sc in last st.

Row 3: ch1, sc in each st across.

Row 4: ch1, sc in FLO of each st across.

Row 5: ch1, sc in BLO of each st across.

Row 6: stacked dc (or ch3), *dc in FLO of next st, dc in next st; rep from * across.

Row 7: ch1, sc in each st across.

Row 8: ch1, sc in FLO of each st across.

Row 9: ch1, sc in BLO of each st across.

Row 10: stacked dc (or ch3), *dc in FLO of next st, dc in next st; rep from * across.

Row 11: ch1, sc in each st across.

Row 12: ch1, sc in FLO of each st across.

Row 13: ch1, sc in BLO of each st across.

Rows 2 – 13 create the Main Set Pattern.

Rows 14-97: Repeat the Main Set Pattern following the Colour Change Chart.

Row 98: Repeat Row 2

Row 99: ch1, sc in each st across. Fasten off and weave in all ends to complete.

Colour Change Sequence

Row 1: A

Row 2: B

Rows 3-5: A

Row 6: C

Rows 7-9: A

Row 10: C

Rows 11-13: A

Row 14: B

Rows 15-17: C

Row 18: D

Rows 19-21: C

Row 22: D

Rows 23-25: C

Row 26: B

Rows 27-29: D

Row 30: E

Rows 31-33: D

Row 34: E

Rows 35-37: D

Row 38: B

Rows 39-41: E

Row 42: A

Rows 43-45: E

Row 46: A

Rows 47-49: E

Row 50: B

Rows 51-53: A

Row 54: F

Rows 55-57: A

Row 58: F

Rows 59-61: A

Row 62: B

Rows 63-65: F

Row 66: C

Rows 67-69: F

Row 70: C

Rows 71-73: F

Row 74: B

Rows 75-77: C

Row 78: E

Rows 79-81: C

Row 82: E

Rows 83-85: C

Row 86: B

Rows 87-89: E

Row 90: A

Rows 91-93: E

Row 94: A

Rows 95-97: E

Row 98: B

Row 99: A

Join HanJan and Share Your Crochet!

It’s an honour to be able to create and share my free crochet patterns with you. I’d love to stay connected and send you regular discount codes and free patterns! Please sign up for my subscriber list to get a free gift right now! 

I look forward to seeing your finished crochet projects, especially this easy crochet pattern, so please share them with me in the HanJan Crochet Facebook group or on Instagram and tag #hanjancrochet.

Purchase and Print

Get the ad-free, printable PDF with added extras in my pattern stores:

More Crochet Blanket Patterns You Might Enjoy

If you enjoy crocheting blankets of all sizes, here are a few more you might want to make using different stitches and techniques!

My Blanket Patterns

Similar Posts