Ever wonder how many blankets a new parent can use for their newborn? How many of those blankets end up getting put in the donation bin? If you want to make your friend or family member a baby blanket to welcome their new little one, you can make yours stand out (and avoid the Goodwill pile) with the crochet bobble stitch. Whether you choose to use one color, two, or use a variegated option, this stitch gives whatever project it’s used in a pop. It stands out but doesn’t take a lot of time to learn, making it a useful, practical stitch to spice up those favorite projects.
If you’re new to the bobble stitch, there are plenty of tutorials around, including options on the Free Patterns, Yarn, and Crochet Blog, where they’ve collected resources from around the web, including a chart (if you’ve never used charts before, you should learn how to read them for those difficult to impossible to find items that don’t come with instructions), a video tutorial, and several photos for inspiration (the bobble stitch is not limited to newborn items – they can be used to dress up a sweater, adorn a hat, or make a chic scarf).
Now that you’re considering the bobble stitch, give it a few practice tries before you incorporate it into a pattern. It’s a simple enough stitch for a beginner to learn, but it does take a few rounds before it becomes familiar enough to use on a project. You can start with something small, like an evening clutch, a hair accessory, or even something like a bookmark. This stitch is versatile and can be included in many patterns and projects. However you choose to use it, the bobble stitch is one you’ll likely return to again and again as a simple, yet effective stitch that catches the eye.
If you’re looking for bobble stitch baby blanket patterns, you might want to check out what Crochet Patterns For Beginners has to offer – there are plenty of video tutorials to choose from, including an easy bobble stitch chart project to a simple baby blanket that utilizes the stitch to create raised designs. You can either create a design (or use a chart for one) or just make a row of bobble stitches around the edges of the blanket. Crochet Patterns For Beginners collected quite a few photos for inspiration, and the bobble stitch has been used for a variety of things, from abstract shapes, to letters, to animals (like butterflies and dragonflies).
If you like what Crochet Patterns for Beginners has to offer in terms of bobble stitch baby blankets, you might want to check out their other offerings, including their e-books and embroidery section. They also have a search function that allows you to look for patterns if you’re having difficulty finding a specific item.
Want to try your hand at the crochet bobble stitch? Head over to Free Patterns, Yarns, and Crochet to watch their video tutorial, and then try out one of the baby blanket patterns chosen by Crochet Patterns for Beginners. Make sure the next baby blanket you give becomes a family heirloom.