Today I finished a Baby Bobble Blanket using yarn from my stash. A few years ago, I bought ten balls of 100% cotton yarn in yellow because it seemed like a good deal at $2 each. Without a specific project in mind, it was simply added to my stash.
This project used all ten balls, but then I bought three balls of white yarn to make a contrasting border. It was also a bargain at $2 each. In the end, I used only one ball for the border. Now I have to think of something to make with the remaining two. At least I am still down eight balls overall.
This year, I am challenging myself to make more things from yarn accumulated over the past six years. So far, I am doing rather well. Both the 5 Star Beanie and this blanket were made using yarn from my stash.
I love how this blanket turned out. The cotton is very soft, yet the bobbles add interesting texture which babies love. Take a look.Blanket Details:
Finished Size - 36"x35"
Starting chain 144
39 bobble rows total
120 single crochet rows total
18 bobbles per row alternating with 17 bobbles per row to offset bobbles creating a diagonal pattern
3 rows of single crochet at the beginning, in between each bobble row and at the end
Border - 4 rounds of single crochet (3 sc in each corner)
Time to complete 3 rows of single crochet + 1 bobble row = ~30 mins
Total time to complete blanket = ~22 hrs (approx)
10 - 50 g balls 100% cotton yarn in yellow (fine #3)
1 - 50 g ball Patons Venus yarn in white (medium #4)
4.0 mm hook
I am very happy with my choice of Patons Venus yarn for the border. The unique thick and thin texture worked in a single crochet around complements the bobble blanket nicely.
If you would like to make a Baby Bobble Blanket too, there are more detailed instructions in this post from July 2014.
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