Sunday, 22 January 2017

Baby Bobble Blanket

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)

Materials used: 
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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  1. We like the colour and the boarder finished it off nicely.

  2. Good for you Beth it looks lovely and whoever receives this blanket is a lucky person.

  3. Good for you for using up your stash! It's easy to buy yarn, but much harder to use it up. The Royal Canadian Legion in Newmarket collects yarn and it is used to make lap quilts for veterans. In Aurora, the local Senior Centre also collects yarn for the knitting group to make items for their fundraising bazaar. In Winnipeg, Warren's parents' retirement home uses donated yarn to make hats for preemies, cancer patients and refugees. If you have odds and ends in your stash that you really don't know if you will use, there are lots of places to donate.

    1. I hope to make use of most of it, but it's good to know I have options besides wasting it.