Bobble Crochet Baby Blanket (7 Sizes)

If you are looking for a beautiful baby girl or baby boy crochet blanket to make, then this baby blanket design might be the one for you. This is one of my favorite baby blankets to date that I have designed, so I hope you enjoy it!

The whole blanket uses only three simple stitches, which creates a unique look. It uses the bobble stitch mixed with the single and half double crochet, so it is doable for a beginner.

Bobble Crochet Blanket

I think that if you’re newer to crochet and want to try something a bit harder than a washcloth or square, then you’ll really enjoy making this baby blanket pattern.

Tip: This blanket can be crocheted in different colors, so it’s easy to customize to match any nursery theme.

Free Crochet Pattern for a Bobble Stitch Blanket

The most important thing to know about this blanket is to make sure you fully understand the bobble stitch, so make sure to go over that section fully before beginning this blanket.

Read below to learn about the stitches and the yarn used in the bobble blanket, so you’ll be ready to crochet this anytime you want.

bobble stitch crochet baby blanket pattern

The Crochet Stitches

This easy to make and let’s not forget adorable baby blanket is worked up with rows of half double crochet (hdc) stitches followed by single crochet and bobble stitches, which are then worked in a pattern repeat.


Bobble Crochet Stitch

Abbreviation: bo
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
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Single Crochet

Single Crochet Crochet Stitch

Abbreviation: sc
Difficulty Level: Easy
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Half Double Crochet

Half Double Crochet Crochet Stitch

Abbreviation: hdc
Difficulty Level: Easy
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Each crochet stitch that is used in this blanket is explained with more detail in the pattern below and has a link to a tutorial for extra help if it is needed.

The combination of these different stitches along with the yarn used makes the texture of this bobble stitch blanket pop.

The Yarn

For the entire baby blanket, I used Bernat Softee Baby yarn, a three lightweight soft, 100% acrylic yarn in the color soft peach.

The best part about this yarn is that it can easily be machine washed and dried, which is important with a baby since this blanket will more than likely need frequent cleaning.

Softee Baby

This yarn is made by Bernat, and is a Weight 3 – Light yarn.

Softee Baby

Fiber: 100% Acrylic
Yardage: Ball Size Solids: 140g / 5 oz, 331 meters / 362 yards Ball Size Ombres: 120g / 4.25 oz, 283 meters / 310 yards
Hook: 4 mm (G-6)
Substitute: Premier Everyday DK

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Important: The entire blanket is made by holding two skeins or strands of yarn together at the same time. For the receiving size baby blanket size shown, you’ll need 6 skeins of Bernat Softee Baby yarn.

Tip: For the lovey blanket size, you could get away with using one skein of yarn by pulling it apart and cutting it in half. However, it may be easier to purchase 2 full skeins instead.


If you have trouble finding this yarn, any #3 weight yarn can be substituted. Take a look below at a few good yarn substitution options for your soon-to-be made baby blanket design.

Here are some great yarn substitutions if you find yourself having trouble finding Bernat Softee Baby:

Coboo Yarn

This yarn is made by Lion Brand, and is a Weight 3 – Light yarn.

Coboo Yarn

Fiber: 50% Cotton, 50% Rayon from Bamboo
Yardage: 232 yards
Substitute: Truboo Yarn by Lion Brand

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One last thing, be sure to take a look at the size and yardage charts in the pattern below. This way, you’ll know exactly how much yarn is needed for the size blanket you wish to make.

Do you need a different size blanket? No problem! If you’d like to make a different size blanket apart from this blanket size, then you are in luck! This easy crochet baby blanket is available (for free) in seven bonus blanket sizes below.

Happy crocheting!

Bobble Stitch Crochet Blanket Pattern

Skill Level: Intermediate


  • Bernat Softee Baby (soft peach) or any 3 weight yarn (See chart below for yardage)
  • 5 mm (H-8) crochet hook (or any hook size needed to obtain gauge)
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape


  • 12 sts x 7 rows= 4″ x 4″
  • Gauge Pattern: Ch 13 and follow along with pattern as written
  • Making a gauge swatch is important for a properly sized blanket, and I highly recommend crocheting one.

Stitch Abbreviations

  • bo = bobble
  • sc = single crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • ch = chain
  • st = stitch
  • rep = repeat

Stitch Explanations

Single Crochet (sc) Single Crochet Stitch Tutorial

  • Insert hook from front to back in the second chain from the hook or designated stitch
  • Bring the yarn over (yo) the hook and pull the yarn back through the chain (or stitch)  from back to front  (2 loops on hook).
  • Yo and pull through both loops on the hook.

Bobble (bo) Bobble Stitch Tutorial

  • Yo (yarn over) insert hook into the designated st (stitch) in row and pick up a loop. Yo draw yarn through 2 loops (3 loops)
  • Yo insert hook into same st, yo draw through 2 loops (4 loops)
  • Yo insert hook into same st, yo draw through 2 loops (5 loops)
  • Yo insert hook into same st, yo draw through 2 loops (6 loops)
  • Yo draw yarn through all 6 loops on hook, tighten down

Half Double Crochet (hdc) Half Double Crochet Stitch Video Tutorial

  • Yo (yarn over) insert hook from front to back of the designated stitch, Yo the hook and pick up a loop. 
  • Yo the hook and pull back through all three loops on the hook.

Finished Size

  • 40″ x 40″ Receiving Blanket Size (+ bonus sizes such as throw blanket, queen blanket and more are listed below in the chart)
  • Change size by using a multiple of 6 + 1 if you’d like to make this blanket in a different size than the standard ones listed below in the chart


  • Baby blanket is written in standard US terms
  • If you’d like to make a bobble stripes blanket, for example, you can change the yarn colors. For color changes (or yarn skein changes) in this blanket, you can use our how to change colors in crochet tutorial.
  • Blanket is made by holding TWO SKEINS of YARN together at the same time.
  • You can make this blanket with just one skein of yarn at a time if you’d like, just remember to cut the number of skeins + yardage needed in half that are shown in the chart below.

The Blanket Pattern

* pattern is worked by holding two skeins of yarn together at the same time.

*st counts shown in () are as follows, (lovey, stroller, receiving, baby, throw, twin, full/queen, king)

Foundation Row: ch (see size chart for size being made), in second ch from the hook hdc, hdc into each ch across, turn. (36,96,120,132,156,204,2 76,324)

Row 1: ch 1, sc, sc, *bobble, sc, sc, rep from * across ending with a sc in last st, turn. (36,96,120,132,156,204,2 76,324)

Row 2: ch 1, hdc into each st across, turn.

Row 3: ch 1, hdc into each st across, turn.

Row 4: ch 1, hdc into each st across, turn.

Row 5 – (see chart for size being made): rep row 1 – 4 until two rows remain

Second to Last Row: rep row 1

Last Row: rep row 2

Finishing: Fasten off and wave in loose ends with a yarn needle.


Here is the crochet diagram using standard symbols.

Sizing Charts

HeightWidthStarting StsRows
Total YardageTotal Skeins
Total skeins are calculated using Bernat Softee yarn 362 yard size. If different yarn is used, go by total yardage instead.

Blanket sizes shown above are based off standard crochet blanket sizes. Take a look at the Easy Crochet Blanket Sizes Chart to learn more about each size and which one would work best for you.

Learn how to crochet a bobble stitch blanket in EIGHT different blanket sizes! Free pattern found on
Crochet blanket using the bobble stitch. Can be crocheted into 8 different blanket sizes! Get the free crochet pattern at
crochet bobble stitch blanket pattern

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  2. Hi Krista,
    I have my third grandchild, and first grandson, coming in June. We are all very excited. I am making a quilt but also have chosen this pattern to make a blanket for him. I have chosen a dk blue yarn. I am just getting started but I can already picture him bundled up in it.

    Thanks so much for this pattern. His momma is going to love it too.

  3. Your Bobble Stitch is what was known as the Popcorn Stitch when I was learning from old old Pros of Crochet. In 1950s They were from 1908. So nothing new here. Been there done it and still doing All the Needle Arts!

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