chunky bobble blanket

Chunky Bobble Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

I’m excited to share with you a new FREE blanket pattern and video!

This cozy blanket is one of my favorites for snuggling on the couch. It’s big and warm and just the right amount of heaviness.

The new free pattern comes with calculations on how to get started if you want to make the blanket a different size. This would make such a cute baby gift!

At the bottom of the pattern I also explained how to calculate how much yarn you’ll need if you want to make the blanket a different size.

Watch the video of how to make this blanket from start to finish and then scroll down to see the written pattern and modifications.

The written pattern for the Chunky Bobble Blanket is given below.
You can also purchase the ad free PDF on Etsy or Ravelry. I hope you enjoy!

Supplies: N/9mm crochet hook (or size needed to obtain gauge), tapestry needle.

  Super bulky weight; 1,080 Yards; Loops and Threads Cozy Wool (90yds per skein), 9 skeins Fleece,3 skeins Pewter

Gauge: 4” x 4” = 8 stitches / 5 rows in pattern
A gauge swatch is important if you plan to follow the directions given at the end of the pattern for modifying your blanket.
To make a gauge swatch: ch 11 and follow directions for the first 5 rows of the pattern. Your finished swatch should measure close to 4”x4”. If it is significantly larger (more than half an inch), use one size smaller hook. If it is significantly smaller (more than half an inch), use one size larger hook.

Finished Dimensions:
52” x 51” as written, see end of pattern for modifications. See information on gauge, above.

Abbreviations and Special Stitches
ch: chain
dc: double crochet
rep: repeat
sc: single crochet
scflo: single crochet in the front loop only
sk: skip
sl st: slip stitch
st(s): stitch(es)

Bobble: yo, insert hook into next st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook, *yo, insert hook into same st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook; repeat from * 2 more times, yo, draw through all 5 loops on hook.

Pattern Notes

  • Ch 1 at the beginning of a row does not count in stitch count.
  • Ch 3 at the beginning of a row does count in stitch count
  • Turn at the end of each row.
  • Work bobble in both loops (not in the front loop only).

With Fleece, ch 107.
Row 1: Dc in fourth ch from hook and each ch across. (104 sts including 3 ch)
Row 2: Ch 1, scflo in each st, sc in top of ch 3.
Row 3:
Ch 3, sk 1sc, dc in each st across.
Row 4: Ch 1, *7 scflo, bobble; rep from * across, replacing last bobble with sc.
Row 5: Ch 3, sk 1sc, dc in each st across.
Row 6: Ch 1, scflo in each st, sc in top of ch 3.
Row 7:
Ch 3, sk 1sc, dc in each st across.
Row 8: ch 1, *3 scflo, bobble, 4 scflo; rep from * across.

Repeat rows 1-8 five times (work row 1 the same way as rows 3, 5, and 7). Then repeat rows 1-6 once more.

Switch to Pewter. Complete rows 7-8. Then repeat rows 1-8 once. Finish by repeating rows rows 1-4.  Tie off and weave in loose ends.

*For modifications and yardage calculations to work, be sure to follow the directions for making a gauge swatch, above.

Modifying Blanket Width
To modify blanket width, begin by chaining any multiple of 8, plus 3.  Each multiple of 8 will add 4” to your blanket width.  The 3 extra chains are needed because you will dc in the fourth chain from the hook.

For a blanket 36” wide, chain 72+3
40” wide, chain 80+3
44” wide, chain 88+ 3
48” wide, chain 96+3
52” wide, chain 104 +3
56” wide, chain 112+3

Modifying Blanket Length
Each pattern repeat adds 8 rows and 6”.  Decide how long you want your blanket to be. Divide this number by 6 and that’s how many pattern repeats you will need.

Calculating Yardage
To figure out how much yarn you’ll need, calculate the desired square inches of your blanket (multiply length times width in inches).  Divide this number by 221. The answer will tell you how many yards you need.

I hope you enjoyed this pattern! If you would like to purchase the ad free PDF, you can do so on Etsy or Ravelry.

Be sure to tag me on Instagram @tealandfinch with photos of your work, I love to see them!

8 comments on “Chunky Bobble Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

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    I love this pattern! I am making it for my boyfriend in a dark charcoal. I decided not to use two colors though.

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    It is such a beautiful pattern that is simple and classic and yet fun, modern, and organic all at the same time! I am making it as a graduation present for my daughter who will graduate from high school in 2021. For the past 2 years she had her heart set on another pattern, but when she saw this, we both agreed… this is it! If it washes well ( we both hope it does), it is something she will keep for many many years ( heirloom throw?) because it is a pattern we don’t expect her to outgrow. Since it is going to be her “college throw” I looked for a yarn that says machine wash and dry. We settled on Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick Fisherman ( one lovely cream color). It is looking gorgeous! I do hope it will wash well as I have never attempted anything so large! We will both be heartbroken if it falls apart or pills after the first wash!!! My initial chain was probably too tight so it is probably not going to be perfectly straight along the edges (I am reading about blocking, don’t know if I’ll have to do that) and I lost one stitch so far along the way but it is not a machine made blanket. It is part of its charm ( that’s what I tell myself). It is imperfect ( like her imperfect mother)! Haha! 😉 and definitely doesn’t look machine made. We went for something 4” wider and at this width she says we can sit in it together when she is home. I think when she folds it in half at her dorm and lays it on her lap it will be perfectly warm and substantial! She says it will be like a big hug from home! It is a bit heavy now that it is halfway done… I’ll post pics when it is finished!!! She says it is her dream blanket!!! Thank you so much! So lovely!

    • - Post author

      Aw, I’m so glad to hear that! Thanks so much for sharing. I’m glad I could provide a little inspiration for such an important project.

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    QUESTION: Happy 2021! Making a twin size for my goddaughter who just started college! I’m a little unclear with you directions after Switch to Pewter” Complete rows 7-8. Then repeat rows 1-8 once. Finish by repeating rows rows 1-4″ Since we are doing rows 1-8 FIVE times for the white wouldn’t we do the same for the pewter? I think I’m just not reading correctly…if you could spell out exactly what rows to do after switching colors would be great! Thank you!

    • - Post author

      Hi Vivian! The pewter color is designed to just be about a third of the blanket, not half. I designed it to use up all the recommended yarn for the size given in the pattern, so if you’re making a different size it’s up to you when you want to switch colors. Just keep repeating rows 1-8 until it’s the size you want. I hope that helps!

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    Got it! From the picture it looked like the design was 1/2 white/1/2 pewter. I am doing a soft plink/ white combo. Already bought the yarn for 1/2-1/2 so I will keep to the plan! I’ve already done quite a bit of the pink and is beautiful. Thanks for answering & I look forward to using more of your designs!

    • - Post author

      Oh good! Have fun!

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    Hi Jen, I am finally finally starting the beautiful blanket design …I am using the 9mm hook as you suggest and chunky yarn. When I chain chain 112+3 is not 56″ wide…what am I doing wrong?
    Thanks, Vivian

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