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Bubble Wrap Blanket

This blanket has a beautiful texture and works up so quickly. It would be a great project if you need easy baby or toddler gift. The bobbles on a baby blanket are also a great sensory experience for babies to feel as well.

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This blanket is made with Lion Brand’s new Naptime yarn. Using that velvety yarn makes this blanket feel luxurious and is also easy to work with. It can also be made using any worsted weight yarn.

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Lion Brand Naptime Yarn

Size

38”x38”

Materials

         2 colors of Nap Time Yarn or any other Worsted weight yarn

                  Approximately 800 yards per color

         Size I hook (5.5 mm)

         Scissors

         Needle

Gauge

         13 sts X 9 rows

Special Stitches

         Bobble with 6 partial dc’s – (yarn over, insert hook into st, yarn over, pull through, yarn over, pull through two loops) repeat 6 times, yarn over,pull through all 7 loops

Abbreviations

         Dc – double crochet    

St(s) – stitch(es)

         Ch – chain

Sl st – slip stitch

Notes

  • The bobbles pop out on the opposite side.  As you are working them, you will be looking at the wrong side while making that row.
  • I will provide 3 options to start this blanket.  Depending on your skill level, you can pick which one you would like to start with.  The reason for this is to provide you with the option to prevent having your chain go all the way across in the same color.
  • In the bobble stitch, they are made using 6 partial dc sts instead of 5.  Because of the type of yarn I used, I needed to make an extra partial dc in the bobble to really make it pop.
  • When you switch colors on row 46, it will be a row with bobbles. It has to start with the row of bobbles or they will come out on the wrong side.

Let’s Get Started!   

 3 options to begin blanket

         Option 1: Fdc 66 sts using color a, on next fdc switch to new color during the final yarn over and pull through, make 67 fdc with color b (67 fdc color a, 67 fdc color b)

         Option 2: ch 66 in color a, use color b, yarn over and pull through for the next ch, ch 70 more using color b (67 chs in color a, 70 chs in color b)

         Option 3: Using color a, ch 137 (138 chs in color a)

  1. Using color a, dc in 4th ch from, dc in next 65 chs, dc in next chain switching to color b at the end, dc in next 67 chs using color b (134 total dcs – 67 sts are color a and 67 sts are color b)
  2. Using color b, Ch 3, turn, dc in next 5 sts, (bobble, dc in next 7 sts) repeat for a total of 7 times, bobble, dc in next 5 sts

switching to color a in last st, using color a dc in next 5 sts (bobble, dc in next 7 sts) repeat for a total of 7 times, bobble, dc in next 5 sts

(67 sts in color b and 8 of them are bobbles and 67 sts in color a and 8 of them are bobbles)

3. Using color a, ch 3, turn, dc in next 67 sts switching to color b in last st,

using color b, dc in next 67 sts  

(67 sts in color a and 67 sts in color b)

4. Using color b, ch 3, turn, dc in next 9 sts, (bobble, dc in next 7 sts) repeat for a total of 7 times, dc next 2 sts switching to color a in last st,

using color a dc in next 9 sts, (bobble, dc in next 7 sts) repeat for a total of 7 times, dc in next 2 sts

(67 sts in color b and 8 of them are bobbles and 67 sts in color a and 8 of them are bobbles)

5. Using color a, ch 3, turn, dc in next 67 sts switching to color b in last st,

using color b, dc in next 67 sts

(67 sts in color a and 67 sts in color b)

6-45. repeat rows 2-5 (At the end of row 45 on the last stitch, switch to color a in the final yarn over.)

(You will fasten off your colors on the 45th row because they will switch sides at this point.)

46. Using color a, Ch 3, turn, dc in next 5 sts, (bobble, dc in next 7 sts) repeat for a total of 7 times, bobble, dc in next 5 sts

switching to color b in last st, using color a dc in next 5 sts (bobble, dc in next 7 sts) repeat for a total of 7 times, bobble, dc in next 5 sts

(67 sts in color a and 8 of them are bobbles and 67 sts in color b and 8 of them are bobbles)

47. Using color b, ch 3, turn, dc in next 67 sts switch to color a in last st,

using color a, dc in next 67 sts

(67 sts in color b and 67 sts in color a)

48. Using color a, ch 3, turn, dc in next 9 sts, (bobble, dc in next 7 sts) repeat for a total of 7 times, dc next 2 sts switching to color b in last st,

using color b, dc in next 9 sts, (bobble, dc in next 7 sts) repeat for a total of 7 times, dc in next 2 sts

(67 sts in color a and 8 of them are bobbles and 67 sts in color b and 8 of them are bobbles)

49. Using color b, ch 3, turn, dc in next 67 sts switching to color a in last st,

using color a, dc in next 67 sts

(67 sts in color b and 67 sts in color a)

50-90. repeat rows 46-49

         Fasten off  and weave in ends.

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This graph shows the placement of the bobbles on each block of color on the bottom two squares. The squares with stars represent the bobbles and the plain white square are double crochets. You are basically making this block two times to make up the first half of the blanket.
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This block represents one square on the top half of the blanket. It is repeated twice just as the previous image was. The only difference between the two is that the first row the colors are switched have bobbles in them.

When you are done, feel free to share your finished work on Instagram using #llamaunraveled. You are welcome to sell completed projects, but please link back to my site. Please do not copy my pattern, do not redistribute my pattern, do not claim it as your own, and do not publish it anywhere.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me.

llamaunraveled@gmail.com

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