This baby blanket has a great texture that is easy to create with just a few basic stitches. So, this means that this project is perfect for beginners and experienced crocheters. Check out the video tutorial below to help you create the stitches and have success!
I love how the stitches create rows of little soft “bubbles” and the gradual color changes of Red Heart’s Ombre Super Saver yarn in Violet add even more interest and charm. Have you seen this yarn? It comes in a variety of great colors. But, of course, you don’t have to use this exact yarn – any worsted weight acrylic yarn (medium weight) would work well and you could even create your own color changes by using yarn from your stash.
Skill Level: Easy
Measurements: 36″ x 36″
Red Heart Super Saver Ombre – 2 skeins – Violet
J/10/6mm crochet hook
Stitch pattern is created with a 2-row repeat
“Bubbles” are created on back side of every other row which is the Right Side of project; “Bubble” = (dc, sl st)
Special Stitches and Abbreviations:
Sl st (slip stitch) = Insert hook into st, YO, pull through stitch and loop on hook
Dc (double crochet) = YO, insert hook into st, YO, draw up a loop, (YO, pull through 2 loops on hook) twice
Hdc (half double crochet) = YO, insert hook into st, YO, draw up a loop, YO, pull through all 3 loops on hook
Back Loop Only = insert hook into back loop of each stitch
Row 1(Right Side): Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Turn. (111 hdc)
Row 2 (Wrong Side): Ch 1, sl st in 1st st; (dc in next ch, sl st in next ch) across. Turn. (55 “Bubbles”)
Row 3 (Right Side): Ch 2, working in Back Loops Only, hdc in each st across. Turn.
**Tip: Because every row starts AND ends with a sl st, it can be easy to accidentally leave off stitches. So, I recommend that you count all your bubbles each Row 2 repeat before you start the next row. You should have 55 bubbles across every other row. Keeping track of this number will help you to have even edges**
Repeat Rows 2 & 3 until piece measures 36” ending with Wrong Side facing (Row 2 repeat). Fasten off.
With Wrong Side facing join with sl st in first st on other side of starting ch at base of Row 1; (dc in next st, sl st in next st) across. Fasten off.
And now your Ombre Bubble Baby Blanket is complete! Please send along a photo of your project – we love to see what you create.
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7 thoughts on “Ombre Bubble Baby Blanket”
Hi Jennifer, I’ve started crocheting this blanket pattern. I’m finding that the ends on both sides are not coming out even although I have counted the bubbles and they are the same on each row. Please help!
Hi! I am sorry you are having trouble with the blanket – the blanket does end up with a slight slant to it but it should come out even and have the same bubbles on each row. Make sure you are making the last sl st for each row and make sure you have the same number of (dc, sl st) pairs each row. Please email me if you have more questions. Happy to help you. 🙂
Is there a typo in row 2? It appears you have us crocheting an entire row (which is the same as row 3) after the turn?
Hello! Thank you for catching that typo – it is fixed now. Hope it didn’t cause you any headache. Happy crocheting!
Thanks so much Jennifer! ? I will gladly post a picture when I am finished.
What a lovely pattern. I just did some practice swatches and love the way it works up. Thank you for posting. I have 5 balls of this yarn already and wanted to make a small blanket for my daughter’s bed, which is a double. Can I just double 113 chains (226) to make a larger blanket? I would like it to fit her double bed with just a bit of overhang. Not sure exactly how many chains to start with?
Thanks for stopping by – glad you like this project.
Yes, you can just chain longer to make a bigger blanket – the main thing you need is to have an ODD number of stitches each row. So, make sure you chain an ODD number and then follow the pattern as written and you should be all set. Happy crocheting! (Please send along a photo when you are finished with it – would love to see it 🙂 ) Jennifer