Field of Flowers Blanket Strip- Crochet a Perfect Bobble Stitch

Field of Flowers Blanket Strip- Crochet a Perfect  Bobble Stitch
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Let’s practice the bobble stitch and create a gorgeous blanket strip of flowers!

You can continue this and repeat it until your blanket is as tall as you would like, or check out the other sections in the CAL event.

It is no secret that I have been loving my bobble stitches recently. For some reason I used to try to avoid them. When we constantly read comments like ‘bobble stitches are a yarn hog’ or ‘they hurt my hands and wrists’ we tend to shy away.

But let me tell you that, yes, the nature of the bobble stitch means that they do take more yarn but if your posture is correct when crocheting they absolutely do not hurt your hands and wrists!

And a well placed bobble can make all the difference to your projects.

The Field of Flowers section is 3rd section of the free Blossoming Blanket CAL. This free blanket pattern event is a collaboration between 11 designers and is so much fun. Check out the roundup post for the other sections available and how this event works.

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Inspiration behind the design

This design was entirely inspired by my newfound love of the bobble stitch! Bobbles had to be included. but the stalk just finish this one off for me. They are more subtle than the flowers, but they are there.

When it comes to bobble stitch projects I much prefer to work them out on graph paper than with the computer. This design was one of 5 or 6 floral designs that I doodled one day on my graph paper and was waiting for a project to include it in. This was a perfect fit for it!

Construction of the design

As this is a blanket section the pattern is worked in rows and uses the crochet bobble stitch and single crochets in the main. There are a couple of front and back post double crochets in there too for the stalks, but in all honesty you dont have to work them as the flowers will look cute without them too.

The bobbles are all worked on wrong side (even numbered) rows.

I have some other designs that use the bobbles stitch. Check out some of my favourites:

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The pattern specifics:

Materials:

      Any 4 weight yarn of your choosing – I used approximately 239 yards of Women’s Institute Soft and Sleek Aran yarn.
·      4.5mm hook 
·      Scissors
·      Tapestry Needle
·      Stitch Markers optional to mark first or last stitch of the row.

Gauge:

Not important for this project – a relaxed tension will work out just fine! You just have to be happy with how it looks.

Sizing:

approximately 40” wide by 5” tall unblocked.

Abbreviations used:

Ch(s)–chain(s)

St(s)–stitch(es)

rep–repeat

BS – Bobble stitch

sc–single crochet

ss–slip stitch

Fpdc – front post double crochet

Fsc – Foundation single crochet

*to* – repeat between the * and *FO—fasten off
YO—yarn over

Other notes:

·      Written in US terms.
·      Ch1 start does not count as a st unless stated otherwise.
·      To amend the length of your strip, adjust your starting row by multiples of 28 stitches.
·      You start this strip on the right side, and end with the wrong side facing you.
·      The odd numbered rows are the right side of the work.
·      Bobble stitches are worked on the wrong side rows.
·        ** indicate where to end the last repeat before finishing the row instructions.

Special Stitches and video tutorials:

Special stitches:

The Bobble Stitch – *Wrap yarn around hook, insert hook into next st, wrap yarn around hook and pull through, wrap yarn around hook and pull through 2 loops on hook. Rep from * 4 more times, wrap yarn around hook and pull through remaining 6 loops on hook

You can find my tutorial for the bobble stitch in both right and left handed versions:

Front post double crochets:

This is a double crochet but instead of working into the front and back loops of the stitch below, you insert your hook from the front to the back and back out of the front of the post of the stitch below. 

Right handed video tutorial – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmWe76Y4v08&t=28s

Left handed video tutorial – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biHxNSKo5Vw&t=125s

The Field of Flowers Blanket Strip Pattern feat. the bobble stitch:

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Row 1(RS): Ch1 (does not count as a st), sc in each st across 

Row 2 (WS): CH1, turn, sc in first st and each st across. 

Row 3 (RS): Ch1, turn, sc in first 8 sts *fpdc into sc from row 1**, sk the st behind the fpdc, sc in next 11 sts* Rep from * to * across ending the final repeat at ** when you will have 3 sts left. Sc in last 3 sts. 

Row 4 (WS): Rep row 2 

Row 5 (RS): Ch1, turn, sc in first 8 sts *fpdc around the fpdc from row 3**, sk the st behind the fpdc, sc in next 11 sts* Rep from * to * across ending the final repeat at ** when you will have 3 sts left. Sc in last 3 sts. 

Row 6 (WS): Ch1, turn, sc in first 2 sts *BS in next st, sc in next st, BS in next st,** sc in next 9 sts* Rep from * to * across ending the final repeat at ** when you will have 7 sts left. Sc in last 7 sts.

Row 7 (RS): Rep row 2

Row 8 (WS): Ch1, turn, sc in first st, *BS in next st, sc in next st, BS in next st, sc in next st, BS in next st,** sc in next 7 sts*. Rep from * to * across ending the final repeat at ** when you will have 6 sts left. Sc in last 6 sts.

Row 9 (RS): Rep row 2.

Row 10 (WS): Rep row 6.

Row 11 (RS): Rep row 2.

Row 12 (WS): Rep row 2.

Row 13 (RS): Ch1, turn, sc in first 3 sts, *fpdc around the sc from row 11**, sk the st behind the fpdc, sc in next 11 sts* Rep from * to * across ending the final repeat at ** when you will have 8sts left. Sc in last 8 sts. 

Row 14 (WS): Rep row 2.

Row 15 (RS): Ch1, turn, sc in first 3 sts, *fpdc around the fpdc from row 13**, sk the st behind the fpdc, sc in next 11 sts Rep from * to * across ending the final repeat at ** when you will have 8 sts left. Sc in last 8 sts. 

Row 16 (WS): Ch1, turn, sc in first 7 sts, *BS in next st, sc in next st, BS in next st**, sc in next 9 sts* Rep from * to * across ending the final repeat at ** when you will have 2 sts left. Sc in last 2 sts.

Row 17 (RS): Rep row 2.

Row 18 (WS): Ch1, turn, sc in first 6 sts, *BS in next st, sc in next st, BS in next st, sc in next st, BS in next st, sc in next 7 sts*. Rep from * to * until 6 sts remain. [BS in next st, sc in next st] 3 times.

Row 19 (RS): Rep row 2.

Row 20 (WS): Rep row 16.

Row 21 (RS): Rep row 2.

Row 22 (WS): Rep row 2.

FO and weave in ends.

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