Well all this lock down and quarantine business has another silver lining that I’ve found and it’s led to the creation of this heirloom-quality crochet baby blanket. Somewhere in the midst of all the craziness that has been the last year on planet earth, people have found lots of time to love, cherish each other and make some babies! Has anyone else noticed the increased requests for baby blanket and patterns?!

I heeded the call, and created this minimalist style crochet baby blanket, “Your Heart In Mine”. The lines are clean, the blanket uncluttered and the heart(s) motif is front and center. If you like modern design, this is the baby blanket you want to make as your next baby shower gift.

I used my go-to WW 4wt yarn, Caron One Pound. It’s so easy to use this when making blankets because it’s more economical than buying smaller skeins, and there’s no fussing with skein after skein. This takes about 1.5 of the Caron One Pound skein.

crochet baby blanket with bobble heart

While I made this crochet baby blanket in a gender-neutral grey, it would also look so darling in the traditional gender colors, or in a pastel green or yellow. You could even get adventurous and do the bobbles in a different color (white?!). You can also customize the border – I had thought about doing a bobble pom pom border but, truth be told, I ran out of yarn, so I kept the edging simple with just a round of slip stitch. But there are at least 3 or 4 borders I can think of that would look amazing on this piece while still upholding the minimalist aesthetic of it.

I know you’ll love making this blanket as much as I did and any expecting mom who receives it will cherish it forever.

For more baby ideas, see the Breckin Baby Blanket & Hat Set or the Hanging Crib Basket. For more patterns where I use textures and bobbles, see my Sabrina Pocket Wrap, River Pebble Wash Cloth or Marais Handbag.

LET’S GET MAKING! Scroll down for the FREE pattern for this crochet baby blanket below OR you can PURCHASE the Ad-Free, printable version from my Etsy store HERE.

large bobble heart motif on this crochet baby blanket
Your Heart In Mine – simple yet profound

SUPPLY LIST:

6mm hook

Any Category 4 yarn (Yarn Used: Caron One Pound in Light Grey)

Approx yardage: 1250 y / 1150 m

Scissors Tapestry needle

STITCHES & ABBREVIATIONS:

CH – chain

SK – skip

ST – stitch

SL ST – slip stitch

SC – single crochet BS – bobble stitch

SIZES:

One Size

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:

34” H x 32” W

GAUGE:

14 rows x 11 stitches = 4” x 4”

DIFFICULTY LEVEL:

Advanced Beginner

PATTERN & SIZING NOTES:

– This darling crochet baby blanket is made in 1 piece, from the bottom up, using single crochets and a bobble stitch to create the heart pattern, then the entire blanket is slip stitched around the edge to create a clean border

– The bobble is created in the traditional way – if you are unfamiliar with how to create the bobble stitch, please refer to the following video tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9QzJHLPkSM

– Remember that the bobbles are created while working on the wrong side of the piece.

– The easiest way to follow this pattern is to follow the chart enclosed, but I will also write out the written instructions below.

– Turning chains DO count as a stitch, which means you will always skip the first stitch in each row and go directly in to the 2nd stitch, and then at the end of each row, you will place your stitch in the turning chain from the row below.  The reason for this is that it gives a nice, clean edge.

– Stitch count for each round will be indicated in parentheses ( ) at the end of the row

CUSTOMIZATION OPTIONS: – You can add any border of your choice by doing the edging round in my pattern as a round of single crochet instead of slip stitches, then you can build upon that round of single crochet to create any kind of border you like on this blanket.

crochet baby blanket bobble heart chart grid

INSTRUCTIONS:

* reminder that the CH 1 at the start of each row counts as a stitch, except in the very first row that goes in to the foundation chain

CH 91 + 1 to turn

Row 1: In 2nd CH from the hook, SC in to the back bump of each CH, CH 1 & turn (91)

Row 2: SK 1st ST, SC in each ST across, CH 1 & turn (91)

Rows 3 to 41: repeat row 2

The bobble heart creation starts here.  If you are familiar with a chart, use the chart above and then continue on with the instructions starting on row 77.  If you do not know how to read the chart, see the written instructions below.

Row 42: SK 1st ST, SC in each ST across EXCEPT do a BS in ST # 46, CH 1 & turn (91)

Row 43: SK 1st ST, SC in each ST across, CH 1 & turn (91)

Row 44: SK 1st ST, SC in each ST across EXCEPT do a BS in ST #’s [44, 46, 48], CH 1 & turn (91)

Row 45: SK 1st ST, SC in each ST across, CH 1 & turn (91)

Row 46: SK 1st ST, SC in each ST across EXCEPT do a BS in ST #’s [42, 44, 46, 48, 50], CH 1 & turn (91)

Row 47: SK 1st ST, SC in each ST across, CH 1 & turn (91)

Row 48: SK 1st ST, SC in each ST across EXCEPT do a BS in ST #’s [40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52], CH 1 & turn (91)

Row 49: SK 1st ST, SC in each ST across, CH 1 & turn (91)

Row 50: SK 1st ST, SC in each ST across EXCEPT do a BS in ST #’s [38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54], CH 1 & turn (91)

Row 51: SK 1st ST, SC in each ST across, CH 1 & turn (91)

Row 52: SK 1st ST, SC in each ST across EXCEPT do a BS in ST #’s [36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56], CH 1 & turn (91)

Row 53: SK 1st ST, SC in each ST across, CH 1 & turn (91)

Row 54: SK 1st ST, SC in each ST across EXCEPT do a BS in ST #’s [34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 68], CH 1 & turn (91)

Row 55: SK 1st ST, SC in each ST across, CH 1 & turn (91)

Row 56: SK 1st ST, SC in each ST across EXCEPT do a BS in ST #’s [32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60], CH 1 & turn (91)

Row 57: SK 1st ST, SC in each ST across, CH 1 & turn (91)

Row 58: SK 1st ST, SC in each ST across EXCEPT do a BS in ST #’s [30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 62], CH 1 & turn (91)

Row 59: SK 1st ST, SC in each ST across, CH 1 & turn (91)

Row 60: SK 1st ST, SC in each ST across EXCEPT do a BS in ST #’s [28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 54, 56, 58, 60, 62, 64], CH 1 & turn (91)

Row 61: SK 1st ST, SC in each ST across, CH 1 & turn (91)

Row 62: SK 1st ST, SC in each ST across EXCEPT do a BS in ST #’s [26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 56, 58, 60, 62, 64, 66], CH 1 & turn (91)

Row 63: SK 1st ST, SC in each ST across, CH 1 & turn (91)

Row 64: SK 1st ST, SC in each ST across EXCEPT do a BS in ST #’s [26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 46, 56, 58, 60, 62, 64, 66], CH 1 & turn (91)

Row 65: SK 1st ST, SC in each ST across, CH 1 & turn (91)

Row 66: SK 1st ST, SC in each ST across EXCEPT do a BS in ST #’s [26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 44, 46, 48, 56, 58, 60, 62, 64, 66], CH 1 & turn (91)

Row 67: SK 1st ST, SC in each ST across, CH 1 & turn (91)

Row 68: SK 1st ST, SC in each ST across EXCEPT do a BS in ST #’s [26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 62, 64, 66], CH 1 & turn (91)

Row 69: SK 1st ST, SC in each ST across, CH 1 & turn (91)

Row 70: SK 1st ST, SC in each ST across EXCEPT do a BS in ST #’s [28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 62, 64], CH 1 & turn (91)

Row 71: SK 1st ST, SC in each ST across, CH 1 & turn (91)

Row 72: SK 1st ST, SC in each ST across EXCEPT do a BS in ST #’s [30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 62], CH 1 & turn (91)

Row 73: SK 1st ST, SC in each ST across, CH 1 & turn (91)

Row 74: SK 1st ST, SC in each ST across EXCEPT do a BS in ST #’s [32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60], CH 1 & turn (91)

Row 75: SK 1st ST, SC in each ST across, CH 1 & turn (91)

Row 76: SK 1st ST, SC in each ST across EXCEPT do a BS in ST #’s [34, 36, 38, 40, 52, 54, 56, 58], CH 1 & turn (91)

This concludes the bobble heart portion

Rows 77 to 116: SK 1st ST, SC in each ST across, CH 1 & turn for the edging (91)

EDGING:

SL ST across the top of the blanket, placing 3 SL ST’s in each corner and when back to the beginning of the SL ST round, SL ST in to the first ST again, YO, pull through and tie off.

Weave in all your ends and voila!  You now have a beautiful heirloom quality crochet baby blanket to give as a gift or for your own little bundle 🙂

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