I created this blanket pattern for my longtime friend who loves neutrals! I made this pattern baby blanket size as this one is a baby shower gift but following my pattern you can make this blanket in any size 🙂 I am considering making a large one for myself!
The ‘pebbles’ of this blanket are made of bobble stitches that give the blanket a really cool texture. I’ll explain the stitch below!
This was my first time using Bernat Maker ‘Home Dec’ yarn. I love the feeling of this yarn; it’s almost like t-shirt fabric which makes it super comfy.
One thing I did notice is that the yarn doesn’t have a lot of stretch once it has been crocheted. I think that is in part because I used a 5mm hook instead of the 8mm hook that is recommended on the label. I wanted to ensure that there were no spaces since the blanket is for a baby.
I would recommend keeping your stitches as loose as you can so that the blanket doesn’t crumple up too much when it is complete. Alternatively you could follow my pattern using an 8mm hook for a looser stitch.
Another point about using this yarn is that it is quite heavy, especially in this pattern, so it will make for a very warm blanket. Which could be good or bad depending on your intended use for the blanket, in my opinion the warmer the blanket the better so I am counting this as a pro!
Supplies needed to make Pebbles Blanket
- Bernat Maker Home Dec in “Clay“
- Bernat Maker Home Dec in “Cream“
- 5mm hook
I used two balls of each colour to make this baby blanket which came out to a 30″ square.
How to crochet the bobble stitch
To crochet the bobble: yarn over and insert your hook into the stitch, then yarn over and pull up a loop just as you would to work a double crochet stitch.
Next yarn over and pull through two of the loops on the hook. Repeat from the beginning until you have 4 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all 4 loops.
You have now created one bobble stitch 🙂
Pebbles blanket pattern
Chain 126 + 1
Row 1 (Clay) : Chain 2. Skip on stitch and single crochet in next. (Chain 1. Skip one, single crochet in next.) Repeat ( ) to end.
Row 2 (Clay) : Chain 2. (Single crochet in first chain space from previous row. Chain 1.) Repeat ( ) to end.
Row 3 (Cream) : Chain 2. (Single crochet in first chain space from previous row. Chain 1.) Repeat ( ) to end.
Row 4 and 5 (Cream) : Repeat row 3.
Row 6 (Clay) : Chain 2. Work 2sc. 1 bobble stitch. (2sc, 1 bobble) Repeat from ( to ) working your stitches into each ‘v’ and space from the previous row.
Row 7 – 9 : Repeat row 3.
Row 10 – 11 : Repeat row 2.
Row 12 – 14 : Repeat row 3.
Row 15 : Repeat row 6.
Repeat rows 7 – 14 until your blanket is square! End the blanket with 2 rows of Row 2.
Finishing pebbles blanket
The first step to finishing your blanket is the edging. I did a simple three rows of single crochet around the outside working (1sc, ch1, 1sc) in each corner.
The next step is to block your blanket. I just put mine through a wash cycle and then stretched it out on foam mats and pinned down the edges! Remember that your blanket should be 30 inches square so you can pin it out to that size.
I made Amigurumi Today’s crochet plush sheep to go with the pebble blanket! The pattern calls for a different yarn but I used the same Bernat Home Dec that was used for the blanket and it turned out great 🙂
I hope you enjoyed this pattern! I would love to hear your comments and questions in the comment section below 🙂