This free chunky crochet velvet bobble blanket pattern is one of the softest blankets that I have made to date. It is lightweight and warm. Simply perfect to snuggle under in the cooler weather.
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If you have never tried using velvet yarn before, I urge you to give it a try. Once you get the feel of the yarn and start to learn what works and what does not with this yarn, it is a joy to work with.
Can You Crochet with Velvet Yarn?
Yes, you can!
In fact, this is the second velvet yarn crochet pattern that I have completed and this one was a joy to make. Here is the pattern for the first chunky velvet yarn blanket that I made.
While this velvet yarn can be a bit slippery to work with, the crochet stitches in this blanket really worked well with the yarn.
Easy Crochet Velvet Blanket Pattern
I just love how easy this pattern worked up. It is soft and luxurious feeling with just the right amount of texture. The lovely bobble stitches add a bit more visual appeal. It is warm without being too heavy.
Once I got this pattern underway, I just counted the bobble stitch rows. If that row counted out correctly and the stitches in the previous rows all looked good, I kept moving along.
Crocheting a Lovely and Snuggly Gift
There is a lucky couple that bring us lots of vegetables and canned goods. I am making a velvet blanket for both of them. This one in grey and another one that I just started in a light green color. I think they will enjoy snuggling under their very own throw on their Saturday movie night. Each Saturday they pick out a movie and have popcorn.
Crocheting with Velvet Yarn
A few tricks to working with velvet yarn include:
Keep good tension on the yarn
Use tighter stitches such as a half double crochet, single crochet, alpine stitch, or double crochet with a tighter stitch between rows. This reduces the chance for the yarn to work loose with can cause a stitch to look like it has a large loop, “worming of the yarn”.
By using a bit shorter stitch and working between the previous row stitches, the velvet yarn and stitch combination really worked well together.
This pattern uses the half double crochet and the bobble stitch for a bit of visual contrast to the lovely chunky texture of the blanket.
The need to check your stitches every few rows is especially important when crocheting with this chunky velvety yarn. If you do find that a stitch has loosened up, it is much easier to remove a few rows of stitches versus the whole thing.
However, with that said, never once did I have an issue with this lovely chunky throw.
Crochet Pattern: Chunky Crochet Velvet Bobble Blanket
12 single crochet to every 4 inches
Approximately 37 inches wide X 50 inches long.
Misty Grey Bernat Baby Velvet Yarn. 3 Skeins for a total of 1,476 yards. If you are not able to find this yarn locally, you can find it here.
Size K Crochet Hook
CH = Chain
HDC = Half Double Crochet
ST = Stitch
STs = Stitches
Turning chain does not count as a Stitch
Change yarn and square knot at the end of each row. Then weave in the yarn ends and trim off excel yarn. If you are not familiar with how to tie a square knot, here is a tutorial.
After row 1, all stitches should be worked between the stitches except for the beginning and ending stitches of the rows.
Keep good tension on the yarn. If you notice any yarn pulling out as you work or working its way out in rows that you have completed, you may want to go down a crochet hook size.
Check your work every few rows to make sure that all stitches are still in place. Once you get used to working with the velvet yarn, there are very few times that this happens for me anymore.
Make sure to count the stitches as you crochet the bobble stitch row. There should be 9 half double crochet stitches between each bobble stitch.
Yarn over, insert the hook and pull up a loop. Repeat three more times for a total of 4 times. To complete the bobble stitch, yarn over and pull through all loops on the hook. This is also shown in the video tutorial near the bottom of this pattern.
Half Double Crochet Stitch (HDC)
Yarn over, insert the hook through both loops of the next stitch and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through all three loops on the hook. For height, this stitch is between the single crochet and double crochet. However, today, we will be doing this HDC stitch between the previous row stitches rather than in the two top loops. Make sure to watch the video to see how this is done if this sounds confusing.
Velvet Bobble Blanket Crochet Pattern Directions
In the 2nd CH from the hook, complete HDC and in each ST across. CH 1 (Does not count as a ST). Turn (99 STs)
Work HDC between each ST across. CH 1 (Does not count as a ST). Turn (99 STs).
Repeat Row 2
Work HDC between each ST for the first 9 STs. Then work the Bobble Stitch in the 10th ST. Continue across working the HDC between each ST for the next 9 STs and a Bobble Stitch in the 10th ST. CH 1 (Does not count as a ST). Turn
Repeat row 2
Repeat row 5
Rows 11 and beyond
Repeat rows 6-10. Repeating 4 rows of row 2 stitches and 1 row of row 5 stitch pattern.
Weave in yarn ends and trim off the excess.
Crochet Video Tutorials of This Chunky Velvet Yarn Crochet Blanket
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