Festive Light Crochet Blanket

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This festive light crochet blanket is supposed to remind folks of stringing the sparkly lights on the Holiday tree. The ribbed border is a bit wider to help visualize the tree; whereas the bobbles are three different colors to resemble the lit decorations.

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Festive Light Crochet Blanket on Steps with Holiday Boxes and Bags
Festive Light Crochet Blanket on Steps with Holiday Boxes and Bags

This crochet blanket pattern is an absolute pleasure to stitch up with an interesting mix of stitches. Texture is created subtly throughout the pattern using a mixture of fun and easy crochet stitches: double crochet, herringbone half double crochet, bobble stitch, and single crochet.

Inspiration for Crochet Afghan

I mentioned to my daughter that she needed to help me pick out some yarn colors for a Holiday blanket. That was four months ago now. She picked out these colors and told me she wanted Christmas Tree Lights in the three different colors going through the blanket.

Now, I do not consider myself to be an expert! I am in the intermediate area. Therefore, I spent many hours, at least five starts and restarts of a pattern, and many scribbles and erasers in my crochet pattern notebook, trying to figure out how to accomplish the look. We are both incredibly pleased with the results here.

Fun Bobbles Decorations

The fun Holiday decoration is accomplished by using three different yarn colors in the same row.  Paired with the deep green color, this is a trendy and fun crochet throw. However, I think they would look lovely in a single color to resemble strung popcorn too. Just an idea. If you have not done a bobble stitch before, it might be easier to start carrying just one color of yarn through.

The addition of bobbles to this blanket is very each to achieve. If you are comfortable with the double crochet stitch, you have the skills to master the bobble stitch. The bobble crochet stitch is a simple method of crocheting six double crochet stitches together.

Holiday Blanket Folded Showing Ribbed Crochet Border
Holiday Blanket Folded Showing Ribbed Crochet Border

Carrying Yarn Through the Stitches

This pattern has three colors of bobbles in the same row. Therefore, all three colors are carried along the entire row. It is noticeable that there are yarn colors peeking through the row of bobbles. However, since the bobbles are supposed to represent Holiday Lights, it helps create the illusion of the electrical cord that the lights are hanging from.

If you prefer not to see the yarn color being carried along, you will want to use a color that is concealed better by the yarn that you are using to crochet over the yarn being carried.

Crochet Christmas Blanket on a Chair in Front of Fireplace
Crochet Christmas Blanket on a Chair in Front of Fireplace

Crochet Stitches Used in This Holiday Blanket

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Bobble Blanket Decked in Blue

Shades of Blue Crochet Holiday Blanket Displayed with Christmas Decorations
Shades of Blue Crochet Holiday Blanket Displayed with Christmas Decorations

Bobble Blanket Decked in Blue is another Holiday Blanket that was made this year. My daughter picked out both sets of yarn. If you have the blue Christmas theme, this would be a lovely handmade item.

Crochet Stitch Videos are at the bottom of this pattern.

Back Post Double Crochet (BPDC)

Back post stitches appear to recede on the side of the crocheted fabric that is facing you. Note: Because a post stitch is shorter than a normal stitch, you make the turning chain with one chain stitch less than the normal turning chain requires. Yarn over, insert the hook from back to front between the posts of the first and second double crochet of the row below. Then insert the hook from the front to the back front between the posts of the second and third stitches. (The hook should now be positioned horizontally in front of the double crochet that you are working around). Yarn over, pull the yarn over the post of the stitch. There should now be 3 loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull the yarn through 2 loops on the hook. Last, yarn over again and pull through the last two loops on the hook.

Bobble Stitch – Double Crochet 6 Together (DC6TOG)

Yarn over, insert the hook and pull up a loop. Next, yarn over and pull through two loops on the hook. [Yarn over and insert the hook into the same space and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through two loops on hook]. Repeat between [ ] four more times for a total of 6. Complete the bobble stitch by yarning over and pulling through all seven loops on the hook.

Festive Light Crochet Blanket on the Back of a Leather Sofa
Festive Light Crochet Blanket on the Back of a Leather Sofa

Double Crochet (DC)

Yarn over, insert the hook and pull up a loop. Next, yarn over and pull through two loops on the hook. Lastly, yarn over again and pull through the last two loops on the hook.

Front Post Double Crochet (FPDC)

Front post stitches are raised crochet stitches on the surface of the fabric facing you. Note: Because a post stitch is shorter than a normal stitch, you make the turning chain with one chain stitch less than the normal turning chain requires. Yarn over, insert the hook from front to back between the posts of the first and second double crochet of the row below. Then insert the hook from the back to the front between the posts of the second and third stitches. (The hook should now be positioned horizontally behind the double crochet that you are working around). Yarn over, pull the yarn around the post of the stitch. There should now be 3 loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull the yarn through 2 loops on the hook. Lastly, yarn over again and pull through the last two loops on the hook.

Herringbone Half Double Crochet (HHDC)

Yarn over, insert the hook, pull up a loop. Pull this loop through the first loop on the hook. Last, yarn over again and pull through the last two loops on the hook.

Single Crochet

Insert the hook, pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through the two loops on the hook.

Festive Light Crochet Blanket Pattern Printable
Festive Light Crochet Blanket Pattern Printable

Directions: Festive Light Crochet Blanket

Finished Size

The blanket is approximately 53-inches long X 46-inches wide when measuring including the border. The border itself is approximately 3 inches wide.

Change the length by increasing or decreasing the blanket by 12 rows.

Change the width by using multiples of 8 plus 2.

Gauge

4-inch X 4-inch swatch = 15 stitches X 4 rows of Double Crochet.

Skill Level

Suit intermediate crocheter, but beginner comfortable with the double crochet will do fine too, as all steps well described along with video tutorials.

Materials

Dark Sage Caron Simply Soft yarn 8 skeins, or approximately 2,520 yards. There was about ¼ of a skein of yarn left over. If you are not able to find the yarn locally, you can find it here.

Royal Blue Caron Simply Soft yarn 1 Skein, or approximately 300 yards. There was about ¼ of a skein of yarn left over. If you are not able to find the yarn locally, you can find it here.

Harvest Red Caron Simply Soft yarn 1 Skein, or approximately 300 yards. There was about ¼ of a skein of yarn left over. If you are not able to find the yarn locally, you can find it here.

Gold Caron Simply Soft yarn 1 Skein, or approximately 300 yards. There was about ¼ of a skein of yarn left over. If you are not able to find the yarn locally, you can find it here.

Size H Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle

Festive Light Crochet Blanket on Steps with Holiday Boxes Decorated
Festive Light Crochet Blanket on Steps with Holiday Boxes Decorated

Abbreviations

CH = Chain

DC = Double Crochet

DC6TOG = Bobble Stitch – Double Crochet 6 Together

FPDC = Front Post Double Crochet

HHDC = Herringbone Half Double Crochet

SC = Single Crochet

SK = Skip

SL ST = Slip Stitch

ST = Stitch

STs = Stitches

[ ] repeat between

Textured Bobble Blanket Folded on the Back of a Chair
Textured Bobble Blanket Folded on the Back of a Chair

Pattern Notes for the Bobble Blanket

Turn at the end of each row.

Carry three colors of yarn along only in the row where the bobbles are completed.

This crochet pattern is a 12-row repeat.

The first row is worked in the back bump of the initial chain row of chain stitches.

Each row should end with 136 stitches completed. (the bobbles are counted as 1 stitch). Each row beginning chains are counted as a Stitch.

Each row is worked using the dark sage yarn. For the bobble rows, the dark sage yarn is worked over the three strands of colored yarn.

Counting in this pattern is particularly important. If you are off by just one stitch, the bobble will be placed in the wrong location and it will be very noticeable.

Color Changes for Bobbles.

In the rows with a bobble beginning in the 8th stitch and working one in every 8th stitch to the end of the row, begin with Gold, next is Harvest Red, third color is Royal Blue. Repeat alternating in this color pattern all the way across. For this row, you will begin and end with a Gold colored bobble. There should be a total of 16 bobbles in this row.

In the rows with a bobble beginning in the 4th stitch and working on in every 8th stitch to the end of the row, begin with Harvest Red, next is Royal Blue, third color is Gold. Repeat alternating in this color pattern all the way across. For this row, you will begin with a Harvest Red and end with a Royal Blue colored bobble. There should be a total of 17 bobbles in this row.

Back Side or Wrong Side of Festive Light Crochet Blanket
Back Side or Wrong Side of Festive Light Crochet Blanket

There is a right side and wrong side to this blanket. You will know you might have done one too many rows of another stitch if your bobbles are popping out the wrong way. 

To change colors for the bobble:

pull through the colored yarn just before you finish the 7th stitch. Once the DC6TOG is worked for the bobble, just before you finish the bobble stitch, pull the dark sage through all 7 loops on the hook. This will give you a seamless color change and it will be very easy to count your stitches as well.

Keep Even Edges Throughout the Festive Crochet Blanket

When alternating between the Herringbone Half Double Crochet and the Double Crochet, it can be confusing to figure out where the first stitch goes. You will see two example photos with the yarn needle poked through the crochet stitch where the first stitch will be worked in the row after the initial chain stitches. (I am showing you this because it looks slightly different and I kept messing up where to start after I had completed the HHDC row. Hope this helps you not have to rework a few rows).

The first photo shows the first stitch after the HHDC row is worked.

Showing Where the First Stitch is Placed after the Initial Chain Stitches in the Row
Showing Where the First Stitch is Placed after the Initial Chain Stitches in the Row

This second photo shows the first stitch after the DC row is worked.

Showing Where to Put the First Stitch in the Double Crochet Row
Showing Where to Put the First Stitch in the Double Crochet Row

Directions:

Begin

Using the Dark Sage Yarn, Chain 138

Row 1

In the 4th CH from the hook, DC in the back bump of each ST across. Turn

Row 2

CH 2 (counts as HHDC), complete a HHDC in each ST across. Turn

Row 3

CH 3 (counts as DC), complete a DC in each ST across. Turn

Row 4

CH 2 (counts as HHDC), complete a HHDC in each ST across. Turn

Row 5

CH 3 (counts as DC), complete a DC in each ST across. Turn

Row 6

In this row, you will crochet each ST around the three strands of colored yarn (Gold, Harvest Red, and Royal Blue).

CH 1 (does not count as a ST), SC in the same ST and in the next 6 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Gold colored yarn. [Continue working a pattern of SC in the next 7 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Harvest Red yarn this time. Work the next pattern of Sc in the next 7 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Royal Blue yarn this time. Continue working a pattern of SC in the next 7 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Gold yarn this time]. Repeat between [ ] across. (Notes: there should be 16 bobbles in this row and the colors should begin and end with the Gold yarn. Leave a tail on the colored yarn at the beginning and end of this row so it can be crocheted over when working the first round of the border).

Row 7

CH 3 (counts as DC), complete a DC in each ST across. Turn

Row 8

CH 2 (counts as HHDC), complete a HHDC in each ST across. Turn

Row 9

CH 3 (counts as DC), complete a DC in each ST across. Turn

Row 10

CH 2 (counts as HHDC), complete a HHDC in each ST across. Turn

Row 11

CH 3 (counts as DC), complete a DC in each ST across. Turn

Row 12

Just as in row 6, in this row, you will crochet each ST around the three strands of colored yarn (Harvest Red, Royal Blue, and Gold).

CH 1 (does not count as a ST), SC in the same ST and in the next 2 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 4th ST with the Harvest Red colored yarn. [Work a SC in the next 7 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Royal Blue yarn this time. Continue working the pattern of SC in the next 7 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Gold yarn this time. Continue working a pattern of SC in the next 7 STs, then working a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Harvest Red yarn this time]. Repeat between [ ] across. (Notes: there should be 17 bobbles in this row and the colors should begin with Harvest Red and end with the Royal Blue yarn. Leave a tail on the colored yarn at the beginning and end of this row so it can be crocheted over when working the first round of the border).

Rows 13-107

Repeat between Rows 1-12.

However, to help keep track of the rows, I will detail them here. This is a nice pattern to print and mark off the rows as you complete them to help remember where you left off.

First Repeat of First Twelve Rows for Bobble Blanket

Close up of Crochet Bobble Stitch for Holiday Blanket Pattern
Close up of Crochet Bobble Stitch for Holiday Blanket Pattern

Row 13

CH 3 (counts as DC), complete a DC in each ST across. Turn

Row 14

CH 2 (counts as HHDC), complete a HHDC in each ST across. Turn

Row 15

CH 3 (counts as DC), complete a DC in each ST across. Turn

Row 16

CH 2 (counts as HHDC), complete a HHDC in each ST across. Turn

Row 17

CH 3 (counts as DC), complete a DC in each ST across. Turn

Row 18

In this row, you will crochet each ST around the three strands of colored yarn (Gold, Harvest Red, and Royal Blue).

CH 1 (does not count as a ST), SC in the same ST and in the next 6 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Gold colored yarn. [Continue working a pattern of SC in the next 7 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Harvest Red yarn this time. Work the next pattern of Sc in the next 7 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Royal Blue yarn this time. Continue working a pattern of SC in the next 7 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Gold yarn this time]. Repeat between [ ] across. (Notes: there should be 16 bobbles in this row and the colors should begin and end with the Gold yarn. Leave a tail on the colored yarn at the beginning and end of this row so it can be crocheted over when working the first round of the border).

Row 19

CH 3 (counts as DC), complete a DC in each ST across. Turn

Row 20

CH 2 (counts as HHDC), complete a HHDC in each ST across. Turn

Row 21

CH 3 (counts as DC), complete a DC in each ST across. Turn

Row 22

CH 2 (counts as HHDC), complete a HHDC in each ST across. Turn

Row 23

CH 3 (counts as DC), complete a DC in each ST across. Turn

Row 24

Just as in row 6, in this row, you will crochet each ST around the three strands of colored yarn (Harvest Red, Royal Blue, and Gold).

CH 1 (does not count as a ST), SC in the same ST and in the next 2 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 4th ST with the Harvest Red colored yarn. [Work a SC in the next 7 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Royal Blue yarn this time. Continue working the pattern of SC in the next 7 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Gold yarn this time. Continue working a pattern of SC in the next 7 STs, then working a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Harvest Red yarn this time]. Repeat between [ ] across. (Notes: there should be 17 bobbles in this row and the colors should begin with Harvest Red and end with the Royal Blue yarn. Leave a tail on the colored yarn at the beginning and end of this row so it can be crocheted over when working the first round of the border).

Second Repeat of First Twelve Rows

Row 25

CH 3 (counts as DC), complete a DC in each ST across. Turn

Row 26

CH 2 (counts as HHDC), complete a HHDC in each ST across. Turn

Row 27

CH 3 (counts as DC), complete a DC in each ST across. Turn

Row 28

CH 2 (counts as HHDC), complete a HHDC in each ST across. Turn

Row 29

CH 3 (counts as DC), complete a DC in each ST across. Turn

Row 30

In this row, you will crochet each ST around the three strands of colored yarn (Gold, Harvest Red, and Royal Blue).

CH 1 (does not count as a ST), SC in the same ST and in the next 6 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Gold colored yarn. [Continue working a pattern of SC in the next 7 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Harvest Red yarn this time. Work the next pattern of Sc in the next 7 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Royal Blue yarn this time. Continue working a pattern of SC in the next 7 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Gold yarn this time]. Repeat between [ ] across. (Notes: there should be 16 bobbles in this row and the colors should begin and end with the Gold yarn. Leave a tail on the colored yarn at the beginning and end of this row so it can be crocheted over when working the first round of the border).

Row 31

CH 3 (counts as DC), complete a DC in each ST across. Turn

Row 32

CH 2 (counts as HHDC), complete a HHDC in each ST across. Turn

Row 33

CH 3 (counts as DC), complete a DC in each ST across. Turn

Row 34

CH 2 (counts as HHDC), complete a HHDC in each ST across. Turn

Row 35

CH 3 (counts as DC), complete a DC in each ST across. Turn

Row 36

Just as in row 6, in this row, you will crochet each ST around the three strands of colored yarn (Harvest Red, Royal Blue, and Gold).

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CH 1 (does not count as a ST), SC in the same ST and in the next 2 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 4th ST with the Harvest Red colored yarn. [Work a SC in the next 7 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Royal Blue yarn this time. Continue working the pattern of SC in the next 7 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Gold yarn this time. Continue working a pattern of SC in the next 7 STs, then working a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Harvest Red yarn this time]. Repeat between [ ] across. (Notes: there should be 17 bobbles in this row and the colors should begin with Harvest Red and end with the Royal Blue yarn. Leave a tail on the colored yarn at the beginning and end of this row so it can be crocheted over when working the first round of the border).

Third Repeat of First Twelve Rows for Holiday Blanket

Row 37

CH 3 (counts as DC), complete a DC in each ST across. Turn

Row 38

CH 2 (counts as HHDC), complete a HHDC in each ST across. Turn

Row 39

CH 3 (counts as DC), complete a DC in each ST across. Turn

Row 40

CH 2 (counts as HHDC), complete a HHDC in each ST across. Turn

Row 41

CH 3 (counts as DC), complete a DC in each ST across. Turn

Row 42

In this row, you will crochet each ST around the three strands of colored yarn (Gold, Harvest Red, and Royal Blue).

CH 1 (does not count as a ST), SC in the same ST and in the next 6 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Gold colored yarn. [Continue working a pattern of SC in the next 7 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Harvest Red yarn this time. Work the next pattern of Sc in the next 7 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Royal Blue yarn this time. Continue working a pattern of SC in the next 7 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Gold yarn this time]. Repeat between [ ] across. (Notes: there should be 16 bobbles in this row and the colors should begin and end with the Gold yarn. Leave a tail on the colored yarn at the beginning and end of this row so it can be crocheted over when working the first round of the border).

Row 43

CH 3 (counts as DC), complete a DC in each ST across. Turn

Row 44

CH 2 (counts as HHDC), complete a HHDC in each ST across. Turn

Row 45

CH 3 (counts as DC), complete a DC in each ST across. Turn

Row 46

CH 2 (counts as HHDC), complete a HHDC in each ST across. Turn

Row 47

CH 3 (counts as DC), complete a DC in each ST across. Turn

Row 48

Just as in row 6, in this row, you will crochet each ST around the three strands of colored yarn (Harvest Red, Royal Blue, and Gold).

CH 1 (does not count as a ST), SC in the same ST and in the next 2 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 4th ST with the Harvest Red colored yarn. [Work a SC in the next 7 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Royal Blue yarn this time. Continue working the pattern of SC in the next 7 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Gold yarn this time. Continue working a pattern of SC in the next 7 STs, then working a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Harvest Red yarn this time]. Repeat between [ ] across. (Notes: there should be 17 bobbles in this row and the colors should begin with Harvest Red and end with the Royal Blue yarn. Leave a tail on the colored yarn at the beginning and end of this row so it can be crocheted over when working the first round of the border).

Crochet Afghan with Texture and Bobbles Crocheted
Crochet Afghan with Texture and Bobbles Crocheted

Fourth Repeat of First Twelve Rows

Row 49

CH 3 (counts as DC), complete a DC in each ST across. Turn

Row 50

CH 2 (counts as HHDC), complete a HHDC in each ST across. Turn

Row 51

CH 3 (counts as DC), complete a DC in each ST across. Turn

Row 52

CH 2 (counts as HHDC), complete a HHDC in each ST across. Turn

Row 53

CH 3 (counts as DC), complete a DC in each ST across. Turn

Row 54

In this row, you will crochet each ST around the three strands of colored yarn (Gold, Harvest Red, and Royal Blue).

CH 1 (does not count as a ST), SC in the same ST and in the next 6 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Gold colored yarn. [Continue working a pattern of SC in the next 7 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Harvest Red yarn this time. Work the next pattern of Sc in the next 7 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Royal Blue yarn this time. Continue working a pattern of SC in the next 7 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Gold yarn this time]. Repeat between [ ] across. (Notes: there should be 16 bobbles in this row and the colors should begin and end with the Gold yarn. Leave a tail on the colored yarn at the beginning and end of this row so it can be crocheted over when working the first round of the border).

Row 55

CH 3 (counts as DC), complete a DC in each ST across. Turn

Row 56

CH 2 (counts as HHDC), complete a HHDC in each ST across. Turn

Row 57

CH 3 (counts as DC), complete a DC in each ST across. Turn

Row 58

CH 2 (counts as HHDC), complete a HHDC in each ST across. Turn

Row 59

CH 3 (counts as DC), complete a DC in each ST across. Turn

Row 60

Just as in row 6, in this row, you will crochet each ST around the three strands of colored yarn (Harvest Red, Royal Blue, and Gold).

CH 1 (does not count as a ST), SC in the same ST and in the next 2 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 4th ST with the Harvest Red colored yarn. [Work a SC in the next 7 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Royal Blue yarn this time. Continue working the pattern of SC in the next 7 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Gold yarn this time. Continue working a pattern of SC in the next 7 STs, then working a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Harvest Red yarn this time]. Repeat between [ ] across. (Notes: there should be 17 bobbles in this row and the colors should begin with Harvest Red and end with the Royal Blue yarn. Leave a tail on the colored yarn at the beginning and end of this row so it can be crocheted over when working the first round of the border).

Fifth Repeat of First Twelve Rows of Festive Light Crochet Blanket

Row 61

CH 3 (counts as DC), complete a DC in each ST across. Turn

Row 62

CH 2 (counts as HHDC), complete a HHDC in each ST across. Turn

Row 63

CH 3 (counts as DC), complete a DC in each ST across. Turn

Row 64

CH 2 (counts as HHDC), complete a HHDC in each ST across. Turn

Row 65

CH 3 (counts as DC), complete a DC in each ST across. Turn

Row 66

In this row, you will crochet each ST around the three strands of colored yarn (Gold, Harvest Red, and Royal Blue).

CH 1 (does not count as a ST), SC in the same ST and in the next 6 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Gold colored yarn. [Continue working a pattern of SC in the next 7 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Harvest Red yarn this time. Work the next pattern of Sc in the next 7 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Royal Blue yarn this time. Continue working a pattern of SC in the next 7 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Gold yarn this time]. Repeat between [ ] across. (Notes: there should be 16 bobbles in this row and the colors should begin and end with the Gold yarn. Leave a tail on the colored yarn at the beginning and end of this row so it can be crocheted over when working the first round of the border).

Row 67

CH 3 (counts as DC), complete a DC in each ST across. Turn

Row 68

CH 2 (counts as HHDC), complete a HHDC in each ST across. Turn

Row 69

CH 3 (counts as DC), complete a DC in each ST across. Turn

Row 70

CH 2 (counts as HHDC), complete a HHDC in each ST across. Turn

Row 71

CH 3 (counts as DC), complete a DC in each ST across. Turn

Row 72

Just as in row 6, in this row, you will crochet each ST around the three strands of colored yarn (Harvest Red, Royal Blue, and Gold).

CH 1 (does not count as a ST), SC in the same ST and in the next 2 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 4th ST with the Harvest Red colored yarn. [Work a SC in the next 7 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Royal Blue yarn this time. Continue working the pattern of SC in the next 7 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Gold yarn this time. Continue working a pattern of SC in the next 7 STs, then working a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Harvest Red yarn this time]. Repeat between [ ] across. (Notes: there should be 17 bobbles in this row and the colors should begin with Harvest Red and end with the Royal Blue yarn. Leave a tail on the colored yarn at the beginning and end of this row so it can be crocheted over when working the first round of the border).

Festive Light Crochet Blanket Sixth Repeat of the First Twelve Rows

Row 73

CH 3 (counts as DC), complete a DC in each ST across. Turn

Row 74

CH 2 (counts as HHDC), complete a HHDC in each ST across. Turn

Row 75

CH 3 (counts as DC), complete a DC in each ST across. Turn

Row 76

CH 2 (counts as HHDC), complete a HHDC in each ST across. Turn

Row 77

CH 3 (counts as DC), complete a DC in each ST across. Turn

Row 78

In this row, you will crochet each ST around the three strands of colored yarn (Gold, Harvest Red, and Royal Blue).

CH 1 (does not count as a ST), SC in the same ST and in the next 6 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Gold colored yarn. [Continue working a pattern of SC in the next 7 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Harvest Red yarn this time. Work the next pattern of Sc in the next 7 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Royal Blue yarn this time. Continue working a pattern of SC in the next 7 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Gold yarn this time]. Repeat between [ ] across. (Notes: there should be 16 bobbles in this row and the colors should begin and end with the Gold yarn. Leave a tail on the colored yarn at the beginning and end of this row so it can be crocheted over when working the first round of the border).

Row 79

CH 3 (counts as DC), complete a DC in each ST across. Turn

Row 80

CH 2 (counts as HHDC), complete a HHDC in each ST across. Turn

Row 81

CH 3 (counts as DC), complete a DC in each ST across. Turn

Row 82

CH 2 (counts as HHDC), complete a HHDC in each ST across. Turn

Row 83

CH 3 (counts as DC), complete a DC in each ST across. Turn

Row 84

Just as in row 6, in this row, you will crochet each ST around the three strands of colored yarn (Harvest Red, Royal Blue, and Gold).

CH 1 (does not count as a ST), SC in the same ST and in the next 2 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 4th ST with the Harvest Red colored yarn. [Work a SC in the next 7 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Royal Blue yarn this time. Continue working the pattern of SC in the next 7 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Gold yarn this time. Continue working a pattern of SC in the next 7 STs, then working a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Harvest Red yarn this time]. Repeat between [ ] across. (Notes: there should be 17 bobbles in this row and the colors should begin with Harvest Red and end with the Royal Blue yarn. Leave a tail on the colored yarn at the beginning and end of this row so it can be crocheted over when working the first round of the border).

Seventh Repeat of the First Twelve Rows

Row 85

CH 3 (counts as DC), complete a DC in each ST across. Turn

Row 86

CH 2 (counts as HHDC), complete a HHDC in each ST across. Turn

Row 87

CH 3 (counts as DC), complete a DC in each ST across. Turn

Row 88

CH 2 (counts as HHDC), complete a HHDC in each ST across. Turn

Row 89

CH 3 (counts as DC), complete a DC in each ST across. Turn

Row 90

In this row, you will crochet each ST around the three strands of colored yarn (Gold, Harvest Red, and Royal Blue).

CH 1 (does not count as a ST), SC in the same ST and in the next 6 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Gold colored yarn. [Continue working a pattern of SC in the next 7 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Harvest Red yarn this time. Work the next pattern of Sc in the next 7 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Royal Blue yarn this time. Continue working a pattern of SC in the next 7 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Gold yarn this time]. Repeat between [ ] across. (Notes: there should be 16 bobbles in this row and the colors should begin and end with the Gold yarn. Leave a tail on the colored yarn at the beginning and end of this row so it can be crocheted over when working the first round of the border).

 Row 91

CH 3 (counts as DC), complete a DC in each ST across. Turn

Row 92

CH 2 (counts as HHDC), complete a HHDC in each ST across. Turn

Row 93

CH 3 (counts as DC), complete a DC in each ST across. Turn

Row 94

CH 2 (counts as HHDC), complete a HHDC in each ST across. Turn

Row 95

CH 3 (counts as DC), complete a DC in each ST across. Turn

Row 96

Just as in row 6, in this row, you will crochet each ST around the three strands of colored yarn (Harvest Red, Royal Blue, and Gold).

CH 1 (does not count as a ST), SC in the same ST and in the next 2 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 4th ST with the Harvest Red colored yarn. [Work a SC in the next 7 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Royal Blue yarn this time. Continue working the pattern of SC in the next 7 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Gold yarn this time. Continue working a pattern of SC in the next 7 STs, then working a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Harvest Red yarn this time]. Repeat between [ ] across. (Notes: there should be 17 bobbles in this row and the colors should begin with Harvest Red and end with the Royal Blue yarn. Leave a tail on the colored yarn at the beginning and end of this row so it can be crocheted over when working the first round of the border).

Crochet Ribbed Border on Holiday Blanket
Crochet Ribbed Border on Holiday Blanket

Eight Repeat of the First Twelve Rows

Row 97

CH 3 (counts as DC), complete a DC in each ST across. Turn

Row 98

CH 2 (counts as HHDC), complete a HHDC in each ST across. Turn

Row 99

CH 3 (counts as DC), complete a DC in each ST across. Turn

Row 100

CH 2 (counts as HHDC), complete a HHDC in each ST across. Turn

Row 101

CH 3 (counts as DC), complete a DC in each ST across. Turn

Row 102

In this row, you will crochet each ST around the three strands of colored yarn (Gold, Harvest Red, and Royal Blue).

CH 1 (does not count as a ST), SC in the same ST and in the next 6 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Gold colored yarn. [Continue working a pattern of SC in the next 7 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Harvest Red yarn this time. Work the next pattern of Sc in the next 7 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Royal Blue yarn this time. Continue working a pattern of SC in the next 7 STs, then work a DC6TOG cluster in the 8th ST with the Gold yarn this time]. Repeat between [ ] across. (Notes: there should be 16 bobbles in this row and the colors should begin and end with the Gold yarn. Leave a tail on the colored yarn at the beginning and end of this row so it can be crocheted over when working the first round of the border).

 Row 103

CH 3 (counts as DC), complete a DC in each ST across. Turn

Row 104

CH 2 (counts as HHDC), complete a HHDC in each ST across. Turn

Row 105

CH 3 (counts as DC), complete a DC in each ST across. Turn

Row 106

CH 2 (counts as HHDC), complete a HHDC in each ST across. Turn

Row 107

CH 3 (counts as DC), complete a DC in each ST across. Turn

Finishing

Weave in the dark sage yarn with a tapestry needle.

Tying Colored Yarn Together at the Beginning and End of the Row
Tying Colored Yarn Together at the Beginning and End of the Row

Tie the colored yarn ends for each row together. I just made a loop and pulled all 3 yarn ends through keeping the knot close to the beginning or end of the row. This will help keep the yarn from pulling back through. Additionally, the yarn will be crocheted over with the first round of the border.

Completing Round 1 of Single Crochet Over Colored Yarn on Side of Blanket
Completing Round 1 of Single Crochet Over Colored Yarn on Side of Blanket

Crocheting the Ribbed Border

Round 1

Pull up a loop in any corner and CH 1. SC in the same ST and in each ST around the entire blanket, working 3 SC in each corner ST. SL ST into the initial SC to complete this round. On the sides of the blanket, do your best to work one SC per row. (When crocheting on the sides, you will be crocheting over the colored yarn ends. When you get to the next row of colored ends, trim off the colored yarn ends from the previous row. This helps the colored yarn but up against each other and have continual color on the side).

Round 2

CH 3 (counts as DC), DC around the entire blanket, working 3 DC into each corner ending with a SL ST into the top CH of the first chain 3.

Round 3

Start with a CH 2. (the stitches on this row are a bit shorter than the regular DC). Complete an alternating ST pattern between FPDC and BPDC.  Corners: When you get to the corners, continue to work 3 DC into the middle DC ST from the previous row. However, on the other two stitches from the previous row DCs in the corner – blend those into the FPDC and BPDC. See the photos of the corners to help show the detail.

Rounds 4-10

Repeat round 3. However, make sure to complete the FPDC and BPDC where the previous row FPDC and BPDC have been completed. This elongates that stitch and creates the beautiful ribbed look.

Here is a video on the Alternating FPDC and BPDC stitches for a crochet border.

Front Post and Back Post Double Crochet Photo Tutorial

I know some people prefer and video, some like just the written directions, and other folks like to have a photo tutorial. It is my hope that I have included enough variety to help everyone learn how to make this beautiful crochet pattern.

back post double crochet step 1
front post double crochet step 1
front post double crochet complete

Here is a close up of a Corner using this Ribbed Stitch.

Ribbed border corner detail

Holiday Blanket Extra Styling Tip: Use your fingers to push the bobble together and give it a round shape. 

Crochet Stitch Video Tutorials

Left hand Bobble Stitch tutorial

Right hand Bobble Stitch tutorial

Changing Color for the Crochet Bobble Stitch

Left Hand Changing Color for the Bobble Stitch

Right Hand Herringbone Half Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Left Hand Herringbone Half Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial

How to Crochet the Front Post and Back Post Double Crochet tutorial

Finding the Right Holiday Blanket Crochet Pattern

While you can find many crochet patterns on this site, I have a few ideas to get you started below. However, if you are still looking for just the right crochet pattern, All Free Crochet Afghan has hundreds to choose from. This link will take you to their Holiday Afghans. Enjoy!

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I hope that you liked this pattern. If you are looking for more ideas for crocheted projects, here are a few others you may enjoy.

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