Free Crochet Afghan Pattern One Piece, The Bobble Afghan. This trendy and eye-catching afghan is not only fun to make, it also adds a touch of modern flair to any space. Best of all, I’m sharing the pattern with you for free! This is a free crochet afghan pattern one-piece beautiful crochet pattern. Works up fast and makes a perfect gift. Finished blanket size measures 53″ x 63″.
The trendy bobble stitches add a beautiful texture which is subtle and modern. It’s the perfect throw pattern, easily covers adult and is an easy project to complete in your free time. Also makes a great gift for baby showers, perfect play time blanket to crawl or lay on. This simple pattern is fun for new crocheters because it has basic stitches and the fun bobble stitch, which is not too bad once you get the hang of it.
I love easy afghan patterns with simple stitches, it’s the perfect way to spend a fall day crocheting and catching up with friends or family over the phone. Cozy blanket made in one piece with basic crochet stitches and laced with the trendy bobble stitch (consists of 5 double crochet stitches). So if you have been searching for a beautiful blanket using bulky yarn with zero color changes, this is the perfect afghan blanket for you!
Skill level is confident beginner which most beginner crocheters tend to be now a days! Using two colors of medium weight 4 yarn and a 9 mm crochet hook for this great project. This is my favorite crochet chunky yarn blanket but made with 2 strands of yarn. You can use worsted weight or aran weight yarn, it’s your choice. The yarn weight is slightly different for aran weight yarn and worsted weight yarn but will not be an issue for this free crochet pattern.
My favorite type of yarn for this project is acrylic medium weight yarn is Lion Brand Pound of Love or Yarnspirations Caron One Pound Yarn for project such as blankets and clothing. It’s soft yarn, comes in lots of different colors and is great for this crochet projects. Yarn colors used in my sample is purple and white. You can use one single color of yarn but you need to use two skeins at a time to get the right thickness for this afghan.
For the sample afghan, I used 5 skeins of yarn and here’s exactly what was used for my sample: 3 Skeins of Yarnspirations Caron One Pound Yarn (White) and 2 skeins of Lion Brand Pound of Love (Thistle Chardon) which is purple or any two colors of yarn. The color scheme is up to you but any time you use white colors with a darker color, the contrast is the best thing.
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Free Afghan Crochet Pattern One Piece – Important Info
Materials: Before we jump into the pattern, let’s gather our materials. For this project, you’ll need:
- Yarn: Choose your favorite colors in the same weight category. Worsted weight yarn 4 ply is a good choice.
- Crochet Hook: Select a hook size that matches the yarn weight you’ve chosen. Recommended size: 9 mm crochet hook.
- Scissors: For changing colors of yarn only when you run out of a color.
- Yarn Needle: For weaving in ends.
- Stitch markers (optional)
Free Crochet Afghan Pattern One Piece – Big Bobble Afghan
- Single crochet – Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, and pull up a loop.
- Double crochet – Yarn over and insert the hook into stitch. Yarn over and draw yarn through, pulling up a loop. Yarn over and pull yarn through the first two loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull yarn through the last two loops on the hook..
- Extended Single Crochet – To extend a single crochet, you start like a normal single crochet, but pull through only one loop on the hook, creating a chain stitch, then yarn over and pull through both loops on the hook.
- Bobble Stitch – Yarn over and complete 5 double crochet stitches into the same stitch, then pull hook through all loops on your hook, finish by placing a single crochet in next chain stitch.
Abbreviations (US Terms):
CH = Chain
SC = Single Crochet
ESC = Extended Single Crochet
DC = Double Crochet
BO = Bobble Stitch (5 DCs and SC in next CH)
Finished product measures 53″ x 63″.
Written Stitch Pattern:
Start with a foundation chain, chain 115 and turn.
1: SC in first CH from hook to the end, CH 1, turn.
2 – 9: ESC in first CH from hook to the end, CH 1, turn.
10: SC in first CH from hook, BO (5 DCs and SC in next CH), ESC in last CH, CH 1, turn.
11: SC in first CH from hook to the end, CH 1, turn.
12 – 16: ESC in first CH from hook to the end, CH 1, turn.
17: SC in first CH from hook, BO (5 DCs and SC in next CH), ESC in last CH, CH 1, turn.
18: SC in first CH from hook to the end, CH 1, turn.
19 – 28: ESC in first CH from hook to the end, CH 1, turn.
29: SC in first CH from hook, BO (5 DCs and SC in next CH), ESC in last CH, CH 1, turn.
30: SC in first CH from hook to the end, CH 1, turn.
31 – 38: ESC in first CH from hook to the end, CH 1, turn.
39: SC in first CH from hook, BO (5 DCs and SC in next CH), ESC in last CH, CH 1, turn.
40: SC in first CH from hook to the end, CH 1, turn.
41 – 46: ESC in first CH from hook to the end, CH 1, turn.
47: SC in first CH from hook, BO (5 DCs and SC in next CH), ESC in last CH, CH 1, turn.
48: SC in first CH from hook to the end, CH 1, turn.
49 – 55: ESC in first CH from hook to the end, CH 1, turn.
56: SC in first CH from hook, BO (5 DCs and SC in next CH), ESC in last CH, CH 1, turn.
57: SC in first CH from hook to the end, CH 1, turn.
58 – 67: ESC in first CH from hook to the end, CH 1, turn.
68: SC in first CH from hook, BO (5 DCs and SC in next CH), ESC in last CH, CH 1, turn.
69: SC in first CH from hook to the end, CH 1, turn.
70 – 79: ESC in first CH from hook to the end, CH 1, do not turn.
80: CH 1, 3 SCs in first corner stitch. SC around all four sides for the first round of the border. Add 3 SCs on each corner.
81: 3 DC’s in firm corner stitch. DC in each stitch on all four sides for the last round of the border. Add 3 DCs in each corner. This will ensure the afghan lays flat and won’t curl up at the corners. Tie off when done and weave in tails with yarn needle.
Finishing: Fasten off and weave in any remaining ends with a yarn needle.
Free Crochet Afghan Pattern One Piece – Tips and Tricks
Color Play: Experiment with different color combinations for a personalized touch. Whether you prefer bold and bright or soft and subtle, the bobble stitches will showcase your chosen colors beautifully.
Blocking: You don’t need to block this blanket. Blocking is for granny squares, save your time and energy and skip this step.
Two Strands: Keep on eye on your yarn and make sure you watch it closely to ensure you are still pulling up both colors. It’s easy for one color to fall off your hook. Rip out and redo if needed.
ESC Stitch: Tighten your tension yarn up after each stitch.
Bobble Stitch: Make sure you pull up before you pull final stitch to close the bobble. If you gently pull the hook with all the loops on it upwards AND face crochet hook teeth down, then pull up and through it works best.
Stitch Markers: Use stitch markers to keep track of your bobble stitches, only if this helps you. I personally never use stitch markers but use what works for you and your skill level.
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