This idea comes from our contributor Anne Weil. "The blanket is made with the soft bobble stitch, which makes a lovely round yet flat stitch with a fabulous squish and softness to it," she says. "The soft bobble stitch is fully reversible, identical and stunning from either side. Make this blanket leisurely over time after the announcement of your loved one's impending arrival. Though it looks complicated, it is the same stitch repeated on either side of the blanket, giving an easy meditative project." Before you begin, learn how to crochet.
30" (36") square = 1,140 (1,615) yards of yarn, or 12 (17) balls of the yarn as pictured
12 soft bobbles and 15 bobble rows to 6 inches square in pattern
ch = chain
yo = yarn over
st = stitch
rep = repeat
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