We are finally on to the fourth and last square for this crochet blanket. The Hexagon Bobble Square is very beginner-friendly. It features the single crochet and bobble stitches. As I explain below, the bobble stitch is slightly adapted so that its texture matches that of the other squares in this blanket.
In case you missed the previous three squares, here are the links:
The Geometric Squares blanket is made up of four crochet squares each featuring a different geometric shape created with a different stitch. The stitches selected give your piece texture so the final look is gorgeous. The blanket itself can be adapted in many different ways: you can use only one, or two crochet squares, make them all in one colour or choose different colour combinations (gradient, rainbow etc) and you can also adapt the size of your blanket as well as how the squares are joined and the kind of blanket border you want.
In the next blog post of this series I will post about how many blanket squares you will need, how to crochet them together and add a border to your blanket. If you would like to receive an update when this new blog post it out, you can subscribe to my blog to get notified by email any time I post.
Let’s get started with our Hexagon Bobble Square! If you try out this pattern, I would love to hear from you.
For the Hexagon Bobble Square you will need:
- 4.00 mm crochet hook
- DK yarn, I used Paintbox simply DK 100% acrylic in Melon Sorbet (116) and Bubblegum Pink (150). You can use any other colour or yarn. If you use a different yarn you may end of up with a differently sized crochet square
- Tapestry needle to weave in your ends (I have previously bought those on amazon)
- Pair of scissors
Crochet stitches used in this pattern:
This pattern uses two very simple stitches: the single crochet stitch and the bobble stitch. You will find video tutorials for both directly below. Just remember that for the purposes of this pattern we have adapted the bobble stitch as explained below.
Remember to stop adding half completed double crochets when you have four loops on your hook, rather than six as described in the video tutorial. This is to ensure the texture of the bobble stitch matches that of the other squares in this pattern. Because the bobble stitch has a very strong stitch definition, we need to tweak it a bit to fit in with the more discreet-looking berry, puff and treble stitches.
Check out the video tutorial
Row by row instructions to make the Hexagon Bobble Square:
Chain (CH) 32.
Row 1: Place a single crochet (SC) in the second chain from hook. Continue along the chains by placing one SC in each space. You should have a total of 31 SCs at the end of your first row. CH 1 and turn.
Row 2: Place 1 SC in the first 3 stitches. Then, *make a bobble stitch (BO). Remember you are making an adapted BO stitch. This is made by yarning over (YO), placing your hook in the stitch. YO and pulling through, YO again and pulling through the first two loops only. Repeat this 3 times – you should have 4 loops on your hook. Then YO and pull through all the loops.
After that, place 1 SC, 1 BO and 8 SCs. Repeat from * one more time. Then place 1 BO, 1 SC, 1 BO and 3 SCs. CH 1 and turn.
Row 3: SC across your piece. You should have 31 SCs. CH 1 and turn.
Row 4: 2 SCs, *1 BO, 1 SC, 1 BO, 1 SC, 1 BO, 6 SCs. Repeat from * one more time. To finish your row, place 1 BO, 1 SC, 1 BO, 1 SC, 1 BO and 2 SCs. CH 1 and turn,
Row 5: SC across your piece. You should have 31 SCs. CH 1 and turn.
Row 6: 1 SC, * 1 BO, 1 SC, 1 BO, 1 SC, 1 BO, 1 SC, 1 BO, 4 SCs. Repeat from * one more time. Finish off your row by placing 1 BO, 1 SC, 1 BO, 1 SC, 1 BO, 1 SC, 1 BO and 1 SC. CH 1 and turn.
Row 7: SC across your piece. You should have 31 SCs. CH 1 and turn.
Row 8: repeat row 4.
Row 9: SC across your piece. You should have 31 SCs. CH 1 and turn.
Row 10: repeat row 2.
Rows 11-13: SC across your piece. You should have 31 SCs. CH 1 and turn.
Rows 14-25: repeat rows 2-13.
Rows 26-35: repeat rows 2-11. On row 35, finish off with a CH 1 and fasten off your yarn.
If you prefer following a pattern schematic, here is one for the Hexagon Bobble Square. Empty cells represent a single crochet and cells marked with an ‘X’ represent the adapted bobble crochet stitches. Remember to CH 1 at the end of each row, this is your turning chain and does not count towards your stitches.