Crochet Boho Lines Baby Blanket

Hey it’s Hannah, I’m working on a new baby blanket this week using some Yarn Bee Alpaca Twist I found at Hobby Lobby. I know I’ve made several blankets with a variation of bobbles and stripes, but I was inspired by a pillow I saw at Target the other day and wanted to see what would happen if I put different sizes of bobbles right next to each other 😊.


The pink part is extended half double crochet, worked in between the posts of the row below. Then the white lines are regular half double crochet in between the posts and a big puff stitch with two smaller puff stitches on either side.

If you’re not sure what it means to work ‘in between the posts’ here is a video to show you how!

Materials

Finished size 30 x 36 inches

6 balls of Yarn Bee Alpaca Twist in Blush

1 ball of Yarn Bee Alpaca Twist in White

Size K, 6.5mm Hook

Tapestry Needle

Scissors

(A PDF of this pattern is available on Etsy.)

Stitches

Half Double Crochet (HDC) – YO, insert hook, pull up a loop, YO, pull through all loops. 

Extended Half Double Crochet (XHDC) – YO, insert your hook, pull up a loop, YO, pull through one loop, YO, pull through remaining loops

Small Puff Stitch – *YO, insert your hook, and pull up a loop. Repeat from * two more times. Then YO and pull through all loops on hook. 

Large Puff Stitch – *YO, insert your hook, and pull up a loop. Repeat from * four more times. Then YO and pull through all loops on hook. 

Wide HDC – Work a regular HDC, but insert your hook in between the posts of the row below. 

Wide XHDC – Work an extended HDC, but insert your hook in between the posts of the row below. (See graphic below)

hdc graphic
Thanks for our friends at Yarnspirations for creating this graphic!

Pattern

Chain 99 with Blush. (To make your blanket bigger or smaller, chain any multiple of 10, then add 9.)

ROW 1: Starting in the third chain from the hook, work an Extended Half Double Crochet (XHDC) in each chain. When you reach the end of the chain, chain 2 and turn. 

ROWS 2 – 5: Work four rows of Wide XHDC. (From now on in the blanket you will always be inserting your hook in between the posts of the row below.) Chain 2 and turn at the end of each row. When you reach the end of the fifth row, pull through with White on the last stitch, when you still have three loops left on your hook. Cut the Blush, leaving about a six inch tail you can weave into the blanket later. Chain 2 with White and turn. 

ROW 6: *Work 7 wide HDC stitches, then one small puff stitch, one large puff stitch, and another small puff stitch. Repeat from * to the end of the row. You should end with 7 wide HDC stitches. (When you are working the puff stitches, you still want to insert your hook in between the posts, in the same way as if you were working a wide HDC). 

(Note: In the video above my mom is working wide XHDCs instead of wide HDCs for the white lines, which you can do if you’d like to make your lines a little bit thicker.)

At the end of the row, pull through with Blush on the last stitch. Cut the White and leave a tail to weave in later. Chain 2 with Blush and turn. 

ROWS 7 – 11: Work five rows of wide XHDC with Blush. At the end of the 11th row, pull through with White, and cut the Blush. Chain 2 with White and turn. (When you are working the row above the puffs, insert your hook on either side of them as if they are regular stitch posts.)

ROW 12: Work 12 wide HDC stitches, then one small puff stitch, one large puff stitch, and another small puff stitch. Then *work 7 wide HDC stitches, then one small puff stitch, one large puff stitch, and another small puff stitch. Repeat from * to the end of the row and after the last puff end with 12 wide HDC stitches. 

At the end of the row, pull through with Blush on the last stitch. Cut the White and leave a tail to weave in later. Chain 2 with Blush and turn. 

ROWS 13 – 17: Work five rows of wide XHDC with Blush. At the end of the 11th row, pull through with White, and cut the Blush. Chain 2 with White and turn. 

Repeat rows 6 through 17 for the remainder of the blanket, until you end with 5 rows of Blush. 

Border

Weave in ends. 

Round 1: Pull up a loop in any corner and chain 2. Work one round of HDC around the blanket, working 3 HDCs into each corner. You can work in between the posts on the ends of the blanket, and work one HDC for each row on the sides. When you reach the corner you started with, do not join the round, but continue working in the same direction. 

Round 2: Work one round of DC, working one DC into the tops of each HDC of the previous round, and work 3 DC into the middle stitch of the 3 HDC that made the corner. Continue on in the same direction, do not join the round. 

Round 3: When you reach the corner you started with, work 3 DCs into the corner, then go around the blanket again, this time alternating front and back post double crochet. A front post DC means you insert your hook from front to back around the post of the next DC and work your DC. A back post DC means you insert your hook from the back to the front and work a DC.

When you get to the corners of this row, you will want to continue the pattern of alternating front and back post double crochet, but you will work three stitches around the corner post. 

So, for example, if you get to the corner post and you are supposed to work a front post DC, then work a front post DC, a back post DC, and a front post DC all around that corner post.  Then in the next stitch you would continue the alternating pattern, working the opposite of whichever stitch you just used (in this example, you would work a back post DC).

Just remember that you are always alternating front and back post double crochet around the whole blanket, you just happen to be working three of those stitches around the same post when you are working the corners.

Rounds 4-5: Work 3 alternating front post/back post DCs into the corner you started with and repeat round 3 around the blanket. Make sure you work the posts the same as the previous round, so if the stitch from the previous round was a front post DC, then work a front post DC around that post. 

You can go around as many times as you’d like to get your desired border height. When you reach the corner you start with, slip stitch into the corner and tie off.  See the video above if you’d like to see how to work the border!

When I finished my blanket I laid it out flat and pinned the corners to some foam board to even out my tension. Then I sprayed the blanket with some water and let it dry for a few hours. 

Thanks so much for visiting our website and thank you for being our crochet friends! xo, Hannah