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Grandma Dot’s Bobble Square

This pattern is a translation that I did from an original work of my Grandmother’s. She created the pattern but stopped working on it, and lost the pattern she wrote down. I tried my best, and credit goes where credit is due!

*On a side note: this is my husbands favorite blanket design (apparently it’s ‘his’ now) because it’s just warm enough. He’s the type of person who is always on the warmer side, and he just loves it.

  • Worsted Weight Yarn, I used Red Heart Acrylic, Super Saver size (any material will do, raid you’re stash for a colorful blanket!)
  • Size H hook
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle

Pattern:
Block measures 7 inches square.

Pattern in US terms. I took a photo at the end of each round so that if you are a very visual person (like me) it might make things easier. Plus, you can hold up your work and compare if you want (I always do). The pins in each picture are placed in the corner stitches. Also, I got about 12-13 blocks from each skein, it is always better to get one extra skein when trying a new pattern just in case.

Bobble: *Pull loop on hook slightly to make it a little larger. YO, insert hook into stitch on previous round, pull loop through.* Repeat twice more, total of 6 loops on the hook. YO and pull loop through all 6 loops, chain 1 to complete bobble.

  • Ch. 3, join to make ring.
  • Round 1: Ch. 3. 11 dc into ring. Join to 3rd ch. st.
  • Round 2: Ch. 1, pull loop to make slightly larger (about 1/2). Make bobble where you joined round 1. Make another bobble between the next 2 dc from previous round. Make one more bobble between the next 2 dc from previous round. Chain 4.¬† Repeat making 3 bobbles then chain 4 a total of 3 more times. Join to top of first bobble in round.
  • Round 3: Slip stitch into space between first two bobbles of previous round. Make 1 bobble in space between the first 2 bobbles of previous row. Make another bobble between the next 2 bobbles of previous row. Ch. 1, 5 dc, ch. 1 all in chain 4 of previous round. *Make 1 bobble in each space between the 3 bobbles from previous round, ch. 1, 5 dc, ch. 1* repeat¬† from * to * 2 more times. Join to top of 1st bobble in the round to finish round.
  • Round 4: Slip stitch into space between first two bobbles of previous round. Make one bobble in space between the 2 bobbles. Ch. 1, (1 dc, 1 ch) in next 2 dc from previous round. (1 dc, ch, 1 dc, 1 ch, 1 dc, 1 ch) in 3rd dc. (1 dc, 1 ch) in next 2 dc. *Ch 1, 1 bobble in space between the 2 bobbles from previous round, ch 1, (1 dc, 1 ch) in next 2 dc from previous round, (1 dc, 1 ch, 1 dc, 1 ch, 1 dc, 1 ch) in 3rd dc from previous round, (1 dc, 1 ch) in next 2 dc.* repeat from * to * 2 more times. Join to top of bobble to finish round.
  • Round 5: Ch. 4. 1 dc and 1 ch in space between bobble and first dc from previous round. Then continue working 1 dc and 1 ch into each dc from previous round and on either side of each bobble, in each corner stitch do (1 dc, 1 ch, 1 dc, 1 ch, 1 dc, 1 ch).
  • Round 6: Ch. 3. 1 dc and 1 ch in each dc of previous row. In each corner dc from previous row do (1 dc, 1 ch, 1 dc, 1 ch, 1 dc, 1 ch).

Crochet the number of blocks needed to make the size you would like. Each block measures inches square. I made 30 blocks, and 40 were given to me, so 70 total.

Sew blocks together to create the blanket. The one I’m working on is 7 blocks by 10 blocks, makes a nice throw size.…

What’s your silly shopping weakness?

Now, this is pretty broad question, so let me explain.

I love school supplies.


I love to buy cases of said school supplies during awesome back-to-school sales, even when they are not on ‘the list’.

I have been seen buying cases of:

-New Pencils
-Composition Books
-Pens!
-Binders
-School Activity Books
-Glue Sticks
-Construction Paper

and many more…

Who can turn down the deals? (obviously not me) And besides, those types of things will get used in a household of six.

Don’t get me wrong, I can easily buy tons of other stuff too, but this is one of those things that just gets me all excited, almost giddy. Giddy like a 2 year old who picked her entire outfit on her birthday.

Supply shopping for back school has always been my favorite part of going back to school.

Read Jhelen Ramirez‘s to What are the advantages and disadvantages of online shopping? on Quora