Wednesday, 16 October 2013

How Many Bobbles!?

Bobble Stitch Pram Cover.

When my friends granddaughter was born prematurely I asked her if she needed anything making for the baby.  I thought it won't take me long to crochet a few preemie jackets or hats for her.  I was assured however that she had enough clothes but was asked if I would make a pram cover for her.  I was glad to oblige I mean to say a little pram cover would take no time at all would it?  Of course she wanted something special for this tiny first granddaughter, so I showed her a book of crochet stitches to help her decide what she would like.  


She chose the bobble stitch! I then made some samples for her to see. I was thinking the odd bobble scattered here and there but no she had other idea's she wanted to see only bobbles and nothing else.




Then we had to decide on the type of yarn, I will buy the yarn says she, I don't know what I want until I see it, so she went away and she bought it...baby 4ply ahhhh!! so much for the quick little pram cover!



baby, baby blanket, bobbles, crochet, cute


I know it's lovely and my friend loves it too, thank goodness. Please excuse the dark  photo's I waited patiently for a bright day but time ran out and I had to take the pictures on the day I handed it over and as usual it was a dull and cloudy day


 Reverse side

If you would like to make one these sweet little covers or even make a larger blanket you can expect an awful lot of work ahead. The stitch itself is easy enough to do but it does take a long time. The pattern just alternates rows of bobbles with dc (UK terms)  If anyone wants to make one or would like me to write a more detailed pattern please let me know.




It took me just over 2 weeks to make.



The finished cover measures 20 x 17 inches, the turn over at the top is 5 inches.



So how many bobbles are there can you guess ?


64 rows, 32 had 41 bobbles and 32 had 42 so that's.........




2656



Made with love for sweet little Mylee :)


I asked Mylee's mummy to send me a photo of the cover when it was on the pram and she has sent me these.


 A perfect fit I think.

27 comments:

  1. Wow! Despite the hard work, it's well worth it in the end :) It's beautiful! But yes that's many, many, many bobbles lol

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  2. Hello Linda
    It is a really lovely blanket but I feel your pain LOL! The popcorn or bobble stitch is one of my favourite stitches but I use it sparely as it can be time consuming. However look at what a great gift you have given your friend and that stitich is sturdy so it should wear well.
    keep well

    Amanda :-)

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  3. Holy moly that is a lot of bobbles!!
    It does look super fantastic though...
    Well done!

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  4. Well done for finishing that in 2 weeks. It looks great and I was pleased to see a photo of the back as well. I'm often curious about what the reverse of a stitch looks like.

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  5. Oh my gosh - 2656 bobbles?! That's a lot of bobbling! It sure is a beautiful blanket though - it will be loved for sure. :)

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  6. That is a truly gorgeous blanket and I would love to have a go. The colours are lovely too. Your work as always is beautiful.
    Sally xxx

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  7. hi linda, thanks for sharing this labour of love for your friend's granddaughter. the colours combination are lovely for this pram cover and the bobbles look so cute. maybe i will try it someday, the bobble stitch.

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  8. It turned out so pretty and well worth your time! Bobbles do take much more time and yarn to make. I made one with thicker yarn and thought I'd never finish, but it was great therapy! I know your friend is so happy with it. Love the pink and white!

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  9. That is a LOT OF LOVE, Linda! I don't think I have done that many bobbles in my whole life...but it was worth it because the blankets looks heavenly

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  10. What a bevy of bonny bobbles Linda! Beautiful blanket- sure all that dedicated stitching will be treasured by the special little lady and her family!
    Ali x

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  11. Wow, Linda, you are a true friend! (Can I send you my Christmas list?) ;)

    It's lovely - even the back side looks great!

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  12. Delicates ....gorgeous and lovely...you did a great job ! Happy weekend. :)

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  13. You did a fabulous job on this heartfelt gift Linda :) It is absolutely stunning - both the front and the back - and such a lot of work! You should be very proud :) You are certainly a great friend!! Thank you for linking up at Link & Share Wednesday! Rhondda
    http://oombawka.blogspot.ca/2013/10/week-12-link-share-wednesday-party-is.html

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  14. Hello Linda, Your bobble baby blanket is most beautiful... I love the colors and I am sure it will be gratefully appreciated and treasured.. Hugs Judy

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  15. Beautiful!!! And I am sure a lot of hard work and patience. What a lovely gift. :)

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  16. Beautiful, beautiful blanket! And so much work!

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  17. It's very beautiful. You surely did a fantastic job with this blanket.

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  18. Hi, your blanket is so pretty and I love the colors! I love crocheting baby blankets and I saw it on oombawka designs party!
    Julie at julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

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  19. That's a lot of bobbles, but it turned out lovely!

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  20. Those squishy little bobbles remind me of marshmallows it could be bad for my health.
    Lovely blanket, for a special little person.

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  21. Thank you for all your lovely comments ladies, yes Mistea they do look just like marshmallows lol

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  22. Congratulations on making such a beautiful pram cover in such a short length of time. Wow!

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  23. The blanket is gorgeous ... and you were such a good friend to go the extra distance and make this tedious pattern. But my goodness, what a LOT of bobbles!! Wendy x

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  24. Your blanket is beautiful! I have made a few projects with bobble stitch and like you said its not difficult, but I think it is hard on your hands! You have most definitely earned a well deserved break! The little girl is going to love and appreciate your blankie for years to come!

    justbcrafty.com

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  25. What a stunning blanket, you certainly have some patience.

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  26. Wow, extremely cute and fluffy! You did a great job, I really have to have a go at this stitch, but your story scares me ;) Thanks for linking up!

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