Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Experiments in bobbles and yarn

I really enjoy making bobbly crochet so, since the big bobble blanket and the baby bobble blanket were finished, I've been experimenting a bit with a couple of squares to make more but slightly different bobbly blankets.  I had a couple of ideas, the first being a flower square, and ended up with this - the Tulip Square:

I think they look vaguely like tulips and I want to do some detail in the corners which will form another pattern when the squares are joined together - something simple, which should be easy enough. I'm having more trouble in deciding what colour to go for (that happens to me alot), but I have managed to decide that it will be all one colour.  

The second is a snowflake.  No worries about colour here, just white I think. 

Unlike the Tulip Square this one is worked back and forth and I can't decide whether to make squares and join them or make one large piece with snowflakes dotted around. This one is going to take a bit more planning but I'm really pleased with it so far.  

The last make is an experiment in yarn using an old pattern.  I made my bobbly coasters like the one above a while ago now and wanted to make a much larger and more chunky tablemat, so the same pattern with two strands of dk yarn and one strand of lace altogether came out like this:

I'm pleased with the effect the three strands together produced.  Right, that's my brain exercised for the year!  

Hope all is well out there ...

Jane xx


  1. That snowflake is so pretty, how clever are you? I am inspired to start early for you know what?
    best xxxx

    1. You know what always catches me out, I'm planning to have a snowflake blanket by then, but the best laid plans and all that ... :o) xx

  2. Your bobble pattern crochet is just beautiful Jane! And I think your table mat worked so clever! Wishing you a happy week.
    Helen xox

  3. I love that table mat, it's really effective with the three yarns together. I have yet to crochet a bobble, it's something I really must get around to!

  4. I love your bobbly crochet...especially the tulip square, it's gorgeous and the yarn is such a lovely colour too.
    Marianne x